Today we are going to review TOP 10 best smartwatches 2020. The smartwatches are capable of performing dozens of tasks in addition to the main one – to demonstrate the current time. To choose the best smartwatch, it is important to decide on the necessary functions: if they have the ability to respond to voice messages, are they equipped with sensors for measuring body indicators, does the device show messages from applications on a smartphone as like your android phone and your ios iPhone. But the year of manufacture does not play a role when buying, even a turn of two or three years, you can safely take a watch.
In today’s review, I’ll tell you about the ten best smartwatches that are relevant in 2020 and cope with their tasks perfectly.
1. Apple Watch Series 5
Apple Watch Series 5 is one of the Best Smartwatch in 2020. Their case can be ceramic, steel, titanium or aluminum. By default, many applications have been installed for both sports activities and applied ones like a calculator and compass. The autonomy of the devices is modest: a day with active sensors, with battery saving, reaches 3 days. You can install third-party applications, there are paid ones in the company store. Water protection is designed for 5 atm: the gadget will transfer a small shower without problems: if you get wet in the rain or pour a glass of water on your watch, you won’t have to repair it.
The screen of Apple Watch Series 5 is quite large: 1.57 inches and 1.78 inches, brightness and viewing angles are large. Siri’s voice assistant is integrated, which tells you the weather, determines the music that sounds from the nearest speaker. He can also dictate a message for your contacts. Thanks to the presence of GPS, you can see the navigation maps, find out the nearest routes and find city objects. Change of straps is very convenient, even those that were used for the previous series are suitable.
2. Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire
Another list of The Best Smartwatch 2020 is Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire. Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire is for a real traveler. They have unrealistically great autonomy: up to 80 days in battery saving mode, up to 60 hours with GPS turned on. The watch has a built-in memory of slightly less than 32 GB. This is not casual, you can install your own offline maps. Sapphire glass in watches is better in quality than tempered, no Gorilla Glass can compare with it. ANT + connections are supported because the clock can work with running sensors, heart rate sensors. You can create a personal workout plan on the web version of the Garmin app. The device will not replace a professional trainer with its advice, but it will help to correctly distribute the load.
The watch has a very high protection class: WR100. They will withstand diving, surfing. Just do not forget to rinse them after use in saltwater. The clock control is push-button, but intuitive. Unlike most of these devices, there is a temperature sensor and a barometer that will show the level of atmospheric pressure. Support for third-party dials is implemented, on a 1.3-inch screen fits a lot of useful information.
3. Withings / Nokia Steel HR
Even if the smartwatch has the Always On Display function, the gadget with a dark display seems unaesthetic. If you can’t refuse notifications and want a device with fitness capabilities with real arrows, and not their animation, then this device will suit you. The gadget is sold in two specifications with different dial sizes: 36 mm or 40 mm. The backing and arrows can be white, gray or black. I advise you to choose a contrast option, there is no backlight. The device may also be called Withings Steel HR. Nokia was engaged in the watch production for a short time, but then again sold it to its original owner – Withings.
Two more are located under the glass with the main dial: one shows the progress of the loads, and the second shows information from the sensors, time and alerts. The Oled panel is small, but the heart rate, the names of the callers on your smartphone and the text from the applications are displayed correctly: Cyrillic is supported. The watch works autonomously for about 2-3 weeks. It all depends on the intensity of the use of sensors. If you turn on all the sensors and activate the training mode, 50% of the charge will be spent within 10 hours: a good result. This is a waterproof device, the manufacturer is proud of this fact: why else write “5 atm” on the dial? A set of applications from which alerts will be displayed can be selected on the phone.
4. Polar Vantage M
In 2018, the company released two devices Vantage M and Vantage V. It will cost cheaper, relatively, they ask for 19 thousand rubles, the first variation. Its screen is not touch-sensitive – it is not uncommon for premium watches. The watch has a Precision Prime high-precision heart rate sensor. It gives accurate heart rate readings, the takeoff run with chest ribbons with built-in sensors, as tests show, is 2-3 beats. If even greater accuracy is required, you can connect chest sensors from the same Polar.
The gadget is suitable for use by professional athletes: all information about the coordinates and load is stored, it can be studied in the Polar Flow application or in third-party Strava and TrainingPeaks. Smart watches are suitable for training of various types: races, walking, swimming. They are able to work at temperatures from -10 to 50. If you wear them under a jacket, then even climbing into the mountains at -30 will not harm this device. The gadget has excellent autonomy, the manufacturer promises 30 hours of operation with every second fixing GPS coordinates and information from sensors. If you train twice a day and measure your heart rate in the background, the charge is enough for seven days.
5. Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE
The device began to be sold in 2016, but the model has not been discontinued, as, indeed, its predecessor S3. Despite the update of the Apple Watch series, the gadget competes with them quite successfully, even by the standards of 2020, the possibilities are wide. Including there is sim support. This chip finally appeared in Russia thanks to the operator Tele2. You can install applications on smartwatches and even read documents, for example, in PDF format. To many this will seem a mockery, the display is small, but someone will help out the option, for example, in lectures. The menu is not a standard Android or its alteration like Xiaomi or Huawei, but Tizen OS with the Round UI shell.
