All smartwatches in this list will work with both iPhone and Android smartphones provided there is an app available on either app-store.
1. Pebble Steel Smartwatch – £65
The Pebble brand is the cream of the crop when it comes to cheap smartwatches. This Pebble Steel smartwatch is selling at such an amazing price that it just doesn’t make sense not to buy! At under £65 you get a brushed stainless face providing premium style looks for not so premium prices! Unlike other smartwatches, the Pebble Steel allows you to read emails and text, as well as receive notifications of incoming calls and calendar updates! It also features a Pebble Timeline feature which displays all your calendar updates and notifications to ensure your schedule is literally to hand. With the ability to control the music you are listening to on your smartphone, it is a great companion during fitness activities such as running or sport. A rechargeable battery allows you to use the Pebble Steel for around 5 to 7 days before having to plug it in again. That means you can get it fully charged on a Sunday night, and won’t have to think about charging it till the following Sunday! Also featuring a Corning Gorilla Glass screen, increased durability and resistance to scratches will keep you at ease. To top that off, the Pebble Steel is made of marine-grade stainless steel, meaning when comparing smartwatches with your friends, you have bragging rights.
2. Sony SmartWatch 3 – £129
The Sony SmartWatch 3 is a bit more expensive than some of the other smartwatches here today, but with that price comes some great additional features. With a sport silicone strap, going for a run feels comfortable due to the light weight of this watch. If you are fed up of the colour, with one easy mechanism the strap can be changed meaning you can switch up your style any time. Outdoor usage of this watch is great due to its transflective screen, meaning that you will not struggle to see the display regardless of being outside on a bright sunny day! This is quite an issue for most cheap smartwatches with many people complaining about poor visibility outdoors. With a quick charge of around half an hour to an hour this watch can go for 2-3 days before charge! Compared to other smartwatches like the Pebble Steel, this might not seem impressive but this is all down to the Sony SmartWatch 3 having more features. The watch also boasts great connectivity to apps such as Google Fit, Endomondo, Lifelog and iFit. And the greatest of all features is that no phone is required to use this smartwatch! This is because SmartWatch 3 has built-in Wi-Fi allowing you to interact with apps on your watch instead of picking up your phone.
3. Fitbit Surge Fitness Super Watch – £137
The Fitbit Surge is not just a smartwatch. This right here is a super watch, especially for all you fitness fanatics out there! With GPS tracking that provides distance, pace, split times and elevation climbed as well as the ability to review routes, this is definitely a true runners buddy! Featuring PurePulse Heart Rate technology, the FitBit Surge provides continuous, automatic wrist based heart rate on demand. Monitor your daily activity through multiple ways via tracking steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and more. Amazing battery life is just another thing the FitBit Surge offers, providing almost 7 days of life. If you do not mind the price, this watch is an amazing opportunity to enhance your daily lifestyle as well as your fitness lifestyle.
4. Samsung Gear Fit2 SmartWatch – £137
Coming in at the same price as the Fitbit Surge Super Watch, we have the big hitter Samsung with their very own Gear Fit2 SmartWatch. Some may say this is more a sport band if anything but we believe that this deserves the smartwatch title due to its great functionality, which rivals other smartwatches in this list! With built in GPS, you can go for a run and leave your phone at home as this watch tracks your routes and distances in real time. Featuring a highly accurate heart rate monitor, you will be able to identify when you are truly exerting yourself with intensity. Interestingly the Gear Fit2 can detect what activity you are doing to a certain extent without you doing anything which we find amazing. A beautiful 1.5″ AMOLED display is large enough for easy reading, complimented by a simplistic interface which takes no effort to navigate. For all those who like to add your personalised touch to anything you own, you can change the watch face from a great selection of designs. This is a fit smartwatch with style.