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Top 5 Smartwatches of the Month With Pros & Cons (July 2022)

Smartwatches have become more of an essential wearable in the current fast-paced life. You get notifications, call alerts, and other important updates while tracking your health directly on your wrist. Some smartwatches can alert you of potential health problems by using ECG, while some let you make calls without the phone. We have tried several smartwatches to bring you the top smartwatches to buy this month, be it in the budget or premium segment, along with their pros and cons.

Top Smartwatches of the Month

Top Smartwatches of the Month- July 2022

Here are some of the best smartwatches you can buy right now in the market. The list is in random order and purely based on our personal experience with the smartwatches, counting on their features, software, and reliability on offer. We also factored in the things to check when buying a smartwatch. Read on.

1. Amazfit GTS 2 Mini New

Amazfit GTS 2 Mini New

Quick Review: A perfect premium-looking smartwatch loaded with features like AMOLED display and Alexa. It’s our go-to option for gifting, especially for people with small wrists. The watch has reliable software and health tracking and gets enticing color options for females.

Our rating: 4.5/5

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Amazfit GTS 2 Mini New

The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini New (New vs. Old) has a metallic side frame enclosing the 1.55-inch display with the always-on feature. Plus, it’s one of the lightest smartwatches in the segment weighing 19.5 grams.

You get a blood oxygen monitor, 68 sports modes, automatic heart rate monitoring, and female cycle tracking. You can also use the Alexa voice assistant on board and control the phone’s music playback over Bluetooth.

Key Features:

  • Display: 1.55″ AMOLED
  • OS: Zepp OS
  • Voice Assistant: Alexa
  • Battery Life: Up to 14 days
  • Water/Dust Rating: 5ATM

Pros:                                                                                            

  • Good display
  • Alexa onboard
  • Polished UI

Cons: 

  • Screen size may appear too small for some people

Best Buy Link: Amazfit GTS 2 Mini (Rs. 6,990)

2. Dizo Watch R

Dizo Watch R

Quick Review: A premium-looking smartwatch with a sturdy metallic round dial. It offers an AMOLED display with an attractive always-on display mode. For a price of under Rs. 4000, Dizo R is one of the best value-for-money smartwatches in the segment.

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Our rating: 4/5

Dizo Watch R

Launched under Realme’s TechLife brand, the Dizo Watch R (FAQ) is another slick-looking smartwatch offering durable metal chassis. You get a 1.3-inch display that is sharp and vibrant with smooth scrolling. The 2.5D glass upfront bears a hardness of 7H for scratch protection.

The smartwatch supporters always-on display with a cover to screen off. Health features like continuous heart rate monitor, blood oxygen, sleep tracking, and water reminders are present onboard.

While you do not get any voice assistant, it does offer remote music and camera control. A full charge takes about 2 hours and can last up to 12 days on typical use.

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Key Features:

  • Display: 1.3-inch AMOLED
  • OS: RTOS-based
  • Voice Assistant: No
  • Battery Life: Up to 12 days
  • Water/Dust Rating: 5ATM

Pros:   

  • Vibrant AMOLED display
  • Durable and premium-looking build

Cons: 

  • Bulky for small wrists
  • Lacks built-in GPS

Best Buy Link:: Dizo Watch R (Rs. 3,999)

3. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Quick Review: With its price slashed to under Rs. 15,000, the Galaxy Watch 4 is currently the best Android smartwatch you can buy in India. It not only advances in health features but also boosts your productivity on the go.

Our rating: 5/5

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (FAQ) features a beautiful AMOLED display in two sizes- 1.2-inch (42mm) and 1.4-inch (44mm). It is powered by the Exynos W920 platform, paired with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The watch is extremely durable, thanks to the 5ATM + IP68 rating and MIL-STD-810G rating.

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Besides running the latest WearOS with support for apps and music, the Galaxy Watch 4 equips advanced Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis for body composition analysis.

You also get ECG and Blood Pressure (unavailable in India). There’s also a cellular version for those who want to make hands-free calls. Although, the battery life takes a hit, offering only about 1-2 days of endurance.

Key Features:

  • Display: 1.2/ 1.4-inch
  • OS: Wear OS 3
  • Voice Assistant: Bixby and Google Assistant
  • Battery Life: 1.5 Days
  • Water/Dust Rating: IP68 + 5ATM

Pros:                                                                                                   

  • Value-for-money at the current discounted price
  • Great display and solid build
  • Wear OS with Google Play support
  • Advanced health tracking

Cons: 

  • Looks bulky, especially the 44mm version
  • Poor battery life
  • ECG and BP unavailable in India
  • Does not support iOS

Best Buy Link: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (Rs. 14,848) | Classic (Rs. 34,499)

4. Apple Watch Series 7 (iPhone)

Quick Review: Apple Watch Series 7 is currently the best smartwatch an iPhone user can buy. You get Apple’s trusted ECG, heart rate tracking and fall detection, followed by lag-free watchOS. Plus, Siri and solid crack-resistant build make it a no-brainer.

