Looking for a watch that doesn’t break the bank and still has great battery life? Look no more. We found not one, but five of the top smartwatches this year that don’t cost more than $200!
Whether you’re looking for a gift or a personal purchase, these five watches fit the bill.
Xiaomi Mi Watch
Mi Watch was released this month and it’s already made our top for a great mix of specs and an attractive design. Although… they could’ve been more subtle at copying Apple.
If the curved rectangular design doesn’t bother you, know that Mi Watch comes with the latest processor from Snapdragon, the 3100. This is a staple on Fossil watches, including the Generation 5, but those babies cost 300 dollars or more.
The 44mm AMOLED screen is the same size as the one on Watch Series 5 but the overall build is thicker and heavier. You might be able to forgive them when you realize there’s 8GB of storage at your disposal with 1GB of RAM.
But how well is it gonna handle everything you throw its way? Pretty good, we’d say. A 570 mAh battery will give it 36 hours of use! We bet that’s with GPS-enabled, although Xiaomi isn’t clear about it.
That’s quite impressive, considering the Mi Watch is water resistant, has NFC, heart rate monitoring, Wi-Fi and supports eSIM for 4G connectivity. They also mention blood oxygen measuring but we can’t tell you how accurate it is.
All of this is just $185, a bargain almost… if you can overlook the obvious Watch Series similarities and the unfortunate extra bulkiness.
At just $160, well under the $200 mark, TicWatch E2 lasts 2 days in normal smartwatch mode and 4 in standard. That’s 48 hours of use on a single charge with GPS and heart rate enabled.
Not too shabby, huh?!
We are a bit disappointed there’s no NFC or 4G support. However, under the 46mm OLED display, Mobvoi hid 4GB of storage. Again, plenty of space to install Android apps.
Fear not, it can go in a pool with you and there’s sleep tracking, step tracking, the whole nine yards of fitness tracking.
It’s also got Google Assistant up its sleeve so you don’t have to tap that solitary button for every single thing you want to do. The only caveat? Just like Mi Watch, it’s chunky but it’s also unassuming. Sorry, guys, TicWatch E2 is clearly more about function than form!
Check out the rest of our picks in the video above!