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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Garmin fenix Review

  • Stylish, sophisticated, rugged design
  • Huge display reads well during serious activity
  • Solid GPS tracking options
  • ANT+ and Bluetooth communication
  • Good battery life
  • Menu layout is confusing and difficult to navigate…
  • Profiles and data pages are complicated to set up
  • Documentation lacks in detail
Our Score 7.5

Qualcomm Toq Review

  • Fast way to see notifications
  • Mirasol display works well
  • Thinner than some smartwatches
  • Screen has poor color
  • Light is uneven and washes screen out
  • Battery life lasts about 2 days
  • Requires a special charging box
  • Expensive $350 price
  • No way to respond to notifications
  • Lack of buttons can be frustrating
Our Score 5

Motorola Moto 360 Review

  • Beautiful round screen
  • Stainless steel design
  • Best Android Wear watch yet
  • Fantastic wireless charging cradle
  • Heart-rate monitor
  • Always-on pedometer
  • Poor battery life (1 day)
  • Android Wear is confusing, useless
  • Sync and setup is a hassle
  • Lights up at inappropriate times
Our Score 7

Garmin VivoFit Review

  • Sleek, modern design
  • Waterproof to 50 meters
  • Always-on display
  • One-year battery life
  • ANT+ compatibility
  • Heart-rate monitor functionality
  • Automatic uploading to Garmin Connect
  • No alarms, tones or vibrations of any kind
  • No backlight to see after dark
Our Score 7

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

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

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

Withings Activite Review

  • Gorgeous design
  • Silent Alarm
  • Accurate step count
  • Waterproof
  • No charging required
  • Limited functionality
  • Watch batteries required
  • Slow syncing
  • Pricey
Our Score 9