1. Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
  2. Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
  3. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
  4. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
  5. Samsung Galaxy Fit 2

Best Samsung Galaxy smartwatch and fitness trackers compared

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Samsung smartwatches are among the best on the market, particularly for those who own an Android phone. 

In fact, after joining forces with Google and helping to improve the standard of Wear OS, they're now much more closely rivaling the experience provided on the Apple Watch.

There are a few different kinds of Samsung Galaxy smartwatches to pick between, however, and even a singular fitness tracker for those who want something a little more affordable. 

Luckily for you, we've tried and tested them all as part of our in-depth reviews. And in this guide, we'll provide a snapshot of the very top Samsung wearables available to buy. 

TL;DR: Best Samsung watches and trackers

  • Best overall: Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
  • Best for most people: Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
  • Best affordable smartwatch: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
  • Best for iOS users: Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
  • Best fitness tracker: Samsung Galaxy Fit 2

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro: specs and features

  • OS: Wear OS
  • Phone compatibility: Android
  • Case size: 45mm
  • Battery life: 80 hours
  • Water rating: 5ATM
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE
  • Display: Super AMOLED
  • Weight: 46.5g

Essentially replacing the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, the 5 Pro is without a doubt the best Samsung smartwatch available - at least in terms of pure features and performance. 

We don't think it's the right pick for everybody, given the inflated asking price and the fact it's only available in a large case size, but the added benefits mean it's a very rounded smartwatch.

The battery life boost over the rest is probably the most noticeable improvement, and we found around 3-4 days of use is typical. That's very good going for a smartwatch this feature-packed.

For those who want to track their outdoor exercise, we also found the 20-hour GPS battery life estimate to hold up.

We think there are better sports watch experiences to be had elsewhere, but the fact Samsung has also hit the health tracking features hard does help bolster the 5 Pro further. You'll get support for blood pressure tracking, ECG readings and temperature tracking.

Read our Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro review.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5: specs and features

  • OS: Wear OS
  • Phone compatibility: Android
  • Case size: 40mm / 44mm
  • Battery life: Up to 40 hours
  • Water rating: 5ATM
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE
  • Display: Super AMOLED
  • Weight: From 30g

While it may not come with quite the same battery life as the Pro version, the standard Galaxy Watch 5 is a superb pickup.

In fact, we rate it as the top option for most looking for a new Samsung Galaxy smartwatch. 

You'll get around 1-2 days of juice before needing to throw it back on the charger, in our experience, but, in the meantime, you get much of the same experience available on the premium model.

The fact it also comes in two distinct case sizes is a huge bonus, too, and makes it a much better fit if you're someone with smaller wrists.

Like with the 5 Pro, however, it's not perfect. There are some hiccups to be aware of in the fitness tracking experience, and the general improvements over the Galaxy Watch 4 aren't momentous.

For those with the last-gen model thinking of upgrading, we'd consider the Watch 5 Pro (for that improved battery life) but not necessarily the standard Watch 5.

Read our Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 review.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: specs and features

  • OS: Wear OS 3.5
  • Phone compatibility: Android
  • Case size: Standard (40mm / 44mm) and 'Classic' (42mm / 46mm)
  • Battery life: Up to 40 hours
  • Water rating: 5ATM
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE
  • Display: Super AMOLED
  • Weight: From 30.5g

The Galaxy Watch 4 represented a huge change for the Samsung brand, hitting the reset button on four generations of devices by moving from Tizen to Wear OS.

And after a year in the limelight, it's now been kept around to play second fiddle to the Galaxy Watch 5 series. That's not to say you should discount this generation, though; we think it now represents superb value for those looking for a mid-priced smartwatch.

Largely, this is because you get the same core experience as with the latest generation - both in design and software. There's the same bezel control, a range of Wear OS apps and health features such as blood pressure monitoring, ECG and GPS tracking.

The Galaxy Watch 4 is a fantastic smartwatch - and the fact there are several case sizes and two versions to pick between means there's one for every wrist. With a gorgeous screen, superb features and now available at a decent price, it's tough to look past this one. 

However, the battery life is poorer than on the Watch 5 series. We found it's roughly only a single day before you need to charge it back up, and there are plenty of similar watches out there that can give you more.

Read our Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 review.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: specs and features

  • OS: Tizen
  • Phone compatibility: Android and iOS
  • Case size: 41mm and 45mm
  • Battery life: Two days
  • Water rating: 5ATM
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE
  • Display: Super AMOLED
  • Weight: From 48g

Now a little long in the tooth, we only really recommend the Galaxy Watch 3 for iOS users who are desperate for a Samsung experience on the wrist. 

With the move to Wear OS for the newer smartwatches, though, be aware it will also only be supported with critical updates by Samsung for the next two years.

It comes in two sizes, a unisex 41mm available in black, silver and bronze and a larger 45mm that comes in black/silver. The 45mm also has a black titanium option.

In terms of specs, you get a 1.2-inch or 1.4-inch 360x360 Super AMOLED display. There's 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage for things like Spotify offline playlists, too.

It's certainly more of a formal-looking smartwatch than others on this list, but it's no slouch when it comes to fitness and health. You get GPS, heart rate, automatic workout detection, ECG, SpO2 blood oxygen readings and blood pressure monitoring.

Read our full Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review.

Samsung Galaxy Fit 2

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Samsung Galaxy Fit 2: specs and features

  • OS: Free RTOS
  • Phone compatibility: Android and iOS
  • Size: 46.6 x 18.6 x 11.1 mm
  • Battery life: 15 days
  • Water rating: 5ATM
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Display: AMOLED
  • Weight: 21g

The only current Samsung fitness tracker really available is the budget-friendly Galaxy Fit 2 from 2020 - and, therefore, it's the best one you can buy.

With its low asking price, the Galaxy Fit 2 is essentially going up against the likes of the Fitbit Inspire and Luxe models, featuring a similarly slim design and a punchy AMOLED touchscreen display.

It has sensors on board to count steps, monitor sleep and can keep tabs on your stress using the optical heart rate monitor, and there's also automated workout support for activities like running, elliptical and indoor rowing.

While it's fit to be worn in the pool, it won't track your activity in the water, however.

On that AMOLED display, you can take control of your music, view notifications and send quick replies if you're an Android phone owner, and you're also getting a big collection of watch faces to pick from, too.

Battery life is up there with Xiaomi and Amazfit's trackers, as well, from our testing. So, if you're a fan of Samsung's hardware and companion app, it's another solid option to consider.

Read our full Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 review.


How we test



Michael Sawh

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Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.


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