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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LG G Watch R Review

  • Strong, water resistant, metal construction
  • Very comfortable to wear
  • Bright, fully circular P-OLED touchscreen
  • Excellent voice controls
  • Surprisingly long battery life
  • Big for small wrists
  • Android Wear is still a work in progress
  • Limited offline use
Our Score 7

Huawei TalkBand B2 Review

  • Excellent build quality
  • Calls sound great
  • Android and iOS compatibility
  • It’s different enough to be cool
  • Who wears a Bluetooth earpiece anymore?
  • No notifications
  • Too large to wear all the time
Our Score 6

Nike+ SportWatch GPS Review

  • Comfortable, smart design
  • Built-in USB connector
  • Powerful, intuitive Web-based interface
  • Long battery life
  • Accurate GPS by TomTom
  • Reasonably affordable
  • Not practical for everyday wear
  • Using Nike+ sensor requires Nike shoes
  • Little flexibility and zero non-running features
Our Score 8

Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50 Review

  • Built-in GPS
  • Voice control works well
  • Category leading IP68 rating
  • Excellent build quality
  • Annoying charging system
  • Android Wear is still cumbersome to use
  • Proprietary wrist bands
  • GPS kills the battery
Our Score 7

Samsung Gear Live Review

  • Sharp, bright OLED screen
  • Less hideous than competitors
  • Wear works with any modern Android device
  • More novel than useful
  • Unreliable voice input
  • Design still undeniably bulky, dorky
  • Short battery life, charging cradle
  • Randomly disconnects
Our Score 5

Netatmo June Review

  • Inconspicuous, fashionable design
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Reliable sun detection
  • Long battery life
  • Not waterproof
  • Limited functionality
  • Excessive notifications
Our Score 5

Martian Notifier Watch Review

  • Very affordable at $130
  • Works with Android and iOS
  • Separate battery for clock
  • Smart notification system
  • Limited functionality
  • Not waterproof
  • Requires proprietary cable
  • Screen is tiny
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