July 1, 2022

Right now, the best Android smartwatch is easily the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. While you’ll have the best experience when you pair it with a Samsung phone, it runs quite well on all the best Android phones. It also has all the smartwatch perks and fitness features you’d expect from a Samsung wearable. 

While the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 might be a slight departure from previous models now that Wear OS 3 is in the picture, that shouldn’t deter you. It’s lightweight, compact, and stylish, the perfect wearable trifecta for fitness enthusiasts who want to experience the best of both worlds. But if you’re not too fond of that choice, there are many other amazing options from Garmin to Fitbit to Mobvoi and many more.

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Best smartwatch overall


Processor: Samsung Exynos W920

RAM: 1.5GB

Storage: 16GB

Display size: 40mm / 44mm

Band size: 20mm

Weight: 25.9g (40mm) / 30.3g (44mm)

Battery life: 40 hours

OS: Wear OS Powered by Samsung

Colors: Silver, Black, Green, Pink Gold

Water-resistant: ✔️ (5ATM)

LTE: Yes, Optional

GPS: ✔️

NFC: ✔️

Heart rate monitor: ✔️

Automatic workout tracking: ✔️

Sleep tracking: ✔️

Wireless charging: ✔️ (Qi)

Reasons to buy


Attractive, thoughtful design


Optional LTE connectivity


Easy-to-use capacitive bezel


Comprehensive health/fitness tracking


Excellent performance and app support

Reasons to avoid

Battery life is just OK

Health tracking not as accurate as Garmin