Wear OS, previously called Android Wear, is a highly versatile and feature-packed platform meant for wearable devices. Big names in the technology world have utilized this software over the years, and given us exciting smartwatches that offer a lot of bang for the buck. Whether it’s fitness tracking, glancing at your notifications or performing other tasks, Wear OS smartwatches allow you to have extra control over your daily lives. Let’s take a look at some of the best such devices you can buy in the market right now.
Fossil Gen 5
With the Gen 5, Fossil has perfected its smartwatch approach. This Wear OS device improves upon its predecessors in most departments. It’s got a sleek appearance, and yet boasts of solid build quality. Fossil has addressed complaints of the sub-par battery life of its predecessors as well, by equipping it with smart battery modes. Everything, from a heart rate sensor to a speaker for delivering Google Assistant answers and letting you take calls, is present on this device.
If you’re low on cash, there’s no better Wear OS option for you than the TicWatch E2. This stylish smartwatch ships with a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display, and offers snappy performance, thanks to its incorporation of the Snapdragon 2100 processor. Apart from waterproofing and a heart rate sensor, it also ships with GPS support. Moreover, the TicWatch E2 boasts of 2-day battery life, thanks to its smart battery modes.
Skagen Falster 3
Launched this year, the Skagen Falster 3 is another premium smartwatch that packs everything you can ask for in such a device. It’s a swimproof offering that can be purchased with metal, leather or silicone straps. Everything from heart-rate tracking, Google Pay, GPS to the Google Play store are supported by it. The Falster 3 comes with the claim of 24-hour battery life, which is another impressive thing about it.
The Sport model from Fossil is an affordable smartwatch aimed at sports and fitness enthusiasts. Hence, it only ships with silicone straps, and is capable of untethered GPS support so you can leave your phone at home when you’re working out. The Fossil Sport is also an ultra-lightweight smartwatch that goes easy on your wrist. This waterproof smartwatch also claims to deliver 24-hour battery life.
Huawei Watch 2
The Watch 2 from Huawei might have gotten old now, but it’s still a pretty solid Wear OS device for one to own. It has built-in GPS as well as NFC, while it even comes in the form of a 4G version. With its 1.2-inch display, it’s meant for those with smaller wrists, and the smaller panel also helps it offer more than a day’s worth of battery life. Another highlight of this device happens to be its advanced sleep tracking ability that accurately tells you whether you’ve had light, deep or REM sleep.
All the Wear OS smartwatches we’ve mentioned in the space above are available for purchase around the world via online as well as offline channels.