Why get a smartwatch? They deliver smartphone notifications, fitness features, apps and more to your wrist, allowing you you to leave your phone in your pocket more often.
Currently, the Apple Watch (starting at $349) is our favorite smartwatch. It offers a range of design options, support for Siri and Apple Pay, and a heart-rate monitor. It's also compatible with more than 3,500 apps and counting. There's a learning curve with the device, but it's the most well-rounded wearable thus far. Apple's watchOS 2 will bring native apps — which means faster performance.
If you're not an iPhone owner, you might want to wait for Samsung's Gear S2 (on sale in October). It offers a clever rotating bezel and a more intuitive interface than the Apple Watch, as well as an optional 3G model. The S2 will have 1,000 apps at launch.
If you're looking for longer battery life, check out the Pebble Time Steel (starting at $249), which lasts up to 10 days on a charge. It also features an intuitive timeline interface and a color E Ink display that's easy to read in direct sunlight. Among wearables running Android Wear, the stylish LG Watch Urbane ($299) is currently our top pick, but the new Moto 360 looks (available in September) looks more stylish and delivers interactive complications called live dials.
Those are just some of the smartwatches we've tested. Looking at everything from design to software to performance, we've reviewed all of the major smartwatches to help you find the one that suits you best. Here are our top picks.