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The best Android smartwatches provide the convenience of a smartphone and double as a stylish men’s fashion accessory. And if you’re looking for a gym companion to play music and track your workouts so you can keep up on this year’s fitness goals, most of the watches below can do that too.
We’re going to review the best smartwatches for Android users. Strictly speaking, not all of these watches are running on the Android operating system (known as Google’s Android Wear OS), which means some of them aren’t true Android watches. However, to the average customer, this distinction doesn’t really matter. All that matters is whether that new watch can sync up with Android devices, and since some of the smartwatches running on Wear OS leave something to be desired, we wanted to provide a range of options.
For Android users, all of these watches provide a lot of style and utility but won’t cost you an arm and a leg to own. To elevate your wardrobe and improve your quality of life, consider one of the best Android smartwatches for your wrist.
1. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
After years of sticking with its Tizen-based platform for its smartwatches, Samsung finally adopted Google’s Wear OS for a more robust experience. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is the first smartwatch offspring from this new endeavor and it lands as our top choice because of its design variety, focus on health, and access to the core Wear OS services that tie into the whole Google ecosystem.
Available in either 40 mm or 44 mm versions, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4’s minimalist design stands out on your wrist when it’s worn — especially when its circular Super AMOLED comes to life, blinding you with its clarity and rich color saturation. Functionally, it has everything you’ll need to be kept up-to-date with notifications, as well as a strong emphasis on health and wellness.
That’s because the Galaxy Watch 4 packs in ECG and heart rate sensors to help monitor your performance while exercising, while the new impedance-based electrical sensor dives deeper into your body composition. For those who prefer a more sophisticated look, there’s also the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic with its physical bezel.
2. Skagen Falster 3 Smartwatch
If you want a touch of Scandinavian minimalism in your life, look no further than the Skagen Falster 3. This sharp-looking watch is built on top of Fossil’s Gen 5 smartwatch template and runs Google’s Wear OS, which means that it makes no compromises when it comes to being the best Android smartwatch around. In addition to features such as GPS, heart rate monitoring, contactless payments, this watch has a fully swim-proof design and the inclusion of a mic means that it can take calls and interact with Google Assistant. Plus, it has access to the Google Play store, which has a bunch of apps designed specifically for Wear OS.
3. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
When you combine features, style and affordability, it’s hard to beat the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. This product keeps you looking sharp whether you’re in a suit or at the gym (for bonus style points, opt for the rose gold over the classic black). When you’re using it as a fitness tracker, it has onboard music storage so you can ditch your phone while you exercise. It’s also smart enough to track a run for you even when you forget to fire up the right app. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 receives your phone’s notifications and even allows you to scroll through social media to keep up with your digital life. And even with great utility and style, it’s also affordable. For obvious reasons, this watch is designed to work best on Samsung devices, but it will function well with Android products, too. For this reason, this is a great selection for Android users.
4. Fossil Gen 5E
The Fossil Gen 5E is an excellent Android Smartwatch that is packed with plenty of features. For fitness enthusiasts, it will automatically track your activities, as well as step and heart rate while built-in GPS tracks your distance and lets you see where you’ve been. Beyond fitness, the always-on display adds more style to the already good-looking Fossil watch. And with features like calendar sync and Google Pay, you can almost leave your smartphone at home as long as you have this watch around your wrist.
5. Fitbit Sense
The Fitbit Sense puts your health at the forefront. Stress tracking, ECG, heart rate notifications are all features that help ensure that you are feeling in tip-top shape throughout the day. And you’ll be able to track your health days on end with a lengthy six-day battery life. Thanks to GPS and long battery life, it’s also a great smartwatch for long runs and bike rides as well.
6. Ticwatch Pro 3
Equipped with Google OS, you get great features like Google Pay and Google Assistant available right on your wrist. And the brains of the watch are powered by a Snapdragon Wear 4100 chip, making the interface and overall user experience quick and seamless. The face is big, bright and sharp, so you’ll look good working out or on date night. Speaking of working out, it is waterproof to track swims and has an incredible battery life that can last up to 45 days on essential mode.
