A proper timepiece doesn’t just display the time of day. A good watch can elevate your outfit and make you feel good. Smartwatches can do even more, from tracking your workouts and measuring your heart rate to offering up notifications and access to voice assistants. While you’re wearing a connected watch, you can leave your phone in your pocket and use your wrist for simple tasks. The Apple Watch is our favorite for iPhone owners, but Samsung’s Galaxy Watch4 is a great wearable for anyone on Android. We have several other options—in various styles and with different levels of smarts. These are the best smartwatches we’ve tested.
Looking for a fitness tracker instead? We’ve got plenty of more workout-friendly options in our Best Fitness Trackers guide.
Updated February 2022: We’ve added the Withings ScanWatch, Skagen Falster Gen 6, Garmin Vivomove Sport, and advice on swapping straps.
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