What are the best smartwatches for iOS?

Looking for smartwatches for your iPhone? Well, you have a lot of options beyond Apple Watches. Whether you are into running, swimming, cycling, hiking, and other fitness activities, here's a list of iOS-compatible watches to help you keep track of your fitness journey while staying in style!

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    #1Apple Watch Series 3

    Apple Watch Series 3

    The Apple Watch Series 3 is a smartwatch made for and offered by Apple itself. It features seamless connectivity with your iPhone, iPad, and MacBook through WatchOS operating system.

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    $279.99

    Aarav Mittal
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "This was absolutely the best thing I have used in a long time. I usually like to run around the neighborhood park but leave my phone in the car by accident. Since my new Apple Watch is with me all the time I can finally listen to music whenever I want."
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    #2Apple Watch

    Apple Watch

    Belonging to the earlier generations of the Apple Watch series, this smartwatch features a dual-core processor and an accelerometer. It also functions as an activity tracker.

    Electronics

    $179- Varies by seller

    Chao Liu
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "My friend told me about the Apple watch but I didn't know it would be this useful. Being a sports fan, it regularly updates you with scores and stats from your favorite teams. I didn't know it had as many things in it from just looking at it. It also fits perfectly. I use this because my phone hasn't been updating me like it should with the stats but this was a great find."
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    #3Samsung Gear Sport

    Samsung Gear Sport

    Made for extreme sports activities like swimming or even triathlon, the Samsung Gear Sport is an alternative for Apple Watch that works seamlessly with iOS devices like iPhone.

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    Judith Guerrero
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Although it took a little getting used to wearing a watch having never worn one in my life as far as I can remember, I love this watch. It's awesome for someone like me who works out outdoors A LOT due to the waterproof factor, so literally come rain or come shine this watch comes through for me. But the absolute best part is Samsung Pay! I no longer have to stuff my wallet into my sports bra to pay while I'm out for a run and need to grab a bottle of water. Love, love, love this watch. The only downside is the price... but you get what you pay for and for me, it was worth every penny."

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

Considered to be an extension of your smartphone, a smartwatch is a portable device that is basically meant to be worn on your wrist. It is called 'smart' because more often than not, they run on an operating system. And most especially because they serve more than just telling the time.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Apple temporarily disabled the Apple Watch's Walkie Talkie feature? Yes, this unique feature of the tech giant's smartwatch was temporarily cut after discovering a possible vulnerability and data privacy breach among its users. Apple has received a report that through its website saying that someone could secretly eavesdrop on another iPhone. In case you were wondering, the Walkie Talkie feature lets Apple Watch users communicate with each other by blabbering into their smartwatch. The feature works when the watch is connected to an iPhone via Bluetooth. But thanks to the new iOS software update (iOS 12.4), Apple was able to fix the security issue and bring back the Walkie Talkie back. No wonder, it still part of the most popular smartwatches.

On a related noted, since Apple has always taken pride for its cutting-edge technology, it recently released a major updated (iOS 12.4) for iPhones. Gone are the days when you need iCloud to wirelessly transfer your data and files from your old iPhone to the new one. The new way allows transfer directly from iPhone to iPhone!

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    #4Samsung Gear S3

    Samsung Gear S3

    Primarily built in consonance with the newest Samsung Galaxy flagship phones, the Samsung Gear S3 is also an iOS-compatible smartwatch that users can actually sync to their iPhones.

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    Laura Williamson
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "I was excited to receive this in the mail. As soon as I received it I started to use it for my first work out session. I was able to use it for about 2.5 miles into my run and it stopped tracking for the remaining 2.5 miles. I like that I was able to use it to listen to music as the music keeps me motivated through my work out. I also went for a swim and it timed out, didn't stop working though. All together I liked it but not crazy about it because there was issues tracking my entire work out."
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    #5Huawei Watch 2

    Huawei Watch 2

    With its built-in GPS, the Huawei Watch 2 is certainly a topnotch choice for the best smartwatches that work with iOS devices, whether for workouts or for listening to music.

