The best men’s smartwatches 2022

Wear­able elec­tron­ics around us is becom­ing more and more every year. Some of us have already decid­ed to buy a smart watch, while oth­ers are in thought. KP talks about the best smart­watch­es for men to buy in 2022
The best men's smartwatches 2022
The best men’s smart watch­es. Pho­to: pixabay.com

Top 10 best smartwatches for men in 2022 according to KP

1. Apple Watch 5

Apple Watch 5. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

An Apple device is the best you can get if you have an iPhone. Com­pared to the Apple Watch 4, the watch does­n’t have many sig­nif­i­cant upgrades, but the main thing is that it comes with an always-on dis­play for the first time. This means you won’t need to lift your watch to see what you need. Instead, the device will dis­play most of the infor­ma­tion you need on a dimmed screen.

The design is sim­i­lar to the Apple Watch 4, but here the user will get a larg­er dis­play — the device comes in 40mm or 44mm sizes. Many fit­ness fea­tures have been added: an ECG mon­i­tor, GPS track­ing, impres­sive heart rate mon­i­tor­ing, and more.

Pros and cons

Always on, per­for­mance

2.FOSSIL Sport Smartwatch

FOSSIL Sport Smart­watch. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Over the past few years, Fos­sil has accu­mu­lat­ed a wealth of expe­ri­ence in inno­v­a­tive tech­nol­o­gy. All this has led to the cre­ation of the best smart­watch­es that the man­u­fac­tur­er has made to date.



The Fos­sil Sport is a top-of-the-line watch with a low­er price than either Apple or Sam­sung. They are GPS-equipped, light­weight yet pre­mi­um in design and last at least two days on a sin­gle charge.

Fos­sil is pow­ered by the Snap­drag­on Wear 3100 chipset, which is the lat­est update from Qual­comm and offers bet­ter per­for­mance than many old­er Wear OS watch­es.

Pros and cons

Nice design, per­for­mance
Lack of high-end fea­tures

3. Samsung Galaxy Watch

Sam­sung Galaxy Watch. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Smart watch Sam­sung Galaxy Watch in a sil­ver case with a strict black strap looks styl­ish on a man’s hand. The 1.3‑inch touch screen is made using Super AMOLED tech­nol­o­gy, which means it is eco­nom­i­cal and bright. The watch runs on the Sam­sung plat­form for Tizen smart devices and allows you to con­nect to devices from ver­sions of Android 5.0, iOS 9. There is Blue­tooth, Wi-Fi and NFC. The built-in mem­o­ry of 4 GB will allow you to lis­ten to music from the watch dur­ing work­outs and walks, and the pro­tec­tion of the IP68 stan­dard case will not be afraid of water and dust.

Pros and cons

Styl­ish appear­ance, excel­lent screen
Short run time (80 hours)

4 Fitbit Versa

Fit­bit Ver­sa. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The nov­el­ty of the pop­u­lar man­u­fac­tur­er of wear­able elec­tron­ics Fit­bit is not made for ath­letes, but for ordi­nary users. The case is made of alu­minum alloy, which is not afraid of shocks, and there is a sim­ple mois­ture pro­tec­tion in the watch, which will allow you to take a show­er with­out con­se­quences. Back­lit touch screen, 1.34 inch­es. The Fit­bit Ver­sa has all sorts of sen­sors on board, from an altime­ter to a heart rate mon­i­tor with con­tin­u­ous heart rate mea­sure­ment. The watch works with Android, iOS and Win­dows.

Pros and cons

Stur­dy design, plen­ty of sen­sors to help you train
The inabil­i­ty to lis­ten to music, there is no sup­port for the Russ­ian lan­guage

5. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Sam­sung Galaxy Watch Active. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

It’s sim­ple here — Sam­sung has pared down most of the tech­nol­o­gy avail­able on the Galaxy Watch into a sporti­er option that’s thin­ner, lighter and, for some, even more com­fort­able.

The Galaxy Watch Active fea­tures a 1.1‑inch 360x360 dis­play that, while bright and beau­ti­ful, allows you to wear a small­er watch on your wrist than many of the oth­er devices on this list. The devices are still loaded with all the best fit­ness fea­tures you’d expect from Sam­sung’s Tizen watch line, but it lacks the rotat­ing bezel or LTE option that a user would get from a more top-end prod­uct.

But the best part is the price. It’s cer­tain­ly not exact­ly a cheap smart­watch, but com­pared to the orig­i­nal Galaxy Watch, you can always pre­fer this ver­sion with­out break­ing the bank.

Pros and cons

Great design, price

6. Huawei Watch 2 Sport

Huawei Watch 2 Sport. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Smart watch­es from Huawei boast a bal­ance of strict appear­ance, tech­nol­o­gy and price that will appeal to men. The plas­tic case hous­es a 1.2‑inch AMOLED screen, which is cov­ered with scratch-resis­tant glass. All mod­ern sen­sors are avail­able. For exam­ple, Watch 2 Sport boasts a com­pass and an altime­ter. The device works on the Android Wear plat­form and is com­pat­i­ble, in addi­tion to the “green robot”, also with iOS. And yet, the watch has the abil­i­ty to play music via Blue­tooth and make con­tact­less pay­ments using the NFC chip.

