Best Samsung Smartwatches of 2020

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Are you looking to buy a Samsung smartwatch, this post will show you my top 5 best Samsung smartwatches.

Samsung is one of the pioneers in the smartwatch market, they released their first smartwatch, Galaxy Gear in 2013, and has since then expanded their wearable line-up to include a lot more smartwatches and smartbands. So if you’re looking for a Samsung smartwatch that has got a stylish design and can improve your productive life and help you reach more fitness goals, look no further as this post will help you make a perfect choice.

5 Best Samsung Smartwatches Compared

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5 Best Samsung Smartwatches In Details

  1. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
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    First on this list is Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, it’s the most sophisticated and best Samsung smartwatch. It was recently released in August and succeeds Galaxy Watch which was released in 2018. It’s a lifestyle and health tracking smartwatch packed in one.

    Galaxy Watch 3 is an attractive smartwatch, thanks to it’s stylish and elegant design. It comes in two sizes 45mm and 41mm, both are compact, lightweight, and comfortable to wear. It’s a sturdily built smartwatch made of stainless steel case and genuine leather straps, while Corning Gorilla Glass DX covers the screen. Galaxy Watch 3 is easy to navigate with its touchscreen support, 2 physical buttons, and the physical rotating bezel which is now smoother.

    The AMOLED display is very colorful, interactive, and can easily be read even under sunlight. This watch is rated 5ATM which means it’s waterproof up to 50 meters.

    Galaxy Watch 3 comes with 8GB storage and 1GB RAM that ensures smooth performance. It also has a microphone that enables Bixby voice assistant and a loudspeaker that allows you to make and receive calls by connecting to a compatible smartphone. You can also make a payment from Galaxy Watch 3. This watch will also keep you connected to updates by alerting you when you receive a notification on your phone.

    Galaxy Watch 3 is a comprehensive health tracker, it features the most health tracking features than any other Samsung smartwatch. It will track your steps, calories, sleep, stress, and heart rate. Moreover, it greeted new health tracking features such as blood oxygen tracking that monitors how well your blood absorbs oxygen. Menstrual cycle tracking for women and blood pressure monitoring are also available.

    Galaxy Watch 3 has an ECG sensor that can detect irregular heart rhythm as well as features 40 preloaded workout modes and can auto-track 7 of those.

    The battery life of Galaxy Watch 3 is quite impressive, you can get up to 2 days long battery life with the 45mm model and about 1 day or more with the 41mm model.

    Pros

    • Attractive and sophisticated design.
    • A comprehensive health tracker.
    • A standalone smartwatch.
    • 8GB storage capacity.

    Cons

    • Price is on the high side.
  3. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
  4. Galaxy Watch Active 2 is my second best Samsung smartwatch. It’s the closest to Galaxy Watch 3 in terms of features.

    Active 2 which was released in 2019 succeeded Galaxy Active and features a digital rotating bezel instead of a physical rotating bezel on Galaxy Watch. It’s very stylish and has a charming appearance. You can get Active 2 in two sizes; 40mm and 44mm.

    One of the main reasons I like this smartwatch is that it’s very lightweight and compact. It’s very easy to navigate with touchscreen support, the physical buttons, and as well a digital rotating bezel.

    Active 2 packs a lot of fitness tracking features that can track your active life comprehensively and can help you reach more fitness goals. It can track your sleep, heart rate, calories, stress and features 39 preset work-out modes to choose from.

    It can also monitor your blood pressure and features ECG tracking, both features are yet to be approved by the FDA as of the time of this publication.

    Active 2 comes with 4GB storage capacity that lets you store music on this device. You can also stream your favorite tracks with Spotify. You can also access the Bixby voice assistant and it has a loudspeaker that enables you to make and receive from this watch.

    You can get up to 2 days of battery life with the Active 2.

    Pros

    • Lightweight, compact and sophisticated design.
    • A comprehensive health tracker.
    • A standalone smartwatch.

    Cons

    • Not so many apps on Galaxy store.
  5. Samsung Galaxy Watch
  6. Samsung Galaxy Watch. Although released in 2018, Samsung Galaxy Watch is still one of the best Samsung smartwatches and of course one of the best on the market.

    It has a design very similar to the latest Galaxy Watch 3 mentioned earlier. It features a physical rotating bezel that gives it a traditional watch appearance and makes navigation very easy.

    Galaxy watch has a sophisticated and sturdy build that consists of stainless steel case and silicone straps that can be swapped with a compatible 22mm/20mm for the 46mm and 42mm respectively. The display is very attractive and rich in color.

    Performance is also smooth, while it comes with 4GB storage capacity that allows you to store your favorite tracks on the watch. It also has a microphone and loudspeaker that allow you to make and receive calls directly from the watch.

    Although, there’s an LTE model just like the Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2 that make and receive calls without a smartphone.

    Galaxy Watch is also a comprehensive fitness tracker that can track your daily activities and help you reach more fitness goals.

    One aspect of Galaxy Watch that makes it a popular choice is it’s up to 4 days long battery life.

    Pros

    • Solid and rugged design.
    • A comprehensive health tracker.
    • A standalone smartwatch.

    Cons

    • Quite heavy and bulky
    • Not so many apps on the Galaxy store ecosystem.
  7. Samsung Gear S3
  8. Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is a predecessor to Galaxy Watch that was released in 2016. Although aging, it still holds its own as one of the best smartwatch ever built by Samsung. It’s got the signatory physical rotating bezel in Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch 3 which in addition to physical buttons and touchscreen makes navigation easy.

    It has a 1.3 inches AMOLED powered display that’s colorful and easy to read. It’s also sturdy, built with a stainless steel case and silicone straps that don’t attack the skin. There’s the Gear S3 classic that comes with leather straps.

    Gear 3 can track your sleep, heart rate, calories and it features preset work-out modes to choose from. It also has an inbuilt GPS that enables outdoor activity tracking.

    You get 4GB storage capacity on Gear S3 that allows you to take your favorite tracks with you. It also has a microphone and loudspeaker that enables the Bixby voice assistant and allows you to make and receive calls from the watch via Bluetooth connectivity. Although, there’s an LTE model that can make and receive calls independent of a smartphone.

    The battery life of Gear S3 is quite impressive and can get you up to 2-3 days of battery life.

    Pros

    • Durably design.
    • A comprehensive health tracker.
    • A standalone smartwatch.

    Cons

    • Rated IP68.
    • Not so many apps on the Galaxy store ecosystem.
  9. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
  10. Last, but not the list is Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. It’s the predecessor to Active 2, it has a digital rotating bezel, but lacks a loudspeaker and can’t make calls.

    Yet, Galaxy Active is still one of the best Samsung smartwatches, it’s lightweight, compact, and very comfortable to wear.

    It has a 1.1 inches AMOLED display that’s quite small, but can still be read clearly.

    It also comes with a 4GB storage capacity that allows you to take your favorite tracks with you. And has a microphone that enables Bixby voice assistant. You can also make a payment from this watch.

    Galaxy Active is equipped to track your daily activities such as steps, sleep, heart rate, calories, and stress. It comes inbuilt GPS that enables it to track outdoor activities and as well as features 39 preset workout modes. It has a battery life of about 2 days and will also keep you connected to important updates from your phone.

    Pros

    • Compact and lightweight design.
    • A comprehensive health tracker.

    Cons

    • Lacks loudspeaker.
    • Not a standalone smartwatch.
    • Not so many apps on the Galaxy store ecosystem.

    This is where I draw the curtain, Samsung smartwatches are some of the most popular and best rated on market. In my opinion, the 5 mentioned in this list remain the best you can get from Samsung.

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