Editors' Choice

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

Garmin Fenix 3 HR review

Those who don’t mind a big, beautiful hunk of performance tracking tech on their wrist won’t find another watch that does what the fenix 3 HR does and looks so good doing it. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Garmin Fenix 3 HR Review

  • 24/7 Heart rate monitoring
  • Smart Notifications
  • Customizable vibrating alarms
  • Sapphire lens
  • Regular software updates
  • Heart rate monitor has trouble with vigorous…
  • Move alarm seems random
Our Score 9

Pebble 2 + Heart Rate Review

  • Excellent battery life
  • Accurate sleep tracking
  • Snappy performance
  • Wildly inaccurate heart rate monitor
  • Dated design
  • Primitive operating system
  • Dim screen
  • No Wi-Fi or GPS support
  • Cannot compete with modern smartwatches
Our Score 4

Samsung Gear S2 Review

  • Beautiful round design
  • Elegant, fluid user interface
  • Rotating bezel is a true innovation
  • 2-3 day battery life
  • Barely any usable apps
  • Reactivation Lock is buggy
  • Fitness functions are very limited
Our Score 6.5

Apple Watch Series 2 Review

  • Brighter screen is legible outside
  • Waterproof and ready to swim
  • Apps launch faster
  • WatchOS 3 is streamlined
  • Only watch that fits female wrists
  • Expensive
  • One-day battery life
Our Score 8

Suunto Ambit3 Vertical Review

  • Water resistant to 100 meters
  • Stunning “Suunto movie” mode for social media…
  • Downloadable Training plans
  • Customizable apps
  • Water resistant heart rate strap for swimming
  • Complex menus, vague app documentation
  • Only one alarm
  • Monochrome display
Our Score 7

Mobvoi Ticwatch 2 Review

  • Brilliant display
  • Slick operating system
  • Stellar call quality
  • Attractive design
  • Low price for a smartwatch
  • Tickle slider isn’t responsive or fast
  • Needs touch-resistive features
  • Some parts of the app and watch are in Mandarin
  • Voice assistant has trouble with requests
Our Score 6

Casio WSD-F10 Review

  • Robust outdoor features
  • Rugged design
  • Clever dual-layer LCD
  • Confidently runs Android Wear
  • Smart three-button design
  • Too bulky to forget you’re wearing
  • Battery life isn’t enough for outdoor wear
  • No GPS
  • Fickle proprietary charging cable
  • Expensive
  • Circular screen has one flat edge
Our Score 5

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Review

  • Wide curved display shows stats
  • Heart rate tracking
  • Tons of fitness metrics
  • Notification support
  • 3 day battery life
  • Still too big for the small wristed
  • The interface is too dense
  • No iOS support -- yet
Our Score 8