Here Are The Top 10 Best Fitness Smart Watches 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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Based on this fitness smart watch's aggregated ranking of 87%, we believe that the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is currently the best fitness smart watch 2018. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 3464 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."

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Second Best
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Based on 4.5 stars averaged over 1792 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.

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Garmin S20

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Huawei Fit

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(259 reviews)
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Fitbit Blaze

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

RAZER Nabu Watch

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(51 reviews)

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.

Garmin Quatix 3

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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.

Garmin Vivoactive HR

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(2687 reviews)

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).

TomTom Spark Cardio Music

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(1088 reviews)

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.

Garmin Forerunner 235

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(1906 reviews)

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.

Motorola 360 Sport

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(761 reviews)

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.

Huawei 55020539

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(1466 reviews)

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.

Suunto Traverse

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(174 reviews)

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

Garmin Forerunner 25 Women

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(398 reviews)

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

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(403 reviews)

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.

Suunto Ambit3 Run

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(63 reviews)

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.

Garmin Epix

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(73 reviews)

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.

Timex IRONMAN RUN X50+

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(25 reviews)

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.

Garmin Vivoactive

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(2553 reviews)

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.

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

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(110 reviews)

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

Garmin Forerunner 225

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(693 reviews)

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

Sony SmartWatch 3

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(1739 reviews)

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

Mio Fuse

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(790 reviews)

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

Fitbit Surge

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(8927 reviews)

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.

Polar M400

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(2187 reviews)

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.

Garmin Approach S6

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(147 reviews)

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

Polar V800

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(303 reviews)

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.

Garmin D2 Bravo

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(45 reviews)

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

Garmin Forerunner 620

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(691 reviews)

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

Garmin S4

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(431 reviews)

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

Tomtom Runner

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(1557 reviews)

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.

Pebble Classic

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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.

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