The 10 Best Android Watches

Updated January 07, 2018 by Quincy Miller

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We spent 45 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Unleash your inner Dick Tracy with one of these Android Wear-equipped watches. By pairing one of these with a phone running Android OS, you can check calls, send texts, keep to your schedule, track your fitness goals and progress, and more. And if you invest in the best, you won't even need to link up with your phone at all. Just don't let Flattop or No-Face catch you out and about with one on. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best android watch on Amazon.

10. Access Sofie

Luxury designer Michael Kors aimed directly at women in particular with this, the positively glamorous Access Sofie. The classic MK pavé setting stones will be familiar to any fans of the brand, though this device is otherwise fairly average.
  • links to facebook and instagram
  • decent battery life
  • expensive for lack of features
Brand Michael Kors
Model MKT5036
Weight 1.3 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

9. Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen.

The Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen. is a subject of some debate among smartwatch purveyors, due to the black "flat tire" along the bottom of the face some find unsightly. Nonetheless, this sleek device's customization options and battery life make it a very compelling product.
  • tracks your steps and heart rate
  • stylish edge-to-edge glass design
  • can not make or take calls
Brand Motorola
Model 00816NARTL
Weight 11.2 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

8. Casio Pro Trek Smart

The rugged Casio Pro Trek Smart is a GPS-equipped model built for hikers, accomplishing the seemingly contradictory task of technologically enhancing a trip away from the world of technology. Those with a thirst for adventure will find a lot to love here.
  • can download maps for offline use
  • altimeter and compass aid exploring
  • battery could be better for outdoors
Brand Casio
Weight 11.2 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

7. Huaewei Stainless Steel

Still a gem a generation later, the original Huaewei Stainless Steel makes a statement on your wrist with its elegant craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. It exudes high-quality, with a 1.4" full-circle AMOLED display and sapphire crystal and stainless steel body.
  • interchangeable bands
  • very accurate fitness tracking
  • only one size available
Brand Huawei
Model 55020544
Weight 4 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

6. Polar M600

While most Android watches adopt a one-size-fits-all approach, the Polar M600 remains firmly committed to the specialized world of sport, with its heart rate monitor and Fitbit-like design. The inclusion of Google Assistant sets this device apart from its rivals.
  • supports indoor swimming metrics
  • 36-hour battery life
  • bulky for a fitness watch
Brand Polar
Model 90063087
Weight 8.8 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

5. Asus ZenWatch 3

The Asus ZenWatch 3 is another successful product in an already popular line. The revamped face, with its subtle rose-gold accents and stainless steel casing, add a touch of luxury to a brand that had previously been built mostly on unadulterated utility.
  • 60 percent charge in just 15 minutes
  • thin and light on wrist
  • lacks some advanced features
Brand Asus
Model WI503Q-GL-DB
Weight 11.2 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

4. LG Style

The LG Style is a slight, sleek piece of equipment, and one of the first two options to showcase Android Wear 2.0. The snap-and-swap bands make customizing easy, and despite the new features offered by Wear 2.0, the price is relatively affordable.
  • rotating crown for easy navigation
  • thinnest of its kind upon release
  • google assistant built-in
Brand LG Watch Style
Weight 12.8 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. Connected Modular 45

From 150 year-old luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer comes the Connected Modular 45, a strikingly beautiful device with some seriously useful features to boot. It delivers on its titular promise of modularity with 56 combinations of straps, buckles, lugs, and screens.
  • built-in gps and nfc connectivity
  • 4g upgrade available
  • price befitting luxury swiss watch
Brand TAG Heuer
Model SAR8A80.FT6045
Weight 1.9 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

2. Huawei 2

The follow-up to one of the best-received devices ever, the Huawei 2 trades in a bit of its predecessor's sheen for some considerably expanded functionality. This includes an optional 4G model, one of the first that was able to untether from phones.
  • nfc capacity enables android pay
  • excellent battery life
  • can play music offline
Brand Huawei
Model Leo-B09 B
Weight 16 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. LG Sport

The LG Sport is a feature-packed device, capable of everything Android Wear 2.0 can handle. It is a harbinger of what smartwatches will eventually become, sacrificing some battery life and adding bulk in order to bring it closer to a smartphone in functionality.
  • lte connectivity needs no phone
  • can track strength training
  • programmable side buttons
Brand LG
Model W280A
Weight 15.5 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

Tell Me More, Tell Me More

I've been a watch guy for most of my life, so when smartwatches hit the scene I had nothing but doubts. The watches I revered were analogue, stuffed to their edges with gears and springs for every complication imaginable. The more little faces you could pack onto the facade of a watch, each with its own set of hands and secret method for deducing its information, the better.

