Best Smart Watches for Men

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 26, 2018
Smart watches are by no means the devices you can't live without but man, do they make our life easier. From basics like tracking activities, taking calls, and receiving messages to more sophisticated tasks like paying for goods in shops. For a busy person, they are sometimes a lifesaver. Here are the 5 most popular smart watches for men, check out if you see the model for you. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

A large Super AMOLED display is able to relay even more info with perfect contrast. The Always On feature allows displaying the data constantly without spending too much energy. The control is super easy, most functions are performed by simply rotating the bezel.

CONS

Some wish for a better voice assistant.

OUR VERDICT

The Samsung Gear S3 Classic is a premium-class android men's watch. It offers an extensive functionality that will make you forget about your phone. The IP68 protection means you can leave the gadget on during shower and workout.

detailed parameters
DISPLAY

Super Super AMOLED Always on 1.3" Display

BAND

Classic Leather (Gear S3 classic)

FUNCTIONS

Gear Manager, S-Voice, Samsung Pay, Samsung Health, Auto Exercise Tracking, 24Hours, SleepTracking, Floors, Auto HR, Together

PROTECTION

IP68 Dust and Water-resistant

BATTERY LIFE

up to 3 days

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

Some apps can be directly downloaded into the watch bypassing the Android Wear manager in your smartphone. There are built-in Google maps and a LED flashlight to help you find your way even in the dark.

CONS

The bottom part of the display looks somewhat "cut off".

OUR VERDICT

Stylish and expensive-looking thanks to the metal band, the Fossil Q Marshal Gen 2 can be bound with both Android and iOS devices and charged with a wireless charger, making it quite a modern assistant tool for any business person.

detailed parameters
DISPLAY

Circular Touchscreen always-on display

BAND

Stainless Steel with Single Pusher Foldover Clasp

FUNCTIONS

Activity Tracking, Notifications, Personalize Your Dial, Control Your Music, Voice Activated Google, LED Flashlight, Google Maps Enabled 

PROTECTION

IP67 water resistant

BATTERY LIFE

up to 1 day

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

The powerful battery is everything an energetic person could wish for and some more: this gadget can actively work for over 4 days on a single charge and features most things you need to do your routine.

CONS

The text messages notifications include only info about their number.

OUR VERDICT

The sports-style Fitbit Versa are perfect sport smart watches for men and women alike. The design with rounded corners looks stylish and totally non-restricting, the interface is intuitive. Best choice for those who are into the healthy lifestyle.

detailed parameters
DISPLAY

Touchscreen always-on 1.34" display with Customizable Clockfaces

BAND

Silicone

FUNCTIONS

On-Screen Workouts, 15+ Exercise Modes, Female Health, Heart Rate Tracking, SmartTrack™, Personalized Reminders, Cardio Fitness Level, Notifications, Payments, Sleep Tracking & Stages, Guided Breathing Sessions

PROTECTION

water resistant up to 50M 

BATTERY LIFE

4+ days

WARRANTY

45-day money back guarantee, 1 year limited warranty

PROS

With an eSIM/SIM slot, it is practically an autonomous phone: you can receive and make calls without your actual phone at all. An exceptionally convenient feature during a jog, for example.

CONS

The buttons are not liked by everyone.

OUR VERDICT

If you're not into overly formal style, you'll love this Android men's watch; it is a bit unusual with a ceramic bezel yet silicone band but still very dependable, fast, and functional.

detailed parameters
DISPLAY

1.2" circular AMOLED display

BAND

Silicone

FUNCTIONS

Live GPS Mapping, Heart Rate Monitoring, Real-time Guidance, Workout Data Report, Offline Music, Scientific sleep tracking, NFC and Google assistant

PROTECTION

IP68 water & dust protection

BATTERY LIFE

3 weeks on Watch-Mode, 
2 days on Smart Power Saving Mode, 
7 hours of constant GPS usage.

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The model has a changeable dial so you will be able to adjust the face of your watch according to your mood. There is also a possibility to set auto-switching between "day" and "night" dials.

CONS

Looks bulky on slim wrists.