Pros and cons

Avail­abil­i­ty of all mod­ern inter­faces, strong case
Not the fastest speed

7. Amazfit Bip

Amaz­fit Bip. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

One of the most “pop­u­lar” smart­watch­es on the mar­ket was released by Xiaomi’s Amaz­fit divi­sion. And this is real­ly a very inter­est­ing device — work on a sin­gle charge up to 35 days, built-in GPS and a unique trans­flec­tive dis­play that allows you to see infor­ma­tion on it with­out back­light. To all this, it is worth adding sup­port for all com­mon mobile oper­at­ing sys­tems and the con­ve­nient MiFit appli­ca­tion, which many fit­ness bracelet lovers are accus­tomed to.

Pros and cons

Very afford­able price, great bat­tery life
flim­sy body

8. Casio G‑SHOCK GST-B100-1A

Casio G‑SHOCK GST-B100-1A. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the clas­sic wrist­watch, how­ev­er, is quite smart. Here, instead of a fash­ion­able AMOLED screen, there is a famil­iar arrow dial. But there is full syn­chro­niza­tion with Android and iOS devices via Blue­tooth tech­nol­o­gy. The advan­tages of the watch include the bru­tal brand­ed appear­ance of G‑SHOCK, the auton­o­my of the solar bat­tery and water resis­tance, com­plete­ly unat­tain­able for new­fan­gled devices.



Pros and cons

Clas­sic looks that old school fans will love, bat­tery life that can last for sev­er­al years
There are no sen­sors with which the device becomes suit­able for sports train­ing and health track­ing

9. Garmin Vivoactive 3

Garmin Vivoac­tive 3. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

This smart­watch from Garmin boasts a sol­id appear­ance and a full range of fea­tures that are mod­ern in 2022. Stain­less steel body and 1.2‑inch touch screen cov­ered with min­er­al glass. Vivoac­tive 3 also has all the sen­sors that can turn a strict men’s watch into a real fit­ness track­er. NFC sup­ports con­tact­less pay­ments, and the built-in mem­o­ry will allow you to use the watch as a wire­less play­er.

Pros and cons

Con­tact­less pay­ment, advanced sports soft­ware
High price

10 Nokia Steel HR 40mm

Nokia Steel HR 40mm. Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The Finnish-Chi­nese man­u­fac­tur­er offers a fair­ly impres­sive 40mm smart watch for men, made in a clas­sic look with hands and a dial. It is com­ple­ment­ed by a small OLED screen that dis­plays noti­fi­ca­tions from the phone, as well as the wear­er’s pulse. Nokia Steel HR is ready to work with Android and iOS, but with­out frills — you will not find either NFC or a play­er in them. But on a sin­gle charge, they can work as much as 600 hours.

Pros and cons

Afford­able price, com­bined dial with dis­play
Scratch resis­tant glass

How to choose a smart watch

When buy­ing a smart watch, you need to focus not only on the appear­ance, but also on such non-obvi­ous char­ac­ter­is­tics as auton­o­my. For a per­son who has nev­er used wear­able elec­tron­ics, it can be a shock to recharge a new watch every day. “KP” gives advice to cus­tomers on how to choose men’s smart watch­es.


If you’re going to wear your watch for weeks and do the dirty work, things like case mate­ri­als, dis­play or dial coat­ings, and water resis­tance come to the fore. Touch screens should have a good oleo­pho­bic coat­ing, like your smart­phone. The met­al case will be able to sur­vive impacts, and the water resis­tance has dif­fer­ent class­es. Some can pro­tect against splash­es, while oth­ers will eas­i­ly sur­vive immer­sion in the sea.

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Health tracking and sports features

Devices on the mar­ket can be divid­ed into two cat­e­gories. Some can track your phys­i­cal con­di­tion, while oth­ers can’t. If this fea­ture is impor­tant to you, then pay atten­tion to the accu­ra­cy of the built-in heart rate mon­i­tor. Some of the mod­els have ther­mome­ters and can even take an elec­tro­car­dio­gram of the heart.

Dial or screen

If you are attract­ed to the “clas­sic”, then some man­u­fac­tur­ers are ready to offer smart­watch­es with a clas­sic dial. Usu­al­ly, they have a long run­ning time. But, for exam­ple, you won’t be able to watch the weath­er or lis­ten to music from them. Tech­nolo­gies on the dis­play side. The best on the mar­ket are AMOLED matri­ces, which are installed in the flag­ship watch­es of Sam­sung, Apple and Fit­bit.


The GPS mod­ule in smart watch­es is not only the abil­i­ty to use devices as a nav­i­ga­tor. And who would think to nav­i­gate the small screen. In smart watch­es, GPS and oth­er nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems have a dif­fer­ent pur­pose. for exam­ple, to record a track of your morn­ing run.


Many of the smart­watch mod­els that have all mod­ern sen­sors and wire­less inter­faces on board require recharg­ing lit­er­al­ly every day. Take Apple Watch for exam­ple. If this seems incon­ve­nient to you, then there are devices on the mar­ket that can work on a sin­gle charge for sev­er­al weeks.