Although the smartwatch category is still fairly young, there are already many options that can deliver smartphone notifications, fitness features, apps and more to your wrist. All of these devices promise to let you leave your phone in your pocket more often.
Currently, the Apple Watch (starting at $349) is our favorite smartwatch. It offers a range of customization options, support for Siri and Apple Pay, and a heart-rate monitor. It's also compatible with more than 3,500 apps and counting, including everything from Uber and The New York Times to Yelp and Mint. There's a learning curve with the device, but it's the most well-rounded wearable thus far.
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 original Pebble ($99) has a black-and-white screen, but it's the best bet for shoppers on a budget. Among wearables running Android Wear, the stylish LG Watch Urbane ($299) is our top pick, as it's the first to offer gesture, emoji and Wi-Fi support, as well as always-on apps.
Those are just some of the smartwatches we've tested. Looking at everything from design to software to performance, we've tested the hottest smartwatches on the market to help you find the one that suits you best. Here are our top picks.