9 Best Smartwatches for any Budget in 2020! Check Now

Smartwatches are considered one of the fascinating tech devices around. You can use them as accessories for your smartphone or fix your workout schedule.

You need to connect them to your smartphone's phone to receive real-time updates regarding notifications and calls.

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Not only can you use them as a companion for your smartwatch, but also you can use them to trace your pulse rate, calories burned, schedule, sleep time, and many more features. Sounds interesting.

Smartwatches offer you a lot of convenience by integrating different devices into one: your phone, timepiece, fitness tracker, and music player. The plus point of wearing these smartwatches is cooler than carrying around a phone or a cardiac monitor on your wrist.

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In this post, your team will be selecting and reviewing the top 9 best smartwatches for any budget.

If a budget does not constrain you, then our team has selected those that have the most straightforward features, excellent performance, and also a good user interface and reliability.

As the above smartwatches are thoroughly used, verified, and then undergone various parameter performance checks. So without further ado, let's get started with the article:

Apple Watch Series 5


Apple completely nails it when it comes to technology. The Apple Watch Series 5 is one of our favorite smartwatches, we recommend our buyers if money is not a big deal for them.

Apple Watch Series 5
With a much larger display with the selection of 40mm or 44mm dial sizes depends. The new and enhanced speaker is now louder, the build remains lightweight while feeling even as premium.

The unique thing to notice is the active ECG feature that can test your heart to ascertain if you're at a high risk of fibrillation.

Technical Specification


  • OS: WatchOS 6
  • Compatibility: iOS
  • Display: 1.78" OLED
  • Processor: Apple S4
  • On-board storage: 16GB
  • Battery: 1 to 2 days
  • Charging method: Wireless
  • IP rating: Water-resistant to 50m
  • Connectivity methods: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE

Pros: larger Screen, Premium Build, Enhanced O-Led screen always-on display, Sleek Design

Cons: Average battery performance and Expensive.

Samsung Galaxy Watch


Giving a fierce competition to the apple watch is the second in our list, i.e., the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Considered as one of the significant improvements from the Gear S3 series, the Galaxy Watch is far improved.

Our team has extensively tested out the larger 46mm version of the watch, and we are quite impressed by its fantastic battery life and performance. In our testing, it lasted four days despite heavy usage.

Technical Specification


  • OS: Samsung's Tizen OS
  • Compatibility: Android as well as iOS
  • Display: 1.2" or 1.3" 360 x 360 Super AMOLED screen
  • Processor: Dual-core 1.15GHz
  • Band sizes: 22mm or 20mm
  • On-board storage: 4GB
  • Battery duration: 4 days approximate
  • Charging method: Wireless
  • IP rating: 50m; Connectivity features: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.

Pros: Great battery life, excellent performance, the rotating bezel is more durable

Cons: lag can be seen sometimes, App availability.

Fossil Gen 5


The fifth-generation fossil smartwatch brings severe improvements in performance and battery life while bringing Google's extensive app store to wearables as well.

Fossil Gen 5
In our performance check and tests, we witnessed that the OS optimization is the key to unmatched performance.

The next-gen smartwatch comes in a handy packed performance and even the price. This is the reason why the team has decided to rank this smartwatch at 3rd position.

Technical Specification


  • Compatibility: Android and iOS
  • Screen Display: 1.2-inch 390 x 390 AMOLED display
  • Processor: Snapdragon Wear3100
  • Band sizes: 22mm straps
  • On-board storage: 8GB
  • Battery performance: Two days
  • Charging methods: Proprietary
  • IP rating: 3ATM
  • Connectivity features: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS enabled.

Pros- Lightweight, App availability, Powerful watch, Impressive performance

Cons- Battery life, GPS is often slow while working

TicWatch Pro


When it comes to dual-screen features, every techy recommends TicWatch Pro.

TicWatch Pro
You may not have heard the name of the company before, but the Ticwatch pro features a top-end performance with a unique dual-screen feature, i.e., one layered on top of the other.

This unique feature is the critical highlight of why your team chooses this smartwatch in the 4th position.

Technical Specification


  • OS: Wear OS
  • Compatibility: Android 4.3 and above, iOS 8 and above
  • Display: 1.4" 400 x 400 OLED paired with LCD screen
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
  • On-board storage: 4GB
  • Battery duration: Up to 48h, 5 extra days in Essential mode
  • Charging method: Magnetic connecting pin
  • IP Rating: IP68
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC enabled.

Pros- Innovative screen concept, Classy as well as premium design, fantastic battery life.

Cons- Limited app to use, LTE features not available

Apple Watch Series 3


Before the launch of the Apple Watch 5, Apple Watch 3 was the best smartwatch that recently been bumped off from its top spot.

