* The power of a smartphone attached to your wrist
* Devices compatible with Android and iPhone
* So convenient, you’ll never go back to a basic timepiece
We’ve already told you how to slim down your daily carry with phone cases that second as wallets, but what if you want to take it a step further and skip a phone altogether? Smartwatches let you stay connected, listen to music and perform many of the same functions as your Android or iPhone, all from around your wrist.
Whether you’re at the gym, on a hike, or just want to keep your phone stashed in your bag while you travel, once you experience the convenience of a smartwatch, you won’t want to go back. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites. Check them out and click through to learn more.
1. Fossil Gen 1 Chronograph Smartwatch
Track the calories burned, steps walked and distance traveled throughout your day with this attractive smartwatch from Fossil. It works with both Android and iPhone. Plus it easily synchs to your phone while maintaining the look of a traditional timepiece.
2. Moto 360 Smartwatch
Also compatible with both Android and iPhone, the Moto 360 Smartwatch is made durable by Corning Gorilla 3 scratch resistant glass. It also features built-in voice control so that you can manage calls, send texts and more. The LCD smart screen lets you draw art and emojis directly onto the face and send them to your friends.
3. Vector Luna Smartwatch
Outfitted with a customizable watch face, the Vector Luna Smartwatch also boasts an impressive battery charge: it can last for up to 30 days. Crafted from stainless steel and mineral glass, it’s water resistant up to 5ATM (about 50m) of pressure.
4. PolarM600 Sports Smartwatch
Designed for use with workouts, the PolarM600 Sports Smartwatch provides accurate heart rate tracking while an advanced GPS reports pace, distance and altitude. The long-lasting battery is great for music and apps, and it’s completely waterproof.
5. Tag Heuer Connected Smartwatch
Dubbed “the most luxurious smartwatch on the planet,” the TAG Heuer Connected Smartwatch is crafted from scratch resistant sapphire crystal and brushed titanium. Despite its 46mm diameter, it’s incredibly lightweight. It boasts 1GB main memory and 4GB storage memory.
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