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 Forerunner 35 GPS running watch review

The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a sassy little Chiclet of a watch that is the most attractive, affordable heart rate monitoring GPS running watch Garmin has ever made. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Fossil Q Crewmaster Review

  • Gorgeous design
  • Reliable, easy to use app
  • Notifications from your phone
  • Fitness and sleep tracking
  • Long battery life
  • Too big for some wrists
  • No backlight
  • No individual workout tracking
Our Score 8

Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Review

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish design
  • Smart Notifications
  • Vibration alarms
  • Waterproof
  • Only one scroll button
Our Score 9

Nixon Mission Review

  • Very rugged
  • Tons of sensors
  • Useful for surfers and skiers
  • Lackluster battery
  • Too bulky
Our Score 6

Samsung Gear S3 Review

  • Simple interface with rotating bezel
  • Easily replaceable 22mm bands
  • More than a day of battery life
  • Water resistant
  • Works with Samsung Pay
  • Too big and bulky for smaller wrists
  • Not enough third-party app support
  • Android phone connection sometimes spotty
Our Score 7

Garmin Vivoactive HR Review

  • Smart notifications
  • Tracks nearly everything
  • Water resistant to 5 ATMs
  • Multiple, customizable alarms
  • Replaceable watch band
  • Clunky design
  • Heart rate monitor not reliable during vigorous…
  • Finicky touchscreen
Our Score 8

TomTom Spark 3 Review

  • Very comprehensive tracking
  • Heart monitor is quite accurate
  • Music playback is nice
  • Very easy to use
  • Route exploration is a nice addition
  • Not very stylish
  • Lots of pairing and syncing issues
Our Score 8

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