The 10 Best Bluetooth Watches

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in June of 2019. Able to deliver data, notifications, phone calls, and music almost instantly, wireless technology has changed the way we interact with the devices around us. So it's not surprising that modern timepieces are quickly evolving into versatile wrist-worn computers with a range of fitness tracking, entertainment, and communication features. Here are some of the best Bluetooth smartwatches available. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best bluetooth watch on Amazon.

10. Xiaomi Mi Band 3

9. Apple Watch

8. Michael Kors Silverstone

7. Samsung Galaxy Active

6. Fossil Q Nate

5. Skagen Connected Holst

4. Fossil Q Commuter

3. Withings Steel HR

2. Samsung Galaxy

1. Fossil Sport

Special Honors

Montblanc Summit 2 If you insist on having the best of the best and can afford the large investment, the Montblanc Summit 2 is worthy of your consideration. At a hefty $1000, we wouldn't recommend it just for tracking exercise or keeping time, but everything about it, such as its powerful Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, can currently be considered top-of-the-line.

Huawei Watch 2 The international version of the Huawei Watch 2 sports unlocked 4G LTE connectivity, allowing you to pop in a SIM card from nearly any provider worldwide and gain the same wireless access you have on your smartphone. But, it's relatively pricey, and not everyone needs that ability. If you'd rather not carry your phone all the time, though, it's worth a look.

Editor's Notes

June 14, 2019:

There's an increasing number of Bluetooth-enabled watches available; in fact, the low-energy wireless protocol is basically the cornerstone of the rapidly advancing smartwatch market. If you're going for something simple, the Xiaomi Mi Band is about as straightforward as they come; it doesn't look like a traditional watch, and it doesn't have the high-end features or app compatibility of most, but it automatically updates time, is a great fitness tracker, and costs almost nothing compared to many other choices. For slightly more functionality, check out hybrid options like the Michael Kors, Skagen Connected, or Fossil Q series, which have traditional mechanical arms as well as wireless connectivity that works with a smartphone app to provide extensive feature control. A bit more advanced is the Withings Steel HR, which adds a small OLED panel that displays some of the data that you'd have to access using your phone with other hybrid smartwatches.

If you're looking for significantly increased functionality, there's certainly no shortage of choices. Owners of the iPhone should take a good look at the Apple Watch, because it is of course tailored to work with iOS. In fact, some of those that run on the Wear OS system don't play nicely with iPhones. For Android users, the Samsung Galaxy duo are both very good options. The full-size Galaxy watch is just about the most feature-packed on the market, with a spec sheet that rivals that of some smartphones. The Active, on the other hand, is much more fitness-oriented, and it's actually one of the lightest and most compact overall. But the Fossil Sport takes the cake right now as the most powerful device, thanks to its cutting-edge Snapdragon 3110 chipset and its incredibly light weight. It's not the fanciest-looking option and may not pair well with a tuxedo, but it's still very attractive and just about the most capable there is.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on June 26, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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