Absolute best Smartwatch in 2017 - Editors pick

Are you tired of your boring old analog or plain digital watch? Or maybe you want your watch to do more than just to tell the time. If that is the case, you have found us at the right time. We chose the best Smartwatch for you and that too in budget, Yeah? You read that right. We are here with the list of smartwatches that can do a lot more than your regular watch with almost the same price tag.

Best Smartwatch under $100

Top Quality Smartwatch

Pebble 2

Pebble 2 can be your absolute daily driver. This smartwatch has an elegant look with all the features a smartwatch has to complete your smartwatch need. The watch has a nice clean look with few buttons on the either sides to control its functions. Also, it matches with mostly all of your outfits, no matter whether you are going for a workout or a causal day-out.

Best Featured Smartwatch

Xiaomi Huami AMAZFIT

Xiaomi AMAZFIT Smartwatch is your best friend. This waterproof smartwatch is your sincere companion in the journey of staying fit and healthy. The AMAZFIT smartwatch is crowded with useful features that will not only make your workout but as well as your daily life productive. This watch has tons of features at this price bracket with no compromise in quality.

Best Smartwatch under $100

Best Smartwatches to buy in 2017 - Detailed comparison

The key benefit it holds is you can attend calls on watches, see emails, social media notifications, and many other useful activities. We are here on the list of top 5 smartwatch to buy under $100 as we believe your wrist deserves the best companion. These smartwatches are elegant looking, are packed with impressive features and most importantly are very affordable. I promise you that these watches will make you the center of attention and 

Top 5 Smartwatch by Editor's Choice

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Name

Compatible OS

Prices & Details

Best smartwatch $100

Pebble Watch 2 + Heart Rate

Android/iOS

Best smartwatch $100

Garmin Vivosmart HR

Android/iOS

Best smartwatch $100

Pebble Time

Android/iOS

Best smartwatch $100

Xiaomi Huami AMAZFIT

Android/iOS

Best smartwatch $100

Asus ZenWatch 2

Android/iOS

Pebble Watch 2 + HR

Fitness in Style

A Pebble 2 has all the functionalities, you will find in an Apple Watch Series 2 or in a dedicated fitness tracker like "Fitbit" but at half of the price. This smartwatch is very light and comfortable to wear and also comes with a accelerometer and an optical Heart Rate sensor to track your training and sleeping sessions. The watch comes with a silicon strap and four plastic navigation buttons along with a microphone for voice commands/replies


The watch is comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to the always-on 1.26-inch, 144 x 168 p monochrome e-paper panel display with LED backlighting. The watch is also waterproof for upto 98 meters i.e. you can easily bath, swim wearing it or can also wear in rain without any problem. All in all it has every thing a fitness enthusiast need for with all the protections.

Features:

  • 1.26-inch, 144 x 168 pixels.
  • ARM Cortex M4 Processor
  • Waterproof 
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Great Fitness App Support

Editor Favorites:

  • Excellent Battery Life
  • Always on Display
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Top-notch voice to text functionality
  • Instant Notifications
  • Loaded with Apps

Flaws:

  • Inaccurate Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Sleep tracking is still in Beta
  • No inbuilt GPS or Altimeter

Garmin Vivosmart HR

Never miss an Activity

Garmin Vivosmart HR comes with a 160 x 68 pixel LCD touchscreen display which can be swiped right and left to toggle between various data and functionalities. You can simply glance at your screen to check time or any data, thanks to the always on display. This watch also comes with back-light which switches on with a tap to look at your activity data even on a bright sunny day. It also has a single button for different functions like Activating Training Session, setting a silent Alarm or even finding your phone.


The Vivosmart HR also dynamically adjusts your goals depending upon your achievements unlike other Fitness watches which lets your set your goal manually. With that it also tracks your sleep automatically. The Display also shows the call and app notifications icon with a vibration, even displays a text message on its screen. So apart from looking good, it does all bit of work it is made for- Best for Fitness Freaks.

Features:

  • Alarm, Call Silent Vibration
  • Activate training session with a click
  • Find my Phone feature
  • Smart Notifications
  • Sturdy Look
  • Always-on Display

Editor Favorites:

  • Wristband design
  • Up to Five days battery life
  • Accurate fitness tracking
  • Comes heart-rate monitor

Flaws:

  • Not the best looking wearable
  • App isn't very responsive
  • No GPS

Pebble Time

Always on Time

Pebble Time is a decent looking watch to portray elegance on your wrist and has an always-on, 1.25-inch, 144 x 168 color e-paper display with LED back-lighting in the center, framed by a stainless steel bezel and covered with scratch-proof Gorilla Glass. This watch has all the functionality a costly smartwatch has with a bang on the buck, it is made to track your daily exercise routines with showing your daily schedule right on screen. The watch also comes with waterproof certification and 4 buttons for navigation; one the left and three on the right side with a microphone for voice commands.


The supported device app works flawlessly and lots of customization options with many different faces to choose from according to your mood or style. The watch also comes in few funky colors to match your style.  

