Best Samsung smartwatch: Helping you find the perfect Samsung wearable

We give you the lowdown on all the best Samsung smartwatches to look out for

Ever since the original Samsung Galaxy Gear was unveiled back in September 2013, we've seen some great smartwatches land from the Korean company – but which Samsung smartwatch should you buy? What Samsung smartwatch is the best for you?

With Apple continuing to be a major player, Fitbit entering the smartwatch game with the Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa along with the horde of Wear 2.0 smartwatches, the crop to choose from has never been stronger.

Read this: Best fitness trackers to own right now

If you're interested to see why you should opt for a Samsung smartwatch, though, then read on to see what's currently on offer.

Just in...Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Which Samsung Gear smartwatch should you buy?

Announced at Samsung's February event, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is the company's latest sporty smartwatch. Boasting a 1.1-inch, 360 x 360 full color touchscreen, 20mm interchangeable straps and it weighs in at just 25g. It measures just 40mm in diameter, making it smaller than the Galaxy Watch - but sacrifices the rotating bezel that's been a feature of the company's watches to date.

It still runs Tizen, and isn't a slouch when it comes to health and fitness: Samsung has added in a new blood pressure monitoring feature, which utilizes the optical sensor. It's set to land in on sale 8 March for just £229.99. We'll have a full Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review in the next week.

£229.99, Samsung

The best Samsung smartwatch: The Samsung Galaxy Watch

Which Samsung Gear smartwatch should you buy?

The Galaxy Watch is clearly Samsung taking everything it's learned in smartwatches and finally putting it all together. The design is a blend of the Frontier and Classic S3 models. It's also decided to go to two sizes for the first time, with 42mm and 46mm options.

Elsewhere, you've got a 1.3-inch (46mm) or 1.2-inch (42mm) AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360. There's 5 ATM water certification, NFC for contactless payments, GPS and – of course – a heart rate sensor.

This is also the debut device for Tizen 4.0, which comes with a new My Day watch face that gives you a lovely overview of your day. There are also new wellness features like stress and sleep tracking. Plus, 21 new workouts for those of you who want to track the likes of lat pulldowns.

Plus, like other Samsung smartwatches, it's still got Spotify support, offline music support with 4GB of storage and a healthy selection of apps – though not quite to the level of Wear OS or Apple Watch. There's also a 4G model if you want that extra hit of connectivity support.

All of this is in a package that'll last you two to three days on a single charge. Plenty for a couple of nights of sleep tracking without having to worry. You can also push to four days if you avoid certain features, like GPS. Samsung has done everything right here, and that's why it's the best Samsung smartwatch you can buy.

Price: £279.99 | Amazon

Wareable verdict: Samsung Galaxy Watch review

Buy it if you want… a classy smartwatch packed with features

The next-best Samsung smartwatch: Samsung Gear Sport

Which Samsung Gear smartwatch should you buy?

This Samsung smartwatch goes all-in on fitness, on both land and sea. You've got waterproofing, you've got a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display, and you've got it in a package smaller than the Gear S3. There are changeable 20mm bands for you to switch things up should you want a new look, too.

Non-sporty features include Samsung Pay (albeit without MST support) plus the ability to take control of Samsung smart home devices via Samsung Connect and use it as a remote control for Samsung Gear VR or PowerPoint.

This was also the first Samsung wearable running Tizen 3.0, and it comes with 4GB of memory and a 300mAh battery that can give you wireless charging.

It's not perfect, but with the likes of offline Spotify, Speedo On support and a strong battery life, there's still a lot to like here. Plus, if you opt for a refurbished edition you can get it about £100 cheaper.

Price: £299.99 | Amazon

Wareable verdict: Samsung Gear Sport review

Buy it if you want… a sporty smartwatch packed to the gills with features and an alternative to Wear.

The cheapest Samsung smartwatch: Samsung Gear S2

Which Samsung Gear smartwatch should you buy?

Not everyone will embrace the bigger design of the newer Gear S3 or want the active look of the Gear Sport – or they simply don't want to spend big on a smartwatch. So what's stopping you from taking a look at a smaller sibling?

Boasting a beautiful round-faced display that guns straight for the Apple Watch, the Samsung Gear S2 was the company's first model to feature the revered and intuitive rotating bezel.

Like its successors, the range offers two variants – the standard Gear S2 and the S2 Classic – with the latter also offering a 3G model and GPS tracking. This means the device is still able to compete alongside the smartwatch heavyweights and assist you with all your fitness and activity tracking needs. And, hey, it's cheap.

Price: £149.99 | Amazon

Wareable verdict: Samsung Gear S2 review

Buy it if you… want a cheaper, smaller Samsung smartwatch, which still packs that all-important rotating bezel.

The best Samsung fitness tracker: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

Which Samsung Gear smartwatch should you buy?

Things haven't changed too drastically between generations here; you still have the 1.5-inch curved AMOLED display, for example, which is one of the best in the business for brightness and vibrancy. However, the headline act here is the waterproofing up to 5 ATM.

With swimming allowed, there are also some new abilities for swim tracking. Expect the Fit2 Pro to record lap time, lap count, and stroke type. You can also link it up to the Speedo On swimming platform.

Almost everything else is the same. You've still got GPS and GLONASS support, Tizen is still under the hood powering apps like Spotify, the Fit2's automatic exercise tracking makes a return, and there's 4GB of storage for music. Samsung also partnered up with Under Armour, which means its suite of apps, which include MyFitnessPal, Endomondo, UA Record and MapMyRun are all pre-loaded.

Price: £129.99 |Amazon

Wareable verdict: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro review

Buy it you want… a fitness tracker and a smartwatch but haven't got money for both. There are Garmin and Polar devices that tick this box, too, but none with such an awesome display.

The cheapest Samsung fitness tracker: Samsung Gear Fit2

Which Samsung Gear smartwatch should you buy?

While the Gear Fit2 doesn't exactly fit in the smartwatch category, as it's technically a fitness tracker, this remains an option since it offers some handy smartwatch, er, smarts, runs Tizen and has access to third-party apps.

So, what sets it apart? Well, the device bucks the crap-display tracker trend with a sumptuous 1.5-inch screen and an eye-popping 432 x 216, 322ppi display. On the fitness side, there's GPS built in for run tracking and an optical heart rate monitor – all for a very competitive price tag. It's not waterproof, though, so if you want that you probably should scroll back up to the Fit2 Pro.

It's also worth mentioning that despite Samsung no longer selling the device, it's still available through Amazon.

Price: £69.99 | Amazon

Wareable verdict: Samsung Gear Fit2 review

Buy it if you… want a feature-packed fitness tracker with a strong display.



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