Teenagers are all over the latest tech. If your son or daughter is asking for the most up-to-date devices, it can be difficult to know which smartwatches to choose. There are lots of models on the market today, but not all are ideal for the teenage needs.
Young people want access to a fully functioning device that looks stylish and youthful, but which still allows them to accomplish all of the activities that they demand. Activity tracking, the ability to receive and answer notifications, and a host of other features are very important to young smartwatch wearers.
Fitness tracking, waterproofing, resilience, could also be a requirement for the fit teen. Step counting is really helpful when your teen boy or girl wants to follow their activity level. Sleep tracking could be very important at this growing age.
Price is also a serious consideration here. While most teens could fancy a cool Apple or Samsung watch, parents may be looking for a functional and stylish yet still an inexpensive watch option. Some watches also offer standalone features which enable answering and making calls or texts possible even without a phone nearby. When there is a phone handy, watch compatibility with android or iPhone is a consideration.
So how can parents be sure of making the right purchasing decision for their teen boy or girl? With this dilemma in mind, here are some of the very best smartwatches for teenage youth which are on the market today.
1. Xiaomi Mi Band 6
The Mi Band 6 is a new, popular, and relatively inexpensive alternative for teens. It comes with lots of cool band colors and options and also features many of the features you could find on other smartwatches listed here.
The Mi Band 6 features a large, 1.56-inch color AMOLED touchscreen display with a high pixel density and good brightness. This screen is 50% larger than the previous Mi Band 5. It can track all your fitness activities, control your music devices and connect to your phone via Bluetooth. It’s a light smartwatch that can easily be worn by teens and adults alike.
With the Mi Band 6, you are able to change your screen skin to pre-built templates or design and upload your own. It’s a pretty cool watch and you can read all about it in our launch preview. It’s also a relatively cheap and affordable option.
Pricing and feature-wise this could be the ideal smartwatch for youth. It is a very popular choice indeed that is both cool and also a perfect match for a teen watch.
2. Honor Band 6 Smartwatch
The Huawei brand is well-known for its high-tech solutions and. Its 1.47-inch HD AMOLED touchscreen enables the wearer to view each detail clearly. This device has is slim and lightweight. You’ve got everything you need at a glance on the home screen. Further menus allow you to easily navigate its features.
It has nearly 100 workout profiles so it’s a great wearable to encourage and support sports. One of the top features of this smartwatch is its running coaching function (which was also available with earlier models). This covers beginner level up to advanced, while the many different sports modes offer more functionality.
Water-resistant up to 50m, this device helps wearers to identify then improve their strokes with a SWOLF score being provided after swimming. When paired with an Android or iOS device, this waterproof watch allows the wearer to receive notifications on their wrist.
Because of the price range, mass appeal, abundant features, and quality design, this smartwatch could be an excellent choice for teenage girls or boys. We’ve written an article just about how to two sixes (above) compare…
3. More Pro
Low-cost smartwatch packed with a lot of features. The More Pro brand seems like the up-and-coming rising star in smartwatches tech world with reasonably priced watches for all. It offers 18 Sport modes, Music control, Sleep tracking, and SpO2 sensors.
- Attractive Price
- Wide functionality and compatibility
- Apple like design
- Fitness features
- Excellent choice for a fit teen
- Build quality (not on par with luxury brands)
- Apps – can be improved.
4. Pebble time
This smartwatch comes equipped with everything that most teenagers want from their devices. It has an integrated 24/7 heart rate monitor together with a smart fitness tracker. This monitors the number of calories burned and steps walked. It even has a sleep tracker to measure deep sleep, as well as voice command functionality via an inbuilt microphone.
Even better, teens can reply to their messages and record notes as well as display their phone notifications easily. For keen swimmers, this watch is water-resistant to a depth of 30 meters. It can be worn in the pool or in the shower without any worries. It even has a battery life of up to seven days, so it won’t need to be recharged too regularly.
The color display is nice. You can choose from thousands of watch faces and apps in the Pebble App store.
Best features at a glance
- On screen notiﬁcations for events, text, emails and calls.
- Health monitoring and reporting
- Built-In microphone for voice notes and quick replies which works with common iPhone apps and Android apps, including WhatsApp.
5. Fitbit Versa
The Fitbit Versa may be aimed at the adult market, but it could be the ideal choice for any teenage boy or girl. Thanks to the array of impressive functions it offers. Its 24/7 heartrate monitoring functionality and sleep monitoring functions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tracking your wellness. There are also more than 15 different exercise modes to supply work-out stats in real-time.
The Fitbit Versa offers access to a host of finance, fitness, sports, and social apps. Furthermore, the Fitbit App itself allows you to record menstrual cycle details. The battery life is relatively long at around four days, while the case is light and slim making it great for all-day wear. If you have an Android smartphone, you can receive notifications, texts, calls, and respond. It’s water-resistant down to 50m too.
6. Mobvoi TicWatch S2
The Mobvoi brand is becoming known for its high-quality, affordable smartwatches and the TicWatch S2 is a great example. This is a robust and long-lasting device. It is resistant to high temperatures, shock, dust and, being water-resistant to 50m, it’s ideal for swimmers. It also comes with inbuilt GLONASS, GPS, and Beidou so the wearer can enjoy receiving real-time statistics of their activities and performance.
This watch tracks swimming, running, and sleeping patterns while the integrated heartrate monitor tracks your heart rate 24/7. Its Wear OS operating system gives the user access to favorite Google Play Store apps. In addition, the Google Assistant function can be accessed directly from the wrist.
7. Kate Spade Smartwatch For Girls
If you have a teenage daughter, she’s sure to love the Kate Spade smartwatch for girls. Designed to be a fashionable choice, this device is powered by Google’s Wear OS software so it works perfectly with Google Play Store apps.
It comes complete with a comfortable silicone band and a protective, 9mm thick case. Water-resistant and with a 24-hour battery life, this watch is a great choice for all-day wear. It keeps the wearer informed at all times by displaying phone notifications and Android users benefit from the ability to respond to email and messages and access to the Google Assistant function.
The smart activity tracker lets the wearer stay on top of their fitness while controlling music directly from their wrist and customizing the watch to match their outfit, personality, or style. While this is not a cheap watch, it is a stylish and popular choice for teen girls.
Last but not least we want to mention the new Apple Watch SE which is on the high end of this list and covered in a separate review.
If you’re searching for the perfect smartwatch for the teenage girl or boy in your life, any of the options showcased here could be the ideal choice for you. Well-designed, affordable, and appealing to the teen market, these devices bring the convenience of wearable technology to the teen market.
Last Updated on July 16, 2021
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