Features:

  • Sync with Android and iOS
  • Instantaneous Notifications
  • Multiple Dial faces
  • E-paper display
  • Phone App Support
  • Clasp Straps
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Waterproof

Editor Favorites:

  • Excellent Battery Life
  • Clean Dial View
  • Voice to text Functionality
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Lots of Apps

Flaws:

  • No reasons to upgrade
  • Notification issues on iOS
  • App store needs improvement
  • No Heart Rate Monitor

Xiaomi Huami AMAZFIT

Loaded with Features

Xiaomi AMAZFIT has 34mm circular LCD display with 1.2 GHz core processor and 512 RAM and a 280 mAh battery which lasts for upto 5 days of use. Also, it is waterproof, which means that you can wear it in rain, pool, and shower as well. But it is only IP67 certified, it can only bare the depth of water until one meter, and time should not exceed more than 30 minutes.


Xiaomi AMAZFIT  has many features like always on display on 1.34 inches: 320 x 300 pixels display. It also has different sports mode to track your daily exercises and has many dials to choose from. This watch comes in a black color which can generally match with all of your lifestyle clothes.

Features:

  • Bright LCD Screen
  • Powerful Processor
  • Waterproof
  • Multiple Sports Mode
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Multiple Face Dials

Editor Favorites:

  • Fast Processing
  • Great look with good built
  • Intelligent notifications
  • Waterproof

Flaws:

  • Battery backup drops while using GPS and continuous heart rate monitoring
  • Can connect to only one device at a time
  • Dial looks a bit bulky.

Asus ZenWatch 2

Most Interesting Smartwatch

Asus ZenWatch 2 offers an attractive combination of looks, specs and value for money price tag to make it an easy choice for those looking to get in on the low end. Launched at $140+ price tag but seen under $100 price tag at present with only selected ZenWatch 2 models. Under $100 this can be one of the most interesting smartwatch you can get, but has only drawback of getting released in 2015 which can lead a lot of us to think of the limited support and warranty. Its the only watch that works on Android Wear OS in this list.


ZenWatch 2 comes with touch AMOLED Screen with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection with a 280 x 280 resolution.Talking about the design, a Crown like button is seen on the right side of the watch which works as power or reset button. It gives a resemblance of a stylish luxury watch with lots of customization. The watch works on a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of on-board storage.

Features:

  • Exclusive Apps
  • Lots of watch faces
  • Android Wear 6.0
  • AMOLED Screen
  • Stylish Luxury Looks
  • Comes with Snapdragon 400 Chipset
  • 400 mAh Battery

Editor Favorites:

  • Cheap Price-tag
  • Highly Customizable
  • Works great with iPhone too
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Different Sizes
  • WiFi Connectivity
  • Waterproof

Flaws:

  • Average Battery Backup
  • Thick bezel
  • Selected models at this price
  • No heart rate monitoring

What should you know before buying a Smartwatch

In the generation of daily growing tech, you need not run behind big brands like Apple, Samsung etc. as every other day a new company comes up with a new tech and you present costly smartwatch may feel outdated. Thus, we suggest you to invest in gadgets cleverly. Since battle for your wrist is still on so here are some things you should know before buying a smartwatch.

  • The main purpose of Smartwatches is to save your time and made as a companion for your phone whether you want to check messages or control your music. Some smartwatches are ideally designed for tracking your exercise and daily routines to keep a record on your health (known as tracker). Difference between a smartwatch and a fitness tracker is quite blurry though.
  • Check for the OS Compatibility of the watch, whether it will work with your phone or not. Also, a watch with a Always-on display to always show time even when not in use.
  • Pick a smartwatch with some useful features like Heart Rate monitoring or GPS and its best if the watch is Waterproof, gives you freedom to a bit rough with it. Also, the strap is detachable or not, makes it easy to swipe the straps.
  • And at last most importantly the size of the dial should be accurate according to your wrist, should not either look bulky or small, it more or less should be of perfect size. And lets not forget the battery backup, buy a smartwatch with a good battery backup which directly depends upon the quality of display your watch has. With that e-paper displays have the best battery backup which lasts for more than 5 days with a single charge.

The Smartwatches are threat to the costly Wrist watches, having said that it as Smartwatches do a lot more than just showing time. It tracks your activity, shows useful Notifications & Data right on your wrist and most importantly comes under same price bracket of a good wrist watch.

Best smartwatch $100

Final conclusion about buying best Smartwatch

The world is running fast, and sometimes it can be hard to chase it, so we try to take every possible step to make this chase easy. Smartwatches mentioned in this list will help you make your daily workout and any other tasks easier for you in very affordable price. All of the smartwatches mentioned above have different personalities and functionalities, but the one this is constant, and that's their quality. Now it is up to you to choose the one that is the best for you.

We hope our guide helped you to find right Smart Watch for you. And ah, we will make sure to include any newly available options around the market as part of our regular updates with this piece. Till then, here’s us bidding adieu for today from this one. Adios.

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