Here Are The Top 10 Best Fitness Smart Watches As Of August, 2018

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Alphachooser's list of the newest fitness smart watches includes only smart watches that obey to these criteria:

  • 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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Best Model 2018*
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Rank:
#1
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Score:
4.5
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Great
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Based on this fitness smart watch's aggregated ranking of 88%, we believe that the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is currently Alphachooser's best fitness smart watch 2018. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 3789 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:
(88%) (3789 reviews over 5 sources)   
Second Best
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#2
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Score:
4.5
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Great

Based on 4.5 stars averaged over 1804 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.

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:
(86%) (1804 reviews over 3 sources)   
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Also Good
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#3
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4.5
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Great
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The S20 is designed to track fitness activities like running, cycling, or even sleeping, but is mainly programmed for golf.

Average rating:
(87%) (585 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
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#4
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4.5
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Great

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:
(90%) (2508 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
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#5
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Score:
4.5
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Level:
High

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%) (81 reviews over 4 sources)   
Also Good
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Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4
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Level:
Great

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%) (564 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
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Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4.5
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Great

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%) (692 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
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Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great

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%) (857 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
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Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great

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

Average rating:
(82%) (10042 reviews over 5 sources)   
Also Good
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Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great

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

Average rating:
(86%) (332 reviews over 2 sources)   

Average rating:
(76%) (4132 reviews over 6 sources)   

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Average rating:
(75%) (118 reviews over 4 sources)   

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.

Average rating:
(77%) (5 reviews over 3 sources)   

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:
(68%) (140 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:
(73%) (87 reviews over 4 sources)   

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:
(70%) (40 reviews)   

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:
(69%) (106 reviews over 4 sources)   

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:
(68%) (3130 reviews over 5 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%) (275 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(78%) (291 reviews over 5 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:
(70%) (56 reviews over 4 sources)   

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:
(78%) (2293 reviews over 4 sources)   

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:
(75%) (2142 reviews over 7 sources)   

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:
(70%) (687 reviews over 3 sources)   

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%) (174 reviews over 3 sources)   

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%) (472 reviews over 4 sources)   

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%) (473 reviews over 4 sources)   

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:
(80%) (61 reviews over 2 sources)   

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:
(80%) (81 reviews over 3 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(81%) (690 reviews over 2 sources)   

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%) (1762 reviews over 4 sources)   

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:
(66%) (789 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:
(70%) (361 reviews over 2 sources)   

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:
(66%) (1317 reviews over 2 sources)   

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%) (2189 reviews over 5 sources)   

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

Average rating:
(72%) (172 reviews over 3 sources)   

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%) (302 reviews over 3 sources)   

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)   

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

Average rating:
(79%) (356 reviews over 2 sources)   

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:
(71%) (3713 reviews over 4 sources)   
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