Smartwatches are the most popular feature in technology right now, and while they’re still in early 2021, there are many upcoming devices.In 2021, the focus will be on budget smartwatches as the quality of devices under £ 100 improves.The driving force behind this affordable arms race is the same companies that tore up the smartphone rulebook: Oppo, OnePlus, Xiaomi, ZTE, and Huawei.
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch SE
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
- Fitbit Sense
- Fitbit Versa 3
- Amazfit Bip U Pro review
- Amazfit GTS 2 Mini review
- Amazfit GTR 2e review
- Huawei watch fit
- Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite
- Xiaomi Mi Watch
The Apple Watch Series 7 will likely launch in September – and may offer a design change for the first time since the series.
We are also looking forward to the Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch. It will lead to a new flagship device and a model for the rest of the Fossil Group lineup, including Skagen, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors.
Garmin’s multisport smartwatches are one of the critical members of its lineup, and we’d like it to be slimmer and indeed combine smartwatch functionality with top-notch sports tracking. …
The Versa 4 and Charge 5 may unveil this year, and we’re eager to see what the first devices released under the new Fitbit / Google partnership bring.
Finally, the main launch will be the Huawei Watch GT3. GT2 showed how Huawei could deliver long battery life and better sports features, and we hope it can take that forward with a new focus on third-party apps.
The OnePlus Watch has been announced to sell globally for £ 149 and runs on a proprietary OS.
The round case is in a 46 mm stainless steel case, available in black and silver. And 1.39-inch AMOLED screen with 326 PPI, which looks good against the competition.
The heart rate monitor can also monitor blood oxygen levels, has built-in GPS and 110 training profiles.
Swimming is with IP68 water resistance with particular swimming ratings, and inside is a massive 420mAh battery that can provide battery life for two weeks.
That is an impressive characteristic – and it looks like a real contender.
We just got the Galaxy Watch 3, but there are severe rumors that Samsung will release new smartwatches – the Galaxy Watch 4 and Active.
And if that wasn’t enough, Wearable Tech Street says the two devices will run Wear OS.
The codenames revealed by regulators confirm that the two new smartwatches are coming from Samsung. All of its previous smartwatches have launched their own Tizen OS, so a return to Google could mean substantial OS changes.
Casio G-SHOCK G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000
The GSW-H1000 is a beast weighing 104g with rumored dimensions of 65.6 x 56.3 x 19.5mm, which is downright huge, but what G-Shock lovers have come to expect.
It also uses a dual display from the Casio Pro-Trek range, which combines a full-color display and a low-resolution display for improved battery performance.
The main display is a 1.32-inch TFT color display with a 320 x 300 resolution, which falls short of the brightest and brightest AMOLED smartwatch displays. It will turn off to open a monotonous LCD to display the primary time and data.
Casio hasn’t released any battery life estimates or onboard processor, but we’re hoping for the Snapdragon Wear 4100.
And there are excellent sport features with GPS, 15 activity tracked and 24 indoor workout profiles, rep tracking, VO2 Max for runners, and an emphasis on-road cycling.
After the American company, better known for its intelligent home equipment, released a fitness bracelet, we now get the Wyze smartwatch, a challenging budget proposition.
The $ 20 Wyze Watch is in 44mm and 47mm sizes, with the smaller watches featuring a 1.4-inch LCD and the larger ones with a 1.75-inch screen.
In terms of features, you can expect daily activity tracking to be at the top of the list, including sleep monitoring. It’s all wrapped up in a square design with a waterproof level that makes it only suitable for odd splashes of water and, of course, for swimming.
It’s available for pre-order in the US, with no details yet if Wyze plans to launch its Watch in other countries and territories.
Huawei Watch Fit Elegant
The Huawei Watch Fit Elegant adds a stainless steel finish in rose gold and silver – it has added 24/7 SpO2 tracking to the mix, extending to older Watch Fit Actives.
The Watch Fit is a hybrid of the company’s fitness tracker and smartwatch with a tall 1.64- inch AMOLED screen with 456 x 280 pixels. That is a unique look for those looking for a workout device at home.
