Best Smartwatches 2015

Why get a smartwatch? They deliver smartphone notifications, fitness features, apps and more to your wrist, allowing you to leave your phone in your pocket, without missing important alerts.

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 10,000 apps and counting. There's a learning curve with the device, but it's the most well-rounded wearable thus far, and Apple's watchOS 2 software adds a number of new features.

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. The new Pebble Time Round offers the same features in a sleek, circular design but drops the expected endurance to just two days.

Among wearables running Android Wear, the stylish LG Watch Urbane ($299) is currently our top pick, but the new Moto 360 (available in October) looks more stylish and delivers interactive complications called live dials.

Those are just a few of the more than two dozen 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.