The best Android smartwatch 2016

Huawei Watch

Best android wear smartwatch

 

The AMOLED display is a 1.4-inch, 400 x 400 screen with a 286ppi count. That’s the highest on any Android Wear device so far. Huawei’s effort is made all the more impressive thanks to a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Side by side with the smaller Moto 360 2 – its closest rival in terms of aesthetics – it’s clearly a better display. Not just because it offers genuine 360-degree visuals, but because everything just looks sharper.

From $299, 

Best value: Sony SmartWatch 3

Sony’s third stab at the smartwatch comes with either a rubber sports strap in a choice of colours, or a slick stainless steel one, along with a 1.6-inch 320 x 320 pixel LCD display. The screen isn’t spectacular but battery life benefits as a result, with two days of use easily achievable.

From $159, 

Maximum customisation: Moto 360 2

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It now comes in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm – although it’s actually three if you count the different band sizes. On offer are two different sized displays: 1.37 or 1.56-inch. On the larger size, the resolution is 360 x 360 – a 233ppi count.

 

From $199.99, 

Most stylish: Tag Heuer Connected

The build is incredibly high quality; the case, lugs and back are all made from grade 2 titanium. The display is 46mm in diameter and it’s covered in crystal sapphire.

$1,500,

Best for running: Polar M600

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Your M600 syncs directly to Polar Flow and, not only will your smartphone be able to display all your stats, all that data is synced in the cloud so you can dig deeper using the Flow desktop client or the browser based version.

$264.50,

Best for outdoor pursuits: Casio WSD-F10

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Casio’s Smart Outdoor Watch landed at CES and is a million miles from another me-too everyday watch. The 1.32-inch LCD touchscreen has an interesting twist. There’s a second monochrome display that can be used instead of the colour panel; instead of the single day usage from the main screen, using the monochrome screen boosts battery life to a month.

 

$500, 

The most unisex: Michael Kors Access

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The Michael Kors Access series consists of two styles: the Bradshaw Access and Dylan Access, based on bestselling women’s and men’s Michael Kors watches. The Bradshaw is the more female-friendly version but is chunky enough to look good on a man’s wrist too. At 14mm thick and weighing more than 110g, it is on the larger, weightier end of watches aimed at women.

 

From $350, 

For nostalgics: Fossil Q Marshal

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Picking up from the Q Founder and looking a heck of a lot like the Moto 360, complete with a chunky chassis and that ever-so-annoying flat tyre at the bottom of the circular display, the latest Fossil Android Wear smartwatch (alongside the Q Wander) went on sale in August 2016.

 

From $295,

For gnarly dudes: Nixon The Mission

The 48mm case dwarves most Casio G-Shock timepieces and it’s every bit as large as the Casio smartwatch. The rugged design is water-resistant to 10 ATM and is adorned in 316L surgical grade stainless steel.

$400, 

For 4G: LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition

The display on the 2nd Edition has also been improved. It’s a 1.38-inch full circle P-OLED, 480 x 480, one – that’s a meaty 348ppi. The battery is an impressive 570mAh.

$359, 

 

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