Smartwatch Reviews

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We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in smartwatchs.

Garmin Forerunner 945 review

Garmin's Forerunner 945 has a feature list that is seemingly endless. This bulleted list looks good on paper, but does it translate into real-world performance? We spent some time with the Forerunner 945 to find out. See Full Review »

Our Score 10

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Diesel On Full Guard 2.5 Review

  • Striking design
  • High resolution, bright screen
  • Terrible battery life
  • Slow performance
  • Diesel apps can frustrate
Our Score 5

Samsung Galaxy Fit Review

  • Colorful and sharp AMOLED screen
  • Affordable
  • Plentiful workout plans, sleep tracking, accurate…
  • 5ATM water resistance, interchangeable straps
  • Comfortable and lightweight
  • Notifications are cramped on the screen
  • No onboard GPS, no storage for music

Garmin Forerunner 45S Review

  • Color display
  • Accurate GPS tracking
  • New sports modes and metrics
  • 5-button navigation
  • Two sizes for different wrists
  • No interchangeable bands
  • Display may be prone to scratching
  • No advanced running metrics
Our Score 8

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review

  • Packs a ton of features into a compact watch
  • Onboard maps ensure you won’t get lost
  • Pulse Oximeter aids in acclimation
  • 24/7 heart rate monitoring with stress mentoring
  • Music including Spotify and Deezer
  • Strap is difficult to remove
  • Limited ability to respond to notifications
Our Score 10

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Golf Edition Review

  • Tag Heuer Golf app is useful and well-designed
  • Intel Atom processor is fast, and power efficient
  • Gorgeous box and presentation
  • Luxury materials and build quality
  • No heart rate sensor
  • Expensive
Our Score 8

Alpina AlpinerX Review

  • Swiss watch style and desirability
  • Long life battery and no recharging
  • Comprehensive sensor array
  • Basic notification support works well
  • Sapphire crystal, hardwearing body
  • No haptic feedback
  • App needs improvement
  • Connectivity issues
Our Score 7

Armani Exchange AX Connected Review

  • Subtle design
  • Wide range of attractive colors
  • Comfortable to wear
  • No defining Armani features
  • Short battery life
Our Score 6

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Review

  • Good fitness-tracking capabilities
  • Excellent display
  • Beautiful, simple design
  • Comfortable and lightweight build
  • Decent battery life
  • Limited capabilities when used with non-Samsung…
  • No rotating bezel
  • Limited third-party apps
Our Score 8