And it’s not a slouch like a smartwatch. It boasts a 10-day battery life, 96 training modes, 12 personalized training courses with a guide, and 13 running training modes with GPS tracking.
The Huawei Watch Fit Elegant will retail for £ 109 (about $ 150) in the UK. The original Watch Fit has a suggested retail price of £ 119, but the current retail price is around £ 70. The Huawei Watch Fit is available on Amazon US for $ 109, so we expect the Elegant to be available for about $ 129.
TicWatch Pro S
The TicWatch Pro S shrinks are slightly from 47mm to 45mm, and the screen also shrinks a bit to 1.39-inch AMOLED 400 x 400. That still makes it a very compact smartwatch, and we don’t feel like the TicWatch S is noticeably larger. Or more manageable than any previous version.
You still get an optional low-res FSTN display that fires up when you turn on AMOLED, which offers always-on features with excellent battery life savings.
But there are more problematic downgrade opportunities. The Snapdragon 2100 is the first thing that catches your eye and two generations behind the Pro 3. That seems like a great choice, especially considering that it has a significant price tag.
The price is also slightly lower, with the TicWatch Pro S at £ 229.99, making it £ 40 cheaper than the Pro 3.
Amazfit T Rex Pro
Amazfit is quiet for now in 2021, but it looks like it is spiraling out of control with the updated T-Rex.
The T-Rex Pro doesn’t seem to have changed much on the surface and retains the 47mm body and massive construction.
And the company is adding its new BioTracker heart rate sensor, which will offer SpO2. The software features are still in use, and we expect the same stress tracking and blood oxygen monitoring as the company’s offerings for smartwatches.
The leak claims there will be a new RTOS-based operating system onboard, so it will be interesting to see if this affects usability, battery life, or a built-in feature set.
The company has added new GPS standards that should improve the accuracy and speed of capture.
And now it’s rated at 10 ATM, which means it can hold up to 100 meters underwater, making it even more durable.
Moto G / Motorola One / Moto Watch
It looks like the Moto 360 is back in its 4th generation – with three different versions such as Moto Watch, Motorola One, and Moto G.
Behind the launch is CE Brands (a company that licenses and reboots trusted brands) – two years after a failure to bring back the Moto 360.
The Moto G appears to be the first to launch, with widely leaked footage pointing to a June 2021 release date. These materials assume Wear OS is powered by a Snapdragon 3100 with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. That is, in many ways, a reimagining of the fourth generation Moto 360.
The Moto Watch has a boxy design and a fleeting resemblance to the Apple Watch.
The Motorola One seems to be a version with better materials, and more and more rumors suggest it will be by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform. Both are due to launch in July 2020.
ZTE watch live
ZTE Watch Live is a return to smartwatches for a company that tried Wear OS. It is now joining the likes of Xiaomi and Mobvoi’s TicWatch GTX in creating smartwatches that are much more economical for your bank balance.
Square Watch Live with a 1.3-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels, which doesn’t sound very impressive. It has room for a heart rate monitor and a SpO2 sensor to measure blood oxygen.
There are 12 sports tracking profiles, and there is a promise of up to 21 days of battery life, giving it some pretty impressive durability on paper. You can also count on basic smartwatch features such as support for notifications, incoming call alerts, and weather forecasts.
Priced at RMB 249, that’s about $ 38, which is cheap for it. We’ll be excited to see if this one comes out of China sometime in 2021.
Zepp Z Titanium with ECG
Huami, which also makes watches from the Amazfit brand, launched its Zepp E Square and Zepp E Circle watches and then found the more luxurious Zepp Z in November, which we are currently testing.
Since then, the Zepp Z model has been announced in China, which includes the desired function in an ECG sensor. The Fitbit, Apple, Samsung, and Huawei offer medical-grade heart rate readings to detect heart abnormalities, among other more severe heart health data.
Like its ECG packaging rivals, it is only available in China right now if it will launch elsewhere, as this feature will require appropriate regulatory approval to launch.