Best Smartwatches for 2021

34 Smartwatches ranked and analyzed based on the reviews from 1M+ customers and expert
Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE

"Apple Watch SE is Apple’s first attempt at a cheaper wearable and it’s an all-round success. For most people, there isn’t any need to look further."
As posted by trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Packed with features
  • Accurate HR and GPS tracking
  • Same screen size and resolution as the Series 6

Cons

  • No ECG or blood oxygen readings
  • No always-on display

Features

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

"If you're looking for an all-action sports watch that tracks everything you could possibly need, does so reliably and consistently, and lasts an age, then there's nothing better than the Fenix 5 Plus. Shame it's so very expensive. "
As posted by pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Huge range of multi-sport features
  • Great build quality and durability
  • GPS locks location quickly

Cons

  • Sleep tracking is inconsistent
  • Loading music is cumbersome
  • Heart rate accuracy is hit-and-miss

Features

Coros Apex

Coros Apex

"The Coros Apex is a serious athlete's watch, and a brilliant training partner – with just one drawback."
As posted by techradar.com

Pros

  • Long battery life
  • Good outdoor screen visibility
  • Tracks sleep

Cons

  • No touch screen
  • Can’t change display brightness
  • Unreliable heart-rate tracking

Features

Amazfit  Stratos

Amazfit Stratos

"Fitness-focused wearables usually cost a lot, but Amazfit’s option undercuts the rest with hearty features."
As posted by techradar.com

Pros

  • Quality design
  • Bursting with features

Cons

  • Interface needs serious work
  • Poor viewing angles on display

Features

Garmin Fenix 5

Garmin Fenix 5

"With more than 20 hours of battery life, the ability to track almost any activity and a durable design, the Garmin fenix 5 is the outdoor GPS watch to get."
As posted by tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Durable design
  • Outdoor-readable display
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Low-resolution screen

Features

Amazfit Bip S

Amazfit Bip S

"The Amazfit Bip S isn't perfect, but it offers more features than you'll find in any other $70 fitness tracker."
As posted by pcmag.com

Pros

  • Color touch screen with customizable watch faces
  • Long battery life
  • Tracks sleep

Cons

  • Heart rate readings were sometimes inaccurate in testing
  • Screen resolution could have been better
  • Notification management

Features

Amazfit GTS

Amazfit GTS

"The Amazfit GTS looks great and is relatively cheap, but its fitness tracking could be better."
As posted by tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Excellent battery life
  • Quality design
  • Lightweight and comfortable design

Cons

  • Can't respond to notifications
  • Inaccurate step counting and sleep tracking
  • Basic smartwatch features

Features

Xiaomi Mi Band 5

Xiaomi Mi Band 5

"Xiaomi remains unbeaten in its quest to make the best budget fitness tracker with Mi Band 5."
As posted by techadvisor.com

Pros

  • Strong heart rate performance
  • Incredible value
  • Strong battery life

Cons

  • Proprietary charger
  • Small text
  • Mi Fit app is a little underwhelming

Features

Apple Watch 6

Apple Watch 6

"The Apple Watch Series 6 may seem like an incremental upgrade, but the introduction of blood oxygen monitoring is a game-changer. And the brighter always-on display is welcome."
As posted by tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Measures blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) on demand
  • Always-on altimeter for real-time elevation tracking
  • Great range of health sensors

Cons

  • New sleep tracking is basic
  • Still have to charge every day

Features

Garmin Forerunner 245

Garmin Forerunner 245

"The Forerunner 245 combines a comfortable build, long battery life and plenty of features."
As posted by techradar.com

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Picks up GPS signal quickly
  • Super comfortable, even during sleep

Cons

  • Small screen can only display three real-time data fields
  • Battery drain with music streaming
  • No gyroscope

Features

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