As we step into the new year, it is time to look at the best that 2019 has brought us. Smart watches have been a trend in the tech market for quite some time now. So much so that pretty much everyone has one now. They are the perfect assistant and health monitors that can fir right on your wrist, and better yet, now they come in many interesting designs. So, here are our top picks for 2019.

  1. Fossil Gen 5

Starting our list with one of the finest smart watch of this year, Fossil Gen Z is worth the hype because it has all the features you require packed in an understated and chic design. It is perfect for the fashionable amongst us.

Fossil Gen 5 comes with a Snapdragon Wear 3100 inside which makes it a seamless and high-performance smartwatch. It offers a better battery life and improved performance over its predecessors. It has a 1 GB RAM and an 8 GB built in storage. This 1.28 inches AMOLED display smartwatch is compatible with both iOS and Android, making it the perfect choice. It retails at $215 and comes in different colors and style.

  1. Apple Watch Series 5

Any tech list is incomplete without mentioning this tech giant and this smartwatch is worth being on this list. Apple Watch Series 5 is an iOS compatible smartwatch with an Apple S5 processor and WatchOS6. The one major upgrade this watch offers over its previous designs is the always on display. From a user’s perspective this gives it an actual analogue watch feel, so it doesn’t feel like a robotic gizmo.

The S5 processor offers a smoother experience than the previous S4. It comes with a whooping 32 GB internal storage and comes in various designs. Apple Watch Series 5 is definitely our topmost pick for iOS users, and you can buy it at $384 from Amazon.

  1. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

This is the watch that all Android users are waiting for. With a great minimalist design and a decent battery life, this smartwatch is compatible with android devices regardless of the brand of your device. It certainly is a strong candidate for our top favorite because of its fitness features. It offers an automatic workout recognition, heart rate sensors, fitness tracking and a range of fitness apps available via Samsung’s App Store. It also offers an ECG feature which can really be of interest to those at certain health risks. It is currently waiting for FDA approvals which is expected to arrive in the earlier months of 2020.

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 starts at $280 for the 40mm version and $300 for the 44mm version.

  1. Mobvoi Ticwatch E2

This is the most budget friendly smartwatch available out in the market with all the right features for a reasonable price. Despite being the cheapest option on this list, it comes with 1.4-inch screen, a heart rate monitor, and a GPS tracker to track your runs. The downside to all this is the design element. It is isn’t the most fashionable watch out there but it certainly the most budget friendly with some of the high-end specs and we think it is a fair trade off. At $160, it is the most affordable Wear OS watch available, with the same features that you will find on high tech watches, for literally half the price!

  1. FitBit Versa 2

Our list could not have been complete without mentioning Fitbit. Forbes claims this watch is the reason why Google is interested in buying Fitbit. Probably because with Versa 2, Fitbit has finally achieved the style and functionality that the Apple smartwatches offer, which have been along standing giants in the smartwatch market.

Even though Versa 2 is still fitness focused, it is closer to a smart watch with its always on AMOLED display. As it is primarily a fitness tracker, it offers great battery life which makes it perfect for sleep tracking. Other watches that promise sleep tracking often don’t offer a reliable battery time to do so.

Versa 2 is a suitable smartwatch and a great fitness tracker for $199.99 only.