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 review (Updated for OS 2.0)

Apple has made the first piece of wearable tech that feels friendly and has a little bit of quirky character about it. We test it out to see if it’ll take smartwatches mainstream. 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

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

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

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

Huawei Watch Review

  • Stylish unisex look
  • Latest version of Android Wear
  • Several strap and color options
  • Sharp, high-res screen
  • Battery barely lasts one day
  • Same price as the Apple Watch
  • Android Wear still has kinks
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