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Best smartwatch 2021: the top wearables you can buy today

Best smartwatch 2021: the top wearables you can buy today

If you're on the market for the best smartwatch, you're looking for a real jack of all trades. You need a watch that'll monitor your health, track your efforts when exercising, last for ages between charges, have useful tools like flashlights and timers and, perhaps most importantly, come at a relatively low price.

Here at TechRadar, we've tested all the best smartwatches on the market, including offerings from all the biggest companies as well as up-and-comers and smaller names. With all this experience of the top smartwatches, we can rank them definitively so you know which to consider.

We've tried everything, from top-tier Apple Watches and Fitbits to Garmin watches and Tizen-sporting Samsung watches. There's also Wear OS which is Google's own wearable operating system in the vein of Apple's watchOS - you’ll see it show up in a lot of these devices.

If you're buying the best smartwatch for you, it's worth looking into getting the best phone for you too, as there's sometimes added functionality depending on the handset you've got, though some smartwatches don't even need a phone to connect to. You should note that certain smartwatches are limited in what phones they'll work with. For example, you won't be able to use an Apple Watch with one of the best Android phones

When we review each of the best smartwatches, we consider their design, feature set, battery life, performance speed, fitness smarts, price and more, so whatever factor is important to you, you can guarantee we've considered it.

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