Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in smartwatchs.

Apple Watch review (Updated for OS 2.0)

Apple has made the first piece of wearable tech that feels friendly and has a little bit of quirky character about it. We test it out to see if it’ll take smartwatches mainstream. See Full Review »

Our Score 8
User Score 7
Our Score 8
User Score 0

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Samsung Gear S2 Review

  • Beautiful round design
  • Elegant, fluid user interface
  • Rotating bezel is a true innovation
  • 2-3 day battery life
  • If watch dies, it takes a factory reset to…
  • More connectivity issues
  • Barely any usable apps
  • Reactivation Lock is buggy
  • Laggy notification swipe away menu
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Microsoft Band 2 Review

  • Copious sensors
  • Intuitive interface
  • Clasp is easy to scratch
  • Review unit died
  • Inconsistent sensor data
Our Score 5
User Score 0

Huawei Watch Review

  • Stylish unisex look
  • Latest version of Android Wear
  • Several strap and color options
  • Sharp, high-res screen
  • Battery barely lasts one day
  • Same price as the Apple Watch
  • Android Wear still has kinks
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Motorola Moto 360 (2015) Review

  • First female-friendly Android Wear smartwatch
  • Design your own look with Moto Maker
  • Works on iOS and Android
  • Android Wear has come a long way
  • No NFC or mobile payments yet
  • One-day battery life
  • iOS support is limited
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Asus ZenWatch 2 Review

  • Outstanding battery life
  • Fast charging
  • Highly customizable
  • No heart rate sensor
  • Plastic back plate
  • Identical display and processor as last year’s…
  • Uncomfortable strap
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Apple Watch Review

  • Unique communication methods make it special
  • Attractive design in multiple sizes
  • Notification taps are subtle
  • Setup is a breeze
  • Watch OS 2.0 fixes some app problems
  • Third-party apps crash
  • Software has a learning curve
  • One-day battery life
Our Score 8
User Score 7

Vector Luna Review

  • A month of battery life
  • Clear, unfussy, discreet notifications
  • Stylish design
  • Well-built and durable
  • Works with iOS and Android
  • App needs more work
  • It’s not cheap
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Pebble Time Review

  • Long battery life
  • Screen visible in sunlight
  • Best-looking Pebble yet
  • Waterproof
  • Terrible iOS support
  • Childish design
  • No way to brighten screen
  • Confusing interface
  • Too expensive ($200) for what it offers
Our Score 5
User Score 6