Best Smart Watches of 2020 as Selected by Goodimo

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In the year that passed, several smart watches were released, sometimes unchanged from previous models and sometimes experiencing significant improvements. With only a few days left until the end of this year, we have the opportunity to take a look at the best smart watches of the year.
There isn’t any specific order for the list of the smart watches in this article. It should also be noted that support for LTE data network and eSIM were not in our priorities.

FitBit Versa 2; The Best for Sleep Tracking

Supports: Android and iOS
Display: OLED with 300×300 pixel resolution
Internal memory: 2.5 GB
Battery life: 5 to 6 days
Water resistance: up to 50m
Sensors: heart rate, photometer and accelerometer
Price:

Versa 2 has the best fitness features of FitBit wearables, while also acts as a smart watch. This model can work for you for up to a week with only one charge. The FitBit Versa 2 also has a faster processor than the previous model.
But one of the most important features is the Fitbit social network that allows you to join daily challenges. However, Versa 2 does not have GPS, so it requires a cellphone connection to monitor activities more closely. This smart watch is believed by many websites to be one of the most accurate sleep trackers and can even measure blood oxygen saturation during sleep by updating to the latest OS version.
Pros:
Delicate and compact design
Exact sleep tracking
Good battery life
Different colors
Cons:
Limited apps
Difficult strap change
Lack of GPS

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2; The Best for Android Phones

OS: Tizen 4.0
Supports: Android and iOS
Display: 1.2” AMOLED with 360×360 pixel resolution in 40mm model and 1.35” with the same resolution in 44mm model
Chipset: Exynos 9110 with dual core processor
Internal memory: 4GB
Battery life: 1 to 2 days
Weight: 26g in 40mm model and 30g in 44mm model
Water resistance: IP68 (up to 50m)
Sensors: Accelerometer, pressure sensor, photometer, heart rate, and gyroscope
Price:

Unlike the previous model, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 lacks a mechanical display bezel, and Samsung instead uses a touch bezel. While not as enjoyable as it used to be, it makes interacting with the watch easier than many competitors, and the operating system is well designed to take advantage of this feature.
User interface of the Tizen 4.0 OS has simple design and runs smoothly. Furthermore, there are numerous apps for smart watches, but we still see some popular third-party apps missing. Its advantages include high build quality, water and dust resistance, impact and crash resistance (thanks to the MIL-STD-810G military standard), GPS, talking capability and high-quality and clear display. However, this watch requires multiple Samsung apps on the phone and its interface has some lags.
This smart watch comes in 40 and 44mm sizes, but we recommend buying the 40mm model since it sits well on the wrist.
Pros:
Elegant and high-quality design
Good battery life
Rolling touch bezel
High build quality
High-quality and clear display
Good design of Tizen OS
Cons:
Occasional lags
Need for different Samsung apps on smart phone
Difficulty in using the rolling touch bezel

 

