Here Are The Top 10 Best Fitness Smart Watches As Of January, 2021

This list presenting 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.


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Based on this fitness smart watch's aggregated ranking of 93%, we believe that the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is currently Alphachooser's best fitness smart watch 2021. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 40444 reviews from multiple sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that pushes us to call it a "no-brainer best choice."

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

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Based on 4.5 stars averaged over 205593 reviews, here is what we consider second best fitness smart watch. * These choices are based on a full computation of hundreds of fitness smart watch reviews from around the web.

Fitbit Versa 2 FB507BKBK

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The Gear S3 Frontier also offers an LTE-ready version carried by both T-Mobile and AT&T, which is equipped to handle full-telephony functions.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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The Forerunner 735XT aims to attract users who prefer brick workouts (duathlon/triathlon) with its multi-sport activity tracking mode.

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

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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.

Garmin Forerunner 235

More fitness smart watches, sorted by the latest model first:

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.

LG Watch Sport

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.

Huawei Watch 2

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.

LG Watch Style

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.

Huawei Fit

The Ticwatch 2 features a "Tickle" strip on the right flank of its enclosure, which allows users to navigate menus with a swipe of their finger.

Mobvoi Ticwatch 2

The Traverse Alpha boasts a programmable GPS receiver function, which allows users to set the GPS-recording rate in order to conserve battery.

Suunto Traverse Alpha

The Gear Fit-2 delivers real-time location tracking with its built-in GPS system, which lets users map their various outdoor workouts or activities -- a rather-common feature, though.

Samsung Gear Fit-2

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.

Garmin Approach X40

The Blaze delivers continuous heart rate-monitoring through its PurePulse pulse rate-tracking technology as well as an automated sleep-tracking feature.

Fitbit Blaze

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.

RAZER Nabu Watch

The S20 is designed to track fitness activities like running, cycling, or even sleeping, but is mainly programmed for golf.

Garmin S20

The Tactix Bravo prepares to dive down from the sky with its Jumpmaster skydiving activity-tracking feature, which, according to Garmin, offers detailed altitude and speed of descent information.

Garmin Tactix Bravo

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).

Garmin Vivoactive HR

The Nabu 2015 is the first fitness smartwatch from Gaming peripheral-maker RAZER, assembling a 128 x 16 resolution monochrome OLED display, a mineral glass display cover, Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, and a 6-day lithium-polymer battery all into a slim splash-resistant body (which appears shorter than other models without an optical HRM sensor).

RAZER Nabu 2015

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.

Motorola 360 Sport

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.

Huawei 55020539

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.

Garmin Forerunner 25 Women

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.

Garmin Forerunner 25

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.

Suunto Ambit3 Run

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.

Garmin Epix

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.

Timex IRONMAN RUN X50+

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.

Garmin Vivoactive

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).

Garmin Fenix 3

The Ambit3 Peak ostensibly targets hikers by embarking a barometricaltimeter to measure altitude and an electroniccompass.

Suunto Ambit3 Peak

The Forerunner 225 uses its optical heart rate sensor to provide information about current oxygen levels and pulse rate.

Garmin Forerunner 225

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.

Garmin Forerunner 920XT

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.

Fitbit Surge

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.

Polar M400

The Approach S6 focuses on golf-related activity tracking and information like swing metrics, course maps, and game score.

Garmin Approach S6

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.

Polar V800

The D2 Bravo is described to be able to serve as a backup flight navigation and GPS system for pilots or flying aficionados.

Garmin D2 Bravo

The Forerunner 620 apparently requires some separately sold accessories to fully maximize its activity tracking options for heart and recovery rates.

Garmin Forerunner 620

The S4 surprisingly limits its fitness tracking to golf-related actions only, unlike other Garmin models with multiple activity-tracking capabilities.

Garmin S4

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.

Pebble Classic

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