Below is a selection of the top 10 smartwatches to gift in 2019.
With Christmas coming up and black Friday deals right around the corner, you might want to consider a smartwatch for your loved one or family member who loves a wrist watch mixed with the latest tech.
These smartwatches were selected from some of the best selling and most popular on Amazon and other online retailers.
1.Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch
Price: $239.98 (at time of writing) Click Here to Buy on Amazon
This smart watch has been incredibly popular in 2019 and had some really nice features that make it a great gift for 2019.
You can pay for coffee or any items in shops that accept pay wave with Samsung Pay available on the watch itself.
The S3 comes with built in GPS to track your activity and workout to make it easier to share your location.
Works with Bluetooth capable smartphones: Compatible with iPhone 5 with iOS 9 and above as well as Android OS 4.4 and later with 1.5G RAM as minimum.
“always on” watch face with steel bezels that when rotated will switch between apps and notifications on the smart watch.
You can make and receive calls over bluetooth connectivity with your phone as well as texting. Water resistant up to 1.5 meters, dust proof and can withstand extreme temperatures.
2. Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch (46mm)
Current Price: $299.00 Click Here to Buy on Amazon
This smartwatch tracks your exercise has bluetooth connect and a battery life that will last you days without needing to be recharge
Included in Box: Galaxy Watch, Additional Strap(Large and Small included), Wireless charging Dock, Travel Adapter, Quick Start Guide, User Manual
Smart Notification: Yes
Customisable Watch faces: Yes
Samsung Health Fitness Tracking: Yes
Swim Ready (50m submerge): Yes
Water Resistant (10m submerge): Yes
Built in Speakers/Microphone: Yes
Samsung Pay: Yes
Face Size: 46mm (round) Yes
3. Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch (42mm)
Current Price: $299.80 Click Here to Buy on Amazon
This is almost identical to the 46mm Samsung Galaxy watch but has a smaller 42mm watch face.
Colours available are midnight black, rose gold and silver.
Designed/Built To Last
The Galaxy Watch has gone through military-grade durability testing in activities such as swimming, drops from 4.9 feet, extreme temperatures, dust, and shocks/vibration also low pressure/high altitude.
The glass is strong and scratch resistance with Gorilla Glass DX+ that stops the display from getting too badly scratched.
4. Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle
Current Price: $295.00 Click Here to Buy on Amazon
The Fossil smartwatch features some really amazing tech packed into this watch.
I especially like the fact that it has auto brightness when in direct sunlight so you can still see notifications and the obvious date and time.
You can swim with this watch no problems at all, it has a magnetic charger that clips on the back of the watch for seamless charging and one of the best features I love is the silent notifications.
It has Google integration so you can ask your Google assistant all the obvious queries throughout the day and works well with Google payments to make your on the go purchases easier.
Built in GPS means you don’t have to have your phone with you when you’re working out or moving about your day it will keep track of your activity.
It charges up to 80% in under an hour and has 8Gigabytes of internal storage for third party apps you want on your phone.
Lastly it works with both IOS and Android phones and is powered by a Google Operating system.
5. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Current Price: $160.00 Click Here to Buy on Amazon
This smart watch is great for tracking your workouts with the functionality to recognise up to 39 different styles of workouts.
It monitors how well you sleep and stress levels throughout the day the kind of data that can really help you keep track of your overall health.
It syncs with both Android and iOS phones and if you buy the non-international version you can use Samsung Pay with it as well.
Just like the other Samsung smart watches it has great build quality that is held to military standards with dust and water resistance.
6. Fossil Men’s Gen 4 Explorist HR Stainless Steel
Current Price : $185 Click Here to Buy on Amazon
This smart watch is optimised to work with Google, being your own personal assistant on your wrist.
You can track your heart rate, distance with its built in GPS, swim laps with its swim proof design and pay for your groceries with Google Pay.
It has a classic design but sports some modern features such as a built in flash light, receive app notifications, make calls with its in built microphone and customise the look of the watch face.
The battery life is said to last 24 hours and an additional 2 days in low power mode.
The magnetic charger takes just under an hour to charge 80% which is impressive and it has interchangeable bands to sport a different design if you so please.
7. Fossil Men’s Collider HR
Current Price: $215 Click Here to Buy on Amazon
The Collider has a hybrid smart watch design with in built heart rate sensor with mechanical hands over the top of a digital display mixing analog and digital designs.
This watch has an impressive 2 week battery life (yes that’s right) so you don’t need to worry about recharging it all that often like so many other smart watches.
The Fossil Collider is more of a classic time piece with modern features like sleep tracking, activity tracking, and the ability to receive notifications from your phone, show calendar alerts, control music all from the face of your smart watch.
Works with both Android and iOS devices seamlessly.
8. Fossil Men’s Nate Stainless Steel Hybrid Smartwatch
Current Price: $171 Click Here to Buy on Amazon
This smart watch has a coin cell battery meaning you don’t need to recharge it at all only having to replace the coin cell battery every 12 months.
You can receive notifications such as calls, texts and social interactions.
It changes time zones automatically meaning if you travel a lot you don’t have to worry about changing the time.
As you move it tracks your steps, distance and estimated calories burned.
Other nice features are sleep tracking, water resistant up to 50m and silent notifications such as vibration mode.
It works with Android and iOS phones and you can easily download the companion app to set exercise goals and sleep quality goals as well.
9.Garmin Vívoactive 3, GPS Smartwatch
Current Price: $149.99 Click Here to Buy on Amazon
This smart watch is for the exercise enthusiast with 15 pre-loaded apps to cater for all different types of exercise: yoga, swimming, running, strength training and more.
You can completely personalise the look of the watch face with heaps of different faces available to download to make it unique to you.
The battery life is up to 7 days in smart watch mode, 13 hours in GPS mode, and it has a 1.3 inch display.
You can see all of your usual notifications from your smart phone and even track your stress levels throughout the day.
10. Fossil Men’s Sport Smartwatch
Current Price: $275 Click Here to Buy on Amazon
This sport version of the Fossil smartwatch is 40% lighter than other aluminium models of Fossil watches and retains all the great features of the Fossil smart watch Range.
Heart rate tracking, Google Assistant, swim proof, and you receive all the notifications you choose to have coming in from your smart phone.
The battery life is 24 hours plus 2 extra days on low power mode and similar to other models it recharges 80% in just under 1 hour.
I think one of the best features of this watch is the weight saving and would be a great gift for anyone who wants a watch that is lightweight, has all the features you would expect from a smartwatch and can be reliable.
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