Apple Watch Series 5; The Best Apple Smart Watch for iPhone

OS: WatchOS 6
Supports: iOS
Display: 1.57” OLED with 394×394 pixel resolution in 40mm model and 1.78” OLED with 448×368 pixel in 44mm model
Chipset: Apple S5
Internal memory: 32GB
Battery life: 18 hours
Weight: 39.8 g for 40mm model and 47.8 g for 44mm
Water resistance: up to 50m
Sensors: Heart rate, cardiograph, accelerometer, gyroscope, pressure sensor, and compass
Price: $500 (44mm model) and $460 (40mm model)
The Apple Watch 5 Series is the latest Apple Watch to be among the best smartwatches if you have an iPhone. The latest Apple Watch comes in two sizes of 40 and 44 mm and the body is available in aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and ceramic.
One of the positive features of this model is the ability to measure the cardiograph. Similar to previous models, the Apple Watch 5 Series has a low battery life and with one charge you can use it for one day (18 hours as stated by Apple). Limiting the usage increases battery life.
Pros:
Great compatibility with iOS
High build quality
High-quality display
High accuracy of ECG sensor
Smooth UI
Cons:
Lack of sleep tracking capability
High price
Failure to improve battery life compared to the previous generation
Fossil Sport; Equipped with Good Price
OS: Wear OS
Supports Android and iOS
Display: 1.2” AMOLED with 390×390 pixel resolution
Chipset: Snapdragon Wear 3100
Internal Memory: 4GB
Battery life: 1 day
Weight: 38g (41mm model)
Water resistance: IP68 (up to 50m)
Sensors: heart rate, accelerometer, altimeter, photometer and gyroscope
Price: $100
Fossil has gained a lot of experience in the field of smart watches in recent years. Fossil Sport is manufactured in two sizes of 41 and 43mm and is relatively lightweight. Furthermore, it has a high-quality and elegant design and it is not too expensive.
Fossil Sport comes with Wear OS, but the UI has some lags. Other weaknesses of this watch should be the not-so-high battery life of one to two days. If you want a GPS-based Wear OS smartwatch for health tracking with a simple look, Fossil Sport can be considered a good option.
Pros:
Elegant and beautiful design
Reasonable price compared to features
Cons:
Occasional lags of UI
Low battery life
TicWatch Pro 2020; A Watch with Two Displays
OS: Wear OS
Supports Android and iOS
Display: 1.39” AMOLED display with 400×400 pixel resolution
Chipset: Snapdragon Wear 2100
Internal memory: 4GB
Battery life: 2 to 30 days
Weight: 58.5 g
Water resistance: IP68
Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate, photometer and magnetic sensor
Price: $260
TicWatch Pro comes with two displays that are on top of each other. One LCD display can show essential items such as time and heart rate when the battery is low. But there is a colored OLED display beneath which provides all of the Wear OS capabilities. You can use TicWatch Pro 2020 like a regular smart watch and in this case the battery life is limited to 2 days. But you can also use it with LCD display and in this case battery life reaches 30 days.
But its features aren’t limited to this. This watch has GPS and comes with Snapdragon Wear 2100 and 1GB of ram. Furthermore, thanks to the MIL-STD-810G military standard, it withstands good impact resistance and can withstand negative temperatures of 30 to 70 degrees Celsius.
Pros:
Elegant design
Good price compared to the features
Good battery life
Innovative design of two displays
Cons:
Heavy weight
Fossil Gen 5; Stylish and High-quality
OS: Wear OS
Supports Android and iOS
Display: 1.28” AMOLED with 416×416 pixel resolution
Chipset: Snapdragon Wear 3100
Internal memory: 8GB
Battery life: 1 day
Water resistance: up to 30m
Sensors: heart rate, altimeter, accelerometer and gyroscope
Price: $295
Fossil Gen 5 is designed for those users who are looking for a high-performance and fast smartwatch. For this purpose, Fossil released this watch with 1 GB of RAM, while models such as Fossil Sport only have 512 MB of RAM. The Fossil Gen 5 looks beautiful, but its 44mm size feels a little too big for some people. This watch is designed in two models, Carlyle and Julianna, the latter being the most popular among women. The straps are also highly versatile, from silicone and leather models to stainless steel.
The rolling button on the right side of the bezel is used for scrolling in menus and there are two simple buttons on top and bottom of the rolling button which are programmable. Fossil Gen 5 comes with GPS and speaker. Fossil has not provided any information about the weight, but some websites reviewed this model as a heavy smartwatch.
Pros:
Elegant and practical design
Fast UI
Cons:
High price
Big dimensions
Heavy weight
Withings Move; The Best Hybrid Smartwatch
Supports Android and iOS
Display: No display
Battery life: up to 18 months (non-chargeable)
Weight: 31g
Water resistance: up to 50m
Sensors: Accelerometer
Price: $70
If you are one of those users who do not like smartwatch displays and would like to have a smartwatch that looks exactly like the classic watch, Withings Move is for you. This smartwatch lasts up to 18 months with any battery (non-rechargeable but replaceable) and can track sleep and activities such as swimming.
Of course, given the not so high price, you shouldn’t expect a metal frame. Withings Move’s plastic frame is durable in everyday use but it can easily scratch.
Pros:
Similar to classic watches
Variety of colors
Reasonable price
Excellent battery life
Cons:
No display
Not supporting notifications and third-party apps
No GPS
Xiaomi Amazfit GTR; Perfect Battery Life
Supports Android and iOS
Display: 1.2” AMOLED (42mm model) and 1.39” AMOLED (47mm model)
Battery life: 12 days (42mm model) and 24 days (47mm model)
Weight: 25g (42mm model) and 36g (47mm model) – both made of aluminum
Water resistance: up to 50m
Sensors: Accelerometer, air pressure, photometer, magnetic sensor
Price: $180 (42mm model) and $170 (47mm model)
Amazfit, a subsidiary of Xiaomi, has launched the GTR model, which comes in a 47mm model with 24-day battery life and 42mm battery life with up to 12 days of regular use. According to Xiaomi, if you disable some of the features, that would increase to 74 and 34 days for both the 47mm and 42mm models, respectively.
But the excellent battery life is due to the lack of some features. The Amazfit GTR lacks sleep tracking features and there are few apps for it. If you get bored of charging your smart watch every day or even every week, and keeping track of sports activities and step counts along with enjoying GPS, the Amazfit GTR can be one of your best choices.
Pros:
Perfect battery life
Elegant design
Simple UI
Cons:
Limited support for third-party apps
Lack of GPS
Lack of sleep tracking capability
Apple Watch Series 3; The Most Economical Apple Smartwatch for the iPhone
OS: WatchOS 6
Supports iOS
Display: 1.5” OLED with 340×272 pixel resolution (38mm model) and 1.65” OLED with 390×312 pixel resolution (42mm model)
Chipset: Apple S3
Internal storage: 8GB
Battery life: 18 hours
Weight: 26.7g (38mm model) and 32.3g (42mm model)
Water resistance: up to 50m
Sensors: heart rate, accelerometer, gyroscope and pressure sensor
Price: $240 (38mm model) and $260 (42mm model)
While the Apple Watch 5 Series is Apple’s latest smartwatch, the Cupertino-based company is still releasing the Series 3 at a cheaper price. The Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two sizes of 38 and 42 mm, which is slightly smaller than the 40 and 44 mm Series 5 models. However, it is slightly thicker and, unlike the newer model, lacks the ability to monitor the ECG.
The Series 3 is not much weaker than the Series 5. It is equipped with heart rate monitoring, GPS and 8 GB of internal storage to store songs and is also water and dust resistant. In addition, it leverages many of the Series 5 software features in the WatchOS 6 operating system.
Pros:
Best compatibility with iOS
High build quality
High-quality display
Soft and smooth UI
Cons:
Lack of sleep tracking
Failure to improve battery life

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