The concept of a smartwatch has been around for more than a decade, yet no one really paid much attention until Apple let loose the Apple Watch to the world in 2014. Tech-savvy millennials went berserk and a brand new market was born.
Since then, smartwatches have outgrown its purpose of show-and-tell. When developers recognised the untapped market of translating its users’ movements to their health, a whole new market of fitness trackers were born.
These days, smartwatches are expected to go above and beyond the call of merely tracking steps and heart rates through customisable faces. Designed as a 24/7 companion on the wrist, they’re also personal coaches, wallets, and music devices — all of which are services that any 21st-century fitness junkie can appreciate.
Here are the best smartwatches in 2019 to shop for.