The number of smartwatches on the market is staggering.We have tested from day of the year, citizen, Mont Blanc, diesel engine, and many other fashion brands, but most of them are too expensive for what you get. (Not to mention that they’re not going to be updated to the latest version of Wear OS watches). Here are some other options we like.
★ Casio PRT-B50 for $156: If you love the sound of the Casio PRW61 above but hate the price, consider this model. You get many of the same benefits, like a compass, altimeter, and barometer, but for far less. It’s not made of biomass plastic, and it doesn’t have solar charging capabilities, though its battery lasts for two years.it Do Track steps and automatically adjust the time to wherever you are in the world. You can place virtual markers along your route, which are viewable via maps in the companion app (paired via Bluetooth), and using the watch makes it easy to get back to them. It measures 50.8 mm.
Fossil Gen 6 for $299: Fossil’s latest flagship smartwatch isn’t as fast as the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra, and its design is lackluster. Its battery life isn’t great, though you get a similar basic mode that ensures the time is displayed even if the battery is dead (a few days). The fitness tracking feature is fairly accurate, though, and Wear OS 3 is expected to arrive this year.it comes in 44– or 42mm size… (It’s nearly identical to the Skagen Falster Gen 6 above.)
Go out and ask the TicWatch E3 for $200: The E3 has the same fast processor as the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra above, and it upgrades to Wear OS 3. It’s not that long-lasting, usually needing to be charged after tracking sleep in the morning (with the always-on display turned off), and the 44mm case is still pretty big. Its fitness tracking results were similar to other watches I’ve tested, like the Galaxy Watch4. But my gripe is with the build quality: it’s plastic, feels cheap, and doesn’t look very pretty.
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