Which smartwatch to choose in 2022? 10 interesting and most popular models from Aliexpress. What is the best inexpensive budget smartwatch?
Browse the top-ranked list of Smartwatch below along with associated reviews and opinions.
Today, “smart watches” are gaining more and more popularity, which can monitor our physical activity, remind us of important events, and also be just a beautiful accessory. Chinese manufacturers are trying their best to compete with such world famous brands as Apple and Samsung, bringing to the market cheaper models, the functionality of which will be enough for most users. With such a huge number of devices, how to choose a really good one?
Several years ago, when the prices for smartwatches were sky-high for me, when thinking about buying my first “smart gadget”, I opted for a fitness bracelet (model Xiaomi Mi band 2). By now, the market for both smartwatches and fitness bracelets has become very large and the number of offered devices for every taste and wallet has increased significantly. Following the opinions of experts on major portals on the Internet, as well as user reviews on the Aliexpress marketplace, I have collected 10 interesting and most popular smartwatch models. The devices presented in the selection have different technical characteristics, the main factor that unites them is the good reviews among ordinary users.
Haylou Solar LS05
Compact watch from the Chinese manufacturer Haylou, which cooperates with the famous brand Xiaomi. The complete set of the watch is extremely simple: a charging cable, instructions and the watch itself. The overall dimensions of the device are 45.3 × 11.4 mm. The watch is quite light and weighs only 54 grams. The case is metal with a degree of protection of IP68 standard. The back cover houses a heart rate sensor as well as magnetic contacts for the charger. The diagonal of the screen is 1.3 inches, with a resolution of 240 × 240 pixels. The display does not have an oleophobic coating. Silicone strap, 22 mm wide. A distinctive feature of the LS05 is the battery life, which is up to one month, as well as up to two weeks with constant heart rate measurement. The watch can track up to 12 types of physical activity.
Amazfit BIP S
Amazfit BIP S received a rectangular case with a single function button. On the back of the watch is a heart rate monitor, as well as contacts for connecting the charger wire. Thanks to the polycarbonate case, the watch weighs only 34 grams. You can swim in the watch for a short time, this is ensured by the presence of the case protection according to the IP68 standard. Amazfit BIP S is equipped with a 1.3-inch diagonal oleophobic coated display with a resolution of 176 × 176 pixels. The durable and elastic silicone bracelet is 20 mm thick. Built-in 200 mAh battery allows you to use the watch for up to 40 days. If the GPS sensor is used, the operating time will be reduced to 21 hours. Amazfit BIP S supports up to 10 types of workouts. This device has become an absolute hit with an excellent combination of price and quality.
Amazfit Pace is a sports smartwatch with a great design. The device body is made of ceramic. The back cover houses an optical heart rate sensor, as well as contacts for connecting a charger. Amazfit Pace is protected from dust and moisture according to the IP67 standard, therefore it is not recommended to swim in them. The strap is 22 mm wide. A distinctive feature of this watch is a transflective liquid crystal display, which allows you to see all the information displayed on the device screen even in the brightest sun. The diagonal of the screen is 1.34 inches, with a resolution of 320 × 300 pixels. The hardware part is represented by a dual-core processor with a frequency of 1.2 GHz, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. Wireless interfaces are represented by the presence of Blutooth and Wi-Fi. The battery life is about five days.
Beautiful watch with a brutal design. There are two function buttons on the side of the case. The screen has a round shape with a diagonal of 1.6 inches and a resolution of 400 × 400 pixels. On the top of the screen is a front camera with a resolution of 8 megapixels. The second 5MP camera is located between two buttons on the side of the case. The front camera can be used to make video calls as well as to unlock the device with your face. The watch is supplied with a strap made of silicone and leather. The hardware is represented by a Mediatek MT6739 quad-core processor at 1.5 GHz, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. The device is powered by the Android operating system, version 7.1.1. There is a full set of all possible sensors, except for NFC. LEMFO LEM12 has a Nano-SIM format SIM card slot and support for the 4G LTE standard. The built-in 900 mAh battery provides up to 48 hours of battery life.
