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6 of the best smart watches that don’t compromise on style or functionality

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The world of smart watches truly knows no limits. Depending on your expectations, guaranteed there will be a device for all your needs and then some. It's no surprise, of course, that the link between fitness, technology and practicality is stronger than ever. We only need to look to the overflowing stream of stellar fitness apps available at our fingertips. While smart watches certainly deliver on the fitness front, finding a piece that is equal parts stylish and innovative can become a challenge.

Below, we've rounded up six of the best, and most stylish smart watches on the market. For those moments when face value truly matters.


1. Apple Watch Hermès

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Nothing quite says stylish like a little orange box. You know the one. Which, is exactly what you can expect and so much more from the Hermès Apple Watch. The two brands have collaborated to merge the world's of luxury fashion and technology to create a smartwatch that is equal parts heritage and innovation. The collaboration is available for Apple's Series 6 watch; which, is its most current edition at time of publishing. The stainless steel case is available in Apple's signature Silver and Space Grey colourway, and Hermès shares its unparalleled craftsmanship through a varietal of premium leather bands. The three options are Single Tour, Double Tour and Single Tour with Deployment Buckle.

Where technology is concerned, some of the key features of the Apple Watch Series 6 include:

  • New blood oxygen sensor: on‑demand readings of your blood oxygen as well as background readings, day and night.
  • Always-on retina display: 2.5 times brighter outdoors
  • New customisable watch faces.


2. Galaxy Watch3

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The Galaxy Watch3 combines smartphone-level productivity, leading health technology and contemporary design. The watch is Samsung's most advanced Galaxy watch yet – both in technology and style. Unlike previous iterations, the Galaxy Watch3 is the first to offer a premium genuine aged leather strap option – ideal for those who want the functionality of a smartwatch but prefer a more timeless style. Longevity is also a key pillar of the watch, with the inside of the leather strap designed to protect against discolouration.

Where technology is concerned, some of the key features of the Galaxy Watch3 include:

  • Precision rotating bezel for app navigation.
  • Bigger display with lighter and slimmer design.
  • Premium genuine aged leather strap.
  • Built-in oxygen measurement.
  • Fall detection.


3. Fitbit Sense

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Fitbit may have had humble begins as an entry-level fitness watch, but its latest iteration 'Sense' proves that the brand is a serious contender when it comes to stylish smart watches. The stainless steel ring, Gorilla Glass 3 display and innovative biosensor core; the Fitbit Sense elevates the everyday. The watch is currently available in two colourways; Graphite Stainless Steel with a Carbon band and Soft Gold Stainless Steel with a Lunar White band.

Where technology is concerned, some of the key features of the Fitbit Sense include:

  • Stress management: EDA Scan app detects electrodermal activity; which may indicate your body's response to stress.
  • Skin temperature monitor.
  • Free six-month trial of fitbit premium health insights.
  • Six day battery life.
  • Menstrual health tracking.


4. Tag Heuer Connected

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Admittedly, the Tag Heuer Connected is less tech-focused than its counterparts, but where style and design is concerned, it holds up to the luxury watchmaker's name. Outside of the traditional stainless steel face, the brand also offers a Grade 2 titanium case iteration for those who refuse to settle for less. With that in mind, it's no exaggeration that Tag Heuer Connected is the avant-garde of smart watches. Inspired by the brand's legendary chronographs, the Connected collection features faceted horns, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal screens, a ceramic bezel, push buttons and crown. The only downfall is that you can't make, or receive calls from this smart watch.

Where technology is concerned, some of the key features of the Tag Heuer Connected include:

  • Sports exclusive application: settings for golf, running, cycling, walking, fitness, and a general fitness tracking mode.
  • 1.4-inch OLED screen with 454 x 454-pixel resolution.
  • Auto-brightness feature: adapted to both indoor and outdoor lighting condition.
  • Always-on screen.


5. Huawei Watch Fit

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An unexpected player in the field, but one certainly of note, The Huawei Watch Fit brings a youthful take into the field of stylish smart watches. The compact, lightweight and ergonomic design make for the perfect, all-day companion. You can also entirely customise your watch face to your convenience – meaning that you can keep track of the things that matter to you most. The Huawei Watch Fit is available in three colourways: Sakura Pink, Graphite Black and Mint Green.

Where technology is concerned, some of the key features of the Huawei Watch Fit include:

  • Dual chipset architecture and power-saving algorithms: this means the watch has a battery life of up-to 10 days.
  • 12 kinds of animated workout demonstration videos.
  • 96 different workout modes.
  • 24-hour heart-rate monitoring.
  • HUAWEI TruRelax™ technology and all-day stress tracking algorithm.


6. Garmin vivomove Luxe

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Nothing says luxury like 24k gold – which, is just one of the finishes on offer in the Garmin vivomove Luxe range. The luxurious analog watch design offers an elegant hybrid smartwatch that doesn't compromise on classic design or technology. The dual-screen design allows you to switch interfaces seamlessly. The collection features 16 different designs and finishes – so whether you prefer a polished stainless steal software, or a classic leather band; there's a piece for you.

Where technology is concerned, some of the key features of the Garmin vivomove Luxe include:

  • Body battery energy monitoring: track your body's energy levels throughout the day.
  • Hydration tracking: log your daily fluid as a reminder to stay hydrated.
  • Smart notifications.
  • 5 days of battery life.

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