Which smartwatch is the right choice for you?

Fitbit Ionic Apple Watch 3 Samsung Gear Sport Polar M600 LG Watch Sport

Linking to your mobile phone, smartwatches can do so much more than simply tell the time. Sending important notifications directly to your wrist, the accessory adds a serious level of convenience while also also providing a range of other benefits.

The best models can perform numerous novel functions, allowing you to search the Internet with your voice, check-out at the grocery store without touching your wallet and of course, tracking your fitness activity and progress.

As the technology has caught on, so has the style of these ultimate accessories. Fashion labels have gotten in on the action as well, designing their own trendy luxury smartwatches. Michael KorsGuessand Hermes have all released devices.

If you’re looking to invest in your first smartwatch, or upgrade to a new model, here’s a look at some of the best options on the market.

Fitbit Ionic

For the the fitness fanatics, this option is a great choice. Originally getting its start with fitness bands,Fitbit has taken a big step up with its move into smartwatches.

Allowing wearers to track their progress conveniently in every activity from running to weightlifting and swimming, the fitbit is the perfect companion for every gym rat. The device also includes bodyweight coaching sessions, and you can use it to quickly pay on the go.

On the downside, the Fitbit watch offers less functionality than other top of the line smartwatches for a similar price.

Buy it here for $299.95.

Apple Watch 3

With Apple considered a leader in the smartwatch trend, its newest iteration of the device certainly doesn't disappoint. Although much of the improvements in this version are internal enhancements, they make a significant improvement in performance.

Water resistant and including an internal GPS, this device is the perfect companion for runs in any type of weather. On top of that, the watch features topnotch fitness tracking.

Although a version allowing you to use LTE directly through the watch is available, this can be pricey. Getting the non-LTE compatible option is a better deal as of now.

Buy it here for $359.

Samsung Gear Sport

Although it lacks in original apps, the Gear Sportoffers the premium build people have come to expect from Samsung. It also has an incredibly high-quality screen.

Offering Spotify offline playback, inbuilt GPS, as well as being waterproof up to 50 meters, the watch is packed with perks that go far beyond telling time. It’s also compatible with iOS, in addition to Android, making it a good option for most mobile users.

Buy it here for $299.99.

Polar M600

Running with Android, the Polar M600 combines sports and fitness tracking with smartwatch technology. while keeping a balance other devices fail at. The full-feature accessory is particularly useful for runners, and athletes in general.

If you’re an Android user, this is one of the best options on the market for you.

Buy it here for $329.95.

LG Watch Sport

Stylish and cool, the LG Watch Sport was designed in collaboration with Google. Well-priced, with a sleek design, this is definitely a quality option.

There are some downsides, namely a less than stellar battery life and a lack of compatible apps, but other features make up the difference. Functioning with Google Assistant and offering all the convenient perks one wants from a smartwatch, it’s a great option that will have everyone eyeing your wrist with envy.

Buy it here for $172.95.

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