Despite similar prices, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro offers more and often comes out on top
The Garmin Forerunner 745 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro offer a lot for their premium price tags, though the Watch 5 Pro leans more into its smartwatch roots than the Forerunner 745. Neither of these smartwatches made our list of the best Android smartwatches, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth checking out, especially if you’re looking for an assortment of exercise features.
Clean up on Amazon, aisle one
The Pixel Watch and Samsung's Galaxy Watch are sapping a ton of oxygen in the Wear OS world right now. Recent investments in development have helped the platform make a tiny dent against the Apple Watch on the market, but truthfully, we'd really like to see more players come back on the field. Mobvoi looks set up to provide with the TicWatch Pro 5 this year and we've got all we need to know thanks to some errant uploads appearing on a Canadian Amazon product page.
Google looks to make a statement with its first smartwatch, but Samsung also proves itself with the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
A good fitness smartwatch comes with the right tools for the job, and that's exactly the case Google and Samsung make with their respective models. The Pixel Watch carries a heavy influence from Fitbit, while the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is an attempt to cater to the active crowd looking for something robust and rugged all at once. We've reviewed both, and while the focus between them is largely similar, how they execute on that vision differs a fair bit, from the fit and design to the feature set and functionality.
The company is shutting down the Halo division for good
Offerings from Fitbit, Xiaomi, and Garmin dominate our list of the best fitness trackers. But these are not the only companies dabbling in such wearables. Shopping giant Amazon also has a range of affordable fitness trackers under the Halo brand that pack all the health tracking features you can wish for. Admittedly though, Halo fitness trackers were never as popular as the likes of Fitbits and Garmins. Add in the slowdown in consumer spending, and Amazon has decided it's time to shut down its Halo division for good.
Pixel Watch Bands to suit any style
Google seems to have its finger on the pulse when it comes to producing top-quality products that are desirable to consumers. With the latest Google Pixel 7 garnering massive attention within the first few weeks of its release, it's no wonder Google had to dip a toe into the smartwatch pool. The Google Pixel Watch has only been available for about six months now. And despite having some bumps along the road, it has already become a top contender in the smartwatch world, competing alongside some of the best Android smartwatches.
Classic design with modern features
The best smartwatches tend to share some common traits, such as a large display, software customization, fitness tracking, and various apps. To carve out a niche, Withings has chosen to go in an entirely different direction with the ScanWatch. Withings designed a striking and classically designed timepiece offering a wide range of health-tracking features.
Let's start with a larger size option, for one
Google's first self-branded wearable, the Google Pixel Watch, was released in 2022 to mixed reception. While we appreciate its unique look and quick performance, middling battery life and a high MSRP hold it back from being an unqualified success. With that in mind, we're looking to the future. Google hasn't confirmed it's working on a sequel to the Pixel Watch, but we can assume it is. Here's what we hope it'll be like and what we can infer from the company's silence so far.
Get one for $60 off or even more with the right trade-in
Samsung's Galaxy Watch 5 is an incredible smartwatch. It's as stylish as they come, refining what the Galaxy Watch 4 brought to the table with improvements to battery life and some minor design tweaks. But with a price tag of $280, this top-rated watch might be just a bit out of reach of some shoppers. Thankfully, there are two great deals available right now on Samsung's latest wearable — making this your chance to grab the Watch 5 at its lowest price yet.
Your Apple Watch includes lots of helpful functionality - if you know where to look. Here are the best tips for new Watch users
matching with Android devices, the Watch is still a powerful accessory for your life. And we have ways to make it even better for beginners.
Samsung could unveil its new range of smartwatches this August
Samsung leads the pack of the best Android smartwatches with its Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro duo refining an already very successful wearable. However, the iconic rotating bezel, which we've seen on the Galaxy Watch lineup for a while now, got the boot with this latest generation. Fortunately, a recent revelation by a tech YouTuber indicated that Samsung might rectify this oversight and restore the rotating bezel for the Galaxy Watch 6. Now a notable source is chiming in with additional support for that idea.
