Best Android Watches for a Sleek OS on Your Wrist

6 Best Android Watches for a Sleek OS on Your Wrist

The first time I heard about Android watches I rolled my eyes and figured they would end up as obnoxious as Google Glass, but it seems like the smartwatch has become quite the fixture for the average consumer, and I think part of it is because they are simply an improvement of the regular watch, syncing up with your phone as well.

When I started testing smart watches, I realized the possibilities for the technology. You can get healthier by tracking your steps or testing your heart rate, quickly check who is calling your phone and even check the time like you would on a regular watch.

This is a heck of a lot easier than pulling out your phone in the middle of a meeting.

Let’s take at the best Android watches to match up with your phone and create a nice experience for checking your notifications and using the smooth touchscreens that link into plenty of the apps you are used to on your phone.

Must Read: Android Smart Watch: The Ultimate Guide

Best Android Watches for a Sleek OS on Your Wrist

1. LG G Watch Powered by Android Wear: $135.00

LG G Watch Powered by Android Wear
Android Watches

Pure Simplicity

The LG G watch stands out as one of the more popular options because of its simple design. The watch works with Android wear, so you don’t have to worry about syncing or seeing inconsistent information. It’s always on and ready to deliver what you need.

I also like the fact that the watch is slim, so you don’t really feel it on your wrist, except I do have some concerns about its durability. For some reason it just feels like it might break if I use it too roughly.

Why should you buy it?

  1. You can change out the watch strap if you want
  2. It fights off dust and water
  3. The battery lasts all day on a single charge
  4. You can use the “Ok Google” command and it responds really quick

2. Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch for Android Devices: $199.00

Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch for Android Devices
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A Tad Pricey

The Gear Live comes from Samsung, so you can get the general idea that it is built to last. The design is wonderful, and the screen is built with an AMOLED display, so it’s quite durable for those rough situations.

The watch always stays on so you can yell out a command and it will jump to action. The price tag isn’t exactly my favorite, since there seems to be plenty of other options on the market with comparable features at a fraction of the price.

Why should you buy it?

  1. The screen is one of the largest on the market
  2. Syncs perfectly with all Google services and apps
  3. Comes with an accelerometer
  4. Comes with a gyroscope

3. Pebble Smartwatch: $119.99

Pebble Smartwatch
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My Favorite of the Bunch

The pebble is one of the most popular watch options, and rightfully so, since it offers some great colors to choose from. Not to mention, the style is unique compared to some of the other options on this list. It fits more comfortably on my wrist than other options, and the adjustment settings are easy to play around with.

The Pebble watch also features one of the simpler interfaces, so you don’t get bogged down with too many bells and whistles. Make sure you checkout some of the cooler Pebble apps to download.

Why should you buy it?

  1. Check your notifications within seconds
  2. Gives you the ability to download tons of apps
  3. Control your music from afar
  4. The battery lasts up to a week on a single charge

4. Otium Gear Bluetooth Smart Watch: $76.88

Otium Gear Bluetooth Smart Watch
Android Watches

Nice Functionality with a Weird Design

Although I feel like this design looks a tad childish and clunky, the Otium Gear watch works seamlessly with your phone, and doesn’t slouch when it comes to finding all the features you need within seconds.

Although this is an Android list, the watch is compatible with just about every smartphone out there.

Why should you buy it?

  1. Lasts several days on a single charge
  2. Displays all notifications on the homescreen
  3. Has a pedometer to stay healthy
  4. Comes with a camera

5. Sony SmartWatch: $74.50

Sony SmartWatch
Android Watches

A Beautiful Watch

The Sony Smarthwatch offers a stunning design, with a smaller, square screen and a sleek rubber band that fits nicely on your wrist. For some reason it didn’t fit around my wrist as well as the others, but it did the job. Just keep in mind that if you have huge wrists this might not work well for you.

Why should you buy it?

  1. Syncs calls and SMS messages with ease
  2. The pedometer and recording works quite well
  3. The connectivity was decent

6. Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch: $209.00

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
Android Watches

The Premium Choice

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is the ultimate smartwatch, with style and functionality packed into a small little device. The only reason I would ever recommend against it is because of its price tag.

Since smartwatches are so new to the market, it makes me hesitant to spend this much money on something that pretty much just saves you a few seconds checking your phone.

Why should you buy it?

  1. The screen is 1.63 inches
  2. Comes in awesome colors like orange, gold and lime green (save some money on the options that don’t sell as well)
  3. Comes with the S Voice personal assistant
  4. Place and answer calls right from the watch
  5. Has a camera and an AMOLED screen for durability

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Android watches support call-making?

In the case that the Bluetooth connection between your phone and the watch breaks, you can make calls remotely via Wi-Fi using a Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Watch4, or Galaxy Watch4 Classic.

How do I connect my LG G watch to my phone?

You can start talking to yourself on the street after a brief setup process.
Step 1: Start by turning on your watch.
Step 2: Download Android Wear to your phone and turn on Bluetooth.
Step 3: Open the app and adhere to the prompts on the screen.
Step 4: Your phone will search for devices.

Final Thoughts

If you plan on buying one of these Android watches I encourage you to at least walk into Best Buy and try a few on before making a decision. It’s tough to predict the right style and fit for your watch if you don’t get your hands on it.

With smartphones it’s mainly about functionality, but you will be wearing these things on your body. Regardless, all of these Android watches are great to sync with your phone and make your life a little easier.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about the best Android watches on the market.

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  1. I have the Galaxy Gear and I have had it for several years and I love it the list of things it can do is amazing this little blurb about #10 just doesn’t do it justice. Love Fred the poodle.

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