The Chinese Brands to Boycott
The global smartwatches market was expected to reach USD 19.62 billion by 2020, according to a study by Grand View Research, Inc. This is another market that Chinese corporations have tried to grab as much market share as possible.
Huawei, Amazfit from the Xiaomi subsidiary Huami, TicWatch belonging to Mobvoi are examples of the Chinese assault on this market.
The Best Smartwatches for 2020
Apple Watch 5 ($$$$) – The Best Apple Smartwatch
The Apple Watch Series 5 is definitely the best smartwatch out there if you have an iPhone and are addicted to the Apple ecosystem. It doesn’t bring much developments comparing to the Apple Watch 4, the main difference comes from the always-on display (displays most of the information needed on a dimmed screen).
It brings a great design, onboard storage of 32Gb, 24 hours of battery life, wireless charging, water resistance, NFC (Apple Pay) and LTE. All of the novel smartwatch fitness features that com on the watch such as ECG monitor, GPS tracking and heart rate monitoring can potentially save your life.
If you already own an iPhone (a must) and are willing to spend some money, this is definitely the best option for you.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 ($$$) – The Best Android Smartwatch
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a beautifully designed compact and lightweight smartwatch that provides the best Android user experience. The Tinzen OS is light and gets great battery life.
The watch has a focus on exercise tracking with its built-in GPS, automatic workout-tracking, sleep tracking, water and food consumption tracking. The Running Coach gives you real-time pace metrics and audio cues during your run. Its water resistance and will get you 2-3 days of battery life. It also allows you to get notifications and reply with your voice or built-in keyboard. It also allows you to pay with the NFC Samsung Pay and has the optional of LTE.
It you want an all-around great Android smartwatch; this is the best option for you.
Garmin Vivoactive 4 ($$$) – The Best for Sports
The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is one of the most advanced watches to track workouts and a favorite for sports addicts, integrating with both iOS and Android
It comes with a GPS, swim-proof and heart-rate monitor. The Ox sensor measures your blood oxygen level and gives you detailed sleep details. All of that with an outstanding 7 day battery life!
It’s a great phone if you prefer fitness and lifestyle tracking to smartphone integration.
Fossil Gen 5 ($$) – The Best Wear OS
The Fossil Gen 5 has a stylish and sophisticated look with its premium stainless-steel frame.
Its 28-inch AMOLED display is sharp and bright, even in direct sunlight. The watch offers improved performance thanks to its 1GB RAM and runs Google’s latest version of Wear OS. It has 8GB of internal storage, an onboard GPS, is swim-proof, an altimeter, NFC for Google pay, a microphone for calls, a speaker and a heart rate sensor. You can track your fitness goals via Google Fit.
This is a smartwatch for anyone who wants an easy to use, fashionable (with different styles to choose from) smartwatch that will work with iOS or Android.
Fitbit Versa 2 ($$) – Best for Fitness
The Fitbit Versa 2 part of are cheap list as well, but its style and lightweight design, makes it great for health tracking and sleep monitoring puts it on this list as well.
It brings a colorful touchscreen AMOLED display, built-in Alexa, heart rate tracker, great battery life, sleep analysis and is swim proof. It also has cross-platform compatibility with iOS and Android, making it one of the best cheap smartwatches on the market. It doesn’t have and onboard GPS (uses your phone’s GPS), does not have offline Spotify playback and its app store is a bit.
Overall, it’s a good fitness device that can help you improve your health.