Here Are The Top 10 Best Fitness Smart Watches 2018
This list made of the latest fitness smart watches includes only smart watches that satisfy these specs:
- Most smart watches feature fitness applications, but fitness smart watches, to be included in this list, must at least include an actual heart rate monitor
- Of course, they must still also act as genuine smart watches, not just fitness bands.
Based on this fitness smart watch's aggregated ranking of 86%, we believe that the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is currently the best fitness smart watch 2018. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 2040 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that pushes us to call it a "no-brainer best choice."
|Average rating: (86%) (2040 reviews over 3 sources)|
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Based on 4.5 stars averaged over 1794 reviews, here is what we consider the second best fitness smart watch. * These choices are based on a full computation of hundreds of fitness smart watch reviews from around the web.
The Watch 2 is a second-generation smartwatch from Huawei, whose display with a DPI of 326 and a 380 x 390 resolution, 768MB-RAM, battery with 420mAh of power, and 4.1 Bluetooth technology are its key specs.
|Average rating: (85%) (1794 reviews over 4 sources)|
The Forerunner 920XT is a multisport fitness smartwatch from Garmin's Forerunner catalog, embracing specifications like a 1.85-inch screen with a 205 x 148 display resolution, a 4-month usage time from its lithium-ion battery when used only as a watch, a built-in GPS receiver, and a 5-ATM waterproof casing.
|Average rating: (90%) (580 reviews over 3 sources)|
The Fenix 3 drops touch-screen functionality in favor of tactile physical buttons, which seems practical especially during activities involving water-exposure (given the difficulty to control a wet touch screen).
|Average rating: (89%) (686 reviews over 3 sources)|
The Pebble 2 Plus Heart Rate is a fitness smartwatch from Pebble, gathering a monochrome E-paper display, a mineral glass display cover, polymer chassis and buttons, Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, an optical HRM sensor, and a 30-meter water-resistance as its key specifications.
|Average rating: (83%) (559 reviews over 3 sources)|
The Fenix 3 Sapphire is a sapphire-covered fitness smartwatch that presents a 1.2-inch transflective MIP display with 218 x 218 resolution, a 32MB internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, and a 300mAh lithium-ion battery.
|Average rating: (87%) (852 reviews over 3 sources)|
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The Watch Series 3 is an upgraded version of the Watch Series 2 luxury smartwatch with a 16-GB memory, and could now call and text without being connected to a phone, sports a later Bluetooth version of 4.2, and houses more features for fitness workouts, such as an SOS call and the exercise score for competing against others.
The W280A is an Android Wear 2.0 fitness smart watch that monitors the user's heart rate and blood volume changes that bedazzles with its 480 x 480 resolution 1.38-inch display (348 DPI), but bores with its 120-minute 3G talk time.
|Average rating: (71%) (95 reviews over 2 sources)|
The Watch Style is a simple quad-core IP67-rated (for protection against water and dust) smart watch for both men and women, running on the Android Wear 2.0 OS, that relies on its Always On feature, 360x360 resolution on a 1.2-inch circular P-OLED display, and 299ppi pixel density.
|Average rating: (74%) (113 reviews over 2 sources)|
The Huawei Fit is a round-face fitness smartwatch from Huawei touting a 1.04-inch 208 x 208 resolution memory LCD screen with a 200PPI pixel density, an 80mAh lithium-ion battery with up to six days of usage time, and a magnetic charge port.
|Average rating: (70%) (256 reviews over 3 sources)|
The Approach X40 is a sleek fitness smartwatch from Garmin's approach catalog that sports an optical HRM sensor, a 1.18-inch 160 x 68 resolution monochrome LCD touchscreen with a mineral glass display cover, an on-board GPS antenna, a non-replaceable wristband, and a lithium-ion battery with a 5-day usage time when the GPS is turned off.
|Average rating: (81%) (270 reviews over 3 sources)|
The WSD-F10 is a fitness-ready smartwatch with MIL-STD-801-grade protection, using an interesting dual-layer display setup with a 1.32-inch 320 x 300-resolution TFT touchscreen under a monochrome LCD, providing a 512MB RAM plus 4GB internal storage, and utilizing Bluetooth 4.1 LE for smartphone connectivity.
|Average rating: (72%) (64 reviews over 2 sources)|
The Nabu Watch is a fitness smartwatch from RAZER's Nabu catalog, harboring a green-colored 128 x 16 OLED screen, a mineral glass display-finish, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a coin cell (CR2032) supporting its main battery function if the smart battery is down.
|Average rating: (72%) (50 reviews over 3 sources)|
The Quatix 3 is a water-loving fitness smartwatch enfolding a round 1.2-inch transflective MIP 218 x 218 resolution screen, a sapphire display cover, a 32MB on-board memory, and a 6-week usage time courtesy of its 300mAh lithium-ion battery.
