Google’s Android Wear OS has had an unstable beginning but it has now become a very popular and mature platform with Wear 2.0 update and its rebranding of Wear OS in early 2018. It’s the end of Android Wear but it has left us with a better upgrade of Wear OS with improved battery life, navigation and much more. The list is endless.
Google has made watches more palatable by renaming its OS to those who use the iPhone. The best thing is that Wear OS watches are compatible with both iPhone and Android.
However, you should still check compatibility before buying each Wear OS watch with your device. We have listed some of the best Android Wear OS watches in the market.
1. Fossil Sport
It is probably the best Wear OS to watch out there. It doesn’t have a lot of unique features and it is not the ultimate smartwatch money can buy. But it is definitely a perfect balance when it comes to functionality. It combines value for money with features in a light body.
You can easily wear it on daily usage or when working out. Battery life usually lasts up to 2 days. You can also access all the latest apps for Wear OS and it has GPS too.
The best thing is that it is one of the first to have Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC. Hence, this smartwatch offers a great experience unlike others listed here. It is a user-friendly smartwatch offering a smoother experience.
2. TicWatch E2
The TicWatch E2 is one of the most affordable smartwatches in this list and runs on the latest Wear OS. It comes up with a 30% better battery life than its elder sibling, TicWatch E. According to a reviewer, it took 2 days to discharge with normal usage. If you use plenty of fitness features, it may not perform well though.
You can easily wear this smartwatch while swimming as it is waterproof. It also has GPS to track your location. However, it doesn’t have NFC for payments through Google Pay. But it still gives better value for money.
3. TicWatch S2
This smartwatch is pretty similar to TicWatch E2 in specs. On paper, both of these watches are the same and the company launched two variants with two different names as they look different. TicWatch S2 generally refers to “Sport” for its more durable design as compared to E2.
It was tough, military-grade design and it can take even more wear and tear than other watches listed here. It is best suited for adventure sports.
In addition, it has GPS, a 2-day battery life, a waterproof design, and the latest Wear OS software. If you want a sturdy design, go for TicWatch S2. Otherwise, E2 is the option if you are looking for a budget smartwatch.
4. TicWatch Pro
From the house of Mobvoi, the Ticwatch Pro is truly a power-packed smartwatch with two displays. Instead of having one display on either side, this smartwatch has a clear LCD panel over the colorful OLED display. It switches to the LCD screen to show just step count, time and other details when it is in battery saving mode.
The usual OLED display works like just another smartwatch. The LCD display is given to save battery unlike other smartwatches listed here. It has also got a heart rate monitor, premium design, NFC, GPS tracking, and even more features and it runs the latest Wear OS software.
5. LG Watch Style
LG Watch Style is truly a stylish smartwatch in each sense as the name suggests, with a circular display and stainless steel, sand-blasted chassis. It measures only 10.8mm, making it one of the slimmest Wear OS watches.
It looks simply great on your wrist and it is worth noting, especially on smaller wrists. Most of the smartwatches look bulky due to which small wrists look dwarf with them.
On the other side, the LG Watch Style has also got a rotatable crown. This way, you can easily navigate without having to push its small screen. It has got 1.2” P-OLED display which is completely curved without any flat tire.
It has got some basic specs but can definitely match the level of expensive watches. Despite its premium look, the price is not quite premium at all. However, there are some cost-cutting here to make the watch slim. It doesn’t have a heart rate scanner and GPS here.
6. Misfit Vapor 2
The Vapor 2 is the second attempt of Misfit as a Wear OS watch. It is a positive step by Misfit in the right direction. This amazing product solves plenty of issues with the first generation. It has GPS to keep track of your steps, NFC for Google Play, and there are two different sizes.
This watch has got a very simple design and it is something you can expect from a smartwatch. You can choose from a 1.2-inch and 1.4-inch display, which has enough space to navigate through. It is one of the best smartwatches for athletes. It is very affordable as compared to some of the alternative smartwatches. It is one of the best options for many people.
7. Huawei Watch 2
The Chinese tech company Huawei has had a great attempt to launch Watch 2 to increase the users’ base of Wear OS watches. Huawei has attempted to add a lot of cool new features to its latest smartwatch. It is still not clear if it would succeed with this device.
It comes with NFC and GPS inbuilt along with 4G support. But the screen is quite small and it looks quite sluggish. It may be best suited to a lot of amazing features and an appealing design. But the price is a bit on the high side as compared to the previous Huawei Watch.
8. TicWatch C2
It is one of the least recommended Wear OS watches in the TicWatch range. It doesn’t look much innovative as compared to TicWatch Pro.
It is still a viable choice as an affordable smartwatch. It comes with Google Play and GPS support in one package. But fitness fans may not like it that much.