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Our rating: 5/5

The Apple Watch Series 7 comes in two screen sizes- 1.6-inch (41mm) and 1.9-inch (45mm). The watch features all-around health tracking with heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen tracker, and ECG. It can also detect if you had a hard fall and call emergency services.

There’s a built-in compass, always-on altimeter, and a second-generation speaker and mic. And for those who care about the screen, it’s an Always-On Retina display up to 70% brighter indoors than the previous generation.

More importantly, it supports fast charging and can charge 33% faster than the Series 6. Do note it has a very average battery life of about 18-24 hours. If price is an issue, consider the Watch SE, which offers similar features but lacks an always-on display, ECG, and blood oxygen sensors.

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Key Features: 

  • Display: 1.6/ 1.9-inch
  • OS: watchOS 9
  • Voice Assistant: Siri
  • Battery Life: 18 hours
  • Water/Dust Rating: IP6X + WR50

Pros:                                                                                                   

  • Solid and premium design
  • Beautiful Retina screen
  • Reliable ECG and health tracking

Cons: 

  • Poor battery life
  • No fast charging in India, Argentina, and Vietnam
  • Pricey

Best Buy Link: Apple Watch Series 7 41mm (Rs. 39,400)| 45mm (Rs. 42,600)

5. Amazfit TREX 2

Amazfit TREX 2

Quick Review: The company’s latest launch in the rugged lineup, Amazfit TREX 2, is designed for extreme environments. Boiling hot, freezing cold, or be it extreme adventure sports- the watch can endure it all while still offering productive software and all necessary features onboard. A must-buy if you’re into rugged sports.

Our rating: 4/5

Amazfit TREX 2

The Amazfit TREX 2 is a rugged outdoor smartwatch with dual-band GPS. It gets a Military-grade rating and can resist temperatures ranging from -40-degree to 70-degree Celsius. It is ice and freezing rain-resistant, shock-resistant, and can survive at high altitudes and low-pressure environments.

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Coming to other features, you get a 1.39-inch AMOLED screen with a commendable peak brightness of 1000 nits. It can last up to 24 days on typical usage and 45 days in power saver mode. It also features route import and real-time navigation alerts. And for adventure enthusiasts, over 150 sports modes are built into the watch’s software.

Key Features:

  • Display: 1.39-inch AMOLED
  • OS: ZeppOS
  • Voice Assistant: No
  • Battery Life: Up to 24 days
  • Water/Dust Rating: 10ATM

Pros:                                                                                                   

  • Extremely Durable
  • Functional ZeppOS
  • Sharp and Vibrant Display
  • Long battery life

Cons: 

  • Bulky for small wrist
  • Not compatible with third-party straps

Best Buy Link: Amazfit TREX 2 (Rs. 15,999)

Bonus- Fitbit Charge 5

Fitbit Charge 5

Quick Review: Fitbit Charge 5 is the cheapest smart band in the market to offer reliable ECG analysis and stress detection with an EDA sensor. It is a go-to smart band for people who care about health over everything. Ideal for females and people with small wrists.

Our rating: 4/5

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Fitbit Charge 5

The Fitbit Charge 5 is a toned-down version of the popular Fitbit Sense. It comes with 24/7 heart rate tracking with PurePulse, oxygen saturation, ECG, and EDA (Electrodermal Activity) scan. Furthermore, you get sleep scores, stages, menstrual cycle tracking, and skin temperature.

Fitbit has added a vibrant display with an always-on display on offer. The band also has a built-in GPS and workout intensity map. Interestingly, it supports Google Fast Pair and can last up to 7 days on a full charge without AOD.

Key Features:

  • Display: 1.04-inch AMOLED
  • OS: Fitbit OS
  • Voice Assistant: No
  • Battery Life: Up to 7 days
  • Water/Dust Rating: Up to 50m

Pros:                                                                                                   

  • ECG and EDA on a budget
  • Skin Temperature (no dedicated hardware)
  • Reliable Health Tracking

Cons: 

  • Tiny display
  • Limited functionality

Best Buy Link: Fitbit Charge 5 (Rs. 13,999)

Wrapping Up

These are our top smartwatch picks for the month you can buy right now. As mentioned, the list is based on our experience with the watches, besides their reliability, software experience, and features on offer. Anyways, what’s your favorite smartwatch from the list? Let us know via comments.

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