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. 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.
Skagen Connected Falster 3
2. 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.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
3. Samsung Galaxy 3
The Samsung Galaxy 3 watch is where modern features meet classic design. The physical crown is a godsend making it easy to navigate through the Tizen OS, which is also a dream to use. For fitness junkies, there are many sports the watch tracks and will recognize when you are working out and will track it, even if you forget to set it manually. It is a down-right great looking watch and it’s available in two different sizes.
Samsung Galaxy 3
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.
Fossil Gen 5E
5. Fitbit Versa 3
The Fitbit Versa 3 is great for workouts, but with an always-on display, it is also rather stylish worthy of both date night and office attire. Integrated GPS tracks your activities and lets you see just how far you’ve run while the long battery life ensures that you won’t have to stop a workout early because your Android watch is on the fritz. You can even listen to Spotify while you work out (bye, bye phone in pocket). Beyond fitness, the Versa 3 also supports Amazon Alexa.
Fitbit Versa 3
6. Garmin Venu 2
The Venu 2 is a great mix of a modern smartwatch and elite fitness tracker. The circular watch face with the bright AMOLED display not only makes it easy to see but also makes your watch look stylish on your wrist. There are plenty of fitness tracking capabilities as well as Spotify so you can finally ditch your phone while you work out. Throw in contactless payment and the ability to respond to notifications and messages quickly and you’ll see this is one of the best options for an Android Smartwatch.
Garmin Venu 2
7. 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.
8. 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.
Ticwatch Pro 3
9.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.
Garmin Venu Sq
10. 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 work outs. There are even a handful of widgets and notifications like sending an emergency contact your location in the event of an emergency or seeing your calendar for the day.
11. 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 phone.
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
12. Fitbit Ionic
The Fitbit Ionic is a great choice for those who value fitness and health. It’s the only Fitbit in their smartwatch line that features onboard GPS to accurately track distance and pace while you run. And taking the extra step, onboard music storage lets you ditch your phone while it provides the playlist you need to get through your workout. It has many of the same features as the Versa 2 (minus Alexa, alas), but it has more training capabilities. It’s a little bit more square and less stylish than similar fitness trackers, but if training is your motivation, style is likely on the backburner. Android users running Android 5.0 and up can sync up with their phone to receive notifications on their wrist.
13. 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.
Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2
14. 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.
Honor Magic Watch 2
15. 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.