Top 10 Best Smartwatches for Men – Improve Your Health

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Smartwatches tell you more than the conventional functions like time and date. These are wearable computers offering rich information that can help you improve health and even help with your work.

Smartwatches are now used to track fitness and health. The active monitoring is helping millions of people to improve their general health. 

Best Smartwatches for Men

You can monitor heart rate, everyday workouts, and get alerts, alarm, and even reminders.

In this article, you will find the latest Android and iOS compatible watches for men that you can use with most smartphones.

I have added specs, features, some of the Pros and Cons to help you choose the best watch.

Also, We recently wrote about the Best smartwatches for Women and Top 10 Fitness bands that you may like to explore. 

Top 10 Smartwatches for Men 2020

Let’s start with one of the most affordable watches that is feature-loaded – Amazfit Bip.

Amazfit BIP

AmazfitBIP is the 3rd highest selling smartwatch in the world. 

Huami is selling its lightweight fitness companion smartwatch at an inexpensive price.

This smartwatch has a long-lasting battery life and even has an always-on display mode. 

You can buy it in 4 gorgeous colors like Black, Kokoda Green, Cinnabar Red, and White Cloud.

The GPS and GLONASS dual positioning mode boosts the navigation system of the watchmaking it more concise and accurate.

Further, It has Sony 28nm low power inbuilt GPS chip allowing user to run 10 km by keeping the phone away.

You can check messages on your watch and can even unlock your phone too.

The bright display is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla 3rd generation and has an anti-fingerprint coating.

This amazing watch is dust & swim-proof with 3ATM water rating capacity allowing notification from calls, text, and phone apps.

Moreover, it warns you when you are sitting in the same position for a long time.

It has 4 sports modes – Outdoor and Indoor Running,  Cycling, and walking, sleep, and activity tracking. 

Also, it reminds you in case you have an elevated heart rate. 

It can measure the duration of exercise, velocity, maximum speed, movement distance, and real-time heart rate. 

One of the most noteworthy features is the long battery life (45days). 

Key Specifications:

  • Weight: 32g
  • Screen size: 1.28” touchscreen display
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0BLE
  • Compatibility: Android 4.4+ and iOS8+
  • Battery life: 45 days (4 months with the steps counting and sleep mode)
  • Price: INR 5499 (USD 60)

Pros:

  • It is lightweight and available at a reasonable price.
  • Accurate in step counting and heart rate monitoring.
  • Good display view.

Cons:-

  • No 3rd party app support.
  • No music player.

Garmin Forerunner 935 Running GPS:

Garmin Forerunner is an advanced running smartwatch along with multisport features and long battery life mostly suitable for athletes.

The built-in barometer, altimeter, and electronic compass measure your daily activities.

It allows tracking for running, cycling, swimming, cross country skiing, paddle sports, trail running, and hiking. 

The ground contact time balance, stride length, strength training, and vertical oscillations & ratios are assessed by Biomechanical mode. 

The battery has three modes I.e. GPS mode (21 hours battery life), day to day mode (44 hours battery life), and Ultra Tac mode(14 days battery life).

One can create custom workouts or can download from the Garmin Connect fitness community. 

Further, You can even follow your loved one’s or your athlete group by using live track or group track mode.

The anaerobic training effect metric shows critical dimensions and progress. Users can view the overall training progress by measuring exercise quantity(7 days) and comparing it to current training history & range of fitness.

Key specifications:

  • Weight: 49g
  • Screen: 1.2” transflective
  • Resolution: 240*240
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS, and windows.
  • Price: INR 41,649 (USD 547)

Pros :

  • Lightweight smartwatch with the best GPS.
  • Battery life is good.
  • Supports multi-sport modes and special sleep tracks.
  • Provides great guidelines and accurate heart rate.

Cons:

  • No touch screen.

Users can review and share data with their friends or family. 

Huami Amazfit GTS (Lava Grey):

The Amazfit GTS is the most stylish, slim metal body square screen larger touch display with excellent colors and displays legibility.

It has 7 editable widgets with 17 functions and two innovative modular watch faces to customize heart rate, calendar, weather, and events.

The smartwatch can automatically understand swimming position and records data like SWOLF, pace, and calories burnt. 

Further, you can track 12 different exercises –  Outdoor running, treadmill, walking, Indoor/outdoor cycling, swimming, elliptical trainer, climbing, trail running, skiing, and exercise.

The HuamiBioTracker warns about elevated heart rate, the RealbeatsAI data engine function alerts about health management, long sitting reminders, calorie consumption, arrhythmia and sleep analysis. 

