The Best Smartwatches for January 2021

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If you have been planning to replace your current smartwatches, there are new models that you can use for the rest of 2021. Depending on your location, there could be deals that allow you to get smartwatches at amazing prices. When choosing a smartwatch, there are a few things to consider. Although price can be one of your main considerations, you should get the most relevant features. As an example, if you prefer smartwatches that can provide notifications, track physical activities and measure sleep quality, make sure that you get the best model available. Here are models to consider:

Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE has 1.78-inch display, watchOS 7 operating system, 32GB of internal storage, 18 hours of battery life, NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi supports. You should consider the Apple Watch SE if you prefer premium design and an Apple Watch with more affordable price. However, the battery life is much shorter than competing models.

Apple Watch 6

Apple Watch 6 has 1.78-inch display, Apple S6 processor, 32GB of internal storage, 18 hours of battery life, wireless charging, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It’s a top-tier Apple Watch model that you can get today with always-on display and great additions of colours. Unfortunately, the battery life is weak and there’s no headline upgrade.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has 1.2-inch or 1.4-inch display with 360 x 360 resolution, depending on the variant. Other features are dual-core 1.15GHz processor, 8GB of internal storage, 3 days of battery life, wireless charging, LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and IP68 water resistance. This smartwatch has excellent premium design and useful rotating bezel. However, the price is quite steep and the battery life could be better.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 has 1.2-inch display with 360 x 360 resolution, Tizen operating system, 1.15GHz dual-core processor, 4GB internal storage, 2 days battery life, wireless charging, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Just like the Galaxy Watch 3, the Watch Active 2 has rotating digital bezel and high-end design. Compared to the Apple Watch, Tizen OS still feels limited in terms of features.

Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit Versa 3 has 1.58-inch display, Fitbit operating system, 6 days battery life, magnetic charging, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi. This smartwatch is preferable for people who seeks a comfortable and lightweight device. Unfortunately, the side button is poorly implemented.

Fitbit Versa Lite

Fitbit Versa Lite has a display with 300 x 300 LCD display, Fitbit OS, 4 days battery life, magnetic charging, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This smartwatch is appealing due to the low price and decent battery life. However, there’s no built-in GPS functionality.  

Fossil Sport

Fossil Sport has 1.2-inch display with 390 x 390 resolution, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 4GB internal storage, 2 days battery life, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This lightweight smartwatch is quite powerful for its size. However, its GPS can be a bit problematic and it lacks some high-end features. With the Snapdragon Wear 3100 mobile chipset, you can get smoother performance compared many other smartwatch models.