smartwatch 2020
smartwatch 2020

Top 5 Smartwatches in 2020

TOP 5 SMARTWATCHES IN 2020 BUZZ UP YOUR SPORTS PLEASURE.

The Inspiration is in your Wrist, Get Motivated and be Inspired from your Smartwatch.

Photography of Person Holding Black Camera Lens

Every year, we get to witness many watches companies introducing watches to evolving around fashion and fitness.

There has been a great buzz regarding smartwatches, which caters to every individual need with a variety of modern lifestyle sports and fitness.

Today Smartwatches are Intelligent, Multi-taskers, Solar-powered and its functionalities list are endless. Major watch markers are developing their unique features to capture the market segment’s needs and requirements.

Most smartwatches these days are embedded with lots of exciting features like GPS, music streaming, monitoring health conditions on the go, wallet on the go, and much more. Which is what makes these watches popular among the young and old alike. It has gone beyond tracking our exercise or monitoring our fitness level.

The coming 2020 is going to be no exception to this particular trend.


Guide to Buy the Perfect Smart Watch

The first step towards making a smart decision is to understand your needs.

Whether you are looking for a smartwatch that tracks your heart rate and daily activities movement, picks the desired watch to invest, and feels the pleasure of wear it is key.

By creating a list of your needs, type of sports activities, whether you are focusing on Air, Land, or Water sports break them down in ratio.

If you perform extreme physical activity, your need to look for a sports watch to monitor your heart rate, GPS, and long battery life, and more. So before you begin to explore your option, make sure you are clear with your objective.

  • If your lifestyle gear towards diving and sea sports, then you need a watch that has a water resistance of up to 200 m or beyond.
  • If your goal is to track your running activities, you will need a watch that offers better running metrics along with heart rate monitoring and connection with a fitness app.
  • If you want a smartwatch for leisure, then you want it to equip features like GPS tracking, text notification, music streaming, virtual wallet, etc.

Note:

  • This review is arranged in alphabetical order, there is NO ranking involved!
  • The price provided in USD is just for guidelines only.

And in this article, we are reviewing Top 5 smartwatches in 2020 from the top watchmakers.


1. APPLE WATCH SERIES 5

APPLE WATCHSeries 5Series 3
Always on Retina DisplayYN
Thiness10.7mm11.4mm
Electrical heart sensor (ECG)YN
Optical Heart sensor2nd GenerationY
CompassYN
Fall detectionYN
Processor64 bit dual coreDual core
GPS/GNSSYY
Water resistant50 meters50 meters
Speaker50 % louderN
Capacity32 GbGps + Cellular16 GbGps + Cellular
Battery LifeUp to 18Up to 18
AccelerometerUp to 32 g forcesUp to 16 g forces

The Apple Series 5 comes in multiple flavor and price ranges;

Series 5  – Aluminum casing Price begins at S$599 and Steel casing Price begins at S$999.00.

When Apple launched its Series 5 smartwatch, it asserted that it would continue to dominate the industry.

Series 4 is no longer available after the launch of Apple Series 5.

Apple Series 5 had replaced Series 4 with the same starting price.

Series 5 has a lot more options available then Series 4 and it comes in 40mm and 44mm sizes.

Standard Apple Watch Series 5, comes in three aluminum colors and nine standard Sport Band options.

Series 5 remains identical to Series 4 with a sleek design that rests on your wrists without any weight. It weighs merely 36 grams and has a curve case that is impressively ergonomic and sits nicely on the wrist.

The build and design of this watch speak volumes of the quality Apple stands for. While the case is delicate, it is strong and durable.

The Apple Watch Series 5 comes with an advanced processor, offers a bigger display to makes space for better viewing pleasure, improved version accelerometer, and fall detection.

Apple Watch Series 5 iWatch Bluetooth Smartwatch Health Tracke 4G Smartwatch GPS Version - Black 40mm

Series 5 newly feature electrical heart sensor ECG, an electrocardiogram (also called an ECG or EKG) is a test that records the timing and strength of the electrical signals that make the heartbeat. By looking at an ECG, a doctor can gain insights about your heart rhythm and look for irregularities.

This unique feature can monitor heart rhythm, shows signs of atrial fibrillation — a serious form of irregular heart rhythm — or sinus rhythm, which means your heart is beating in a normal pattern with your finger, can tell you a lot about your heart. This is certainly a great technology being built into a watch.

Enhanced GPS with an Always-On display and a built-in Compass. This neat software which allows you to navigate the city with just a tap, along with the Map. It has a built-in Compass that shows you which way you are facing so you will not get lost in the city rush.

The Series 5 is handy with watchOS 6 preloaded.

For Series 5, Apple has collaborated with Hermès, a premium range, and Nike a sporty range, provides some extra variation with different loops and bands.