7.Garmin Venu Sq
The Garmin Venu Sq is more about utility than it is about design, but some people don’t like to be overly stylish or flashy. It has over 20 pre-loaded workouts for tracing as well as heart rate zones to help you maximize your workouts. You can even track your recovery with SpO2 and sleep tracking. It’s a pretty stripped-down watch as far as esthetics — you won’t be turning any heads in the office, but for around $200, it’s a pretty good Android Smartwatch for fitness gurus.
8. Garmin Lily
For those with smaller wrists and hands, big bulky watches are heavy and uncomfortable. Thankfully, the Garmin Lily fills that gap with a stylish Android smartwatch with plenty of features and none of the bulk. Health nuts will appreciate the breathing, energy level and stress monitoring features as well as the Sp02 sensor after long workouts. There are even a handful of widgets and notifications like sending an emergency contact to your location in the event of an emergency or seeing your calendar for the day.
9. Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is for runners who like to go the extra mile (and listen to music while they do). With fantastic onboard music storage, GPS and six-hour battery life when the GPS is activated, runners will be able to complete a marathon before it needs to be recharged. And for serious trainers, it has plenty of running insight to improve your time by providing advanced running statistics like VO2 max along with your training status. For music lovers who spend a lot of time hiking, at the gym, or running, this is the ultimate smartwatch. The Garmin Music 245 watch will elevate your training and help you achieve any fitness goals you set this year. Plus, Android users can receive notifications from their phones.
10. Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2
Some people want a watch that doesn’t scream “look at this new piece of technology I’m wearing!” Enter the Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2. Although this designer men’s watch does boast plenty of smart capabilities, it looks like a premium metal watch that’s closer to business and formal attire than a smartwatch. The stylish Android smartwatch runs on Wear OS and is available in four colors: gunmetal, rose gold, silver and gold. While it looks great, this accessory also provides a smooth user experience. The performance is equally as impressive with onboard music storage, GPS and even the ability to take calls from your wrist. If you’re willing to drop the extra coin on this stylish timepiece, you’ll be rewarded with more than a great-looking timepiece. With Wear OS and classic styling, this is one of the best Android smartwatches for sale right now.
11. Honor Magic Watch 2
For fitness enthusiasts, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the Honor Magic Watch 2. The fitness tracking is robust, yet the watch looks much more than a simple fitness tracker. It’s water-resistant to track swims and has a crazy long seven-day battery life, so even if you forget to charge it between workouts, or — between days, you won’t be left with a dead watch. Although its other smart features are rather limited, it does make for a great fitness tracking watch.
12. Amazfit Bip Lite
The most affordable entry to be found on this list, the entry-level Amazfit Bip Lite sells for only $59.99. It’s a great choice for any smartwatch beginner, including kids or the elderly. It’ll run for up to 45 days on a single 2.5-hour charge. The 1.28‘’ screen is always on and offers a variety of choices for face designs. It will link up with an Android smartphone for notifications on emails, texts and other notifications from other downloaded mobile apps. In keeping with its name, the Amazfit Bip Lite records and analyses frequent activities with daily fitness tracking, sedentary reminders and four sport modes.
13. Wyze Watch
Who says you need to spend hundreds of dollars on an Android smartwatch? If you’re patient and can deal with the basics, like a heart rate monitor and notifications from your smartphone, the Wyze Watch can certainly get the job done. It does emulate the look and design of the Apple Watch, but it works with Android smartphones to provide the most basic functions. One of the more surprising inclusions is its blood oxygen sensor, which very few smartwatches offer — especially for something in this affordable price range.
14. Oppo Watch
Depending on your sense of style, you may find square-shaped watch faces more favorable than circular ones. The Oppo Watch is without question, one of the most attractive square-shaped Android smartwatches you can find. In particular, the 1.91-inch AMOLED display with the 46 mm version is a head-turner with its size, but also in how the edges of the glass curve around the edges for a seamless look. It’s powered by Google Wear OS, so it integrates well with the entire Google ecosystem.