Apple Watch Series 3
With almost all the features from its predecessor, the top-end features steal the show.

Technical Specification


  • OS: watchOS 5
  • Compatibility: Only on iOS devices
  • Display: 1.53" OLED screen
  • Processor: S2 dual-core chipset
  • Band sizes: Variable as per watch size
  • On-board storage: 8GB / 16GB based on Non-LTE and LTE respectively
  • Battery: 18 hours
  • Charging method: Wireless
  • IP rating: IPX7
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC enabled.

Pros- Accurate fitness tracking, Best interface, and OS optimization.

Cons: Battery life is too short, similar design like Apple watch 2.

Ticwatch E


Again, in the list, we have the Ticwatch in the glam light. Being a relatively new brand in the market, the company has proved its mantle with the noteworthy smartwatches out in the market.

Ticwatch E
The most appealing feature is it's reasonably priced, and everything works well. Ticwatch E also provides a built-in GPS tracker and accurate heart rate sensor.

Technical Specification


  • Compatibility: Android 4.3 and above, iOS 8 and above
  • Display: 1.4" 400 x 400 OLED
  • Processor: MediaTek MT2601 chipset
  • On-board storage: 4GB
  • Battery performance Up to 24h
  • Charging method: Magnetic connecting pin
  • IP Rating: IP67
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1.

Pros- Accurate GPS, excellent heart rate sensor performance, Provides fantastic value for money.

Cons- Design won't suit everyone; the charging method sometimes leads to a problem.

Fitbit Versa


The Fitbit Versa is slightly smaller than the usual models manufactured by the company.

Fitbit Versa
Still, it comes with Fitbit's unique contactless payments interface, 2.5GB of storage for music, and battery life that last around three days in your heavy to moderate usage.

Technical Specification


  • OS: Fitbit OS
  • Compatibility: Android as well as iOS
  • Display: TBC with 1000 nits brightness
  • Processor: Dual-core 1.0GHz chipset
  • On-board storage: 2.5GB
  • Battery duration: 3-4 days on moderate usage
  • Charging method: Proprietary charger
  • IP rating: 50M water resistant
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth enabled

Pros- Lightweight design and premium look, relatively less price than others.

Cons- No GPS connectivity

Fossil Collider Hybrid HR


Being the next-gen takeover of the previous model, the Fossil Hybrid HR is a smartwatch apart from a regular timepiece.

Fossil Collider Hybrid HR
This smartwatch gives a 2-week battery life with moderate to heavy usage, but this conventional watch can also run on for years eliminating its smart features

Priced at about Rs. 15K and combined with 2-week battery life, makes it an exciting option for those who may not need a full-fledged smartwatch.

Technical Specification


  • Compatibility: Android 5 and above, iOS 10 and above
  • Display: 1.06-inch e-ink screen
  • Battery duration: Up to 2 weeks in moderate usage
  • charging method: Magnetic connecting pin
  • IP rating: 3 ATM
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5 enabled.

Pros: Innovative approach to display, 2-week battery life, Classy design.

Cons: Limited features available and slightly heavy in weight.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2


Acquiring the 9th position in our list is the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2. Powered by the new Tizen OS, it provides much more consistent than Wear OS in terms of performance and efficiency.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
While testing this smartwatch, our team witnessed that the smartwatch can last about two days of moderate to heavy usage on a single charge.

Technical Specification


  • OS: Samsung's Tizen OS
  • Compatibility: Android as well as iOS
  • Display: 360 x 360, OLED panel
  • Processor: Exynos 9110 chipset
  • Band sizes: 20mm
  • On-board storage: 4GB
  • Battery duration: 2-3 days on moderate usage
  • Charging method: Wireless
  • IP rating: IP68 rated
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled.

Pros- Versatile design, Bright display, e-SIM capability.

Cons- Slow charging, App availability is limited.

Question & Answer Session


Which is the best available smartwatch, if the price is not an issue?
Ans. If the price is not an issue, I will highly recommend you to purchase Apple Watch 5 as it comes loaded with features and is still ahead of its competitors.

Which brand to consider while purchasing a smartwatch- Apple or Samsung?


Ans: Both the devices are top at their performance and innovations. It strictly depends on your budget and company preference. While still, the apple does have the upper hand by a small fraction.

Is the smartwatch necessary?


Ans: It depends on person to person. One who is health cautious and more into tech and gadgets can purchase them.

Does the ECG feature in the apple watch shows accurate reading or not?


Ans: The ECG unit in the watch is only based on algorithms and calculations as recorded by the device, although it must be noted that the ECG feature of apple watch 5 comes with high accuracy and precision.

Conclusion


The above article covers all the major and popular smartwatches in the segment. The ranking is based on many parameters and tests done by our experts.

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