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Top 15 Best Smart Watches For Fitness Junkies: Ultimate Buying Guide

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Over the past few years, watches have undergone a revolution. Gone are the days when folks wore simple digital or analogue watches to show them the time and nothing more. Today, we have a great variety of smart watches to choose from which not only tell the time for us, but also count our steps, allow us to Buy the weather, alert us to incoming email and much more.

We have compiled the ultimate buying guide to the Top 15 Best Smart Watches For Fitness Junkies. These are absolutely the best smart watches available anywhere from among the most popular and most sought after smartwatch brands. So let’s take a look!

Top 15 Best Smart Watches For Fitness Junkies

1. Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch

 

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It is one thing to love working out, but it is quite another to want to track and learn about every aspect of your exercise regime. If this sounds likes you, then we have the best smart watch for you in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm, GPS, Bluetooth) – Silver/Black (US Version)!

As expected, it will track your fitness extremely well and has a great heart rate monitor. In addition, you can benefit from the insights it gives you into your workout: from improving your stamina, running style to intensity.

 

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This Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch also gives you access to bluetooth, the very convenient Samsung Pay and onboard music to make your workouts much more fun!

 

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2. Fitbit Versa Smart Watch

 

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The Fitbit Versa Smart Watch, Black/Black Aluminium, One Size (S & L Bands Included) (Renewed) is one of the most popular models currently on the market. We would even go so far as to say that it is one of the best smart watches you could buy for your money.

If you are looking for a sleek, lightweight and very compact smart watch, this is perfect. The Fitbit Versa Smart Watch features an advanced fitness tracker (whose interface has recently been upgraded) and is water-resistant up to 50 meters, meaning it is great for swimming, too.

 

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Since it works with both Android and iOS, the Fitbit Versa Smart Watch is highly compatible. Users love its variety of watch faces and apps, not to mention the battery life which lasts for several days!

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3 . Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch

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Owners of the Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch (Bluetooth), Black, SM-R600NZKAXAR – US Version with... often comment that this is one of the best smart watches around at the moment, and it is easy to see why!

It has everything you need in terms of an upmarket fitness smart watch: calorie counter, step counter, workout intensity tracker, distance, heart rate monitor and much more.

Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch (Bluetooth)

 

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Although it is not the most luxurious or top of the range smart watches out there, the Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch is a solid choice if you need something that has bluetooth and can track your fitness well.

We love that it is water-resistant but we are not a fan of its shorter battery life.

 

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4. Apple Watch Series 4

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The Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Stainless Steel Case with Milanese Loop is a solid smart watch although it does come at a price. It does not quite have all the exceptional features of the Series 5, but if you are not concerned about the very latest technology, this is something to consider.

This model comes in a variety of attractive colors and you can, of course, always change your strap out in favor of a better style or color.

It has all the conveniences you would expect from an upmarket smart watch: an incredible fitness tracker, a sleep monitor, a heart rate monitor and the ability to make and receive calls (not to mention being able to check on incoming messages when connected to your cell phone).

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The battery life on the Apple Watch Series 4 is much better than previous models and it boasts GPS and onboard music as well.

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5. Fitbit Ionic Watch

Fitbit Ionic GPS Smart Watch, Blue-Gray/Silver, One Size (S & L Bands Included)

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Fitbit’s Ionic Watch was the company’s very first smartwatch and it definitely leads the way when it comes to the best smart watches out there. Combining the best of both world’s in terms of a state-of-the-art fitness tracker and an innovative smart watch, the Fitbit Ionic GPS Smart Watch, Blue-Gray/Silver, One Size (S and L Bands Included) is a force to be reckoned with.

Most users of this watch are fitness enthusiasts and enjoy its ability to effortlessly track their steps, workouts, heart rate and much more. Although this is an excellent option for a fitness watch, it does fall a little short when compared to other fitness smart watches out there as it does not have quite as many features.

What it does have, however, is Fitbit Pay which works very well on this watch. The fitness features are great (albeit slightly basic) and you will enjoy its pleasantly long battery life.

Before buying this popular watch, have a look at some photos of it online to see if you would be comfortable wearing it as the design is somewhat controversial and does not suit everyone. Wearers of this watch sometimes complain that it is a little slow and does not have much of a music offering. All in all, the Fitbit Ionic Watch is not a bad watch!

