What are the best smartwatches to watch out for during 2018?

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    #1Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire

    Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire
    Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire is a multisport GPS watch with advanced fitness features. It allows you to track your activity, organize your day and set reminders to stay organized.
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    Irene Carranza
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "I think this garmin is going to be lit af if you know what I mean. Such a cute sport design!"
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    #2Emporio Armani ART3004

    Emporio Armani ART3004
    The Emporio Armani Hybrid Smartwatch mixes the style of Emporio Armani design with the features of wearable technology. The device is compatible with both Apple and Android smartphones and allows you to track your sleep and activity.
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    Tony Qiu
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "Looking for the best smartwatches to watch out for during 2018, I came across Emporio Armani Hybrid Smartwatch ART3004. While it's very well done. The features it has doesn't justify the price tag. You could get a watch for half the price with more features. This is not the best smartwatch."
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    #3Garmin Forerunner 230

    Garmin Forerunner 230
    Garmin Forerunner 230 is a smartwatch specially designed for runners. Track your activity in an easy way: count steps, calories and distance throughout the day. You can receive notifications about incoming emails, texts messages, call alerts and calendar reminders.
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    Jacob Hudson
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "I was really impressed with the Garmin Forerunner 230 smartwatch. The battery life is great as I would normally only have to charge it once a week. I also liked the style of this smartwatch which is more of a mechanical watch design as opposed to a brick. I also liked that fact that it very customizable with a large number downloadable watch faces. Some people complain that the size is a bit bulky but I did not find this to be an issue and thought that the size was appropriate and very lightweight."
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    #4Polar V800

    Polar V800
    Polar V800 is a GPS sports watch that allows you to track your ride, run or hike and get guidance to meet your goals. You can create profiles for different sports to get the data you need for each one. It integrates GPS and barometer.
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    Ralph Kelly
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "Looking to replace my aging 1st gen Fitbit Flex. I wanted something with a face featuring more information. It really needs to be durable So i went with the Polar V800, its kind of pricey but with the bulkiness of it. It must be a tank. After a few weeks with the watch i began to have issue with the band. Easily fixed though with putting the pin back in."
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    #5Nokia Steel

    Nokia Steel
    Nokia Steel is an activity and sleep tracking watch that wants you to feel, move and rest better. It automatically tracks everything and syncs to the Nokia Health Mate app to give you useful metrics and personal coaching. 
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    Louis Guzman
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "I like the design of the watch. Looks very modern, but I think as far as the technology, seems a little flawed."
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    #6Casio WSD-F10

    Casio WSD-F10
    The Casio WSD-F10 smart outdoor watch with military standard durability, it resists 50 meters underwater and features Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities. It allows you to track your activity and set time reminders. 
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    Ann May
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "I believe that the Casio WSD-F10 is the biggest smart outdoor watch to watch out for during 2018. It is rugged and manly, which most smart watches are not. Plus, it works just as well as the fancier smart watches. I will definitely be recommending this watch to my friends. "
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    #7Garmin vívoactive 3

    Garmin vívoactive 3
    Garmin vívoactive 3 is a smartwatch that is suitable for users with an active life. Users can track their activity, create their own custom workouts, make contactless payments, and stay connected with their friends and colleagues. 
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    Heather Watson
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "Great option for a smart watch but not a brand new item for 2018"
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    #8Timex Men's IQ+

    Timex Men's IQ+
    Timex Men's IQ+ is a smartwatch that allows you to track your activity and calories burned. It uses Bluetooth to connect to smartphone apps and display fitness data. It includes a countdown timer, alarm and is water resistant to 50 meters.
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    Amy Hart
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "I want to want this watch, but why is it so expensive? Like literally way too rich for me."
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    #9Fitbit Ionic

    Fitbit Ionic

    The Fitbit Ionic is a watch and fitness tracker that helps you reach your goals with dynamic personal coaching, built-in GPS, and continuous heart rate monitoring. It allows you to play more than 300 songs.

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    Phillip Hanson
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "To get a little help with my exercise plan I picked up the Fitbit Ionic. This thing is great for motivation, I can see everything I did to impact my health through exercise and it pushes me to do more."
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    #10Misfit 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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    Jose Schultz
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Uber minimalism is the first thing that comes to mind. It's basically a around slab of aluminum and glass, with a color matched button. If you like minimalism, you really really can't get more minimalist than this. This design is so minimal, it's almost nihilist. Included band is color matched silicone with a color matched clasp. I told you, it's really damn minimalist. I'm sure the other colors have a bit more flair than the black one, but black goes with everything, so I'll stick with it. It does take standard 20mm bands though, so you can jazz it up if you feel like being oh so pretty. Performance and features: After comparing it to other Wear 2.0 watches in store, it appears to be just as fast as all the others, so no worries there. It does come with some custom designed misfit watch faces, but all brands make their own custom faces, so that's not so strange. The faces are helpful, and are centered on the misfit health software, which does sync with Google fit. Plus to that. As with any Android Wear watch, you can install any damn face or app you want from the play store. The interface is basically "stock Android Wear 2.0" with the exception of the custom misfit faces, some of which do support complications, and just about all elements on those faces are customizable, so you should be able to get it to look and function how you want."
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    #11Vector 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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    Carl Ferguson
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "At first I was a a bit sceptical regarding the battery lifetime, but after nearly 30 days and 30% battery left I'm now completely convinced. After unboxing the Vector Luna the display told me that the battery is empty, so I had to charge the battery before to test. The first charge of the battery took about 1,5 hours. In my opinion thats awesome keeping in mind that the battery will last for 30 days. The pairing with my Windows 10 Mobile phone (Microsoft Lumia 950) was really easy."
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    #12Michael Kors Access Dylan MKT5008

    Michael Kors Access Dylan MKT5008

    Michael Kors Access Dylan MKT5008 is powered by Android Wear in keeping track of your fitness goals such as steps, distance, and calories. This stylish smartwatch also includes notifications in texts, calls, and emails. 

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    Aanya Pawar
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "This watch is awesome in that it looks like a classic high end watch, but is actually a smart watch. It has all the functionalities a smart watch has and is stylish. This is definitely an option you should look to buy when considering a smartwatch."

Summary

Best What are the best smartwatches to watch out for during 2018
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Garmin Fenix 5 SapphireElectronics 17 Paid
2Emporio Armani ART3004Electronics 13 Paid
3Garmin Forerunner 230Electronics 12 Paid
4Polar V800Electronics 11 Paid
5Nokia SteelElectronics 9 Paid
6Casio WSD-F10Electronics 7 Paid
7Garmin vívoactive 3Electronics 5 Paid
8Timex Men's IQ+Electronics 4 Paid
9Fitbit IonicElectronics 1 Paid
10Misfit VaporElectronics 0 Paid
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