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Our Top 5 Best Value-For-Money Smartwatches In 2020

Get the convenience that only a premium smartwatch can give. We got them on this list. Make sure to read each item, so you’ll know which one suits your unique needs. 

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Smartwatches are capable of doing a lot of things, including those that limit even smartphones like heart rate, sleep, activity, and even fitness. You can even play music with it, answer calls, send SMS, and more. 

Moreover, smartwatches give users easy access to some smartphone applications with sensors such as heart rate monitoring or sleep tracking. Let’s dive right in. 

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 

It comes with a digital rotating bezel for a minimal price bump. 

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  • Chic design 
  • Rotating digital bezel 
  • Fewer features for its price increase 
  • Limited functionalities with iOS 

Compatibility: iOS, Android | Display: 1.2” 360 x 260 Super AMOLED | OS: Tizen OS | Processor: Dual-core 1.15GHz | Band Sizes: 20mm | Battery life: 2 days | Charging: Wireless | IP rating: 50m | Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi | Storage: 4GB 

Samsung squeezed the best parts of the Galaxy Watch into the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. The particular model comes with a sleek, lighter, slimmer, and more comfortable, sportier smartwatch. 

It’s a top-quality smartwatch with an excellent price point. The smartwatch features a 1.2-inch 360 x 360 display that is both bright and beautiful yet very comfortable to wear on your wrist. Also, included are the top-end features that you can only see with Samsung’s Tizen.

The features include 39 different workout modes, ECG sensor, stress, sleep and heart rate monitors. 

Fossil Sport

Fossil’s bold move toward smartwatch technology 

  • Powerful functionalities 
  • Lightweight design
  • Insufficient high-end features 
  • Slow GPS 

Compatibility: iOS, Android | Display: 1.2” 390 x 390 AMOLED | OS: Wear OS | Processor: Quad-core 1.2GHz | Storage: 4GB | Battery life: two days | Charging: Proprietary | IP rating: IP68 | Connectivity: GPS, BlueTooth, WiFi  

Fossil is putting efforts in the tech space in recent years. Their effort can be summed up with Fossil Sport. This particular model comes with a lightweight design, GPS, and two days of battery life. 

Also, it squeezed in the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset. This is the latest update from Qualcomm. It features a smoother experience compared to the previous Wear OS watches. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer unique features. Overall, it’s a solid package if you’re into fitness. 

Apple Watch 4 

The former best value-for-money Apple Watch

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  • Big display 
  • Lightweight 
  • Poor battery life 
  • Hard to purchase today

Compatibility: iOS | Display: 1.78” OLED | Processor: Apple S4 | OS: watchOS 6 | Storage: 16GB | Battery life: 1-2 days | Charging: Wireless | IP rating: Water-resistant upto 50m | Connectivity: LTE, NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi 

The Apple Watch 4 has seen former glory. In fact, it used to be the best Apple Watch your money can buy. However, it was outshone by its predecessor, the Apple Watch 5, in 2018. This smartwatch model comes with a large display, but thanks to the release of the Apple Watch 5, this older model is now fairly cheaper. 

Series 4 comes with 40mm and 44mm sizes, which is larger than any smartwatch in the market. Probably the most interesting feature of this model is it comes with an ECG functionality within its heart rate feature. It allows you to monitor your heart condition in real-time. 

While it comes with many fitness features, the biggest downside is it doesn’t work with an Android phone. This is a good choice for iPhone users. 

Apple Watch 5

The best Apple Watch today 

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  • Always-on Display
  • Huge storage space 
  • Mediocre
  • High cost 

Compatibility: iOS | Display: 1.78” OLED | OS: watchOS 6 | Processor: Apple S5 | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 1-3 days | Charging: Wireless | IP Rating: Water resistant up to 50m | Connectivity: LTE, NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi 

Apple smartwatches can only work seamlessly with an iPhone. For that reason, it didn’t take the top spot on our list. But don’t take me wrong; they still have some of the best smartwatches, period. Choosing the Apple Watch 5 will work best for you if you’re an avid iPhone user, or you want to stick with it in the next couple of years. 

This particular Apple  smartwatch features its ‘always-on display.’ And it’s a difference-maker! Everything is on-display whenever you glance at your wrist, no matter the position it’s in. You can view the time and every functionality any time you want. 

It comes with its notable health diagnostics features like the ECG, heart rate monitor, and a built-in compass.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

The best smartwatch on our list 

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  • Remarkable, Premium design 
  • Very useful rotating bezel 
  • Poor battery life 
  • Expensive 

Compatibility: iOS, Android | Display: 1.2” , 1.4” 360 x 360 super AMOLED | OS: Tizen OS | Processor: Dual-core 1.15Ghz | Storage: 8GB | Battery life: 3 days | Charging: Wireless | IP rating: IP68 | Connectivity: LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi 

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is the best value-for-money smartwatch today. This is Samsung’s most outstanding smartwatch yet. Thanks to its unique rotating bezel, the Galaxy Watch 3 is very entertaining to use. It makes everything easier, which really makes a difference for other smartwatches on our list. 

While the apps are limited compared to the Wear OS and watch OS, however, it still features the fundamentals. In fact, Samsung designed this model as a powerful fitness tool with its design and functionalities. 

Unfortunately, it might be limited if you’re using an iPhone, but it’s still compatible, though. Overall, this particular model is feature-packed and really a great choice if you’re looking for a fitness smartwatch that also looks good.