Watches have been crucial pieces of any outfit for over a century. A good watch is more than just a stylish accessory and timepiece, though: it can tie together an outfit and show off the taste of the wearer.
This extends to smart watches, too! While digital watches spent decades being roughly the least cool thing since fanny packs, smart watches can be downright slick.
Today, we’re taking a look at some of the coolest smart watches and best deals you can find in 2020. If you’re looking to get into the wearable tech space with a great-looking piece of technology, let this article be your guide.
Unlike the Series 4, Apple’s Series 5 watches are more iterative than revolutionary. Where the Series 4 brought in the bright and eye-catching Retina display and new EKG features, the Series 5 introduces fewer new features. However, it sports a better battery life and select new app interactions that weren’t available on the Series 4.
Notably, you don’t need an iPhone to use an Apple Watch, but it helps. Apple Watches work best when they’re paired with phones from their ecosystem, and allow for integrated Siri commands and more robust synchronization between phone and watch.
All said, the Series 5 is a great watch for the price, and one of the most eye-catching watches on this list.
Fossil’s Explorist watch is currently on sale for $235, down from $275, a respectable $40 savings on this good-looking watch. This watch operates on Wear OS, Google’s open source operating system for watches.
Think Android, but for wearables. As such, you can expect Fossil’s smartwatch to work best with Android devices, though it can pair with iPhones, as well.
If you want a smartwatch that looks like a normal watch, the Fossil Explorist is it. At a glance, it could be easily mistaken for a traditional timepiece. This classic style is appealing and functional all at once.
If you want a particularly inexpensive and simple smartwatch, the Amazfit Bip Lite is the watch for you. With its simple heart rate tracking and minimalist display, this is a great fitness tracker for an active lifestyle. It sports great battery life, smartphone integration, and a clean display.
All of this will only set you back $60, a steal compared to some pricier smart watches and fitness trackers. If you’re looking to get into the wearables club on a budget, or just want a 45-day battery, this is the watch for you.