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Help me choose a new smartwatch - I need your help

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2w ago


For the last four years, I have had a Series 2 Apple Watch on my wrist and have absolutely loved it, however I think it's time for an upgrade and I need your help.

Firstly, I can't afford a new Apple Watch such as a Series 5 and don't want the slightly cheaper Series 3. Now, this leaves me with only two realistic options as an iPhone user: A Fitbit or a Garmin smartwatch.

The two I have looked at are the Fitbit Charge 4 (£129) and the Garmin Vivoactive 3 (£160). I feel both these watches would be great contenders but I would love you input.

If you have any other suggestions, I have a list of criteria this watch needs to fill. Firstly, I would ideally like it to be under £200. Secondly, I would like it to have excellent fitness tracking capabilities as I really like the idea of having lots of data on my wrist about my day of exercise.

I would also like decent battery life but most come with that anyway. I also don't want one too chunky which is my only worry with the Garmin. Apart from that, there isn't much else. So, if you could vote in the poll below or comment any suggestions it would be much appreciated.

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Comments (35)

  • How come you don’t want an S3? I have an S4 and it’s the best watch I’ve ever had, though you can’t buy that model anymore. I’m terms of Fitbits (which I think are the best other than Apple watches) the Versa 2 and Versa 3 models are good alternatives!

      15 days ago
    • Cos it’s basically a S2, there isn’t much difference to what I have now and fancy something a little different. I’ll have a look at the Versa models thanks

        15 days ago
  • Help me choose my next Smartwatch! @tribe

      15 days ago
  • Do Suontos qualify as smartwatches?

      14 days ago
  • Get an Apple Watch Series 5. Your problem's solved. You're welcome.

      15 days ago
  • Apparently Apple is going to be announcing an Apple Watch SE this month, which is a cheaper, but an updated version of the Series 3. I don't know how much it will cost, but it might be worth waiting to see how much they charge!

      15 days ago