In fact, this is a mobile phone: there is a calendar, alerts, the ability to view photos and write messages, even a virtual keyboard from cell phones – it is very convenient and practical. This is in addition to calls, alerts and fitness opportunities pumped to the maximum. Unlike Huawei default dials can be edited: change the color, their contents. Third-party installation is simply not needed, although a lot of them appeared in the 4 years since the start of sales on the network. There is a full NFC, and not a stub for driving in Chinese vehicles. The function is blocked in Russia, but it can be unlocked.
6. Fitbit versa
One of the advantages of the watch is the ability to compete with other Fitbit device users by the number of steps taken and loads performed. The functionality is standard, I will list the main ones: measuring heart rate, highlighting calories, steps, tracking sleep, but there is no built-in smart alarm clock. The gadget considers the steps correctly since there is a complete set of sensors: a 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, and altimeter. There is no GPS receiver, information on coordinates is taken from a smartphone. The watch can be downloaded via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi audio tracks. If you leave your smartphone at home, no one will distract you during training, since the device is equipped with internal memory and wireless headphones, they easily connect.
Autonomy is average, about 4-5 days at heavy load. Social alerts networks and weather forecast are displayed on the screen. The screen is touch sensitive, sensitive to touch and also has a high level of brightness. Sports fans – third-party sensors are not connected to the watch.
7. Huawei Watch GT 2
The watch has a relatively standard set of functions inherent to a fitness bracelet, but with a very high quality of components and sensors. The watch is quite large, 42 and 46 mm. Due to the shape of the case, they can be confused with mechanical ones. AMOLED supports Always On Display, but with reservations. The maximum glows for 20 minutes if the owner’s sleep is also turned off. Another problem: the presence of only two constantly working dials: analog or digital. In the watch you can swim, dive to a depth of 50 meters. In addition to the heart rate, the watch can determine the oxygen content in the blood, a function is available in Russia. But the presence of a barometer and GPS will be of help to athletes: the load figures when climbing: riding a bicycle on uneven terrain will be calculated correctly. Users note the high quality of the microphone and speaker. After hours, you can call on the bluetooth connection, but I will warn you: the option is available only in the version with a 46 mm display. This version, by the way, is also survivable in terms of autonomy: it fulfills an average of 14 days, while the younger version only lasts a week.
8. Amazfit verge
The model for those who want high-quality smartwatches to train, but is not going to swim in them. The gadget can perform the calculation of calories burned, record data of physical activity and sleep. All information can be viewed directly on the screen: maximum speed, drawing of the route traveled, average step length, heart rate at certain points on the path – it is painted in detail and clearly with graphs. Don’t you want to study on a small screen? Activate a track record before training, study everything at your leisure.
The user can call from the watch, if they are paired with a smartphone, they have a speaker and a microphone. The speaker is deaf, but the interlocutor will hear you when you call. The speaker volume is small, when talking on the street everything is audible, and in the subway, you will have to wear headphones. In notifications in the clock, answers from applications are displayed, moreover, the icons are loaded, it is important if you use cloning programs, the text from SMS messages is displayed.
The screen is made using Amoled technology, there is an AOD function, but note: not all dials support this function. There are automatic and manual brightness settings. In the sun, the image is pale in sensations, so it would be better to choose a contrast dial before going out.
9. FOSSIL Gen 4 Sport Smartwatch
The operating system of this model is Android Wear. You can customize the interface, select one of the installed dials, or download a suitable one from the network.
The watch has a round touch dial with a resolution of 454×454 pixels, with a close look the pixels are completely invisible. The base of the case is made of stainless steel. In the fourth series, there is a microphone, but you will have to use headphones as a speaker. But still, this is an aid if you need to talk while driving a car.
A virtual assistant will help you dial the number entered in your contact book. Unlike most Chinese devices, an NFC chip and a GPS sensor are built-in. Effective tips for revitalizing Google Pay are available online. The watch can take a shower and even swim, the watch can withstand up to 5 atmospheres. You can reply to incoming alerts with one template or dictate text. According to reviews, the charge is enough for a day of work. The need for daily recharging is the main disadvantage of the device.
10. Amazfit bip
Popular watches from a subsidiary of Xiaomi. Many people buy Amasfit because of the ability to receive notifications from applications and long battery life with a budget price tag. The watch is very light, with a silicone strap weighs 32 grams. Moreover, they have a GPS sensor and an NFC chip that does not work in Russia. Non-cash payment is possible only on Alipay to residents of China. The diagonal of the screen is 1.28 inches, it is transflective. The image on it is clearly visible during the day, so the display works as a spot of electronic ink. But the saturation is small, the picture is pale. The manufacturer promises 45 days of work when used for its intended purpose – viewing time. It is possible to record a track with GPS for 22 hours.
Of the minuses: the sensors for measuring the pulse and the distance traveled do not always work correctly, they can even count the “excess” even in a calm state, you should not decide on taking medications. In the watch, strong vibration alerts from applications and calls to the phone, you definitely will not miss. There is a small annoying trifle: information does not accumulate in the tray, as in smartphones if you do not see them right away, you can skip the important thing.