OUR VERDICT

Android Wear-based smart watches for men that go with the trends and modern technologies. It has every feature you usually find in devices of this type, including the activity tracking and notifications. The steel-and-silicone band is replaceable.

detailed parameters
DISPLAY

Circular Touchscreen display

BAND

Stainless Steel bracelet with a black silicone-wrapped center link

FUNCTIONS

App notifications, Control Your Music, Built-in Google Assistant, Activity & custom goal tracking

PROTECTION

IP67 Water Resistance

BATTERY LIFE

up to 1 day

WARRANTY

2 years

Samsung Gear S3 (SM-R770NZSAXAR)

The Future Is Here

Samsung is a brand name anyone more or less acquainted with gadgets and electronics knows fairly well. It's a brand name that always speaks of innovation, multifunctionality, and quality. The Samsung Vision 2020 slogan is "Inspire the World, Create the Future" and the future they do create with the Gear S3 Android smart watches for men.

The classic model is classy. Leather band, steel bezel, and 1.3" Super AMOLED display look premium and will add greatly to your business image. It is not a cheap watch however you look but its appearance and functionality are worth every dollar you pay for it.

The basic smart watch features are, of course, present: you can now leave your smartphone in your briefcase and read your texts, emails, notifications from the display of your watch; making and receiving calls as well, owing to the built-in mic and speaker. This smart watch is equipped with a complete set of wireless connectivity options, from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi and NFC. The latter will allow you to use the Samsung Pay feature and pay for your purchases by touching the watch to the paying terminal; it is very convenient when you don't have your wallet or smartphone, for example, if you need water during your morning jog or when you're on the beach.

Being a Samsung model, this Android men's watch has the S Health app installed and can work as your fitness tracker, supporting all the necessary functions like sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, and steps count. Everything you have in your smartphone's S Health is available here, including goals and comparisons with other participants from all around the world. The GPS will always know your location—to follow how much you've walked or run as well as to share it with other people if you need.

The watch is extremely easy to control, most of the time you will only need to turn the bezel to find that feature or another. And it can go on for days on a single charge. When it can't, put it on a wireless charger for a bit and it's ready to go again.

Summarizing, this item is rightfully one of the most popular smart watches for men, it is good for just about anyone, from sportsmen to businessmen, and especially for those who do both business and sports.

Review of Samsung Gear S3 (SM-R770NZSAXAR) Classic Smartwatch

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Fossil Q Marshal Gen 2 (FTW2108)

Classics Are Never Out of Fashion

The Fossil Q Marshal Gen 2 are smart watches for men who are used to classic wrist watches and do not wish to part with the style. At the first glance, this model looks normal, just like your old classic watch but inside, there is a world of difference.

This is a smart watch and everything this term usually includes is available here. The device is designed to free your hands and allow you to stay in touch without actually touching your smartphone. You will receive your text messages and notifications on the watch display and will be able to read them and even answer them, the latter thanks to the microphone. The same goes for making and taking calls.

The Fossil Q Marshal Gen 2 has activity tracker, though it is pretty basic, it counts your steps, the distance you go, and the approximate calorie count, not a lot of selection for specific activities or sleep tracking, therefore, you can take it off at night. What this watch does have still is the music control functionality, the voice activation for Google services with Google Maps, and a flashlight, the functions that will probably come in handy sooner rather than later. And it also offers direct app downloading via Wi-Fi without using the Android Wear on your smartphone.

If you are a person who likes their gadgets personalized you will find this model perfect since it offers customization for the dial down to the colors. With this, you can get the watch to conform to your style, clothes, and even mood.

Review of Fossil Q Marshal Gen 2 (FTW2108) Smoke Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch

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Fitbit Versa (816137029025)

Everything You Need at a Reasonable Price

The Fitbit Versa looks pretty simple with its square dial and silicone band. Looking at it, you may first think it's just a fitness tracker. However, the looks may be deceiving and we actually hold a device packed with impressive features.

Of course, tracking your heart rate during the day and as you sleep, as well as counting calories you lose, step count, the distance you've walked, the floors you've climbed and more—all the features of a very sophisticated fitness tracker are right here. With the SmartTrack™ app, you will have the selection of up to 15 exercise modes, during which you will receive your stats and summaries in real time. It can be submerged as well, up to 50 meters deep, a feature no always present in more expensive models, so tracking your body during a swim is perfectly possible. But workout and fitness features are not all there is.

It is a smart watch, after all, and no one would call it that if there weren't any of the "basic" features: making and receiving phone calls, getting notifications, texting. The special edition has an NFC functionality so you can pay with a watch without having to take out your cards.

