Best Apple Watch Alternatives in 2019 – Smartwatches for Non-iOS users

Don't have an iPhone or iPad, but you need a smartwatch? Read this post and check out some best Apple Watch alternatives in 2019 to power up your daily tasks.

There’s no doubt that when it comes to smartwatches, none of the products can beat the quality and accuracy of the Apple Watch. But Apple Watch is limited to iOS devices only, leaving out all Android users. There is not much to disappoint as there are some best Apple Watch alternatives already available for them.

If you are one of the Android fans that wish to have a decent smartwatch for day-to-day activity tracking and other smart features, this list is for you. Have a look at all the smartwatches mentioned here and make your choice.

Best Apple Watch Alternatives in 2019

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#1. Samsung Gear S3

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch

The closest competitor of Apple Watch is the Samsung Gear S3. The smartwatch from Samsung is premium priced, but we can easily call it an Apple Watch for Android user. It has all the feature that you may ask for in a smartwatch.

The watch features Samsung Pay, activity tracker, stainless steel body, and elegant looks. When it comes to a premium smartwatch for Android users, Gear S3 is the way to go. Lastly, the watch can resist water, dust, dirt, and random drops too.

Who should buy it?

  • Hardcore smartwatch users
  • Users willing to spend a premium price for the smartwatch
  • For adventurous users
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Pros
  • Loaded with features
  • Durable quality

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Cons
  • Premium price
  • Software updates sometimes break functionality

#2. Garmin vívoactive 3

Garmin vivoactive 3 Music Smartwatch

Not a fan of Samsung? No problem. Garmin vivoactive 3 is also a premium smartwatch with top-rated features. The watch has GPS, activity tracker, music playback, Bluetooth to connect headphones, Garmin Pay – contactless payment, and much more.

When it comes to activity, the watch features more than 15 preloaded sports app. No matter which sport you play, this watch will never fail to track your activity. Besides these excellent features, Garmin has a lot more to offer. So make sure to visit their product page.

Who should buy it?

  • Music loves to use a smartwatch to store songs
  • Workout enthusiast to track their activities
  • Users that want elegant looking smartwatch
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Pros
  • Ample of music storage space
  • Built-in GPS

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Cons
  • Battery backup comparatively less

#3. Fossil Men’s Gen 4 Explorist

Fossil Men's Gen 4 Smart watch

Fossil is one of the names that have been in the watch industry for many years. Their traditional watches are elegant and premium. Their entry in the smartwatch industry is no different. You can expect the same quality and elegance in their smartwatch lineup.

The Gen 4 Explorist features a stainless steel body and a smooth touchscreen. Apart from that, it also has heart rate tracking, NFC payments with Google Pay, built-in GPS, smartphone notifications, app alerts, built-in fitness tracker, Google Assistant, microphone, music storage & controls, LED flashlight, wireless syncing, and much more. Lastly, it is comparatively cheaper to the Samsung Gear S3.

Who should buy it?

  • Mainly for professionals looking for an elegant smartwatch
  • Casual wear users who need basic functionality of a smartwatch
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Pros
  • Elegant and classy look
  • Many watch faces

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Cons
  • Not for heavy usage

#4. Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch

One more smartwatch from Samsung and this one has much better battery compared to other models from the company. You can go on for days without needing to charge this beast. Like most of the smartwatches, this too offers activity tracking, app notifications, military-grade durability, and swim ready.

On the price point, this is slightly expensive. But if you are looking for the best Apple Watch alternative, this is the one to have a look. Lastly, it is available in three different colors.

Who should buy it?

  • College students as it has a sturdy design
  • Fitness freaks to track their activities accurately
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Pros
  • Decent battery life
  • Accurate tracking

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Cons
  • Slightly overpriced

#5. Samsung Gear Sport

Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch

Yet another from Samsung secures its place on the list. Unlike others, this model is dedicatedly for sports and workout enthusiast. As the name itself says, the watch tracks your sports activity accurately. One more notable feature is that you can use it for swimming as well, for as deep as 50 meters.

By the way, the watch is not just to track activities. It also features app notifications, NFC payments, receives and reply calls, and messages. And yes, compared to other smartwatches from Samsung, this one is wallet-friendly. Lastly, it is compatible with iOS as well as Android.

