We're set to see a big end-of-year for smartwatches, and things are seriously hotting up. Not only are we preparing for a few more Android Wear 2.0 devices from Fossil Group, but we've now also seen Apple, Fitbit and Samsung reveal their latest wares ahead of a release before Christmas.
We've updated our list of the smartwatches that are prime to land this year, along with details of when we can expect to be wearing them. Read on for the state of smartwatch play for the rest of 2017.
ETA: 1 October 2017
The Fitbit Ionic is official, and we now know it will land on 1 October 2017 ready for the Christmas rush. Packed with GPS, advanced heart rate tech and skills like notifications, apps and mobile payments, the Fitbit Ionic is set to go up against the Apple Watch as a fitness forward smartwatch.
Check out Fitbit Ionic first look review for a full run-down of the features – and what you can expect from Fitbit's first smartwatch.
Samsung Gear Sport
ETA: Late 2017
The latter was in our highly commended offering in our best smartwatches 2017 guide, though we're still bitter about the chunkiness. And after seeing the Gear Sport up close, we're pleased to see the device go back to a design more in line with the Gear S2.
Samsung still isn't offering an official release date for the new smartwatch, which packs new features like swim tracking and offline Spotify playback, but if last year is anything to go by, this could be as late as November. Get a better look at the upcoming device through our Samsung Gear Sport review.
ETA: October 2017
After launching the Misfit Phase hybrid smartwatch, the Fossil-owned company turned its attention to a genuine Apple Watch and Samsung Gear rival with the Vapor.
The circular smartwatch features a vibrant 1.39-inch OLED display with a barely visible touch bezel to navigate Android Wear 2.0. There's an optical heart rate monitor and it's waterproof so you can take it for a dip in the pool – although the company has confirmed it will be dropping built-in GPS and sleep tracking.
Misfit was also all set to debut a proprietary operating system with the Vapor, but it instead chose to join the herds turning to Google's Android Wear.
Have a read of our Misfit Vapor hands-on review to see what we make of the sporty smartwatch so far. It's due for release in October so look out for a full review soon.
Tag Heuer Connected Modular 39
ETA: October 2017
Tag once again teamed up with the folks at Intel and Google to make its Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45. Unfortunately there's only one model, aimed at men, right now. But that is going to change.
Women will have to wait all the way until October for the 39mm Connected Modular. We don't yet know what kind of pricing we can expect for the 39mm, but the 45mm is priced at $1,650. Here's hoping it doesn't miss out on the waterproof design, NFC support and built-in GPS featured on the current Modular smartwatch.
Movado/Hugo Boss/Tommy Hilfiger
ETA: Late 2017
Movado Group announced a trio of new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches earlier this year, including its own model, a Hugo Boss and a Tommy Hilfiger.
The Connect will be Movado's flagship, featuring watch faces inspired by the watchmaker's iconic Museum Dial design and support for Android Pay. It'll launch in the US, UK, Canada and Caribbean for $495.
Hands on: Movado Connect review
The oddly named TH24/7You is Tommy Hilfiger's entrance into the Android Wear game. There's no heart rate monitoring, NFC or GPS though. Instead, it's just Android Wear in a stainless steel case. For $299, to boot.
And then there's the more business-like and classy Hugo Boss Touch, which does come with Android Pay support. It's a little hefty in size. Oh, it also sports a $395 price tag. We still don't have a firm release but we'd expect them to go on sale by the holidays.
ETA: Holiday 2017
Guess and its high-end line Gc will both join the Android Wear party but are taking slightly different design approaches to house Google's smartwatch operating system. While Guess went for variety and loud styles, Gc will play it a little more safe.
Both Connect devices run Android Wear 2.0, but how they run it is the real story. Guess has loud, customisable watch faces. It has a variety of styles you can mix and match. Gc went in the opposite direction. Everything is a little more classy, a little more subdued.
The Guess Connect will launch later this year starting at $300. We don't know how much the Gc Connect, which also launches later this year, will be priced at, but we can certainly expect it to be more than $300.
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