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A smartwatch is the ultimate must-have accessory today. What gives them an edge is the fact that they are no longer used for just checking the time. Now they can execute a ton of functions, such an enabling an internet search with voice activation, keeping a track of your health and even to pay for groceries without needing your wallet. Not to mention they ooze tons of aesthetic appeal as well. You just can’t go wrong with a smartwatch.

We’ve compiled a list of the best smartwatches you can purchase at the moment.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

OS: Tizen OS | Price: $239 | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Display: 1.2″ or 1.3″ 360 x 360 Super AMOLED | Processor: Dual-core 1.15GHz | Band sizes: 22mm or 20mm | Onboard storage: 4GB | Battery duration: 4 days on 46mm / less on 42mm | Charging method: Wireless | IP rating: 50m | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

It comes with an impressive battery life and a useful rotating bezel. The only drawback we see is that the Bixby isn’t particularly great and the charger is annoying.

Apple Watch Series 4

OS: watchOS 5 | Compatibility: iOS | Display: 1.78″ OLED | Processor: Apple S4 | Band sizes: Varies based on watch size | Onboard storage: 16GB | Battery: 1 to 2 days | Charging method: Wireless | IP rating: Water-resistant to 50m | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE

The Apple Watch 4 comes with a larger display and a lightweight design. However, the battery isn’t impressive and it’s still on the higher end of the price spectrum. This is also the first time Apple has refurbished their smartwatch design.

The speaker on this upgrade is louder than before yet still keeping the design lightweight. It also features an exciting new ECG feature within the heart rate tracker.

Ticwatch Pro

OS: Wear OS | Price: $249.99 | Compatibility: Android 4.3+, iOS 8+ | Display: 1.4″ 400 x 400 OLED paired with LCD screen | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 | Onboard storage: 4GB | Battery duration: Up to 48h, 5 extra days in Essential mode | Charging method: Magnetic connecting pin | IP rating: IP68 | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC

The watch comes with two innovative screens – one layered on top of the other. The top is a transparent LCD display that displays time, heart rate and more when the battery is running low. The watch comes in a premium design. However, it has only limited app function and no LTE features at all.

In terms of smartwatch features, there’s still plenty to keep users hooked. It boasts NFC for Google Pay, GPS, Bluetooth for music and the top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset.

Apple Watch Series 3

OS: watchOS 4.3 | Price: $339| Compatibility: iOS | Display: 1.53″ OLED | Processor: S2 dual-core | Onboard storage: 8GB / 16GB (Non-LTE and LTE respectively) | Battery duration: 18 hours | Charging method: Wireless | IP rating: IPX7 | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC

Apple Watch 3 provides excellent fitness tracking along with being water-proof. The Non-LTE version gives much better value but the battery is too short for tracking sleep. Although the drop in price is a plus point for sure and a lure for many.

Fitbit Versa

OS: Fitbit OS | Price: $ 199.95 | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Display: TBC, 1000 nits | Processor: Dual-core 1.0GHz | Onboard storage: 2.5GB | Battery duration: 3-4 days | Charging method: Proprietary charger | IP rating: 50M water resistant | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

A smaller and relatively cheaper version with a lightweight design. Although it doesn’t give off a premium vibe and has no GPS, it still remains one of the more affordable watches on the list.

Ticwatch E

OS: Wear OS | Price: $ 159.99 | Compatibility: Android 4.3+, iOS 8+ | Display: 1.4″ 400 x 400 OLED | Processor: MediaTek MT2601 | Onboard storage: 4GB | Battery duration: Up to 24h | Charging method: Magnetic connecting pin | IP rating: IP67 | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1

It has a surprisingly accurate GPS and a heart rate sensor. The Ticwatch E is a fully-loaded wear OS watch with fantastic value. The design, however, might not be everyone’s cup of tea but its relatively cheaper price makes it stand out among the others.

Fitbit Ionic

OS: Fitbit OS | Price: $ 269.49 | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Display: TBC, 1000 nits | Processor: Dual-core 1.0GHz | Band sizes: Large | Onboard storage: 2.5GB | Battery duration: 2-3 days | Charging method: Proprietary charger | IP rating: 50M water resistant | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

The fitness brand introduces its first big smartwatch play with a brighter display and a variety of fitness options. It still needs to work on its slow interface and a severe lack of apps though. The reduction in price is a bonus point.

Misfit Vapor

OS: Wear OS | Price: $174 | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Display: 1.3″ 360 x 360 AMOLED | Processor: Dual-core 1.0GHz | Band sizes: 20mm straps | Onboard storage: 4GB | Battery duration: 2 days | Charging method: Wireless | IP rating: 50m | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

A top-end design with a large, vibrant AMOLED display and a low price. The app function is very limited and it has no Android Pay.