The Huami PAI recognizes physical data precisely and controls the health. Notifications for calls, text, and app are allowed.

Lastly, the sensor used in this smartwatch is in-built GPS, 6-axis accelerometer, 3-axis geomagnetic, and air pressure.

Key specifications:

  • Weight: 24.8 g
  • Resolution: 348*442
  • Screen: 1.65 “ touchscreen with Corning Gorilla 3rd glass
  • Compatibility: Android 5.0+ and iOS 10.0+
  • Connectivity: 5.0BLE
  • Water Resistant: 5 ATM
  • Price: INR9,999 (USD 131)

Pros :

  • Good build quality.
  • Slim and stylish watch.
  • Built-in GPS.

Cons:

  • Average heart rate accuracy.
  • No mic and speaker.
  • Not able to reply to text or call.

Fossil Generation 5

Fossil Gen-5 smartwatch arrives with a big-screen and a polished and rich look. There is deep Google Android Wear integration allowing you to do a lot of things that is missing on several other competing devices.

This beautiful watch can read the text and even do translations. 

The Google Assistant allows us to answer calls. 

Further, Google Pay authorizes to pay or purchase from a tap on the watch. 

You can even access google maps on this watch. Google fit’s health active function counts steps and continuously tracks heart rate. It conveys notifications for calls, messages, reminders, and alarm clock.

It possesses 3 battery modes :

  • Daily mode (1-day battery life)
  • Extended mode (2 -3 days battery life)
  • Custom mode ( up to 1-week battery life)

The 8 GB storage allows installing apps directly on the watch. The smart sleep features monitors sleep modes precisely 

Further, it has GPS and water-resistant capacity up to 3 ATM.

The processor used by this smartwatch is Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100.

The watch comes with 3 physical buttons. The crown button is used as a scroller and it’s a shortcut to activate the assistant. The remaining 2 buttons are used for quick access to selected apps.

Key Specifications:

  • Weight: 80 g
  • Screen: 1.28” touchscreen
  • Compatibility: Android 6.0+ and iOS 10.0+
  • Case thickness: 12 mm
  • Price: INR 22,995 (USD 302)

Pros :

  • Various battery modes.
  • Fitness apps work precisely.
  • Install apps directly on the watch.
  • Comfortable to wear all day.

Cons :

  • The Voice quality is average.

Next on our list of the Best Smartwatches for Men is one of the most stylish addition from Huawei.

Huawei GT2

Huawei, recently launched the 9.4mm ultra-thin lightweight smartwatch HuaweiGT2, powered by the Kirin A1 processor. 

The watch has All-day activity tracker  offering step counts, calories burnt etc. It records data of activity such as running, walking, cycling, hiking, trail running, and triathlons.

The inbuilt mic and speaker allow you to listen to music and can make and receive calls. 

You can use the watch to access SMS, email, calendar, social media apps, weather, alarm, timer, stopwatch, flashlight and finds my phone.

The smart sleep tracking functionality offers 6 types of sleep modes along with day time naps.

The TruSleep2.0 recognizes various sleep patterns while TruRelax monitors stress and resolves it by providing breathing exercises.

Furthermore, the Vo2Max measures the rate of oxygen consumption during outdoor running. 

Moreover, It’s swim-proof with a 5ATM water rating and can track heart rate, distance, SWOLF, calories burnt, and speed underwater.

It comes in two models i.e. 46mm with battery existence of 2 weeks (30 hrs with continuous GPS & heart rate monitoring mode) colors – Matte Black(INR 15,990), Pebble Brown(INR 17,990), and Titanium Grey(INR 21,990). 

The 42 mm with a battery life of 1 week (15 hrs with GPS and heart rate mode ON) comes in only Night Black( INR 14,990) color.

 Lastly, It’s compatible with Android. 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+.

Model 46 mm 42 mm
Weight 41 g 29 g
Screensize 1.39 inch 1.2 inch
Resolution 454*454 390*390
Connectivity 5.1 BT
Dimensions 45.9*45.9*10.7 41.8*41.8*9.4

Key specifications:

Pros :

  • Lightweight and ultra-thin.
  • Built-in mic and speaker.
  • The audio quality is good.
  • Accurate in fitness tracking.

Cons :

  • Only 10 contacts can be saved.
  • Does not support 3rd party app.
  • Can’t reply to text and messages.