The part of me that knew a smartwatch could tell you so much more than the things an analogue watch could was excited, but the look of the watches left me miserable. I was more than content with my diver's watches, aviator's watches, and simple chronographs; I figured I didn't need my watch to tell me anything else.

Then, the second and third waves of these watches started to hit the market, and I found myself doing the same double-takes over smartwatches I'd see worn on the street that I'd previously only done in the presence of an analogue piece. To compound things further, I went on a brief, ten-hour road trip to Maine with a buddy of mine who had one of the watches on this list. I was sick with envy as he used it to easily sync with his maps program and navigate to our destination without ever so much as taking his hands off the wheel.

When these Android smartwatches hook into your cell phone via Bluetooth, the level of customization and notification is astounding. You can control just about everything your phone can do from the convenience of your wrist and not look like a tool while doing so.

With this latest generation of Android smartwatches, the companies have doubled-down on their design styles, as well. Even if the momentum they've gained toward looking as good as the finest watches out there were to stop in its tracks, they've still achieved enough in the upgrades to their appearance to warrant serious consideration from even the snootiest watch guys.

Looking Good All The Time

We spent a lot of time above talking about the evolution of the look of these smartwatches, and that really is the first thing you ought to consider when comparing the models you'll find on our list. Your watch and your shoes are the first two things most people notice about your wardrobe; even if you're wearing a particularly loud shirt or ridiculous golden parachute pants, it's the watch and the shoes that make the first deep and lasting impression.

So, you want to have a watch that says a little something about you. Fortunately, the faces of all the watches on our list are interchangeable, just like the background on your phone or the desktop on your computer. Even the bands are sometimes interchangeable, so that if you grow tired of one or if it wears down, you can replace it with ease.

What's harder to replace or to mask is the actual body of the watch, the shape and color of which you're stuck with once you strap it on. The trend in analogue watches leading up to the introduction of the smartwatch leaned toward larger and larger designs, allowing men in particular yet another avenue for overcompensation. At the present moment, it seems that manufacturers are content to keep all of their smartwatches in a similar range of sizes, just big enough for easy manipulation without becoming nothing more than a phone awkwardly strapped to your wrist.

Look for a watch the body of which compliments the shape of your body. I'm a lanky guy, so I like narrow pieces, rectangular faces, or complicated layouts to match what I believe to be my own internal complexity. Rectangular watches don't quite look as becoming on shorter, rounder people.

Finally, since all of these pieces are electronic in nature, keep an eye out for the expected battery life of each watch, as a dead smartwatch is about as useful as an ugly bracelet.

The Wrist Is The Place

Wearable tech reaches way back before Google Glass and the Apple Watch. Before wristwatches were a thing, for example, they were pocket watches. Members of the British military in the trenches during the Second Boer War in South Africa and in Europe during World War I began wearing their pocket watches strapped to their wrists to more quickly ascertain the time in moments of extreme duress and necessity.

Nearly a century later, inspired by this innovation, and presumably by the Dick Tracy comics that eventually led to the cult classic film adaptation of 1990, Seiko produced a digital watch that could interface with a computer in 1984. A few other companies created similar devices that were capable of scheduling, memo delivery, and more throughout the 1990s.

Samsung released a watch phone in 1999 that nobody seems to remember. Perhaps they should have thought of a catchier name than the Samsung SPH-WP10. They tried again in 2010 with a little more success, more because of the color screen and the fact that it didn't look like a children's toy than for the name. This time around they called it the S9110.

Samsung, LG, and Sony all had big smartwatch announcements at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, but that's mainly because they all knew what was coming in September of that year, when Apple would unveil their first smartwatch and cause the world to scramble after its quality.

The Android smartwatches on our list have met the Apple watch on most every point throughout the spec sheets, and they integrate within a system that's more open and more streamlined than Apple's mashup of platforms.

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Last updated on January 07, 2018 by Quincy Miller

Quincy is a writer who was born in Texas, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue his life-long dream of someday writing a second page to one of his screenplays.

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