Smartwatches are a love/hate kind of product, you either find them extremely useful or they don’t really bother you too much.
That all said, over the last year, smartwatches have come a long way since the first proper smartwatch was unveiled back in 2013 with the Omate TrueSmart, which was widely regarded as the first smartwatch to come with smartphone-esk features.
But with all of those smartwatches, you may be wondering which one is the best and that’s is what this roundup is for.
Here are the best smartwatches of 2016:
[alert type=blue ]Note: We would have included the new Pebble smartwatch in this roundup, but since Pebble is discontinuing those watches, we can no longer consider it.[/alert]
Apple Watch Series 2
The Apple Watch Series 2 is the 2nd edition of the Apple Watch, featuring a similar design to the original Apple Watch, with either a 38mm or 42mm case an S2 dual-core processor, and an 18-hour battery life.
If you are looking for a smartwatch to complement your Android smartphone then you will need an Android Wear running smartwatch, of which, the Huawei Watch is considered to be one of the best.
Motorola Moto 360 2
The 2nd generation of Motorola’s Moto 360 is also a pretty cool Android Wear smartwatch, and is particularly interesting because it has a design that can be customised by you, it also features a sleek circular display.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
Samsung’s Gear S3 Frontier aims to be a great untethered smartwatch option, featuring Wi-Fi and GPS in-built, it will do a range of things without your smartphone, aside from calls or messages.
Fossil Q Founder
The Fossil Q Founder is a great smartwatch option that features a sleek and rugged watch design but an extremly competitive price, which makes it one of the best budget smartwatch options.
If you are looking for something with a sleek design but not as refined as the Fossil Q Grant then the Guess Connect might be more up your street, featuring a chucky but shinney design along with the basic smartwatch features that you would expect.