To be honest, I was never a fan of smartwatches before. The design is bulky, horrible to the whole look, and it’s designed so poorly that anyone with a sense of fashion and/or women would steer clear from it.
Not anymore, though. Thank goodness several fashion brands have jumped on the bandwagon designed tasteful smartwatches and now even the brands originally created this line of tech hired a new design team to create beautiful-looking smartwatches that all of us (from fashionistas to tech specialists) can enjoy using and flaunting. And right here, we compiled a review series of smartwatches for you to look through, just in case you need a new one.
Samsung Galaxy Fit Black enters the Samsung smartwatches collection with a slimmer outline created specifically with fitness in mind, as shown as with it’s crisp, minimal design that looks like a bracelet instead of a watch, as well as being super lightweight.
Indeed, the minimal design also translates to just one button available for the watch that is intuitive to use. Featuring a crisp AMOLED display for the screen that just a light touch is needed for you to navigate the menu. I won’t lie, working on the lists in such narrow spaces can be hard to get used to (as I personally prefer a square-like display). The display shows activity data and notification in bright colors that makes it handy for you to read while working out.
We love that the watch uses a durable and thick rubber that’s waterproof and able to handle most workout routines without slipping off or wearing out. The watch tracks various activities well (we use it for jogging, hiking, and speed walking) automatically (although you can initiate it), providing data necessary for tracking (paired with the app).
All in all, Samsung Galaxy Fit Black is one durable smartwatch that’s wonderful for you to use for recording and tracking daily activities, if you don’t mind such narrow screen, of course.
Fitbit creates another amazing smartwatch that you can use for fitness activities, and Fitbit Versa Smart Watch is no exception. Sure, it tracks just like other Fitbit smartwatches but with additional features that are tempting for you to consider.
For a start, the display comes with bright colors with intuitive display and you can enjoy not just looking through your health progress (including a personal coach in real-time, connected with the app), but also adding apps that you can look through and songs to listen to (up to 300) while on the go.
What we love the most with Versa is it’s durable, an all-in-one smartwatch that doesn’t look like techy or clinical – on the contrary, its’ stylish enough that everyone from all walks of life can enjoy the benefits of using this fitness aid.
The downside is the watch doesn’t have any GPS features unless you bring your phone along (installed with the Fitbit app) that it can be difficult for anyone that likes to jog without bringing along items with them.
Still, Fitbit Versa Smart Watch is a decent choice that satisfies wide markets and especially for a woman like us, there’s no downside to own one of these square-shaped watch beauty.
3. Kate Spade New York Women’s Scallop 2 Stainless Steel Touchscreen smartwatch Watch with Bracelet Strap, Rose Gold, 16 (Model: KST2010)
Honestly, Kate Spade entering the smartwatch market should be sooner considering how big the market is (better late than never though, right?). Scallop 2 features a feminine design that is in line with other products offered by the brand. With its round metal casing for a sleek look and scallop detail around the face that makes the whole look is adorable to look at.
But the watch is more than just a pretty face.
Featuring all of the essential data trackings such as heart rate monitor and GPS, this smartwatch even includes NFC for mobile payments (a feature that’s unexpected when it comes to fitness watches).
A feature that you need to keep in mind is the watch uses a Wear OS (formerly known as Android Wear) that can pair with either iPhone or Android devices to sync all of notification and data seamlessly.
The only downside is being a high-end brand; you can expect this watch to be expensive as well.
Fossil Women’s Gen 4 Venture HR features a female-friendly watch and since its a fourth-generation watch you can expect the features are in line with other smartwatches available in the market.
This chunky-looking watch is a big improvement compared to the bulky designs of previous-gen and comes in several finishes and straps according to your taste. Featuring a heartbeat monitor, GPS, and NFC similar to Kate Spade with an additional feature of waterproof up to 3 ATM so you can swim it with no problem.
The watch runs with Wear OS that works with apps in Play Store and it works well for both Android and iPhones.
While the price is reasonable for its features, the design might be too chunky for some; it’s Fossil after all.
This brand is well-known for it’s chic, minimal design and Skagen Connected Falster 2 is no exception. Designed to be slimmer than the original version, Skagen Connected Falster 2 is updated with several features (probably coming from the feedback from the original) that can be tempting to all stylish, fitness enthusiasts.
The smartwatch is designed to be unisex with a middle ground thickness that suits most women and men. Just like other high-end smartwatches, this model also runs in Wear OS that works for both Android and iPhones, and it features GPS and NFC as well. Again, this is a high-end smartwatch so expect it to be pricey for your pocket (or wrist).
6. Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm) Rose Gold (Bluetooth), SM-R810NZDAXAR US Version with Warranty (Renewed)
At a glance, Samsung Galaxy Watch feels like it’s going to rival with Kate Spade, with its feminine design that is a big hit among women and in fact, this range is regarded to be one of the best of fitness smartwatches.
Compared with Apple Watch 4, Samsung Galaxy Watch is the better option if you got no problems with using an Android watch with an iPhone, or you are Android woman altogether. This model is superb with its updated software to be more sensitive and enhanced it’s fitness tracking capabilities. Not to mention the battery life is long, that can last up to five days, higher than other brands.
And we love that the watch comes with a sleek watch face that mimics the traditional watches and as it comes with multiple watch interfaces that also include a classic design, we say that Samsung Galaxy Watch covers everything that you need for a fitness watch, and then some.
The downside is the Bixby voice assistant that could use a big improvement as it makes the whole use quite buggy at times.