What is the Best Smart Watch 2020?


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What is the Best Smart Watch 2020?

The smart watch, the perfect accompaniment designed to compliment your mobile phone. There are so many iterations of the smart watch now, many of them with specific functions in mind. We have Apple, Fitbit, Garmin & Samsung to name but a few. There are smart watches for the gym, for the fashion conscious and even a range aimed at kids with smart technology and GPS tracking for when they start to venture out alone. There are literally hundreds to choose from so here we will look at the best smart watches of 2020 so you can make up your mind on what suits you and what you need.

What is the Best Smart Watch 2020 – For kids

Gator

Price – £99.99

This watch is actually very smart and unchildlike. This could be worn by adults and nobody would know that this was a kid’s watch. Very stylish for what it is.

Features

Packed full of the features that you would want from a kids watch and missing all the ones that cause distraction enabling them to have fun whilst you have piece of mind. The watch does not require pairing to a mobile phone as it effectively is one and carries its own sim card capable of holding 13 stored numbers. This phone has a great parent app downloadable on ios and android which has GPS tracking so you can see where your child is at all times.

Battery

The battery is this device offers 4 days on stand-by which means just using as a watch. This will obviously decrease if used for GPS and making 2 way telephone calls.

Accuracy

The pedometer on this device is very basic, although a nice touch this is not the watch’s main function. If a pedometer is what you want, this watch is not the one.

Overall

This watch is fantastic for kids and parents alike. This watch allows the kids to learn to embrace their freedom whilst the parent is safe in the knowledge that they can be tracked if needed. This is by far the best smart watch 2020 for kids.

Pro’s – GPS tracking, Parent’s app, 2way phone calls

Con’s – This watch will require a monthly subscription to one of the various plans available

Currently available in the UK

 

What is the Best Smart Watch 2020 – Style

Apple

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Price – £419

Design

This watch is the peak of apple’s wearable technology. The design is tough yet smooth and suits any wrist no matter who you are.

Features

Packed full of features, this watch has it all. This phone has heart rate monitor, GPS, noise detection warning, monthly cycle information, activity and exercise tracker, compass. With your phone on your person, this phone does it all. You can pay for stuff, use apps, call, text and listen to music. This phone is jam packed and a great all rounder. Oh, I nearly forgot to mention, this watch also tells the time with infinite faces to choose from the watch face is truly customisable.

Battery

The battery on your Apple watch will give you up to 18 hours of Battery life.

Accuracy

As mentioned earlier, this watch is a fantastic all rounder and is a great piece of tech. The accuracy on the GPS and the HR monitor is excellent when compared to other similar devices.

Overall

If you want a smart watch that is sleek, stylish and has it all, this watch is for you. Jam packed full of features and also tells the time. What more could you ask for in a wearable device?

Pro’s – Too many to count

Con’s – High price tag

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What is the Best Smart Watch 2020 – Gym

Fitbit Charge 3

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Price £129.99

Design

Not much has changed between the Charge 2 and Charge 3 but why would you need to when the watch is already a great piece of engineering. This is a great watch for casual wearers changeable straps also offer you the chance to freshen up the look or change to suit whatever you are wearing.

Features

Another watch full of features but this watch is more focused on health and fitness. This has 24hr heart rate monitor that monitors your sleep patterns so you can see how much rest you really got. Another great feature is the body energy levels monitor so that you can tailor your workout to your energy levels each day.

Battery

As all smart watch batteries, the battery life will vary with use, but this watch boasts up to a 7-day life with a single charge.

Accuracy

This watch is as accurate as they come, the energy level and sleep monitors are a great tool which are all linked to the heart rate monitor.

Overall

Slimmer and smaller than the Apple watch so maybe more attractive to the smaller wrist, this is an excellent smart watch for the casual wearer and fitness fan. I would recommend this to all.

Pro’s – Sleep monitor, changeable straps, great battery life, swimproof

Con’s – A little small so maybe not great for the largest of people

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What is the Best Smart Watch 2020 – GPS

Garmin Vivosmart HR+

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Price £109.95

Design

This watch is very much substance over style. The watch is not that great to look at, but the functionality is great if you are using it for running/ cycling or anything else that may require a GPS or lap time counter.

Features

This watch’s main feature is the GPS which unlike many other smart watches, can be used without your mobile phone present. That means you can leave you phone at home whilst embarking on your daily Strava route. Once home again, you can simply sync with your phone and see all of the details you need.

Battery

Due to the lack of unnecessary features on this phone, the battery will last up to 8 hours in GPS mode and 5 days in smart mode. This is great work from Garmin.

Accuracy

I can personally attest to the accuracy of the GPS on this device as this is the one that I use when I am cycling. The HR monitor is also very accurate and one of the best available wrist mounted monitors.

Overall

This is not the watch to wow your friends in the pub. This watch is not designed to be sleek or stylish but boy does it perform the way you need if you are a keen runner or cyclist. Like I said, this is the one I already use so I can attest to how good it really is.

Pro’s – Excellent GPS, Independent HR monitor

Con’s – Not too stylish

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What is the Best smart watch 2020 – Best all rounder

Samsung Galaxy Active 2

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Price – £275.40

Design

The first of our watches that has the increasingly more popular circular bezel. This watch looks and feels great and has Samsung technology to back it up.

Features

Much like the Apple watch, this smart watch from the juggernaut that is Samsung is packed full of features to assist you every day. This watch has a great sleep monitor and it also has a real time running coach to keep you there when the motivation is lagging. This watch is also great for cycling with a lap time counter and you can also log a lap time record. There are so many features that I will not be able to list them all here.

Battery

Up to 6 hours GPS mode and 5 days on smart mode. This isn’t the best battery in the division but when you are able to control your apps, Samsung pay and your phone’s camera from your wrist, I wouldn’t expect the battery to last forever either.

Accuracy

What can I say, Samsung are up there in all area’s and this watch is no different, for a watch based HR monitor, this is also up there with the best.

Overall

A great outing from Samsung, they are always there or thereabouts when it comes to technology. This watch is great and comparable to any other watch for functionality. For the fashion conscious out there, you can also snap a picture of your outfit and the watch will create a bezel to match! I cannot fault this watch in any way, what a compliment this will be to the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G.

Pro’s – Feature packed, circular design

Con’s – None

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Summary

So, here we have it. Our best smart watches available right now and into 2020. We have it all, the Gator for kids that will give the parent piece of mind. We have the stylish Apple watch and the Fitbit Charge 3. There is something here for all ages and budgets and you should embrace the future and purchase your own smart watch now.

 

 

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