Fossil Sports Smartwatch for Men (43mm):

Fossil Sport is one of the most stylish, and affordable smartwatches that is mainly made for men.

It is the first-ever smartwatch that uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100.

The watch offers music control, Heart rate monitor, interchangeable assistants, personalized dial with switchable watch bands.

It permits notifications from the alarm clock, calendar, email, multiple time zone, social media app, and text. 

When the watch is connected to WIFI it enables it to receive and send messages.

It includes pre-installed apps like FITBreath, Workout, and Nike Run Club. Furthermore, it contains untethered GPS, accelerometer, altimeter, ambient light, gyroscope, microphone, and NFC.

This stylish smartwatch has 3 buttons, the middle one is used as a scroller and to adjust volume, the Other two buttons are customized for the app launch.

Key specifications:

  • Weight: 40 g
  • Screen: 1.2” OLED touchscreen display
  • Water-Resistant: 3AATM
  • Compatibility: Android 6.0+ and iOS 10.0+
  • Price: INR 17,995 (USD 236)

Pros :

  • Lightweight smartwatch at an affordable rate.
  • Most stylish and attractive watch.
  • Built-in GPS.

Cons :

  • The slow processor takes time to load.
  • Needs subscriptions to use many of its functionality.
  • No sleep or swim tracking, one has to download it from 3rd party apps.

Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series-3 is one of the best selling smartwatches in the world, thanks to the Apple ecosystem. 

It is easy to use and works well with the iPhones. It is a must-have if you are an Apple user. 

This Apple smartwatch allows you to play  60 million songs from Apple Music. You can even unlock your Macbook with your wrist.

This health and fitness companion watch has intelligent coaching features. You can measure all-day activities precisely like step counts, speed, heart rate, and many more.

 The breathing mode offers various breath patterns. Further, It supports emergency services.

Apple Series-3 uses S3 Dual-core processor that’s fast and responsive.

This mind-blowing watch is available in two models i.e.GPS+ Cellular and only GPS.

GPS + Cellular:

You can use this model with an e-sim to receive calls and text. Moreover, it proposes 4G LTE, UMTS, cellular radio, wifi, and Bluetooth connectivity range of 4.2 LE.

 It has built-in e-SIM which is 1/100th size of the traditional SIM card and shares the same number as on your phone. 

Price table:

Sr.no Size Price
1 38 mm INR 29,900 (USD393)
2 42 mm INR 32,900 (USD 433)

GPS only

This model does not allow us to receive or make calls. It includes WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity (4.2 BLE).

Price table:

Sr.no Size Price
1 38 mm INR 20,900 (USD 275)
2 42 mm INR 23,900 (USD 314)

Key Specifications:

  • Weight:52.8g
  • Dimension:42.5*36.4*11.4mm
  • Water-resistant rating: 5ATM
  • Resolution: 390*312
  • Screen: 1.65 OLED capacitive 3D touchscreen display
  • Battery life: 18 hours (279 mAh)
  • Compatibility: iOS 13+
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • RAM: 768 MB

Pros :

  • Allows facetime audio calls.
  • Quicker app launch due to processor.
  • Accurately tracks heart rate.
  • Crystal clear display.

Cons:

  • Low battery backup.

Apple Series 5

Apple Watch Series 5 is thinner than the  Series-3 and is costlier.  One of the main additions to the Series 5 is always on display.

If you want more precise heart rate monitoring than can rely on the Apple Series 5 as it detects fluctuation in heart rate and also has an ECG app. 

Moreover, it allows for international emergency calling and can make an emergency call automatically, when a sudden fall is recorded. 

It’s available in 4 sizes i.e. 38mm, 40mm, 42mm, and 44 mm.

The Apple Watch Series 5 shares most of the details with the Series 3. If budget is not a constraint then you can buy Series 5 and if you want to save some money Series 3 is also an equally good option.

Samsung Galaxy Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Active 2 is one of the best selling smartwatches to use with an Android mobile. 

It has 39 built-in trackers and a large display along with a touch bezel. It’s available in black, silver, and gold colors.

The 44 mm display comes with the least borders allowing more space for content and notifications. 

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Customize your watch faces according to mood and look along with multi-colored straps.

This smartwatch tracks running, walking, cycling, rowing, elliptical trainer, dynamic work out, automatic swimming mode, and 4 stage sleep management mode. 

The daily activity tracker auto detects 7+ types of exercises.

The stress detector can alert you of prolonged stress. 

The heart rate monitor utilizing 8 photodiodes notify when it detects any fluctuations in heart rate.

