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Attach a smartwatch does not necessarily mean sacrificing style. Lately we’ve seen some of the best looking smartwatches to date, though they can be hard to find.
Smartwatches are incredible technology. They’re a powerful way to track workouts, monitor health, stay connected to emails and messages, and so much more, but many smartwatches still struggle with something all-important: style. A good chunk of smartwatches opt for a techie look, essentially miniaturizing a smartphone and adding a wrist strap. But that’s a problem for many of us – and probably one of the reasons people still wear analog watches. The best watches (regardless of how smart they are) should be both utilitarian and fashionable.
Fortunately, a handful of brands have quietly released stylish and capable smartwatches that strike a balance between fashion and function. These parts come mostly from watchmakers with a design history, who have now (mostly) solved all the problems technologically.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best smartwatches to buy right now and outlined some tips for finding an electronic watch that suits your lifestyle and looks.
How to choose the best looking smartwatch
Although the Apple Watch is getting the most attention (it’s now the best-selling watch in the world), there are plenty of other smartwatches to choose from, some better than Apple’s, depending on your needs. . Here are some tips for choosing the right one.
Cut: Check the case diameter of a watch to determine if it is the right size for your wrist. Most smartwatches are bigger to accommodate all the tech and make navigation easier, but you still don’t want to feel like you’re lugging a tablet around on your wrist. If you have small or medium wrists, go for something under 45 millimeters. If you have big wrists, you might want something around 45 millimeters or more for a substantial feel.
Features: All smartwatches (even the most beautiful smartwatches) should be packed with features. Look for health and fitness tracking technology, Bluetooth connectivity and any other features – the more the better.
Materials: Because most people use smartwatches for fitness, silicone straps and lightweight cases are often preferred. However, we found a few examples that incorporate metal and even leather straps for a more elegant look. Also, if you like a watch but aren’t sure about the strap, you can always find a replacement strap (or, for example, get a silicone strap for workouts and a leather strap for everyday use. ).
What are the most beautiful smartwatches?
Ready to step up your smartwatch game? Check out the best smartwatches below, including office-ready watches, smart travel companions, and stylish workout trackers.
1. Skagen Jorn Hybrid Smartwatch
One of the best looking smartwatches, in our opinion, is this Jorn from Skagen. It has a range of wellness-focused features, including workout tracking and heart rate monitoring. It also connects to your smartphone to show notifications, show the weather and let you control your music. But, judging by the minimalist and classic Scandinavian design of the watch, you would never guess that it can do all that. We love this leather strap option, but you can also swap out the leather strap for a stainless steel mesh strap or a silicone strap.
Buy the Skagen Jorn Hybrid Smartwatch $147.91
2. Montblanc Summit Lite Aluminum Smartwatch
Montblanc’s Summit Lite does an excellent job of blending technological intelligence, sturdiness and beauty. It has a clean face protected by a scratch-resistant crystal that can switch between a convincing traditional watch display and watch apps. When it comes to tech, you get a heart rate monitor, microphone, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, GPS, and even NFC payment capabilities. Webbing, on the other hand, is a versatile fabric that goes well with both casual and dressier outfits.
Buy Montblanc Summit Lite $725
3. Emporio Armani 3 Touchscreen Smartwatch
If you want a smartwatch with a classic metal strap, this one from Emporio Armani is a great option. Apart from its sleek look, the watch offers a wide range of technological features. Using the watch’s touchscreen, you can take calls, see notifications, monitor workouts (including distances with a GPS), and manage your calendars. When you’re not connected, the watch also has a nice standby time display.
Buy Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3 $310.94
4. Citizen CZ Hybrid Smartwatch
Are you hesitating between an analog watch and a smartwatch? Check out this Citizen CZ hybrid connected watch. The watch features a true two-hand time display, as well as a display to show all the standard features of your smartwatch such as weather, health stats, reminders and notifications. It also features a sleek diver-inspired case with a durable silicone band, combining for a look that works with just about any outfit.
Buy Citizen CZ Hybrid Smartwatch $276.25
5. TAG Heuer Connected Caliber E4
Most historic Swiss watchmakers haven’t made a connected watch yet, but TAG Heuer proves they probably should with this connected caliber E4. Perhaps its best feature is a screen that can create accurate time displays that perfectly hide the fact that it’s actually a smartwatch. Using a rotary button on the side, you can navigate through the watch’s features, including phone connectivity, heart rate monitoring and more. Additionally, the watch has a durable sapphire crystal dial and a very respectable water resistance of 50 meters.
Buy TAG Heuer Connected Caliber E4 $2,050
6. Fossil Collider Hybrid Smartwatch
Fossil Collider is another great smartwatch with a stainless steel strap. You get useful health tracking features for sleep, steps, heart rate, and distance measurement, as well as notifications for text messages, calls, and calendar events. When you just need time, all of those features are replaced with a realistic, always-on e-ink watch face display.
Buy Fossil Collider Hybrid $179
7. Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar Smartwatch
Most smartwatches aren’t that durable, which is why the Tissot T-Touch stands out. It has all the tech you need in a smartwatch (health tracking, phone connectivity, navigation, etc.) accessible with a touchscreen, but it also has the durability of a diver’s watch. 100-meter water resistance means you can swim with confidence with the watch, while a sapphire crystal dial and titanium case protect against scratches. It’s on the large side (47.5 case diameter), so wear it around the house a bit to make sure it doesn’t feel too big.
Buy Tissot T-Touch Connect $1,050