The best smartwatches for Android users

According to experts, the best smartwatch at the moment is the Apple Watch Series 5. This is of course not compatible with Android devices, which means that those who do not want to switch to the iPhone should explore the Android smartwatch market ..

Fortunately, the market for smartwatches connected to the Android operating system has a very rich selection. At first you will probably think of Wear OS smartwatches, but in addition to these, there are quite a few others on the market that satisfy even the most demanding user. Prices and functionalities vary from hour to hour, of course. The values ​​are for information only and may vary from seller to seller. Let’s take a look at what the best smartwatches are for Android users. 

The best Wear OS smartwatches

When we talk about Android smartwatches, we have in mind Google’s own Wear OS – an operating system that hardware manufacturers can use on their devices. The Wear OS should thus be the optimal experience for Android users – just like the combination of the Apple Watch and iOS – but the Wear OS / Android Wear unfortunately does not have all the features you would expect from a modern smartwatch. Regardless, there are quite a few Wear OS watches that fall to the very top.

Skagen Falster 3

Attractive design, powerful Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, upgradeable memory, water resistance, heart rate monitor and many more. Full review of the Skagen Falster 3 smartwatch  .

Key features:

  • Android in iOS
  • Google Wear OS
  • 42 mm okvir
  • 22 mm detachable straps
  • Google Pay
  • Built-in GPS
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Water resistance
  • Battery life up to 24 hours
  • Price: around 310 euros –  Skagen Falster 3 website

 

Fossil Gen 5

It has a built-in GPS, heart rate monitor, we can swim with it, as it is waterproof, and we can also pay contactlessly with Google Pay. However, the sensors are not necessarily the most accurate, and in addition, the Fossil Gen 5 can in no way be labeled a sports smartwatch or activity meter. Full review of the  Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch  .

Key features:

  • Android in iOS
  • 44 mm okvir
  • Silicone, steel and leather straps
  • 8GB memory / 1GB RAM
  • Procesor Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
  • Built-in speaker for calling
  • NFC za Google Pay
  • Water resistance up to 30 meters deep
  • Battery life up to 24 hours
  • Price: around 310 euros – Fossil Gen 5 website 

 

Suunto 7

Suunto 7 offers interesting software features, but at the same time carries the classic shortcomings of the Wear OS operating system – among these stand out battery life and activity measurement. A full review of the Suunto 7 smartwatch is not available.

Key features:

  • Android in iOS
  • Google Wear OS
  • weight: 70 grams
  • 44 mm okvir
  • 24 mm straps
  • GPS, Globe, Galieleo
  • 8GB memory / 1GB RAM
  • Procesor Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
  • Water resistance up to 50 meters depth
  • Battery life up to using GPS 12 hours, otherwise up to 48 hours of normal use
  • Price: about 480 euros – Suunto 7 website 

 

Fossil sport

The first Fossil smartwatch with the new Qualcomm 3100 processor, which is currently probably the best Wear OS watch on the market. We have two sizes available, and it is especially suitable for those who are looking for a sports smartwatch. In addition, it is also one of the lightest smartwatches with solid battery life (24 – 36 hours). Full review of the Fossil Sport smartwatch  .

Key features:

  • Available in sizes 41 mm and 43 mm
  • Google Wear OS
  • Built-in GPS
  • Detachable 22 mm straps
  • Procesor Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
  • Water resistance up to 50 meters depth
  • Google Pay
  • microphone
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Price: around 240 euros  – Fossil Sport website

 

TicWatch E2

If you’re looking for an affordable yet solid watch, the Ticwatch E2 smartwatch is probably the best “budget” watch for Android users. It does not have all the most advanced features as the TicWatch Pro LTE model, but it is still the right choice for those who are looking for an affordable and balanced workout partner. A full review of the TicWatch E2 smartwatch is not available.

Key features:

  • Google Wear OS
  • Size 46 mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Water resistance up to 50 meters depth
  • Special swimming properties
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Battery life 24 – 48 hours
  • Price:  around 240 euros –  Ticwatch E2 website

 

Michael Kors Access Lexington 2

The 44 mm Lexington is the most expensive watch on the Kors line, but the price varies by model. All the features listed below are available, but it should be noted that the accuracy of the heart rate monitor is not exactly top-notch – regardless, we are not talking about a sports smartwatch. Full review of the Michael Kors Access Lexington 2 smartwatch   .