By giving precise health insights it continuously monitors heart rate and stress.

The stunning smartwatch is dust resistant with military-grade durability to handle a range of situations and water resistance capacity up to 50 meters(5ATM). 

Users can download from Galaxy lineup apps to 3rd party apps.

Samsung Active enables you to make calls and respond to text directly from your wrist.

It includes sensors like heart rate monitor, ECG, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, and ambient light.

Key Specifications:

  • Weight: 30 g
  • Screen: 1.4” AMOLED display
  • Dimension: 1.1*.4*4.4mm
  • Resolution: 360*360
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Compatibility: Android 5.0+ and iOS 9.0+
  • Battery life: 24 hours
  • Price : -Stainless steel body INR 31,999(USD528)
  • Aluminium body  INR 25,990 (USD 344)

Pros :

  • Samsung Active -2is a lightweight and slim smartwatch.
  • Accurately measures heart rate and sleeping patterns.
  • More apps and widget functionality.

Cons :

  • Low battery backup.
  • Hangs when responses to call or text.

Oppo Watch

Oppo has recently launched its smartwatch in the Indian market with a sleek design and it looks a lot like the Apple Watch.

The watch is available in two size variations of 41mm and 46mm dial with Dual curved display. 

It runs on the  Wear OS by Google that allows you access to exploring hundreds of apps. 

 Also, the watch allows you to create your own watch face to match your outfits.

The 5 exercise sensors track daily activities like running, swimming, bike ride, walks, etc. 

Further, it can track 5-min workouts, fitness run, fat burn run, outdoor walk, outdoor cycling, and swimming. 

The optical sensors accurately measure the heart-rate 24/7 with a warning alarm if any fluctuation is recorded. 

The watch can track breathing & sleep patterns. Notably, it is  compatible with all Android phones. 

This beautiful watch includes google assistant and a built-in GPS.  You can get notifications for weather updates, reminders, translations, text, call, and much more.

The smartwatch allows you to control music. Lastly, It enables payment directly from the watch. 

For a starting price of Rs. 14,990 the Oppo Watch is an excellent purchase and offers incredible features.

Key Specification:

Specification 46mm 41mm
Weight 40.8g 31.8g
Display 1.9”,  curved 1.6”, flat
Battery 21 days 14 days
Water-Resistance 5 ATM 3 ATM
Price 19,990 14,990

Pros : 

  • Lightweight and easy to connect.
  • Better AMOLED Display.
  • Awesome own watch faces.
  • Accurate.

Cons:

  • Low Battery backup.
  • not compatible with iOS.

Amazfit Bip S Smartwatch

Huami the Chinese tech company has launched its highly expressive smartwatch in India.

The watch has a phenomenal battery which is expected to work for 40 days with basic usage and upto 15 days with standard usage.

Huami Amazfit Bip S

It is lightweight and comes with 5 ATM water resistance, ideal for swimmers.

It has a Sony 28nm GPS the chip which performs better in satellite search, speed, and positioning accuracy.

The 316L stainless steel button makes it attractive

The watch has a trans-reflective color display with excellent sunlight legibility.

 Amazfit uses the cleaning wristband manufacturing process which secures the band by making it perfect for long term wear.

Outstanding Bio- Tracking optical detectors improve exactness and reduce Power consumption by 80%.

Useful Features

  • It supports 10 sport modes
  • You can controls music on the phone,
  • Offers health assessment systems with 2 – editable watch faces.
  • Messages can be read directly on the watch screen.
  • It’s waterproof to 50meters, offers a heart-rate alarm, Bio-Tracker.

Specification for Amazfit Bip S :

  • Dimensions and Weight – 42*35.3*11.4mm
  • Weight – 31 g(with strap), 19g (without strap).
  • Display of 1.28” trans-reflective color TFT with 176*176 resolution and 2.5D Corning Gorilla 3, touch screen.

The watch is available in the warm pink, White rock, red-orange, and carbon black with an affordable price of INR 4999. For the price it is an excellent offering from the company. 

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Concluding Thoughts

If you want my advice I will suggest going with Huami if you are seeking a value for money watch without breaking the bank.

If you are using an Android Phone – the Huawei Watch, Oppo Watch, and the Samsung Active are excellent choices.

Fossil or Garmin if you are looking for something unique and stylish.

For iPhone Users – Pick the Series 3 (Value for Money) or Series 5 for the latest features. 

So which is the best Smartwatch for you? Let me know in the comments below. 

Written By – Heena Makwana

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