In the tech sector, it’s fair to say that smartwatches are fairly hot property. So there are lots of upcoming and new smartwatches in 2021 that you might be interested in.
Some of the biggest brands on the market have and will be releasing brand new additions to their ranges. Samsung and Apple are among the contenders for the spot of the top new smartwatch of 2021. So, which devices can we get excited about towards the end of this year?
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
The Galaxy Watch 4 is a star of the marketplace at the end of 2021.
The watch comes in two different versions – the Classic and the Standard – no Active version with this incarnation.
The Standard watch runs on a newly updated version of Wear OS. This enables it to benefit from some new and improved services and apps. It also comes in two sizes – 44mm and 40mm, and has a case made from aluminum with a sporty, lightweight, and compact design. The bigger of the two devices comes with a 361mAh battery and 1.39-inch AMOLED display.
There are a few surprises in the features list too. The Standard version can boast advanced sleep tracking functionality as well as a heart rate monitor. Furthermore, blood oxygen monitoring, VO2 Max, and body composition analysis is also feature.
Meanwhile, the Classic version also comes in two sizes – 46mm and 42mm. The case is made from stainless steel. Again it offers the above features, but it retains the Galaxy Watch’s rotating bezel.
Fitbit Charge 5
The Fitbit Charge 5 has been updated with softer lines and a new metal shell. The Sense, Versa 3, Inspire 2, and Luxe all use the same ‘Biologic Industrial Design Language.’ This new package has sleek, round edges, soft silicone, and delicate colours inspired by nature.
The Charge 5 features a tiny yet stunning colour AMOLED display, similar to the Fitbit Luxe. Also, it has ambient light recognition, which enables the screen to brighten and fade depending on the lighting conditions, as well as an always-on mode that lets you view your data at a glance when exercising.
The Fitbit Charge 5 has a number of activity tracking modes as well as built-in GPS, so you can monitor your runs, bike rides, and walks without having to carry your phone.
Additionally, there’s an ECG sensor, similar to the Fitbit Sense. Another feature taken from the Sense is the EDA sensor, which detects changes in your skin’s conductivity as a response to stress.
The Daily Readiness score is new to the Fitbit Charge 5, and it will be accessible on the Dashboard on all Fitbit devices.
This new score evaluates your training fitness and is intended for those who want to push themselves.
The Daily Readiness score is based on three variables, similar to the Stress Management and Sleep scores: activity/exercise, sleep duration and quality, and heart rate variability (HRV), which is assessed during deep sleep. You create a personal baseline when you increase your fitness.
Based on this score, the Charge 5 will suggest a training duration and intensity. It will recommend individualised workouts from the Fitbit Premium library, such as a lung-busting HIIT session when your body is ready, active recovery, or even mindfulness.
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Apple Watch Series 7
Apple has released a brand new watch for its range every September from 2014. And 2021 has not broken that tradition.
The new Apple Watch Series 7 has all the same elements inside as the Series 6. However, the outside is marginally bigger. The Apple Watch Series 7 comes in two sizes: 41mm and 45mm respectively.
It has the same display, case material options, water resistance (50m), processor (S6), sensors, connectively.
The only other difference is that the Series 7 is more durable, with an IP6X dust resistance and a 50% thicker crystal. Finally, although you still get the same 18 (ish) hours battery life, it will charge 33% faster.
The TicWatch E3
The second-ever smartwatch to run on the Snapdragon Wear 4100 chip. The Ticwatch E3 is a top performer boasting a wealth of wellness and fitness features. This is also a mid-priced watch that undercuts some of its rivals significantly.
While it isn’t the slimmest smartwatch out there, it measures 44mm and weighs just 36g. So it isn’t exceptionally bulky either. While the screen isn’t cutting-edge, it’s a solid choice with a 2.5Dlens and 360 x 360 1.3” display.
Amongst its features, it offers GPS with Beidou and GLONASS support and twenty different workout modes. This model has a greater focus on wellness. Furthermore, lots of Tic-branded apps are being introduced to make it a strong choice for fitness enthusiasts.
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Fossil Gen 6
Again, the latest smartwatch from Fossil has just been released this year.
This is a flagship device for the brand and is lined up to be a blueprint for the remainder of Fossil’s lineup for the two years to come.
Instead of cutting-edge technology, Fossil’s smartwatches have an attractive appearance and a reliable Wear OS platform. Despite being a low-cost watch, the new Fossil watch has a few interesting features, including the Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus CPU and Wear OS 3, a version of Google’s wearable OS that will incorporate Samsung’s Tizen OS.
Despite the fact that these are the most obvious improvements over the Gen 5, the layout is almost same. If the previous one looked a bit too slick, the new Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch features a bezel ridge and substantial pusher and crown buttons. Even while it isn’t a huge change from the previous generation, the design remains beautiful.
Other new smartwatches for 2021
Google Pixel Watch
Although still a rumor, the Google Pixel Watch is expected to have a minimalist look
Although the Google Pixel Watch is still only a rumor, it looks set to land around October 2021. Since Google acquired Fitbit, more speculation has surfaced that it could be due to launch later this year, and October is a solid guess since Google often chooses that month for launching its new hardware.
So far, the only information that has been leaked is its name, but there are other rumors out there, including the suggestion that its appearance will be round with no bezel and that there will be twenty different strap options. It’s also very likely that it will come with Wear OS as its operating system.
Another possible launch that could hit the shelves sometime later in 2021 is the Vivoactive 5 from Garmin. Garmin’s recent release of the Venu 2 may not have been so long ago. Still, hopefully, when the newer model is launched, it will be slimmer and offer better sports tracking along with the most cutting-edge smartwatch features.
Last but not least, there could be another release in the pipeline from Huawei. The GT3 is rumoured to land at some point in the third or fourth quarters of this year and will hopefully build on the success of the previous GT2 model. The GT2 boasted a super long battery life along with some top sporting features, so with any luck, when the next incarnation arrives on the shelves, it will take these features to a whole new level, hopefully building on the new generation of third-party apps.
Which Smartwatch To Buy This Year?
Since there are so many new upcoming smartwatches in 2021, it can be hard to decide which one to invest in. Essentially, we may just have to wait it out and see when these models are finally released to see if any or all of them can truly live up to their promise.
If you can’t wait to see what arrives, you may want to check out some of these great smartwatches that are available now.
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Last Updated on October 21, 2021