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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Withings Activite Pop Review

  • Same great activity tracking
  • Silent alarm
  • Sleep tracking
  • Fun, colorful designs
  • Long battery life
  • No sapphire glass or leather band
  • Only one strap included
Our Score 9

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

Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Review

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

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

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

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

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

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