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6. Apple Watch Series 5

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The majority of die-hard Apple fans have the Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - ​ Stainless Steel Case with ​Milanese... on their most wanted list and it is very easy to see why!

This watch model is the latest smart watch from Apple and is considered by most as the best smart watch currently on the market.

Previous Apple smart watch models had questionable battery lives, but not the Series 5! With this watch, you can get away with charging your watch for a few days, making it a major advantage.

In terms of features, the Apple Watch Series 5 has GPS, cellular connection, great fitness tracking, a heart rate monitor and the usual customization – such as endless varieties of watch straps and watch face personalization.

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It is a definite upgrade from previous models because of its refined design, better wearability and larger and more ergonomic screen.

In a nutshell, this watch is for those who like the best of everything- in looks and technology!

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7. Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch

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The Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, Black, Silver, Large (6.7 - 8.1 Inch) has received mixed reviews and you either love it or hate it!

Its wearability is wonderfully comfortable and it boasts a very big and readable display. As a smart watch, it looks really sleek and modern and will suit both men and women. We love that it has a long four-day battery life, great fitness tracking features and the fact that it will work with Android or iOS.

Folks with small wrists sometimes have problems with this wide-size watch and people often complain about how difficult it is to change watch bands. Other disadvantages of the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch are that it is not water-resistant so is not suitable for swimming or showering.

 

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In a nutshell, the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is a very comfortable watch to wear and is very affordable but this may not be the best smart watch for everyone.

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8. Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch

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Are you always on the move when it comes to work, play and fitness? If this sounds like you, then the Samsung Gear S2 - Classic Platinum may just be the smart watch of your wildest dreams!

This innovative smart watch has been specifically designed for busy and highly active folks who expect a lot out of their smart watch. You can do so much with this gem of a smart watch: whether you need to pay for something via Fitbit Pay, you need to check in on your messages or emails, or you want to workout and track your fitness in a precise way, the Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch does it all!

It has a long battery life, making it ideal for mobile productivity and for those times when you are unable to charge it every day. With this smart watch, you have access to a whole host of Android apps, onboard music and great customization.

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The Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch is well-loved for its intuitiveness and people-focused design. It will look great on any wrist with its big, round face, elegant curves and high class touches and finishes. This unisex smart watch can be worn while working out or at the office and is an excellent choice for anyone in the market for one of the best smart watches by Samsung.

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9. Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch

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People who are loyal to the highly popular Fitbit brand will  love the Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, Black, Small (US Version) which has been touted as one of this year’s best smart watches for both men and women.

If you are due for an upgrade to your current fitness tracker or basic smart watch, this should definitely be on your list for consideration as it has many exceptional features that make it a great all-rounder for exercise lovers.

Whether you are a runner, cyclist, walker or tennis player, the Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch will cater to all your needs with its advanced fitness tracker which monitors your steps, workout intensity, workout speed, calories burned and distance. The heart rate monitor is surprisingly accurate which is rather uncommon among smart watches.

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In addition, the Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch has Fitbit Pay onboard which works very well, making it convenient for those times when you are out exercising and need to pay for a drink. Changing watch straps is very easy and there are many different watch straps available for purchase so that you can customize your smart watch.

With its long, multi-day battery life, access to tons of music and modern design, this smart watch should be on your radar.

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10. Fitbit Versa 2 Health & Fitness Smartwatch

 

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Looking for an affordable but great quality smart watch? Well, the Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch with Heart Rate, Music, Alexa Built-In, Sleep... is a strong contender to Apple’s smart watch.

It has comprehensive and advanced fitness tracking features (such as calorie count, steps, workout intensity, distance, etc) and has an easy to use heart rate monitor as well.

In terms of looks, the Fitbit Versa 2 Health & Fitness Smartwatch looks hauntingly similar to an Apple watch but still has its own unique features.

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If you use Alexa regularly, you will love that this watch can now integrate Alexa, making it even more convenient for you to live your life to the fullest.

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11. Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch

 

Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch

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The Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch is currently one of the best-selling smart watches on the market due to the fact that it is highly affordable, yet highly usable and wearable.

Another smart watch that closely resembles an Apple watch, the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch, One Size (S and L Bands Included) feels very comfortable to wear and looks great on your wrist.

It boasts a solid operating system with a user-friendly fitness tracking system including all the usual features such as steps, calories burned,  heart monitor, workout intensity and distance run or walked.

