The best Android smartwatches

If you’re looking for an Android smartwatch to boost your health, fitness and productivity, here are the devices we’d recommend.

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The best Android smartwatches of 2021:

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Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic (46mm)

Display: 1.36-inch Super AMOLED touch display
Connectivity: 4G, Bluetooth and WiFi
Battery: 361mAh
Processor: Exynos W920
Compatibility: Android 6.0 or higher + RAM 1.5GB and above
Storage: 16GB

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic

Galaxy Watch4 Classic’s stainless-steel case provides the premium look and feel of a traditional watch - perfectly framing the circular, auto-dimming screen designed to conserve battery life. Engineered to suit both workouts and nights out, Galaxy Watch4 Classic is much more than a good-looking watch - it’s your fitness companion. Use Samsung Health to track your workouts, and push yourself even further - monitor your blood pressure, track your blood oxygen level and take an ECG measurement*. Use Samsung Pay to tap, pay and go, receive calls through your watch* and use the 16GB of internal storage to download and listen to songs when you're offline.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch4 (44mm)

Display: 1.36-inch Super AMOLED touch display
Connectivity: 4G, Bluetooth and WiFi
Battery: 361mAh
Processor: Exynos W920
Compatibility: Android 6.0 or higher + RAM 1.5GB and above
Storage: 16GB

 

Samsung Galaxy Watch4

Now there’s a watch that you can wear to the gym, the pool, and the drinks afterwards. Galaxy Watch4 is the perfect all-rounder, with a refined, timeless design certified with 5ATM water-resistance*. Get a clear picture of your overall health and BMI with body composition measurements, so you can make the most of every workout and smash your fitness goals. The stylish metal frame and display with improved clarity comes in a variety of colours to suit your mood - and the display automatically adjusts its brightness, so you’ve always got the best view while conserving power. Store your favourite songs offline with 16GB of internal storage, use Samsung Pay for faster transactions, receive calls on your wrist and even check your latest social media notifications.

OPPO Watch

Display: AMOLED Flexible Dual-Curved 1.91-inch
Connectivity: 4G, Bluetooth and WiFi
Battery: Up to 36 hours (in Smart mode)*
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 3100 and Ambiq Micro Apollo3 Wireless SoC
Compatibility: Android and iOS
Storage: 8GB

OPPO Watch

Stylish, light and built for busy days, 2020’s OPPO Watch is a great choice for anyone who takes work and play equally seriously. Make and take calls whether you’re at the pool or in the office, make payments with a tap of your wrist and explore OPPO’s time-saving features with Wear OS by Google™. Check the weather and your messages* and keep an eye on your calendar with smart info management tools*. OPPO Watch is perfect for keeping tabs on your workout progress – you can even use 24-hour heart rate monitoring to keep a closer eye on your health. Analyse your sleep, set reminders to stay active and even take a guided breathing class when it feels like the day’s meetings are all back-to-back. The long-lasting battery can last for up to 21 days in Power Saver mode* and you can charge up to 46% in 15 minutes with Watch VOOC Flash Charging*.

Android smartwatch operating systems

Use Wear OS by Google to get the most from your OPPO Watch

Wear OS by Google helps you get the most out of your OPPO Watch - it seamlessly syncs your smartwatch and phone so that you can stay on top of things. Get proactive help from Google Assistant - check train and flight times, pay with your watch, see your upcoming meetings and check what the traffic's like. Take your health and fitness further and use Google Fit to work out and track your health straight from your wrist. Make and answer calls*, stream your favourite songs from your wrist and check messages at a glance - you can even set reminders and set up to-do lists. Plus, if you're all about matching your watch to your look, there are thousands of watch faces that you can customise to complement your outfit.

WearOS by Google

Use Samsung's Water OS with the Galaxy Watch4 series

Samsung presents Water OS - their most powerful watch OS yet. Water OS' clean and simple UI provides fast access to all your favourite apps. You'll still be able to access Samsung’s existing range and the Google suite, as well as apps like Calm, Strava and WhatsApp - striking the perfect balance between productivity and wellness. Water OS also enables seamless integration with your other Android-powered devices, with all your apps from the Play Store being automatically installed. Designed to be even more intuitive when using all your favourite apps and features, Water OS brings a smoother experience that runs on your time.

Previous Galaxy watches, including the Galaxy Watch3 range, used Samsung's Tizen watch operating system.

Share your mobile data with your smartwatch

If you buy your Android phone from us, you’ll be able to set up OneNumber - share your mobile plan and data allowance, number and contacts with your smartwatch to stay connected, without your phone or WiFi. That means you can go running, swimming, or take part in your chosen fitness activity without taking your phone with you.

And if you’re looking for the perfect Android phone to pair with your Android smartwatch, we’ve got a guide to the best Android phones to help you choose.

Using Vodafone OneNumber

ECG and BP feature only to be used by 22 years+. For accurate BP readings, monthly calibration required by GP or BP monitor & arm cuff. Requires a Galaxy smartphone running Android 7.0 or above.

Available to all Vodafone Pay Monthly Mobile customers on a Red Plan. You will use the allowance from your current PAYM or SIMO plan to call from your Samsung Watch. For initial set-up, wireless network and pairing with an Android smartphone with OS Android 5.0 or newer and at least 1.5GB RAM required.

Water resistance rating of 50m under the ISO standard 22810:2010. It is not suitable for diving or high-pressure water activities.

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Message replies are only available when OPPO Watch is paired with an Android phone.

Wear OS by Google is supported on Android devices running on Android 6.0 or higher (excluding Go edition). Available functions may vary by platforms and regions.

In Power Saver mode, you can receive message notifications, check the time, track your steps, and monitor your heart rate.

The aforementioned use and charging descriptions apply to OPPO Watch 46mm (Wi-Fi). OPPO Watch 46mm (LTE) has a battery life of up to 30 hours in Smart mode and 21 days in Power Saver mode, and charges to 46% in 15 minutes. OPPO Watch 41mm (Wi-Fi) has a battery life of up to 24 hours in Smart mode and 14 days in Power Saver mode, and charges to 30% in 15 minutes.16 hours under typical use model is used as the standard for a full day of watch use.

Tizen is Samsung's previous smartwatch OS, and is available across the Samsung Galaxy Watch3 series and earlier Galaxy watches. The platform has a mix of stylish customisable watch faces, accurate health tracking tools and useful built-in apps.

The lightweight OS makes for speedy, responsive interactions and smooth scrolling, and helps to optimise battery life. It works with the rotating bezel on Samsung smartwatches, making it easier to view notifications and navigate around the watch settings.