The Apple Watch makes it easy to set simple daily fitness goals for health improvement. Here's how it works
Apple's Activity app (a.k.a. the Fitness app) is deeply integrated into the Apple ecosystem, capable of storing tons of helpful data for you, your trainer, and even your doctor. The fitness app pairs especially well with an Apple Watch. The latest models have extensive sensors to keep track of your heart rate, steps counted, and even the oxygen in your blood. Tracking your numbers can help you get your resting heart rate down, your cardio heart rate up, and increase your calories burned, among other smartwatch-oriented goals.
Your new smartwatch should be as bold as you, and these Galaxy Watch 5 colors are here to inspire
Durable Sapphire Crystal Glass, longer battery life, and upgraded health sensors position the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 to take the crown of best Android smartwatch. However, before you slap one on your wrist, you have to make a crucial decision: which Galaxy Watch 5 color will grace your wrist? While two of the launch colors were basically unchanged, the newcomers can turn heads for all the right reasons, giving us a much more difficult color decision this time around.
Check the time and see a 3D-animated elephant dance all at once
The first thing you'll usually want to do when you get a new smartwatch is to figure out what face to use. While it's easy enough to install Google's Pixel Watch faces on any Wear OS device, they might not be for everyone. This week, Facer launched a new set of 3D-animated watch faces to add an extra flair to your wearable.
The new chipset might also improve battery life
Though the Samsung Galaxy Watch series ranks among our favorite Android smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 5 didn't offer any processor-related upgrades over its predecessor. Several leaks have already indicated that the forthcoming Galaxy Watch 6 could feature a larger display, but new rumors show it could also include a faster chipset.
The Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra already offer a similar feature
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 largely shares the same internals as the Watch 4 with only some minor tweaks. As for the Pro model, it packs the same internals, albeit in a rugged chassis that can take on any terrain possible. And thanks to the larger chassis, it also packs a bigger battery allowing it to provide multi-day battery life. Both these smartwatches also pack an IR-based temperature sensor, but it has remained inactive so far. Eight months since the Galaxy Watch 5 series went on sale, Samsung is finally activating the wearable's temperature sensor, but it may not benefit you.
Protect your Google Pixel Watch’s display by adding one of these excellent screen protectors
The Google Pixel Watch is one of the best Android smartwatches you can buy right now, and one of the biggest reasons for that is its high-end styling, which blew us away when we reviewed it. If you want to keep your Google Pixel Watch looking as gorgeous as the day you took it out of the box, investing in a screen protector will keep it safe from the knocks and scratches of everyday wear and tear.
The gorgeous Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is cheaper than it's ever been
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is the company's first "Pro" model, and it earns the name with a premium feel and a great suite of health-tracking features. Now that it's on sale and a bit more affordable, it's a good choice for someone who wants a smartwatch built with great materials and a decent battery. Last week, Amazon began selling this device for $395 which was one of the few times we've seen it drop below the $400 mark. Now, the watch only costs $363 after a further discount, making it an even better price than before and a bit of a no-brainer if you've been considering the Watch 5 Pro.
After hitting some delays, the watch is expected to ship May 1
This past January at CES, Citizen introduced its second-generation CZ Smart smartwatch, featuring some interesting-sounding NASA-derived tech. Sales were supposed to get underway in March, but after a bit of a false start, the wearable is now finally available for preorder, ahead of a May 1 release.
A chunky Fitbit Versa-like design, with a built-in camera and cellular connectivity
Fitbit makes some of the best fitness wearables on the market. But they target adults and aim to track their vital sleep and health metrics. While the company has made some kid-centric fitness bands like the Fitbit Ace, they have been a cut-down version of one of its wearables. There were rumors of the Google-owned company working on a dedicated kids' smartwatch with a built-in camera and cellular connectivity. Now, the first alleged images of the watch have made their way to the internet, revealing its chunky design.
You don't have to settle for just one band to outfit your Fitbit Charge 5 when there are so many others to choose from
Fitbit makes smartwatches, yet it first gained fame with some of the best fitness trackers, including the Fitbit Charge 5. The colorful screen is great, but the features and performance make it worth wearing daily. So, why not accessorize your Charge 5 for every situation?