Fitbit has created a wonderfully affordable smart watch in the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch but there are quite a number of features that it does not have and, if you are looking for a highly advanced smart watch, this may not be the one for you.

There is a reason it is so inexpensive as it does not have WiFi support, Fitbit Pay or access to most of the apps on other Fitbit smart watches.

 

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What the  Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Smart Watch does give you is a great-looking design, an impressive 3-day battery life and great sleep and fitness tracking. However, as a fitness smart watch, it definitely falls short in many areas!

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12. Apple Watch Series 3

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When looking to buy a smart watch, you can certainly never go wrong with a classic: the Apple Watch.

With the high quality that Apple is synonymous with, the Apple Watch ranks among the best smart watches out there, regardless of the watch series you choose to go with.

One of the biggest draw cards to the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular, 38mm) - Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport...is its ability to make and receive phone calls. This makes it incredibly convenient if you often leave your phone in a bag as you simply need to tap your watch and you are on the phone.

The Apple Series 3 smartwatch is obviously a step up from the previous model and has excellent features including a step counter, sleep monitor, health features and great customization with a wide variety of watch faces.

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The price is not too bad, either, as far as high end smart watches go and if you do a bit of research, you should be able to find one on special or at a very reasonable price.

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13. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (40MM, GPS, Bluetooth) Smart Watch with Fitness Tracking, and... can be described as Samsung’s flagship smart watch and one which has been met with a lot of highly positive reviews by wearers.

This smart watch is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch in many ways. The only difference with this Active version is that it is obviously much more tailored to folks who like their smart watches to have great fitness features. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active certainly does deliver on this in that it has advanced fitness tracking, sleep tracking and a good heart rate monitor.

It does not have the same rotating bezel as the regular Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch and looks slightly different in other ways, too.

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active’s watch face is quite a bit smaller and it does have a shorter battery life.

However, you can definitely not go wrong with this model as it is among the best smart watches out there at the moment.

 

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14. Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth)

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For those discerning match watch wearers who are looking for the creme-de-la-creme in smart watches, look no further than the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth), SM-R760NDAAXAR! We can state, without a doubt, that this is one of the best smart watches you could buy.

Not only does it look great with its sleek, modern and durable design, but the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch is also high on functionality.

It offers you advanced GPS, bluetooth, optional LTE and the ability to check in on your emails and messages whilst on the go.

If you are one of those who enjoy many and varied apps with your smart watch, then you may want to give this one a miss as the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch has rather a disappointing and quite limited access to the apps you might come to expect from a high end smart watch.

The  Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch does seem to make up for this in its durable and attractive design as well as giving you the option of using Samsung Pay.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth)

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It also has a great, multi-day battery life, good voice control and excellent fitness tracking. Some people have complained that although this smart watch looks incredible, it is a bit heavy to wear on the wrist.

Overall, an excellent watch that you shouldn’t overlook!

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15. Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch Rose Gold (Bluetooth)

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Looking for the best smart watch that can do almost anything for you? The Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm, GPS, Bluetooth) – Rose Gold (US Version) should be a strong contender as it has some of the best smart watch features you could imagine.

Pairing with both Android and iOS, the Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch is suitable for all phones with its top grade bluetooth connection. Whether you want to use your smart watch for GPS, making and receiving calls, monitoring messages, fitness tracking, sleep tracking or all of the above, this smart watch goes above and beyond your expectations.

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To top it all off, the Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch Rose Gold (Bluetooth) has the best heart rate monitor at the moment and also boasts an impressive battery life.

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Conclusion:

Now that you know what to expect from the best smart watches currently available, you have a difficult choice to make! Never before have there been so many smartwatches with great features for you to choose from.

Out of the above selection, you should be able to narrow down your search according to price, your own personal preferences (in terms of battery life, fitness tracking, heart rate monitor etc) and more.

This Ultimate Buying Guide to The Top 15 Best Smart Watches For Fitness Junkies will come in handy if you are new to the smart watch game or you are looking to upgrade  from your current smart watch to another.

Which model do you like the best and why? Let us know via our comment line below! We like hearing from you – may be we missed one that you think should be on this list.

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You can also check out the Apple Fitness Store, Garmin Fitness Tech Store, and the Fitbit Store for more cool and in-demand fitness wearable tech gadgets.

 

 

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