UPDATED APRIL 2018

Smartwatch Reviews

Fancy a new Smartwatch? We read the reviews so you don't have to.
Compare smartwatches curated by our editor's & community to find the one that's best for you.


What's good  

  • Solid design and build quality
  • Snappy performance
  • Bright display
  • Fitness tracking improvements

What's bad  

  • LTE drains battery life
  • Cellular model expensive and tacks on additional fees
  • Requires iPhone to divert messages and phone calls

Misfit Path

  • 7.5/10

ZTE Quartz

  • 6.5/10

Fitbit Ionic

  • 7.2/10

What's good  

  • Great battery life
  • Bright, sharp display
  • Accurate heart rate and sleep tracking
  • Precise GPS
  • NFC for mobile payments
  • Water resistance up to one meter

What's bad  

  • Proprietary charger
  • Lack of app options
  • Blood oxygen sensors not working yet

Fitbit Surge

  • 7.3/10

Fitbit Versa

  • FROM: $199
  • 7.8/10

What's good  

  • Sleek, small design
  • Lightweight
  • Bright, sharp screen
  • 5ATM Water resistant
  • Excellent battery life

What's bad  

  • No GPS or NFC
  • Lack of apps
  • “Smart” watch features very basic

Garmin Vivoactive 3

  • FROM: $247
  • 8.5/10

What's good  

  • Round watch face
  • Water resistant up to 160 feet
  • Excellent fitness monitor with many features
  • Garmin Pay
  • Excellent battery life

What's bad  

  • Heavier and thicker than predecessor
  • Low-resolution screen
  • Cannot customize apps notifications

Samsung Gear S3

  • FROM: $299
  • 7.8/10

Amazfit Bip

  • 7.7/10

Huawei Watch 2

  • FROM: $156
  • 7.2/10