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

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Fossil Q Founder Review

  • High-class style
  • Strong build quality
  • Looks like a mechanical watch
  • Competitive price
  • IP67 protection rating
  • Screen doesn't fill watch face
  • Charging pillow is impractical
  • Lacking high-tech features
Our Score 8

Fitbit Surge Review

  • Integrated GPS and continuous heart rate…
  • Easy to setup and use
  • Automatic sleep tracking
  • Excellent battery life
  • Design is large, clunky, and dated
  • Not really a smart watch
  • Drab, monocolor display
Our Score 7

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

Microsoft Band 2 Review

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

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

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

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

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