Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in smartwatchs.

Apple Watch Series 2 review

The Apple Watch Series 2 brings some much-needed updates to the smartwatch, including a better processor, waterproofing, and a stunning bright display. Should you strap one on your wrist? Read our full review. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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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

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

Garmin VivoActive Review

  • On-board GPS and step tracking
  • ANT+ sensor connectivity
  • Waterproof to 5 ATM
  • Smart Notifications (phone, text, email)
  • Only one programmable alarm
  • Sleep tracking lacks detail
  • Menus can be complex
Our Score 8

Basis B1 Review

  • Onboard heart monitor
  • Vast and varied data sets
  • Impressive online profiles
  • Accurate step and activity calculation
  • Sort of hip looking (for now)
  • No iPhone app
  • App syncing issues
  • May not work for fitness enthusiasts
  • Bulky, can get stuck on your cuffs and clothing
Our Score 8

Vector Luna Review

  • A month of battery life
  • Clear, unfussy, discreet notifications
  • Stylish design
  • Well-built and durable
  • Works with iOS and Android
  • App needs more work
  • It’s not cheap
Our Score 8

LG Watch Urbane Review

  • Best circular Android Wear watch display
  • Strong two-day battery life
  • It makes a fashion statement
  • Latest Android Wear version installed
  • Divisive design
  • New software features aren’t very inspiring
  • Leather strap needs a lot of wearing in
Our Score 8

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Review

  • Wide curved display shows stats
  • Heart rate tracking
  • Tons of fitness metrics
  • Notification support
  • 3 day battery life
  • Still too big for the small wristed
  • The interface is too dense
  • No iOS support -- yet
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