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    Diana Williamson
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "I was looking for a good watch I could wear working out since all the fitness bands were so sensitive on my skin. I found this watch and bought it right away. It is stylish and really keeps me informed about my workouts. It has different colors to choose from which I loved, I can listen to music anytime without being connected to internet. It is seriously the best watch I have found."
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    #6Michael Kors MKT4004

    Michael Kors  MKT4004
    The Michael Kors Access Slim Runway MKT4004 is a hybrid smartwatch which allows you to receive smartphone notifications, track your activity and sleep, set alarms and control your music, among other functions. Compatible with Android and iOS devices.
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    Michelle Rose
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "This is a good smartwatch for someone looking to buy one from this brand. It does not however show if it is the best or others that are the best."
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    #7LG LGW270

    LG LGW270
    The LG Electronics LGW270 smartwatch has a sophisticated design which you can customize with different watch faces. It features built-in Google assistant and lets you write a message with its Smart Reply and Handwriting Recognition features. 
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    Joe Hawkins
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "Like how the watch looks more like a watch, and less like an apple watch. Allows you to be unique, but still have the qualities of a smart watch. As someone who has tried an apple watch, not as in-depth in my opinion, but still functional and works well."
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    #8Sony SWR50

    Sony SWR50

    The Sony SWR50 SmartWatch features a powerful Android Wear device specially designed for workouts and sports including built-in accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and GPS. 

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    Keith Green
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "This watch does it all. I can navigate anywhere I hike or bike...even out of cell range. It responds to my voice commands and gives me the answers I am looking for. And it holds 4 gb of music...all I have to do is put on my blue tooth headphones and I can rock and ramble!"
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    #9Samsung Gear S2

    Samsung Gear S2

    The Samsung Gear S2 is a smartwatch powered with dual-core 1.0GHz processor. This smartwatch allows a user to receive notifications from a smartphone. Customizable with different watch faces, it is compatible with Android and iOS.

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    Megan Duncan
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "Samsung makes pretty quality products, so this one is probably good. I don't wear watches much."
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    #10LG Watch Style

    LG Watch Style

    LG Watch Style LGW270.AUSATN is dust and water resistant powered by Android Wear. It features Google assistant with snap-and-swap bands for stylish look. 

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    Brian Reyes
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "This is an okay smartwatch, has some good features but is definitely missing some important bits that you can get from competitors for a similar price. Without getting into all that though, I'll just say this is Android so for someone wanting an iOS watch, obviously this is not it."
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    #11Misfit Vapor

    Misfit Vapor

    The Misfit Vapor is the perfect smartwatch for your all-day situations, allowing you to check your notifications, weather, control music or getting information, and also for your workouts thanks to the GPS and the power of Android Wear 2.0.

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    Christina Russell
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Misfit Vapor is my favorite iOS smartwatch. It's a great price and has all the features you would need. Gps, internet/wifi, notifications, music, everything. "
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    #12Nixon Mission Action Smartwatch

    Nixon Mission Action Smartwatch

    The Nixon Mission Action is a phenomenal smartwatch by Nixon compatible with iPhone and Android devices. This is also designed for working out featuring real-time internet surfing and snow alerts, GPS, thermometer, altimeter and more. 

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    Eric Mitchell
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Syncing my new smartwatch to my iPhone looked intimidating to me, but this Nixon Mission watch turned out to be easy. They have great instructions and excellent tech support. I am now synced! "
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    #13Kate Spade Metro

    Kate Spade Metro
    The Kate Spade Metro hybrid smartwatch is an elegant device which allows you to track your activity, set and reach personal goals, count down to any celebration and get smartphone notifications. Compatible with Android and iOS. Available in different colors.
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    Gustavo Leal
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "This watch product is very nice"
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    #14Vector Watch Luna

    Vector Watch Luna
    The Vector Watch Luna smartwatch allows you to track your activity and sleeping habits. It has integration with Google Fit and Apple Health and includes GPS functionality. The device lets you read incoming texts, email and phone notifications at a glance. 
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    Charles Campbell
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "The Vector Watch Luna is fairly decent for a smart watch. It's very durable and stylish, but it does suffer from limited updates and support. It also tends to have issues with staying connected and locking up. On the plus side it does have good battery life and display though. Overall I'd say it's good to have, but try to get on sale as I'm not sure the sticker price is worth it."
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    #15Apple Watch Series 4

    Apple Watch Series 4

    Apple Watch Series 4 is a smartwatch available in colors White, Black, and Pink Sand. The smartwatch's features include GPS, electrical and optical heart sensors, and it has a larger display and louder speaker compared to its predecessor.

