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Smartwatch Reviews

Having a miniature computer strapped around your wrist is no longer a pipe dream. The Apple Watch and other options from popular manufacturers, like Fitbit, Samsung, LG, and Fossil, have been gunning to craft the best smartwatch. Now a few years more mature, the smartwatch market offers more than ever, whether you’re after a particular style, iOS and Android phone compatibility, or just a bunch of features.

Coros Vertix 2 review: a work in progress

This behemoth of a GPS watch has a few things to iron out

Garmin’s Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar makes the case for smaller fitness watches

It’s got better GPS and solar charging, but the best part is it’s comfortable

Garmin’s Epix 2 multisport watch made me a touchscreen convert

Let the games begin!

Polar Grit X Pro review: a fitness watch that matches your fit

Garmin Vivomove Sport review: the right mix of form and function

It looks like a Swatch, but it’s way smarter

Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch review: better luck next time

Decent hardware saddled with old and tired software

Casio G-Shock GSW-H1000 review: bad timing

The Apple Watch Series 7
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8.5

Apple Watch Series 7 review: time and time again

A bigger screen and faster charging are nice, but not reasons to upgrade

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Galaxy Watch 4
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7

Galaxy Watch 4 review: welcome to Samsung’s garden

It’s Google’s new smartwatch OS, but it’s Samsung’s watch

Garmin Venu 2 review: sports and style

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5

OnePlus Watch review: big, basic, and boring

OnePlus’ first smartwatch is missing a lot of what makes a smartwatch smart

The most powerful Wear OS watches are held back by Wear OS

Android users still can’t get anything as good as the Apple Watch

An Apple Watch with Family Setup is an expensive smart watch for your kids

Apple Watch SE review: pay a lot less to give up only a little

The new default Apple Watch is here

One of the new watch faces in watchOS 7
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9

Apple Watch Series 6 review: minute improvements

The watch is great, the blood oxygen monitor is not

The Withings ScanWatch knows when you’re sleeping and when you’re awake, but not why

Fitbit Sense review: enough bugs to raise your heart rate

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review: time for a change

Tick tock

The Moto 360 (2019) is a familiar blend of good hardware and bad software

This Xiaomi-backed smartwatch has incredible battery life

Fossil’s Hybrid HR smartwatches have good battery life and bad software

The best smartwatch to buy for your iPhone

The best smartwatch to buy if you have an Android phone

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7.5

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 review: ‘good’ is as good as it gets

The best* smartwatch for Android users

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9

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Apple Watch Series 5 review: the best smartwatch

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Fitbit Versa 2 review: smart fitness tracker, dumb smartwatch

Fossil ‘Gen 5’ smartwatch review: best of a Wear OS situation

Fossil held up its end of the bargain, Qualcomm and Google didn’t

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review: less fun but still a good time

Mobvoi TicWatch E2 and S2 review: making the best of a bad platform

The best smartwatch to buy for iPhone and Android

LG Watch W7 review: two hands too many

Hands off, please

Fossil Sport Smartwatch review: new watch, same old tricks

Google breathes new life into Wear OS smartwatches with today’s update

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8.5

Apple Watch Series 4 review: the best gets better

The screen steals the show

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: iteration over innovation

Fitbit’s Versa is its best smartwatch yet

Music streaming on Apple Watch Series 3 is a surprisingly nice feature to have

Apple Watch Series 3 (non-LTE) review: third time’s the charm

Fossil Q Activist review: watch first, smart second