Xiaomi Watch Color
The body of the Xiaomi Watch Color smart watch is completely made of metal. The device has a round AMOLED display with a diagonal of 1.39 inches and a resolution of 454 × 454 pixels. This display has excellent color rendition and clarity, which allows you to easily view any text from the watch screen. The level of protection against water is indicated at 5 ATM (accidental ingress into water, splashing water, swimming at shallow depths). The strap is 22 mm wide. Xiaomi Watch Color is equipped with all the necessary functions: heart rate measurement, blood pressure, automatic screen brightness adjustment, and also has an accelerometer. Thanks to the 420 mAh battery, the battery life is up to two weeks.
Xiaomi Mi Watch
The design of Xiaomi Mi Watch is a rectangular case made of aluminum alloy. This watch has an AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 1.78 inches and a resolution of 368 × 468 pixels. On the right side there is a multifunctional button for working with the watch interface, a power button, and a microphone. On the left side is the microphone and speaker. The device is equipped with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. Xiaomi Mi Watch runs on Wear OS with its own MIUI skin. The watch supports a full range of functions and is equipped with all types of sensors, including NFC. The built-in 570 mAh battery provides up to 36 hours of battery life at medium loads.
The Amazfit T-rex smartwatch has its own operating system. A tangible advantage of this device is the full display of notifications coming from the smartphone, a set of applications built into the watch, advanced functionality for tracking physical activity, as well as protection according to the MIL-STD-810 standard. The battery life is up to three weeks, which is provided by the built-in 390 mAh battery. There are four function buttons on the case, which allow you to comfortably control the watch interface, practically without using the touch screen. The Amazfit T-rex has a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 × 360 pixels. The watch case is 13.5 mm thick. The strap is made of silicone, with a width of 21 mm. To connect the device with a smartphone, you need to install the Amazfit app.
Stylish and elegant watch from Xiaomi. The device is available in two sizes: 42 and 47 mm. This article shows a 47mm watch. The body of the device has a round shape, there are two mechanical buttons on the side. The level of protection against water is indicated at 5 ATM (accidental splashing into water, splashing water, swimming at shallow depths). Amazfit GTR is equipped with an AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 1.39 inches and a resolution of 454 × 454 pixels. The display is slightly recessed into the body, which will protect it from scratches. The watch comes with a brown faux leather strap. The built-in 410 mAh lithium polymer battery allows for up to 24 days of normal use and up to 40 hours with GPS on. The watch can track up to 12 types of physical activity. To connect the device with a smartphone, you need to install the Amazfit app.
Honor magic watch 2
The second generation of smartwatches from Honor, which also have their own operating system. The device is available in two sizes: 42 and 46 mm. The large and round screen is made using Super AMOLED technology. The diagonal is 1.39 inches, with a resolution of 454 × 454 pixels. The Honor Magic Watch 2 can last up to two weeks thanks to its built-in 455 mAh battery. The strap is made in a classic style, made of leather. The level of protection against water is indicated at 5 ATM (accidental ingress into water, splashing water, swimming at shallow depths). The weight of the smart watch together with the strap is 41 grams. To connect the device with a smartphone, you need to install the Huawei Health app.
The Oppo Watch is available in different colors and comes in two sizes: 41 and 46mm. The watch case has a rectangular shape and is made of aluminum. Oppo Watch is equipped with a 1.6-inch (41 mm) and 1.9-inch (46 mm) AMOLED screen. The display resolution is 320 × 360 for the 41mm model and 402 × 476 for the 46mm model. The screen is covered from above by a third generation hardened Gorilla Glass. The back side is represented by a plastic cover for the junior model and a ceramic cover for the senior model. On the left side of the case is the speaker, while on the right there are two function buttons and a microphone. The strap in the Oppo Watch is made of silicone, smooth and elastic to the touch. The watch runs on the ColorOS operating system, based on Android 8.1. The communication capabilities of the device are represented by the presence of such technologies as: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, eSIM, as well as NFC. Oppo Watch supports fast charging, thanks to which it can be charged in 20 minutes to half the battery.
That’s all, happy shopping!