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Here are the smartwatches on the market with the top health features:

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Apple Watch Series 5

4.7
4.7/5
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The Apple Watch Series 5 not only offers a wide variety of fitness tracking tools, but it also feels amazing to wear on your wrist. With it's lightweight and sleek build, you won't even notice it on your wrist while exercising.

Due to the Apple Watch's superior integration features, this is the recommended smartwatch for iPhone users. Read our full Apple Watch Series 5 Review for more information.

Size: 44mm / 40mm
Battery: 18-60 Hours
Operating System: WatchOS 6.2
Processor: 64-bit dual-core S5 processor
Capacity: 32GB
Display: LTPO OLED Always-On Retina display with Force Touch
Bluetooth: 5.0
WiFi: 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz

  • LTE Functionality
  • Woman's Health Cycle Tracker
  • Always-on Display
  • Superior app integration with iPhone
  • Lightweight and sleek design.
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Galaxy Watch Active 2

4.5
4.5/5
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The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a strong competitor to the Apple Watch Series 5 in both design and fitness functionality. While it does miss out on an extensive app store and the elite integration capacity that the Apple Watch has, it does offer several key functions that Apple does not.

Sleep tracking, battery life, run coaching, and offline music storage are just a few key features of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 that sets it apart. This is the go-to choice for Android users, however it is compatible with Apple iPhone's as well.

Size: 44mm / 40mm
Battery: 24-60 Hours
Operating System: Tizen Based Wearable OS 4.0 (One UI)
Processor: Dual-core 1.15 GHz Cortex-A53
Capacity: 4GB, 1.5GB RAM
Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (Always-On)
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

  • LTE Functionality
  • Compatible with Apple iPhone
  • Highly Customizable Face Design
  • Always-On Display
  • Run Coaching Application

Fitbit Charge 4

4.6
4.6/5
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As one of the most prominent players in the wearable industry, Fitbit is doing their part to stay relevant with an addition to their Fitbit Charge fitness tracker line. The Charge 4 is set to be released on April 15th, 2020,

While it's aesthetically similar to the Charge 3, Fitbit added a built-in GPS and a standard tap to pay system. It's clear Fitbit wants to get to the point where you don't need your phone to use the watch, however it still has a ways to go. The Fitbit Charge 4 is available for pre-order with a free 90-day trial for Fitbit Premium.

Size: 34.5mm
Battery: 7 Days
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Display: OLED full touchscreen, TFT, Grayscale
Bluetooth: 5.0
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

  • Secure Tap To Pay
  • Built-In GPS
  • 20+ Goal-Based Exercises
  • Active Zone Minutes feature
  • Woman's Health Tracking
  • Sleep Tracking with SPO2 Sensor
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Garmin Vivoactive 4

4.5
4.5/5
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As far as fitness tracking functionality goes, the Garmin Vivoactive 4 beats out much of the competition. Garmin equips the Vivoactive 4 with all of the latest health and fitness technology such as advanced sleep tracking, stress tracking, sweat loss metrics, menstrual cycle tracking, and more.

Despite this, this smartwatch misses out on some of the 'smart' features such as a dynamic display, voice assistant, and speakers. It's long battery life should make up for the lack of some features, making it a strong option for fitness-driven individuals. 

Size: 45mm / 40 mm
Battery: 5-8 Days (6 Hours in Training mode)
Operating System: Garmin Watch OS
Capacity: 3.6 GB
Display: 1.3 inch pixels resolution transflective touch-sensitive color screen
Bluetooth: Bluetooth but no LTE
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

  • GPS Fitness Tracker
  • Pulse Ox Sensor
  • Onboard Music Storage
  • Elite Fitness Tracking Technology
  • Advanced Sleep Tracking
  • Menstrual Cycle Tracking
  • Garmin Coach and Garmin Assistance
  • Animated Workout Guides

Fossil Sport

3.9
3.9/5
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The Fossil Sport is Fossil's attempt at keeping up with the times. While it boasts a clean aesthetic look on your wrist and extremely lightweight feel, it has a long way to go before competing with major players such as Apple and Samsung.

What the smartwatch lacks in technical performance is made up by it's hyper-focus on its fitness functions. There are many different watch face options that will display your health data along with tracking for over forty different activities. Forty. 

Size: 43mm / 41 mm
Battery: 1-3 Days
Operating System: Google Wear OS
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100
Capacity: 4 GB
Display: 1.2 inch OLED
Bluetooth: 4.2 Low Energy
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

  • Compatible with iOS and Android
  • Automatic heartrate tracking
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Tracks 40+ fitness activities
  • Microphone, but no speaker
  • Step tracking and built-in GPS
  • No native sleep tracking app
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