Comfortable and lightweight smartwatches

Comfortable and lightweight smartwatches

Having a big chunky timepiece on your wrist isn’t to everyone’s liking. Most fitness-oriented smartwatches are ruggedly built to be perfect companions on outdoor adventures. These durability features make them bulky. While you do trade size for sturdiness, it doesn’t really matter if you don’t plan on wearing the smartwatch to places where it might get damaged. Hence you should look for everyday smartwatches that offer a good mixture of durability and comfort. Here are some lightweight smartwatch options on Amazon, selected based on their features and specifications.

Honor Watch Magic

If you dislike the square smartwatch aesthetic, Honor has you covered. The Honor Watch Magic has a round dial with an engraved bezel that makes it look very much like a regular watch. The dial is made out of 316L stainless steel, which helps it remain lightweight and slim at a mere 9.8mm. You can customise the watch with one of the several inbuilt watch faces, utilising the 1.2 inch AMOLED screen with a 390×390 resolution. The watch also features quick-release straps, so changing out the stock silicon strap for something else is a breeze and lets you adapt your watch, no matter the occasion. The watch offers 7 days of battery life, sleep tracking and real-time heart rate tracking, as well as swimming and mountaineering support. If you are looking for a smartwatch that doesn’t look like a smartwatch, the Honor Watch Magic is a good bet.

Amazfit GTS2 Mini

The Amazfit GTS2 Mini is an ultra-light and comfortable smartwatch. Weighing a mere 19.5g without the strap and a thickness of just 8.5mm, the watch barely takes up any space on your wrist. The 1.55 inch AMOLED screen is vibrant and bright, outputting 450 nits while also having 100% coverage of the NTSC high colour saturation space. You can choose between 50+ watch faces and 30+ always-on displays to personalise your GTS2 Mini however you like. The watch also packs in an oximeter, which measures your blood oxygen saturation levels so that you can stay on top of your health management at all times. It also features the PAI health assessment system to help you better evaluate yourself and see what areas of fitness you need to improve. The 14-day battery life means that you don’t have to reach for the charging cable very often. If you are looking for a lightweight smartwatch that doesn’t compromise on performance, the Amazfit GTS2 Mini should be high on your list. 

Apple Watch SE

Apple Watches have long been the gold standard for wearable devices, and the Watch SE is no exception. The large Retina OLED screen is great to look at, and the included sport loop strap and makes the watch feel great on your wrist. There is also cellular functions built-in, so you can get an eSIM and use your watch, completely untethered to your phone. The watch has 32 GB of onboard storage, which is sufficient for downloading apps and storing local music for offline playback. The Apple S5 chipset is quite powerful and makes using the watch a breeze. There are tons of features built into the Watch SE like sleep tracking, fall detection, activity reminders, irregular heart rhythm notification and more. If you are an iPhone user and want a great, comfortable smartwatch, the Apple Watch SE is a good choice. 

Fitbit Versa 2

The Fitbit Versa 2 is an attractive smartwatch with a gently curving display and chamfered edges that make it look classy and minimal. From setting timers to getting directions, you can do all of those tasks with just your voice, thanks to built-in Alexa support on the Versa 2. Features such as 24/7 heart rate tracking let you keep tabs on your health all the time, while SleepScore helps you figure out how well you sleep. There are 15+ goal-based exercise modes that help guide and motivate you throughout your workouts. The aluminium body makes it lightweight, and the watch comes with both small and large silicone straps in the box so that you can customise it accurately. There is also NFC support for Fitbit pay so that you can add your debit cards to your watch and pay with just your wrist. If you enjoy using virtual assistants and like having a minimal aesthetic, the Fitbit Versa 2 ticks all the right boxes.

Siddharth Parwatay

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