Key features:

  • Google Wear OS
  • Compatible with iOS and Android
  • Size 44 mm
  • AMOLED screen
  • Google Assistant Voice
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Suitable for swimmers
  • Contactless payment technology
  • GPS distance tracking
  • Water resistance up to 30 meters deep
  • Price: from about 320 euros onwards – Lexington 2 website

 

Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2

We choose this watch if we are looking for a large and striking smartwatch. Like the model above, the Bradshaw 2 isn’t exactly an ideal workout watch. It’s hard to say that anything is subtle about the model in question, yet the watch is attractive enough as it offers a larger design and interesting features.

Key features:

  • Google Wear OS
  • Compatible with iOS and Android
  • Size 44 mm
  • AMOLED screen
  • Google Assistant Voice
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Suitable for swimmers
  • Contactless payment technology
  • GPS distance tracking
  • Water resistance up to 30 meters deep
  • Price: from about 320 euros onwards – Bradshaw 2 website

 

TicWatch Pro 2020

For the money required, the TicWatch Pro 2020 is still a slightly overpriced watch. The specifications are not at the highest level, and we can also get more for other money for less money. Regardless, the Wear OS is still a good enough combination of design and features, making the TicWatch Pro 2020 one of the smart watches worth a look.

Key features:

  • Wear OS
  • Size 45 mm
  • 22 mm detachable straps
  • “Dual-layer” ekran
  • Google Pay
  • GPS and heart rate monitor
  • Vzdržljivost baterije do 2 dni (“smartwatch mode”) ali do 30 dni (“basic watch” mode)
  • Price: from around 230 euros onwards

 

Alternative Android smart watches

The Wear OS smartwatch operating system is already quite outdated and is not the most optimal solution for all those who appreciate features such as the most advanced health solutions and measurement of sports activities. Let’s take a look at a few more smartwatches that are compatible with Android devices but don’t use the Wear OS.

Huawei Watch GT 2e

Compared to the previous GT model, the 2e model is slightly more sporty and also offers some new features. It favors Android users who have a few extra features available, such as a music player. The only major drawback of the watch is that all sports data remains only in the compatible Huawei Health app. Full review of the  Huawei Watch GT2e smartwatch .

Key features:

  • Android and iOS compatibility
  • Huawei Lite OS and not Wear OS
  • Two sizes: 42 mm and 46 mm
  • Water resistance up to 50 meters
  • Built-in GPS
  • Built-in music player (Android only)
  • SpO2
  • Stress measurement (Android only)
  • Speaker and microphone
  • 15 ways to monitor sports activities
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Monitoring activities 24 hours a day
  • Battery life up to two weeks (normal use)
  • Price: from about  200 euros onwards –  Huawei Watch GT2e website

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung’s latest smartwatch, which is also the best. Suitable for both men and women, in addition, according to the Wareable portal, it is the first choice for users of Android smartphones. Full review of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch  .

Key features:

  • Velikost: 40 mm in 44 mm
  • Battery life up to 2 days
  • Monitoring activities 24 hours a day
  • Automatic sleep monitoring
  • Monitoring of swimming activities
  • Support for “off-line” Spotify playlists
  • Samsung Pay
  • Price: around 300 euros – Active 2 website

 

Fitbit Versa 2

For half the price of Apple’s latest smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa 2 is a smartwatch that is a top-of-the-line sports activity meter in a small and light package. Full review of the  Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch .

Key features:

  • Battery life up to five days
  • Monitoring activities 24 hours a day
  • Automatic sleep monitoring
  • Monitoring of swimming activities
  • Smart assistant Amazon Alexa
  • Applications and customizable “watch faces”
  • Fitbit Pay
  • Price: around 220 euros – Fitbit Versa 2 website

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Even though it may not be the latest Samsung smartwatch, it is still among the best that Android users can wish for. Full review of the Samsung Galaxy Watch smartwatch  .

Key features:

  • Velikost: 42 mm in 46 mm
  • Samsung Tizen OS
  • Water resistance up to 50 meters depth
  • Monitoring activities and sleep
  • Samsung Pay
  • Support for “off-line” Spotify playlists
  • Battery life from 4 to 5 days
  • Price: from about 280 euros onwards – Galaxy Watch website
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