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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Phosphor Touch Time Review

  • Battery lasts “up to a year”
  • Always-on monochrome display
  • Solid build quality
  • Supports multiple languages
  • Limited functionality
  • Finicky touchscreen
  • Expensive
Our Score 5

Garmin fenix 2 Review

  • Handsome, ruggedly clean design
  • Smart Notifications (email, texts, and caller ID)
  • Swim track with stroke identification
  • Ski and Snowboard run tracking
  • Water Resistant to 50 meters
  • Surprisingly light for its size
  • Steep learning curve
  • No smartphone control over watch functionality
  • Bluetooth turns off when ANT+ sensors are…
  • No Tide Charts, GPS spotty in open water
Our Score 8

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

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

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

Martian Passport MP100WSB Review

  • Voice control is handy
  • Smart notification system
  • Separate battery for clock
  • Works with Android and iOS
  • Not waterproof
  • Tiny screen
  • Big and chunky
  • Replacing the watch battery nearly impossible
Our Score 4

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

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