Apple Watch Series 5 iWatch Bluetooth Smartwatch Health Tracke 4G Smartwatch GPS Version - Black 40mm

Verdict

The company has not made many changes in Apple Series 5, but the modifications made are truly impressive.

If you already have the Series 4 and you’re wondering whether to upgrade to the Series 5, you don’t need to this time around unless you really want that Always-On display function or the built-in compass. You can expect the battery to drain considering due to the software being added to this new series.

The battery performance is still a major issue because most of its competitors are offering a pretty good battery life. But hopefully, the coming Series 6 in 2020 (Sept) can bring more surprises to the Apple fans.


2. GARMIN FENIX 6 PRO

 

GARMINFenix 5 PlusFenix 6 Pro
Display size1.2″ (240 x 240 pixels)1.3″ (260 x 260 pixels)
Memory16 GB32 GB
Listen to music w/o phonestore up to 1000 songsstore up to 2000 songs
Music appsYY
Battery Life Smartwatch modeUp to 12 daysUp to 14 days
Battery Life GPS activeUp to 18 HoursUp to 36 Hours
Battery life music+Gps activeUp to 8 HoursUp to 10 Hours
Corning Gorilla glass 3 lensNY
Scratch Resistance lensYN
Pulse Ox acclimation senorNY
Power managerNY
Heat & Altitude VO2 maxNY
Body energy monitorNY
Preload Topographical mapYY
Preload Ski mapNY
Preload Golf coursesYY
Climb pro featureYY
Trendline popularity routineYY
Pace Pro featureNY

The Garmin Fenix 6 comes in multiple flavors and price ranges;

  • Garmin Fenix 6/Pro – The standard 47mm version, adds music, Wi-Fi, maps – Price begin at USD699
  • Garmin Fenix 6S/Pro– A smaller 42mm case with slightly lower battery life, adds music, Wi-Fi, maps –Price begin atUSD$699
  • Garmin Fenix 6X – Bigger screen, slightly better battery, music, Wi-Fi, maps as standard – Price begin at USD749
  • Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar – Solar panels for extra battery life, music, Wi-Fi, maps as standard – Price begin at USD1149

The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is the successor of Garmin Fenix 5 Plus.

Fenix 6 Pro comes with better battery performance and screen size. This new model comes with notable modifications without increasing the overall weight and size of the watch.

In fact, this Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Multi-Sport Smartwatch is lighter than the 5 Plus model with much more add on impressive features.

While Fenix 5 Plus model weight at 86 grams, the Fenix 6 Pro model comes at 82 grams.

Additionally, the extra space on the Fenix 6 Pro screen is put to good use as it can display six data fields in the running mode. The watch also comes with an internal memory of 32 GB, which makes it function more efficiently. It allows you to sync your device to Spotify, upload your favorite playlist, connect with Bluetooth, can store up to 2,000 songs.

With Garmin Pay, you can make a payment without bringing along your wallet or afraid of losing your wallet during training or take on an adventure.

Fenix 6 Pro performance is impressive as it offers an extended battery life on safe mode is up to 46 days.

This battery mode is titled an Expedition indicating the target audience of this watch. The watch comes with a Body Battery feature that monitors the user’s energy level throughout the day.

Fenix 6 Pro, Pace Pro feature, is a new software launch on Q4 of 2019. This dynamic feature helps you run smarter over various types of terrain.

This smart technology provides users with different pacing strategies based on the elevation intensity, which is especially helpful for hiking or up and downhill training.

Pro 6 comes with this Pulse Ox Pulse Oximetry Functionality.

This technology is a boon for any athlete, can monitor our blood oxygen level combine with our sleep quality in order to observe our performance.

Pulse Ox Pulse Oximetry feature is also included in fēnix 5X Plus outdoor recreation smartwatch.

This Pulse Ox feature is ideal for hiking or skiing.

This technology is able to adjust the body’s oxygen levels on thinner air at higher altitudes.

Pro 6 Maps & Ski Trails feature which has 2,000 worldwide ski resorts for ski lovers.

Comes with topographical maps with Trendline popularity routing to discover new places to explore.

ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT OF fēnix 6X Pro;

fēnix 6X Pro Solar is a great masterpiece for any adventurers if you have a deeper pocket.

This is also Garmin 1st Solar watch, comes with a 1.4” Power Glass lens uses sunlight to extend battery life for off-grid adventures.

Sunlight gives this watch a free energy boost, extending the time between charges.

fēnix® 6X – Pro Solar Edition

fēnix® 6X Pro Solar   

 

fēnix® 6 - Pro and Sapphire editions 3

fēnix® 6 – Pro and Sapphire editions

Verdict 

The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is a refined and version of the popular Fenix 5 Plus. It has a better battery life, an intuitive menu system, and a larger screen. While it may seem a bit bulky, on the whole.

