Smartwatches with heart rate monitors

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Apple Watch Series 6Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Stainless Steel 44mmApple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular Aluminium Case 44mmSamsung Galaxy Watch 3Apple Watch SEXiaomi Mi WatchSamsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Aluminium 40mmHonor Watch GS ProHuawei Watch GT 2 ProApple Watch Series 4
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Apple Watch Series 6
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Stainless Steel 44mm
Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular Aluminium Case 44mm
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
Apple Watch SE
Xiaomi Mi Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Aluminium 40mm
Honor Watch GS Pro
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Apple Watch Series 4
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Heart rate monitorA heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
Heart rate monitorA heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
GPSGPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
GPSGPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Always-On DisplayThe user can see information such as date, time, and notifications even when the screen is off. The functionality can be enabled or disabled.
Always-On DisplayThe user can see information such as date, time, and notifications even when the screen is off. The functionality can be enabled or disabled.
Battery lifeWith a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
Battery lifeWith a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.0.75 days
N.A.0.75 days
N.A.0.75 days
1.2 days
N.A.25 days
14 days
0.75 days
Sleep trackingIt can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
Sleep trackingIt can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
Pulse oximeter sensorYour blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
Pulse oximeter sensorYour blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.1.78"
1.4"
1.78"
1.4"
1.78"
1.73"
1.2"
1.39"
1.39"
1.78"
Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.326ppi
364ppi
326ppi
364ppi
326ppi
326ppi
424ppi
326ppi
326ppi
345ppi
ThicknessWe consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
ThicknessWe consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.10.4mm
10.9mm
10.74mm
11.1mm
10.74mm
12.3mm
10.9mm
13.6mm
11.4mm
N.A.
Sleep detectionThe device automatically detects when you are sleeping, so that you don’t have to manually set it to sleep mode.
Sleep detectionThe device automatically detects when you are sleeping, so that you don’t have to manually set it to sleep mode.
Automatic activity detectionThe device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
Automatic activity detectionThe device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
Cellular moduleDevices that use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than Wi-Fi.
Cellular moduleDevices that use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than Wi-Fi.
Waterproof depth ratingThe waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
Waterproof depth ratingThe waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.50m
50m
50m
50m
50m
N.A.50m
50m
50m
50m

A smartwatch can be a great companion in terms of health and wellness: depending on the model, it may remind you to stay active, give that much-needed push to keep up with the ideal daily water intake, track your sleeping patterns, and even offer relaxation exercises. However, choosing a smartwatch that goes with your style is only part of the challenge.

If you’re truly focused on achieving specific fitness goals or are trying to track your health over time, a heart rate monitor will be a crucial component of any great smartwatch. And while heart rate monitors are standard in today’s top sports watches and fitness trackers, you’ll note that not every smartwatch comes with one. Here’s how to narrow down your choices when you’re looking for a smartwatch with a heart rate monitor.

What does a heart rate monitor do?

With a built-in heart rate monitor, a smartwatch will use electrodes to monitor your heart’s signals. From there, the device transmits your heart rate data to the receiver via a wireless signal. It allows you to track your vitals throughout the day (and particularly during a strenuous workout). When you’re beginning any fitness journey, monitoring your heart rate is crucial as it allows you to ensure you’re not pushing yourself past your current limits.

Exercise tagging & goal setting

Improving your heart health is easier when you focus on setting smaller, manageable goals. Find a smartwatch that has goal-setting features to allow you to indulge in the daily excitement of meeting and exceeding fitness goals. It also helps if the watch provides you with the ability to tag exercise routines and will generate activity reports for you. All are helpful when you’re switching off between cardio, strength, core, and various other types of exercises.

Sweat-resistant & waterproof

As you’re measuring your heart rate, it’s likely that you’re going to sweat. Make sure you’re protecting your investment into a smartwatch by ensuring it is sweat-resistant and waterproof. Most are sweat-resistant enough to ensure you can get it pretty drenched without fear of damage. However, if you’re a professional diver or are planning on wearing the watch with you as you swim laps at the pool, be sure to check that the watch can handle the depth. In general, most smartwatches have a waterproof depth rating of at least 50 meters.

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