The number of smartwatches on the market is staggering. We have tested models from Tag Heuer, Citizen, Mont Blanc, Diesel, and many other fashion brands, but most of them are simply too expensive for what you get. (Not to mention that they are Wear OS watches that do not get the update to the latest version). Here are a few other options we like.
★ Casio PRT-B50 for $ 156: If you like the sound of the Casio PRW61 above but hate the price, consider this model. You get many of the same perks, like a compass, altimeter and barometer, but for much less. It is not made of biomass plastic and it does not have solar charging, although its battery lasts two years. That do track steps and can automatically adjust the time to wherever you are in the world. You can place virtual markers along your route, which can be seen through the map in the accompanying app (paired via Bluetooth), and it is easy to get back to them using the clock. It comes in a size of 50.8 mm.
Fossil Gen 6 for $ 299: Fossil’s latest flagship smartwatch is not as fast as the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra, and it has a glossy design. Its battery does not last long even if you get a similar Essential mode that ensures that the time is displayed even if the battery is dead (for a few days). However, the health tracking features are quite accurate and it is expected to get Wear OS 3 this year. It’s coming in 44– or 42 mm sizes. (It works almost exactly like Skagen Falster Gen 6 above.)
Mobvoi TicWatch E3 for $ 200: The E3 has the same fast processor as the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra above, and it will get the upgrade to Wear OS 3. It is not as long lasting, and usually requires recharging in the morning after tracking sleep (with the always on screen off), and The 44 mm box size is still quite large. Its fitness tracking results were similar to other watches I tested next to it, like the Galaxy Watch4. But my complaint is with the build quality: It is plastic-like, feels cheap and is not very pretty to look at.