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    $399.99

    Elvira Aguilera
    Written on July 23, 2019
    "Why is Apple Watch Series 4 not the top choice for smartwatches for iOS? I mean no offense for the other brands that made it to this list but I don't think there are other watches that can beat the seamless and effortless compatibility of Apple Watches and other iOS devices."
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    #16Skagen Falster SKT5003

    Skagen Falster SKT5003

    The Skagen Falster SKT5003 is a smartwatch manufactured by Skagen. Equipped with touchscreen, notifications, and an elegant design, the Skagen Falster SKT5003 is both stylish and practical.

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    Henry Gilbert
    Written on July 23, 2019
    "One of the most stylish iOS-compatible smartwatches I have ever worn. The leather design is perfect for both casual and formal wear."
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    #17Fitbit Versa

    Fitbit Versa

    Fitbit Versa is a smartwatch with fitness tracking function. It monitors the user's activities as well as the heart-rate and the sleep stages. Available in different colors, it can store up to 300 songs and it has more than 15 exercise modes.

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    Austin Peterson
    Written on July 23, 2019
    "I just a read a comment throwing shades at the other smartwatch brands here. Yes, apple watch may be the best smartwatch for iPhone but then it feels very exclusive. I mean what if I shift to an Android phone? It's pretty expensive price stops within the walls of ios devices when I can get the same specs for a lower price like Fitbit Versa."
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    #18Apple Watch Series 1

    Apple Watch Series 1
    With this amazing smartwatch, you will never miss a phone call again! It is an extraordinary device that lets you reach your health goals easily. Available in different colours, including blue and pink.
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    Xu Ding
    Written on July 23, 2019
    "To be honest, I was hoping series 1 would be included here because I recently bought a preloved apple watch series 1 just bcos I can't afford Series 4. I was confident until I realized there are other choices I forgot to consider. But so far, i have no issues with connectivity."
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    #19Michael Kors MKT5012

    Michael Kors MKT5012

    Michael Kors MKT5012 is a touchscreen stainless steel smartwatch compatible with iOS and Android devices. This smartwatch displays notifications and e-mail alerts and can also track steps and calories burned.

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    Brandon West
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Love how Michael Kors is making smart watches. Such a sleek design and you know it's fantastic."
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    #20Alpina AL-282LNN4V6

    Alpina AL-282LNN4V6

    The Alpina AL-282LNN4V6 is a horological smartwatch which tracks your activity and sleeping routines. The device sends you notifications with calls and messages received in your smartphone which is compatible with Android and iOS. 

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    Howard Allen
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "The Alpina perfectly syncs with my Android. I was having the bootloop issue with my Nexus 5X, and had to reinstall the firmware. After that, it just sync'd to my watch again without any problem, and I was getting my tracking data again."
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    #21Scinex SW20

    Scinex SW20

    The Scinex SW20 is a stylish smartwatch which allows you to send messages, view notifications and manage phone calls, as well as other functions. It has 16GB of memory and is compatible with Android and iOS. Available in different colors.

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    Kathleen Fields
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "I love my scinex sw20 it is amazing. I wanted a better smart watch then the one that I had that broke and this one blows it out of the water. It is cute, convenient and I can do anything I need to with it. "
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    #22Movado 3660001

    Movado 3660001
    The Movado 3660001 smartwatch lets you receive notification for calls and texts and daily fitness. The device is water resistant up to 50 meters, so you can use it during your workouts. Compatible with Android and iOS devices.
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    Sean Liang
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "this smart watch lets you receive notification for calls and texts and daily fitness. it is water resistant up to 50 meters. it is a great great investment."

Summary

Best What are the best smartwatches for iOS
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Apple Watch Series 3Electronics 14 Paid
2Apple WatchElectronics 11 Paid
3Samsung Gear SportElectronics 10 Paid
4Samsung Gear S3Electronics 9 Paid
5Huawei Watch 2Electronics 8 Paid
6Michael Kors MKT4004Electronics 6 Paid
7LG LGW270Electronics 4 Paid
8Sony SWR50Electronics 4 Paid
9Samsung Gear S2Electronics 3 Paid
10LG Watch StyleElectronics 0 Paid
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