Who should buy it?

  • Mainly for sports person and athletes
  • Casual runners and bikers
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Pros
  • Great battery life
  • Accurate activity tracking

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Cons
  • The speech-to-text feature is a little buggy

#6. Ticwatch

TicWatch C2 Smart Watch

The very first thing that impresses about this watch is its elegant and classy looks. At first, it doesn’t look like a smartwatch, and that’s mainly because of its watch face. There are hundreds of different watch faces for you to have something different every day.

Besides that, the watch offers activity tracking, Google assistant, Google Pay, and it is also IP68 certified. For the battery life, the company claims to deliver two days of use with a full charge. From the price point, it’s neither too cheap nor too expensive. Lastly, there are three color options as well.

Who should buy it?

  • Mainly for business persons and professionals
  • Perfect for casual and party wear
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Pros
  • Waterproof and sweatproof
  • Hundreds of watch faces

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Cons
  • No Camera and no speaker

#7. Amazfit

Amazfit Bip Smartwatch

If you are looking for a smartwatch within a tight budget, and do not wish to compromise on the quality, Amazfit is worth viewing. It is mostly for tracking calories, workout, and other activities. But it also has other features that most of the smartwatches offer.

The unique thing about Amazfit is that it also offers sleep monitoring. One of the best parts is that with full-charge, you can use the watch for almost 30 days. That’s something that many of smartwatch users will run after. Lastly, there are a few color options as well.

Who should buy it?

  • For users looking for an affordable price tag
  • Perfect for sports and fitness enthusiasts
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Pros
  • Accurate activity tracking
  • Sleep monitoring
  • 30-days battery backup

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Cons
  • GPS updates are annoying

#8. Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Smartwatch

The Fenix 5 Plus is one of the most expensive smartwatches on the list. But the quality and features of the watch justify the premium price. It tracks your heartbeat accurately, and also your activities. Besides, it also has Garmin Pay that you may use to make payments without needing to pull out your wallet.

The smart built-in GPS is accurate and does the job it is made for. When it comes to build quality, it is made using stainless steel, and diamond-like carbon titanium bezels. This makes it a perfect companion for adventurous trips. If quality above price is your goal, this is the smartwatch you should have.

Who should buy it?

  • Perfect for adventurers
  • College students
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Pros
  • Store up to 500 songs
  • Garmin Pay contactless payment
  • Rugged design

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Cons
  • Sometimes connectivity problems with smartphone

#9. FITVII

FITVII GPS Smartwatch

Are you looking at an affordable smartwatch to keep track of your activity? Have a look at FITVII. It has 17 built-in sports mode to track your movements. There are accurate sensors to report precise step counts, calories, and heartbeats. The watch is IP68 certified and also compatible with swimming. However, hot baths are not supported.

The watch also monitors your sleep quality and keeps track of that as well. If monitoring your health during different activities is a priority, Fitvii is worth considering. There are a couple of color choices as well.

Who should buy it?

  • Casual smartwatch users
  • A buyer that needs a minimalist smartwatch for average use
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Pros
  • Built-in GPS
  • 17 built-in sports mode for activity tracking

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Cons
  • Swim laps are not counted accurately

#10. Fitbit

Fitbit Versa Smart Watch

Fitbit is one of the reputed names when it comes to smartwatches. The company was one of the few to release activity-tracking bands for smartphone users. With the evolution of smartwatches giving tonnes of features, Fitbit has also evolved. The new Fitbit Versa is one of such products from the company.

The watch accurately tracks your steps, workout, swimming, and even sleep. You can dive up to 50 meters in water without needing to worry about water damage. Besides, the watch also has 15+ different exercise modes, get calls, texts, notifications, etc. From the price point, Fitbit is affordable with features that deliver accurate details.

Who should buy it?

  • Fitness freaks to track their activity accurately
  • For people having a limited budget for a smartwatch
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Pros
  • Simple yet elegant look
  • Loaded with great features
  • Accurate tracking

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Cons
  • The screen is not durable and breaks with minor fall

Wrapping up..

These smartwatches have almost all the features that Apple Watch has to offer to iOS users. On top of that, these smartwatches are available in different colors, and most importantly, they cost a lot less than the Apple Watch. So which one from the list are you buying today?

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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