The best smartwatch for 2022 – topwatchbest

If you are in the market to buy a smartwatch things can get worse due to the number of options available. Choosing the best wrist smartwatch can be tricky. There are tons of smartwatches of all shapes and sizes. Some only work with an iPhone, others with Android, so you’ll need to find a smartwatch that will work with your smartphone. For example, the Apple Watch works best with an iPhone. Some smartwatches act like a real phone’s second screen, sending notifications from your phone, allowing you to respond

But that only scratches the surface. Most smartwatches should heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, sleep tracking, GPS tracking and smartphone notifications on your wrist. Many of them support contactless payments and others have LTE or cellular connectivity, so you can really leave your phone at home.

We’ve collected the best smartwatches you can buy in 2022 based on feature, price, and compatibility to help you decide which is best for you. This list is updated periodically with new reviews of the best smartwatch options.

Read more: The best budget smartwatches under $ 100

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Apple Watch Series 7 is Apple’s flagship smartwatch for a reason. Not only does it have a larger screen than previous Apple Watches, it is also more durable thanks to a dust and crack resistant design. It has a blood oxygen sensor and an electrocardiogram (EKG or EKG) and is available in 41mm or 45mm case sizes. You can also choose a cellular or LTE model which allows you to answer calls and receive messages from your wrist without a phone, although it costs more.

But the Apple Watch is only compatible with the iPhone, and the battery life typically lasts 18 hours with typical use, less than many of its competitors.

Read our Apple Watch Series 7 review.

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The name Garmin has long been synonymous with fitness tracking, but many of the company’s earlier watches didn’t look or feel so “smart”. The Venu 2 has an elegant circular design with a bright screen that is clearly visible in direct sunlight. It’s also compatible with Android and iOS, has great detailed fitness features like comprehensive workout tracking, a body battery that tells you whether you should force yourself to workout or rest, and monitor women’s health. It can also measure blood oxygen levels, and the battery will last for days with moderate use.

The downside is that it doesn’t have as many smart features as other watches on this list, including no LTE or cellular connectivity. If you want the onboard speaker and mic talking to your voice assistant or taking quick calls on your wrist when your phone is within range then take a look at the newer $ 450 version Garmin Venu 2 Plus. It’s only available in one 43mm size, but has the same features as the original Venu 2 and 2S.

Read the Garmin Venu 2 review.

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Galaxy Watch 4 is the first smartwatch with the new Google Wear platform, jointly created by Samsung and Google. This Android smartwatch has a circular design with the option to pay a little more for the Classic version with a rotating bezel. EKG and heart rate tracking are on board, but Samsung is trying to distinguish it from other watches with a new impedance-based electrical sensor that can tell you more about body composition.

But some key features like EKG are locked in Samsung phones for now, and battery life isn’t as strong as others on the list.

Read the Galaxy Watch 4 review.

If you’ve never had an Apple Watch, this is the one you can get. The Apple Watch SE is a cheaper alternative to the 7 series with many of the same great features and slightly longer battery life. Aside from the additional health sensors (EKG and SpO2), the most notable difference between the two is that the SE does not have a watch face always displayed. But you probably won’t miss it if you’ve never had this smartwatch feature.

Read our Apple Watch SE review.

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The Versa 3 is compatible with both iOS and Android phones and lets you choose between Alexa or the Google Assistant as your primary voice assistant. It doesn’t offer all the apps and smart features like some of its competitors, but it’s a well-rounded smartwatch with loads of health and fitness features to keep you up-to-date, such as built-in GPS and live heart rate zone notifications. It has the best sleep tracking feature on this list and even provides health features including SpO2 and night body temperature data (Fitbit Premium users). Battery life is also better than most other smartwatch options: I have about four full days (and nights) of battery life with the screen always on.

Read more about the Fitbit Versa 3.

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Polar Grit X Pro is the outdoor watch for adventurers. The rugged design is weatherproof as it is water resistant to 100 meters, and the sapphire glass watch face is scratch resistant. With built-in maps, detailed navigation and night recovery tools, you can determine if you are ready for this workout. It’s much more of a sports watch than a smartwatch, but it can still get phone notifications, control music playback, and have 24/7 heart rate monitoring.

The touchscreen is less responsive than the other watches on this list – it’s transflective, not AMOLED – but you can get away with the control buttons.

Read our announcement of the Polar Grit X Pro Titan.

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