Apple Watch Series 2
Last year’s Apple Watch was already the best smartwatch to date; now it’s found its focus. The Series 2 devices come with an array of upgrades – more power, a brighter screen – along with a greater emphasis on fitness functions without a phone in tow. Both GPS and waterproofing make this a far more compelling gadget for exercise obsessives. No alternative is as fast or as well made, or has the same quality and quantity of bespoke apps.
Stuff says ★★★★★ Apple’s small tweaks and renewed sports focus add up to make the Series 2 a watershed wearable Pebble Time Steel ★★★★✩ US$160 / pebble.com
With a battery life of up to a week, the Time Steel is the best Pebble you can buy.
Fitbit Blaze ★★★★✩ US$200 / fitbit.com
As much a fitness tracker as it is a smartwatch, the Blaze delivers accurate tracking and stats.
Garmin Vivomove ★★★★✩ US$150 / garmin.com
Free up a space on your wrist – this is everything you need from a fitness watch.
Samsung Gear S2 ★★★✩✩ US$300 / samsung.com
The rotating bezel is a genius bit of design. Needs more apps, though.