Fēnix 6X Pro Solar is the Star edition and is one of its kind, especially cater to the outdoor sportsmen.

Reasons to buy

  • Quality Design
  • Impressive menu system
  • High precision
  • Sapphire glass

3. G-SHOCK MTG

 

G-SHOCKMTG-B1000 XBDMTG-B1000
Size of case55.8 x 51.7 x 14.4mm55.8 x 51.7 x 14.4mm
Weight112 gram123 gram
Carbon Fiber BezelYN
Water Resistance200 meter200 meter
Led light (super illuminator)YY
Battery life5 mths on normal use w/o light exposure
18 mths on stored with power save function on
5 mths on normal use w/o light exposure
18 mths on stored with power save function on
Solar PowerYY
Stop watchYY
Mobile wireless link w BluetoothYY
Auto hand correctionYY
Time calibration receptionAuto receive up to 6 times a dayAuto receive up to 6 times a day
Rodiowave receptionYY
Auto summer timeYY
Auto adjust world timeYY
Low temperature resistance-10 degree C / 14 F-10 degree C / 14 F
Tripe G resistancesShock, Vibration & Centrifugal force resistanceShock, Vibration & Centrifugal force resistance
Vibration resitanceAgainst heavy duty operationAgainst heavy duty operation
World time39 time zones 27 cities + universal time39 time zones 27 cities + universal time
Spherical glasshigh level stability against pressurehigh level stability against pressure
Sapphire crystal glassHigh clarity w scratch proof + non reflective coatingHigh clarity w scratch proof + non reflective coating

The MTG-B1000 comes in multiple designs and price ranges;

  • MTGB10001A ($800 USD list)
  • MTGB1000B-1A  ($900 USD list)
  • MTG-B1000XB-1A ($1,000 USD list)
  • MTG-B1000XBD-1 ($1100 USD list)

MTG-B1000BD-1AER

MTG-B1000BD-1AER

MTG-B1000BD-1AER

G-Shock MTG-B1000 is a well-crafted premium men’s tough watch, which is another great creation by Casio.

This range features a smaller case size, to enhanced fit to wrist, making this series truly popular for its strength and durability.

G-SHOCK MT-G, TRIPLE G RESIST, a new shock-resistant structure has made this model more irresistible. It creates a wall that separates the watch from the impact.

The resin present on the case is furthered strengthened by carbon fibers that boost the module protection without increasing the weight.

Calling for all the deep-sea lovers, this watch has a 200-meter water resistance feature.

The Auto world time Is Globetrotter best friend provide convenience and ease of tracking different time zone.

This automatic time adjustment can connect even if a smartphone is not possible for some reason or at an irrespective location.

This MULTI-BAND 6 features, automatically adjusts time settings based on the reception of one of the six-time calibration signals around the globe.

The watch also features solar-powered radio control to help reduce carbon footprint.

This solar-powered MTG-B1000 launched in 2018 also comes with the feature of Bluetooth function. LED illumination, stopwatch, World Time.

In 2019, G-Shock launch MTG-B1000XBD and B1000XB with a mid-sized case for enhanced wearability and include advanced functionality with smartphone connectivity and solar-powered radio control.

The new models feature a bezel made from carbon fiber, instead of the regular metal and plastics.

This is truly an evolution in design in keeping with their 20th anniversary.

Carbon fiber is close to plastic in terms of its lightweight, yet the durability is far exceeding metal.

MTG-B1000XBD also comes with a layered composite band made with durable fine resin parts.

Verdict  

The MTG-B1000 models, with its features, share the spot with the sophisticated watches industry and yet functional, which also fill in the gap for the water adventurers and at the same time creating that professional look.

With this stronger and better series, G-SHOCK has managed to up its game

 Reasons to buy

  • Shock-resistant
  • Better Time tracking
  • 200 M water resistance
  • Long Battery life

4. POLAR VANTAGE MULTISPORT WATCH

POLARVantage V Titan
Premium Multi sport
Vantage V
Pro Multi sport watch
Vantage M
Multi sport watch
Multisport modeYYY
Titanium caseYYN
Display size46 x 46 x 13mm46 x 46 x 13mm46 x 46 x 13mm
Weight59 gram66 gram45 gram
BarometerYYN
Recovery ProYYN
Battery life training mode40 hours40 hours30 hours
Running power from wristYYN
Running programYYY
Route guidanceYYN
Col touch displayYYN
130+ sportsYYY
Military level durabilityYYN
GPSYYY
Chargeable wristbandYYY
Optical heartrate measurementYYY
AudioYYN
Sleep + stagesYYY
Serene breathing exerciseYYY
Training load ProYYY

The Polar Vantage Series Premium GPS Sports Watch for Multi-sport & Triathlon Training price ranges;

Polar Vantage M –  $260 – 330

Polar Vantage V – Standard Edition  $ 499

Polar Vantage V – Pro (Includes H10 HRM Chest Strap)  $ 550

Polar Vantage V – Titan (Premium Titanium, Lightweight)  $600

Polar Vantage comes in 3 models especially design for Athletic;

554d4a97 5df4 4983 b7f2 ead1aa3a5ed0 1.759c9fa6f92cf19a3d7b47b3df56fbd7

 

The Polar Vantage V Multisport Watch has up to 40 hours of training time with GPS active. As a premium, durable, and waterproof watch, the Vantage V can stand up to your toughest training and grueling races.

