Here Are The Top 10 Best Fitness Smart Watches 2018

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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.


The List:


Best Model 2018*
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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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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Second Best
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#2
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4.5
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Great
Huawei Watch 2

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)   
Also Good
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#3
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4.5
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Garmin S20

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

Average rating:
(88%) (483 reviews over 3 sources)   
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#4
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4.5
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High
Garmin Tactix Bravo

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.

Average rating:
(87%) (80 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
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#5
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4.5
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Great
Garmin Forerunner 920XT

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)   
Also Good
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#6
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4.5
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Great
Garmin Fenix 3

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)   
Also Good
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#7
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4
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Great
Pebble 2 + Heart Rate

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)   
Also Good
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#8
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4.5
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Great
Garmin Forerunner 230

The Forerunner 230 provides a wrist-based optical heart rate sensor, which helps provide real-time performance feedback to the user.

Average rating:
(86%) (914 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
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#9
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4.5
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Great
Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire

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)   
Also Good
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#10
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4
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High
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

Average rating:
(83%) (90 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Apple Watch Series 3

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.

LG Watch Sport

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)   
LG Watch Style

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)   
Huawei Fit

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)   
Mobvoi Ticwatch 2

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.

Average rating:
(78%) (29 reviews)   
Samsung Gear Fit-2

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.

Average rating:
(69%) (3115 reviews over 4 sources)   
Garmin Approach X40

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)   
Casio WSD-F10

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)   
Garmin Forerunner 735XT

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

Average rating:
(80%) (348 reviews over 3 sources)   
RAZER Nabu Watch

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)   
Garmin Quatix 3

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.

Average rating:
(67%) (19 reviews over 3 sources)   
Garmin Vivoactive HR

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).

Average rating:
(74%) (2569 reviews over 4 sources)   
Garmin Forerunner 630

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.

Average rating:
(83%) (232 reviews over 3 sources)   
TomTom Spark Cardio Music

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.

Average rating:
(75%) (1251 reviews over 5 sources)   
Garmin Forerunner 235

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.

Average rating:
(83%) (1857 reviews over 4 sources)   
Motorola 360 Sport

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.

Average rating:
(68%) (667 reviews over 3 sources)   
Huawei 55020539

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.

Average rating:
(83%) (1417 reviews over 4 sources)   
Suunto Traverse

The Traverse prepares additional sensors like a barometric-altimeter and a thermometer in order to track more environmental data for outdoor activities.

Average rating:
(83%) (185 reviews over 4 sources)   
Garmin Forerunner 25 Women

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.

Average rating:
(80%) (391 reviews over 4 sources)   
Garmin Forerunner 25

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.

Average rating:
(80%) (391 reviews over 4 sources)   
Suunto Ambit3 Run

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.

Average rating:
(81%) (63 reviews over 3 sources)   
Garmin Epix

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.

Average rating:
(77%) (73 reviews over 3 sources)   
Timex IRONMAN RUN X50+

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.

Average rating:
(51%) (25 reviews over 2 sources)   
Garmin Vivoactive

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.

Average rating:
(82%) (2549 reviews over 5 sources)   
Mio Alpha 2

The Alpha 2 only pairs with a compatible smartphone to update its workout summary data, unlike other brands with notifications and other alerts.

Average rating:
(69%) (463 reviews over 3 sources)   
Suunto Ambit3 Peak

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

Average rating:
(87%) (307 reviews over 3 sources)   
Suunto Ambit3 Sport

The Ambit3 Sport allows more activity-tracking options like cycling and swimming, unlike its entry-level model, which is limited to running and sleep.

Average rating:
(80%) (110 reviews over 3 sources)   
Garmin Forerunner 225

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

Average rating:
(83%) (696 reviews over 3 sources)   
Sony SmartWatch 3

The SmartWatch 3 opts not to include a heart-rate monitor, which most flagship smartwatches from other manufacturers have out-of-the box.

Average rating:
(77%) (1753 reviews over 5 sources)   
Mio Fuse

The Fuse delivers real-time performance metrics, such as pulse rate and repetition count, through its 3-axis accelerometer and optical HRM sensor.

Average rating:
(67%) (1097 reviews over 4 sources)   
Fitbit Surge

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.

Average rating:
(64%) (8927 reviews over 3 sources)   
Polar M400

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.

Average rating:
(77%) (2293 reviews over 4 sources)   
Garmin Approach S6

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

Average rating:
(72%) (147 reviews over 2 sources)   
Polar V800

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.

Average rating:
(79%) (406 reviews over 3 sources)   
Garmin D2 Bravo

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

Average rating:
(79%) (45 reviews over 3 sources)   
Garmin Forerunner 620

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

Average rating:
(84%) (691 reviews over 3 sources)   
Garmin S4

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

Average rating:
(79%) (431 reviews over 3 sources)   
Tomtom Runner

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.

Average rating:
(75%) (1555 reviews over 3 sources)   
Pebble Classic

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.

Average rating:
(72%) (4285 reviews over 4 sources)   
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