Best Non- Apple Smartwatch – 2020-2021 Update
Here is our compilation and recommendation for the best non-Apple Watch smartwatch for 2020 to 2021. Each wearable has its own bragging rights, from the features to design and price. Well, here are the best Non Apple Watch that we pick for 2020, and we still think, that it will dominate the 2021 best smartwatch that is an alternative to Apple Watch.
Garmin Venu SQ
Garmin Venu sq, it is the first rectangular design smartwatch by Garmin. It is the Venu GPS version smartwatch, packed with health and sport sensors. The wearable has a light sporty design. Looks beautiful and with its aluminum bezel and comfortable silicon strap.
Th wearable has a color LCD screen with touch screen support, and it is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Features included in the device are pulse OX sensor, stress tracking, women health tracking, hydration tracking, respiration tracking, sleep monitoring and more. Just like other Garmin wearables, it has preloaded workouts, sports apps, automatic fitness tracking and Garmin Coach.
What we Like:
What we like about the smartwatch is the light, simple design. Its sports monitoring, a top of the line compared to other wearables.
It is the most advanced health smartwatch from Fitbit. The Fitbit Sense, still has that Fitbit familiar design.
It has a premium material, carbon/graphite/stainless steel material. The wearable has several options for its strap, from silicon, steel to leather. Looking like the Fitbit Versa 3, the wearable is packed with health sensors. Aside from 24/7 heart rate monitoring, the wearable has blood oxygen sensor, ECG sensor, on wrist skin temperature sensor. For its sport and fitness, the wearable has all-day activity tracking, 20+ goal-based exercise modes and more.
What we Like:
It has the most advance health sensors among Fitbit wearables. ECG and temperature sensor, is also a good addition, especially on todays environment. As we all know Fitbit Sense do have good technical support, and tracking record when it comes to its wearables.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
Although I’m not a fan of the design, still in terms of functionality and the features that is offering. The Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch is one of the best in the market. It has a sporty design with premium materials. The wearable has a Super AMOLED screen display with always on functionality. Protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass DX. So far, based on our experienced, the display on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is one of the best in the market, comparable or shall we say much better than the Apple watch.
Features that make it unique to the wearable is the rotating bezel, that serves as a navigation for the smartwatch. It runs the home grown OS by Samsung, the Tizen OS. With it, the smartwatch has a more fluid functionality, smooth access of menus, and with options and features exclusive only to Samsung Galaxy Watch.
It has heart rate monitoring, built-in oxygen measurement, and a fall down detection similar to Apple watch. It is also equipped with 120 home workout programs, advance running metrics, with VO2 max monitoring.
The smartwatch has improved message notifications with personalize Bitmoji. It also supports other messaging features with downloadable apps in the Tizen store.
What we Like:
I guess there is no question if what is the best feature for this smartwatch. The revolutionary rotating bezel makes it easy to navigate the menus. Plus it is Tizen OS works pretty well with the smartwatch hardware. It has a smooth operation, optimized apps and intuitive UI makes the smartwatch perfectly easy and enjoyable to use.
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Looking premium, with titanium material for its body and a sapphire glass . The Huawei Watch GT2 Pro is one of the best circular smartwatch in the market.Packed with a 1.39″ inch AMOLED screeh with one of the highest resolutions in wearable, 454 x 454 HD screen.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro also support 100+ workout modes, it also has VO2 MAX 4.With regards to its sports mode, its built-in GPS support RouteBack. It also has a scientific monitoring with its Huawei TruSleep 2.0. Relive stress with the Huawei TruRelax technology. 24 Hour heart rate detecting with the Huawei TruSeen 4.0+ and more.
What we Like:
Premium, premium this is what the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro. It has a premium design and materials combined with Huawei proprietary technology on health sensors makes the wearable a reliable partner in your fitness activity.
Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro 3
Mobvoi, one of the best companies when it comes to bringing quality, impressive Wear OS wearable. One of their latest wearable is the TicWatch Pro 3. A wearable that is fairly different from the rest of the wearables here.
One the revolutionary feature of the smartwatch that gives it a longer battery life is the display screen. It has two screen display, a 1.4″ inch AMOLED display providing a sharp crisp graphics with is 454 x 454 resolution.But on top of that is a low power screen with always on display. It is an NTFS screen with backlight support. This feature push the battery life of the smartwatch to 45 days in essential mode.
It has centralized health monitoring data, providing stats on stress, heart rate, breathing, sleep and blood oxygen monitoring. If you are into sports, the smartwatch has a multi-sport mode with support for GPS tracking.
Of course, running Wear OS by Google, the wearable has an advantage compared to other smartwatches when it comes to apps. With Wear OS, it has a plethora of apps available for download in almost every category. It is also one of the first Wear OS to run the Snapdragon Wear 4100 , with higher, faster performance and good battery life.
What we Like:
The best feature for the smartwatch I think, is the display. The two display technology packed into one is a precedent for other companies to give their smartwatch a longer battery life. It is a smart idea, giving the smartwatch a good display without sacrificing battery life. And of course, the variety of apps that you can download with its Wear OS loaded to it.
Affordable Non-Apple Watch Smartwatch
Amazfit GTS 2
Here is the improved Amazfit GTS, the Amazfit GTS 2, the smartwatch has an improved look, premium materials. Its design display is also unique having a 3D curved bezeless design. The GTS 2 has an AMOLED screen display with 342 ppi making it clear, sharp with vivid colors. It is available in midnight black, urban grey and desert gold with glossy finish.
It is also packed with sensors, such as the latest BioTracker 2 PPG by Huami technology. Blood oxygen saturation measurements and all day heart rate monitoring.
It is also equipped with PAI Health assessment system, calculating your PA value based on several data monitored by the sensors. Well if that is not enough, it also has SomnusCare monitoring your sleep stages and naps accurately. For sports tracking, it is equipped with at least 12 sports mode, automatic activity tracking and more.
What we Like:
The smartwatch is very affordable, almost half the price compared to other wearables here. The design is also eye catching, premium materials, good design. Although the features loaded to it and the support app for the smartwatch is still lacking compared to the likes of Fitbit and Garmin. The support app of the smartwatch has been adding new features and improvements for the past few months.
The smartwatch that started the revolutionary design on display screen. Oppo Watch, aside from its beautiful body design, the smartwatch has a flexible dual curved display with flagship-level specs. It has a wide 1.91″ inch AMOLED display with 326 PPI screen display and 100% color gamut.
It is also equipped with eSIM for its standalone LTE connectivity, sports functions and messaging functions. Although it runs the lower version of the SnapDragon processor, the wearable according to users has a fluid response and one of the best Wear OS wearable in the market.
What we Like:
Looking at the smartwatch, it is very obvious that it is head turning. The wearable, has a beautiful screen display, innovative design. This is the version of that runs the Wear OS, giving the smartwatch a plenty of apps to download. The feature that gives it a capability to have independent calls is also a plus, making the wearable receive calls and messages without the need of the smartphone.