With the holiday shopping season starting up, we’ve updated our guide to the best smartwatches you can buy. The Apple Watch Series 7 now takes the top spot from the Series 6, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 replaces the Galaxy Watch 3 as a top pick for Android users, and we’ve swapped in a couple new Garmin watches as running- and style-focused recommendations.
Believe it or not, there are smartwatches worth owning besides the Apple Watch. If getting important (or not so important) notifications on your wrist sounds appealing to you, there’s great news: most smartwatches can now do that for you. And you have options when it comes to style, form factor, and more dedicated wearable purposes.
There are smartwatches that emphasize style and a classic timepiece aesthetic, others that help you train for competition in specific sports, and everything in between. From casual exercisers to those who want every bit of data and guidance they can get, the smartwatch landscape has matured. And recently, we revisited some of our favorite options and tested the latest releases in an effort to help you nail down the best smartwatch for your needs.