Each of these Android smart watches for men and women can also store and play over 300 songs on its own; no need for an mp3 player or smartphone, just pair it with Bluetooth headphones and enjoy music without any wires. The most amazing thing about this model, however, is its working time on a single charge. It does depend on the features you use but on the average, you can charge the gadget once every 4 (four) days. Not bad, huh?

If you are looking for the perfect combination of functionality and price, we do recommend this Android men's watch.

Review of Fitbit Versa (816137029025) Smartwatch

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Huawei Watch 2 (Leo-B09 B)

Smart Sports

Made for Free Spirits. That is the slogan behind the Huawei Watch 2 Sport. These Android smart watches for men and women offer ample functionality for workouts and active life, from heart rate tracking to workout data and guidance in real time. There are even recommendations regarding recovery times and VO2 max, the maximum oxygen consumption during an intense workout session. The GPS will follow your movement and tell you how much you've walked or run. Besides this, the watch can also track your sleep, and not just when you fall asleep and wake up but the sleep stages as well, including rapid-eye-movement (REM) stages when you dream the most. This data can be extremely educative and might help you rest better.

As for the actual smart watch functionality, the basics are covered in full. You can answer calls, read and write messages, control your music. This cool Android men's watch is able to use Google Assistant and download from your Play Music library.

The NFC connectivity will allow you to pay in stores without your card or phone so no worries if you've forgotten the wallet at home and the phone is somewhere in the depth of your backpack (or it lacks the NFC compatibility).

This is a model geared towards sports people and it looks it. Though not many companies and businesses today require classic style even in clothes, let alone wearables, this fact should be taken into account. At the same time, Huawei W2 is a very stylish wristwatch.

Review of Huawei Watch 2 (Leo-B09 B) Sport Smartwatch

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Michael Kors Access (MKT5037)

Trendy Wristwatch

Michael Kors is a brand well known to the hip crowd, they produce clothes, accessories, shoes popular among people of several generations. Their smart watches also follow the company tradition in being stylish and of high quality.

The Michael Kors Access is a stylish Android men's watch compatible with both Android and iOS. Well, saying that it is a model for males only is not exactly correct since the interchangeable bands make it really flexible in terms of style so people of any gender can wear it just fine. At the same time, the dial is on the biggish side and on a slim wrist, man's or woman's, the model might look somewhat bulky (the price of higher definition) and women usually have smaller wrists.

Besides the band—stainless steel and silicone originally—this cool item has a customizable dial, too. You can choose from a variety of options or you can set a social media post as your watch's dial background, making it absolutely unique. Pretty cool, right?

These smart watches for men and women are fairly sophisticated for its price. They have all the functionality one usually expects of a smart watch, like receiving and answering messages, e-mail notifications, social media updates, controlling music, tracking activities. The notifications can be adjusted, too—turn some or all off when you need to focus on a task at hand. The access to Google assistant activated by your voice will help find info right away, without having to dig out your smartphone.

The model is very durable, can survive an occasional drop. And with IP67 protection, it fears neither water nor dust.

Review of Michael Kors Access (MKT5037) Men’s Smartwatch

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What Is a Smart Watch for Men?

Smart watches are not the latest devices to hop on the "smart" trend, but they're definitely one of the most successful ones. That said, the secret to the commercial success of these gadgets is fairly simple. First of all, most of them feature the sort of fashionable, elegant, or practical design that could attract even the kind of customers who don't care that much about the device's features. Speaking of which, even some of the least sophisticated smart watches are packed with features. First off, just about every model out there comes equipped with fitness tracker's capabilities, the list of which includes the ability to keep track of heart rate, steps, distance, as well as a number of other measurements. On top of that, the majority of smart watches for men and women will allow you to make payments, receive smartphone notifications, text and email alerts, access the calendar, the alarm clock, and install a number of applications that greatly simplify your interactions with the phone. So, since these watches look good, provide a number of useful applications, and don't really cost all that much given what you're getting in return, you might want to seriously consider giving one of these digital accessories a try.

By the way, the list of useful accessories that improve your interactions with your smartphone isn't limited to watches. For instance, you could always get yourself a smart ring or a Bluetooth headset.

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Publish Date: 2018-06-27 09:20:45