The Vivoactive HR is a touch-enabled fitness smartwatch with Garmin's GPS receiver technology, holding a 1.13-inch quadrilateral display with a 205 x 148 resolution, two physical interface buttons, a built-in optical pulse rate sensor, and compatibility with Android/iOS/Windows 10 Phone smartphones (Garmin Connect app required).
The Forerunner 630 needs to pair with a separate wireless heart rate monitor or cadence sensor (Optional accessories) to use some of its other fitness-tracking features.
The Spark Cardio Music seems to pair with a compatible smartphone in order to update workout summaries only, which appears restricted compared to other models with push notifications from SMS or email.
The Forerunner 235 easily records your active and resting pulse rates using a built-in optical sensor, which seems favorable compared to a chest strap monitor used by other brands.
The 360 Sport is a fitness-oriented smartwatch that introduces a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (APQ 8026 model) chipset with 512MB of RAM, a 1.37-inch 360 X 325 resolution AnyLight Hybrid display, and a 300mAh battery as some of its significant components.
The Huawei 55020539 affixes an optical heart rate sensor on its back cover and lacks a built-in GPS receiver, which barely qualifies it as fitness model, but skirts along the luxury sub-category due to its price and design.
The Traverse prepares additional sensors like a barometric-altimeter and a thermometer in order to track more environmental data for outdoor activities.
The Forerunner 25 Women is a mid-range fitness smartwatch for women, arriving with a 1.07-inch 128 x 128 pixel resolution monochrome LCD, a mineral glass display cover, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a built-in GPS receiver, and a 5-ATM waterproof chassis.
The Forerunner 25 tracks your location using its built-in GPS receiver during outdoor runs, which overlays your running path over a map when viewed through its Garmin Connect app.
The Ambit3 Run records your current location's altitude through GPS data only, while other smartwatch models make use of a built-in barometric-altimeter for a real-time reading.
The Epix displays GPS-accurate maps like most other GPS-equipped smartwatches, but works with worldwide shaded relief basemaps with topography view, City Navigator maps, and BlueChart G2 maps.
The IRONMAN RUN X50 Plus lacks activity-tracking sensors like an accelerometer or optical heart-rate monitor, which leaves it dependent to the paired smartphone for gathering workout data.
The Vivoactive pairs with both Android and iOS devices to receive alerts and notifications through bluetooth, but requires the Garmin Connect app to be installed in order to work.
The Alpha 2 only pairs with a compatible smartphone to update its workout summary data, unlike other brands with notifications and other alerts.
The Ambit3 Peak ostensibly targets hikers by embarking a barometricaltimeter to measure altitude and an electroniccompass.
The Ambit3 Sport allows more activity-tracking options like cycling and swimming, unlike its entry-level model, which is limited to running and sleep.
The Forerunner 225 uses its optical heart rate sensor to provide information about current oxygen levels and pulse rate.
The SmartWatch 3 opts not to include a heart-rate monitor, which most flagship smartwatches from other manufacturers have out-of-the box.
The Fuse delivers real-time performance metrics, such as pulse rate and repetition count, through its 3-axis accelerometer and optical HRM sensor.
The Surge is a fitness smartwatch with a built-in optical heart rate sensor, declaring a Gorilla Glass-protected monochrome LCD touch display, a 5-ATM water resistant housing, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a 7-day battery life as its noteworthy specs.
The M400 is a fitness smartwatch capable of tracking activities like running, cycling, and even sleep, wielding a 1.31-inch always-on 128 x 128 resolution display, and a 190mAh lithium-polymer battery.
The Approach S6 focuses on golf-related activity tracking and information like swing metrics, course maps, and game score.
The V800 unfortunately depends on a separate HRM accessory to keep users updated about their performance pulse rates, while other fitness-tracking smartwatches include built-in optical heart rate sensors.
The D2 Bravo is described to be able to serve as a backup flight navigation and GPS system for pilots or flying aficionados.
The Forerunner 620 apparently requires some separately sold accessories to fully maximize its activity tracking options for heart and recovery rates.
The S4 surprisingly limits its fitness tracking to golf-related actions only, unlike other Garmin models with multiple activity-tracking capabilities.
The Runner is a fitness-based smartwatch holding Tomtom's GPSQuickFix tracking technology, also bringing along a 1.31-inch 168 x 144 resolution black-and-white display, a 10-hour battery life, and pairing with compatible smartphones through Bluetooth 4.0.
The Classic is a simple fitness-tracking smartwatch holding a 1.25-inch E-paper display with a 144 ? 168 resolution, an 80MHz ARM Cortex-M3 chipset with a humble 128KB RAM, and an 8MB internal storage.