Select the best smartwatch for you
It seems like every week a new model of smartwatch comes out with updated features, new functions, and increased capabilities. How can you know which one is best for you?
Maybe you are looking for a stylish watch that can display your work messages, or want to time your laps during your swim practice. Understanding which smartwatch to buy is a daunting task.
AskMjareb compares all the best smartwatches in the UAE to bring you the best five. We examine the best smartwatches for men on the market and identify which models do the best job for you in each division.
How We Decided
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Best smartwatch for the office
The Apple Watch Series 4 is an incredible feat of both technology and design and suits every modern office environment. It can function as a standalone device thanks to its LTE capabilities so that you can use it separately from your iPhone. Whichever way you choose to use it, you will still gain fast access to your messages, emails, and information thanks to its powerful processor and friendly UI.
If you’re looking for a more classic look, with a round display, consider Samsung’s Galaxy Watch . It can do most anything the Apple Watch can, but with a more elegant design (and works better with Samsung phones).
Best Smartwatch for fitness
The Fitbit Versa is known around the world as the smartwatch designed primarily as a fitness support device. As such, this Fitbit watch is the best for personalized workout coaching, as well as adapting to your moves and giving you updated feedback accordingly
It gives you unique custom reminders that align with your activity, hydration, and sleep goals. The Fitbit Versa also provides a macro-level status analysis and coaching for cardiovascular, respiratory and 15 other metrics.
Best Android Smartwatch to replace your phone
The Huawei Watch 2 is the only Android watch in the marketplace today that is designed to replace your smartphone. Not only can you outfit it with either SIM or eSIM technology, but you can also download all your favorite apps and games straight to it, using the Google Play store.
Its Snapdragon 2100 processor is fast enough to do whatever you like with zero wait-time, and its voice-activated Google Assistance is snappy and extremely responsive.
Best smartwatch for extreme sports
In addition to tracking 39 different types of unusual and extreme sports, the Samsung Galaxy Watch features GPS, a barometer, and an altimeter. You can take it snorkeling, mountain climbing, off-trail biking and everything in-between.
This stylish smartwatch is also water and dust resistant so you can take it swimming as well as to your office.
- Never be away from your phone
Text and WhatsApp messages from friends, family, and work have become a mainstay of our consciousness, not to mention important texts and push notifications from AliExpress, your bank, flights coming up, or even from the government.
Checking these messages on your smartphone while exercising, driving, or just having dinner with the in-laws can be a bit awkward, rude or downright dangerous. Not so with a smartwatch, which allows you to review every message with a quick glance at your wrist.
Not all the smartwatches mentioned in this list allow you to send messages back – if you need to, we suggest you go with the Huawei Watch 2 or the Apple Watch Series 4 – but all of them keep you up to date with your phone calls, text messages and calendar appointments. In the modern world, these can be incredibly timely and crucial.
- Cheaper than a personal trainer
Most new smartwatches come with at least some fitness tracking and personal training features. So if you need extra motivation to work out, smartwatches can be a great way to remind you to get up and move every so often. They can also help you track your workouts and set goals to improve every day.
While indeed most smartwatches support some sort of fitness programs, there are those that are made especially to help you during exercise. So if the only reason (or at least the main one) you want a smartwatch is to have a virtual personal trainer, focus your attention on one of those.
For this, we recommend the Fitbit Versa, since it is the best smartwatch for fitness and among the best smartwatches for men available today.
- Get where you need to go
Using your smartwatch to view turn-by-turn navigation on Google Maps or Apple Maps when walking around an unfamiliar city is just so much slicker than brandishing your phone out in front of you like a classic sightseer. When driving, having your next turn visually accessible on your wrist can be the difference between life and death or at least a hefty fine.
Keep in mind though, that one of the design flaws of the Samsung Galaxy Watch is its lack of support for Google Maps, so if you’re an Android user that likes getting clear directions anywhere you go, AskMjareb recommends you stick with the Huawei Watch 2
- Make your voice heard
Now that smartwatch hardware is becoming more powerful, voice-activated assistants are beginning to work as intended. Being able to ask Google Assistant or SIRI for a piece of information while jogging or while cooking is just so much more convenient with a smartwatch than with a phone.
If this is one of your main reasons for wanting a smartwatch, AskMjareb recommends you go with the Apple Watch Series 4 or the Huawei Watch 2 , as these two offer the best voice-activated assistants in the market right now.
- All of the smartwatches reviewed on our AskMjareb guide represent the best in a different category. Either it’s the best smartwatch for fitness tracking, the best smartwatch that can replace your phone, the best Apple watch on the market today, and even the smartest-looking smartwatch.
But they are all the best smartwatches for men available in the UAE today.