Smart Watches are finally grown up enough that it’s a tech product worth buying! Early models had bad battery life, less than stellar screens and early software that just didn’t feel ready. Now, things are better! There are a ton of great options on the market, here are a few worth checking out.
Apple Watch Series 4 – $399+
If you’re an Apple customer, you can’t go wrong with an Apple Watch. Their software experience has gotten so much better since the original Series 1 model. The battery life will get you though a solid day, maybe a bit more if you don’t use it all that much throughout the day. The watch looks good, the built-in heart rate monitor is a great way to monitor your activity. The only problem is, it’s expensive. At $400 you’re paying for the Apple name and Apple quality. Worth it? Maybe.
Samsung Galaxy Watch – $280+
Even Apple users have other options – Samsung’s Galaxy Watch works on both iPhone and Android. They have also been through a few generations of watches and the newest is the best yet. These watches finally look better, are thinner and will last an entire day. I love the outer ring on the Galaxy Watch that you spin to control the interface. It’s a great option for anyone looking to get a high-end smart watch without paying a high-end price.
Fitbit Versa – $150
You don’t have to spend over $200 to get a cool smart watch. Fitbit released their Versa watch this year and I’m a big fan. Sure, it lacks a microphone for speaking text messages but it does just about everything else you’d expect from a smart watch. Best part is, 4 days on a single charge! For me, this sold it. Most watches need to be juiced up daily. I don’t like taking my watch off at night because I like to track my sleep. The Versa has a heart rate monitor on the bottom and will display notifications from your phone. You can reply to messages with pre-set quick replies. At $150 (on sale right now) you almost can’t go wrong.