 

Polar Electro Oy (globally known as Polar) from Finland. Is a manufacturer of sports training computers, known for developing the world’s first wireless heart rate monitor. Polar also made accessories for athletic training and fitness, as well as the heart rate variability.  It is among the handful watches launched that featured running power derived from the wrist.

This smartwatch uses a proprietary algorithm combined with barometer data and GPS to calculate the running power.

It is capable of measuring your muscle load, this feature has the pressure inserted on your muscles, joints, and skeletal systems during the training session.

Polar’s advanced optical heart rate technology is featured in this smartwatch. This technology brings together optical heart rate measurement with skin contact measurement, ensuring accurate measurement of your heart rate even in the most complex and intense training sessions.

With Vantage, you also get validated smart coaching features like fitness trackers turn your training and activity data from raw numbers into actionable guidance.

ir?t=bls777 20&language=en US&l=li2&o=1&a=B07HCCDRLZ

q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B07XGM17C4&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=bls777 20&language=en US

POLAR VANTAGE M – Advanced Running & Multisport Watch with GPS and Wrist-based Heart Rate

Personalized training guidance fueled by sports science

These Training Targets feature to allow you to conveniently plan your workouts.

Quick targets are an easy way to create guided sessions. Set specific training targets – like ‘run 5 miles’ or ‘burn 400 kcal’ – and let your Polar product guide you through the workout.

Phased targets you can split your training session into phases and create a different target duration or distance and intensity for each of them.

Use a phased target for creating an interval training session or adding a proper warmup and cool-down phases to your session.

Another highlight of this watch is their unique feature of Military-level durability found in Vantage series Pro-level performance include;

This watchable to withstand Low Pressure (Altitude), High & Low Temperature, includes temperature shocks. Solar radiation, humidity, and aggravated cycle.

Verdict

Polar Vantage series is a flagship smartwatch that can efficiently monitor your daily activities like training, walking, sleep, etc. and offer you valuable feedback. It is designed to fit perfectly comfortably.  It has witnessed many modifications from the previous version, which have truly enhanced the overall performance of the watch.

Reasons to Buy

  • Wide sport-centered support
  • Excellent metrics for runners
  • Polar Flow System
  • Maximum Comfort

5. SWATCH- BIG BOLD

Swatch Big Bold

SWATCH BOLD FEATURESSPECIFICATIONS
Movement QuartzCase width 47mm
Waterproof meter 3 BarsThickness 11.75mm
Strap Material SiliconeHeight 44.80mm
Strap clasp material Aluminium
Case material Plastic2 years warranty

Price ranging from $60 – 100

Reasons to buy

  • 30 m water resistance
  • Pocket friend – Swiss-made watch

ir?t=bls777 20&language=en US&l=li3&o=1&a=B07RZR7G8L
ir?t=bls777 20&language=en US&l=li3&o=1&a=B07RXQKDMWSwatch BBCREAM Quartz Blue Dial Men's Watch SO27N101

Blue dial enhanced by luminous blue hands. Black plastic case with a blue silicone band. Quartz movement. 30 meters / 100 feet of water resistance. Fixed bezel. Scratch Resistant Mineral crystal. Solid case back. 

 

SWATCH the Swiss watchmaker is also called itself the “Second Watch”, as casual and disposable accessories.

SWATCH launched its new collection for 2020 Summertime call for Bold, fun, playful, and vibrant watches, and if that is your thing, then Swatch’s Big Bold watches are ideal for you.

With 47mm dimensions and quality plastic cases and silicon straps, this is a fun summer watch for the sport, casual smart look.

The big Bold series has a vibrant assortment, sporty, urban streetwear look, and feel.

There is an interesting 3-D printed bumpy dial. It comes with 30 m water-resistant, so they are more splash resistant and not apt for wearing while swimming.

You might want to consider running, as it is the easiest exercise routine, to begin with. 

Verdict

It may not be a smartwatch, but it is a fun summer watch to sport for a casual outing.

If you are a Swatch watch collectors, then this may be a watch that will be another edition to add to your collection.

More about Smartwatch and Health Tracker.