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Top 10 Smartwatches of 2020

Top 10 smartwatches of 2020

Despite the pandemic we experienced this year, many smartwatches that will improve our health and help us keep fit were released. Well, this is the right time for you to replace your traditional watch with a smartwatch. The best smartwatches do more than having an app and showing notifications on your wrist. They are all-in-one smartwatches, and they possess a fitness tracker, a wallet, and sometimes an LTE-equipped phone.

Written below are ten carefully selected 2020 smartwatches: 

Fitbit Sense

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The Fitbit Sense is the company’s high-quality smartwatch with extraordinary enhanced health and well-being features than the Versa line. It features an FDA-approved ECG sensor and blood oxygen reading, and the capacity to measure skin temperature and electrodermal activity.

Being one of the best Fitbits smartwatches, the Sense works effectively with iOS and Android. It features an onboard GPS, Alexa, a native app store, etc. With this great Fitbit Sense, we won’t only track our steps with it but also take comprehensive monitoring of our health.

Apple Watch SE

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The Apple Watch SE is a composition of the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Apple Watch Series 5 (discontinued for a while). Although the Apple Watch SE doesn’t possess all the Series 6’s features, yet, it is still unique for its swift chip and safety features. It comes in two different sizes (40mm, 44mm), and it’s priced at $279. It also provides an LTE option, making it a superb choice for people who want to try out the Family Setup. 

Oppo Watch 

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The Oppo Watch is undoubtedly one of the best Wear OS smartwatches available. It has an incredible design and hardware-software synergy. Although it does imitate the Apple Watch’s design, regardless of that, it features an attractive display and fitness modes. You have to be cautious of the battery life, particularly if you want a smartwatch with a long-lasting battery.

It is available in two different sizes, 46mm and 41mm. The 46mm variant possesses a 1.9-inch curved AMOLED screen, while the 41mm variant has a flat 1.6-inch AMOLED screen. You’ll have a Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It works on a great customized Oppo skin based on Wear OS. 

It possesses an Ambiq Apollo 3 chipset for the battery saver mode. The watch features an HR monitor and an inbuilt GPS to track your runs or cycles. The watch will last you for about 36 hours for a single charge.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

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The Active 2 possesses almost all of the same features as in the new Galaxy Watch 3, including fall detection and an ECG app, for about half the price. However, It’s not as appealing as the Watch 3 with its thick frame and a physically rotating bezel, but it’s not too big, and it’s comfy to wear during workouts and at night. 

It takes care of your calls, texts, and app notifications, and it provides Spotify support and also all the essential fitness features you’ll need. Besides, you can also get an LTE edition of this smartwatch, which can receive calls on the go without your smartphone nearby.

Amazfit Bip S

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If you’re looking for an affordable smartwatch, then the Amazfit Bip S is undoubtedly the best option for you. It costs about $70. And it is efficiently compatible with both Android and iOS devices. It also has fantastic features such as an always-on display, built-in GPS tracking, heart rate sensor, and indeed the best battery life ever. With a single charge, you can get about 40 days of use or about two weeks of intense usage with the GPS on and an increased brightness up. 

You may not be impressed with the appearance since it has a plastic casing, and the screen isn’t as responsive or bright as the ones on Galaxy or Apple Watch.

Garmin Vivoactive 4

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Garmin took some of the best features of its Vivoactive 3, which is undoubtedly one of the best smartwatches for fitness, and made them more awesome and fabulous with the new Garmin Vivoactive 4 and 4S priced at $349. It is available in 2 sizes, i.e., 40mm and 45mm, to provide an improved fit for most people. It also includes Garmin Pay and music storage out of the box (rather than paying more for premium features just like the Vivoactive 3). 

The Vivoactive 4 also provides animated on-screen yoga and Pilates workouts to assist you in enhancing your yoga poses. It possesses a new pulse ox sensor that measures your blood oxygen level and provides you with additional detailed sleep insights. Also, the 7-day use battery life makes the Vivoactive 4 a fantastic smartwatch for fitness buffs.

TicWatch Pro 2020

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The TicWatch Pro 2020 Wear OS smartwatch comes with a few enhanced features from its predecessor, but it doesn’t seem to be an extremely distinct smartwatch. The TicWatch Pro 2020 possesses 1GB RAM, i.e., twice its predecessor, which implies that it’s faster. 

Its design is also a bit different, with the new ‘military standard 810G durability’. According to Mobvoi, this feature helps it resist intense temperatures, hard hits, water, and dust. 

Well, those seem to be the significant changes from the TicWatch Pro 2018 model for the 2020 model, while the rest of the features look mostly similar. 

The battery life is somewhat also similar to its predecessor having about 48hours of use and five additional days in Essential mode. It also possesses a 1.39-inch AMOLED screen and has an impressive stainless steel body.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is undoubtedly one of the most attractive and functional smartwatches available. It’s available in two sizes, 41 and 45 mm, and also in LTE variants, so you can use it without your smartphone nearby. It possesses a rotating bezel that makes navigating the watch’s interface simple while also offering access to lots of watch faces that will enable you to customize the display to your taste.

However, compared to the original Samsung Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy Watch 3 possesses a shorter, 2-day battery life. It features more music storage, FDA-approved ECG tracking, and fall detection. You’ll also have Samsung Pay for contactless payments and some excellent fitness features. 

Apple Watch Series 6

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The Apple Watch Series 6 may be the most expensive smartwatch on this list, but it’s the top-notch standard when it comes to smartwatches. It possesses all the smartwatch features that made its predecessors stand out, in addition to a few new features like the brighter always-on display and a new sensor that measures blood oxygen levels. Presently, it’s also the only Apple smartwatch that features an electrocardiogram (also referred to as ECG or EKG) app. The Apple Watch Series is available at $399.

Fitbit Versa 3

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The Fitbit Versa 3 is efficiently compatible with iOS and Android phones and allows you to choose between Alexa or Google Assistant as your go-to voice assistant. Although it doesn’t provide all the fantastic apps and smart features compared to some of its competitors, it’s a well-rounded smartwatch with lots of health and fitness features to keep you fit and on track, as the onboard GPS and live heart rate zone notifications. 

Fitbit Versa 3 is certainly the best sleep tracker smartwatch on this list and even provides you with a breakout of your SpO2 and body temperature data overnight (for Fitbit Premium users). It has a good battery life; you can get about four days and nights of use with the screen always-on. It is available at $230.

Conclusion 

Indeed, there are many factors to be considered when getting a new smartwatch, such as a round watch face or square, an operating system (iOS or Android), more fitness features than other smart features, etc. You must get the best smartwatch that suits your needs, and that’s also within your budget. 

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