14 best smartwatches for iPhone and Apple Watch alternatives

Because the Apple Watch isn’t right for everyone

If you’re an iPhone owner and you’re hunting for a smartwatch the Apple Watch is naturally the perfect choice – and it’s now more affordable with the launch of the Apple Watch SE.

But there are downsides. It’s certainly more expensive than rivals and single day battery life is a big turn-off for lots of people. 

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Apple Watch sizes: Finding the right fit
Apple Watch sizes: Finding the right fit

38mm or 42mm? 40mm or 44mm? Compare the Apple smartwatch sizes While an Apple Watch strap may be adjustable, the Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: Buy now or wait?
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: Buy now or wait?

Reasons you should wait —or not — for Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Should you wait for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4? Read more

New report reiterates Samsung ditiching Tizen on Galaxy Watch 4, reveals more details
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 leak just revealed colors and design

It was recently reported that Samsung might bid adieu to its Tizen OS with the next Galaxy Watch. According to Read more

Xiaomi Mi Watch Review
Xiaomi Mi Watch Review

The Xiaomi Mi Watch is an affordable fitness tracker that looks like a smartwatch. It costs £99.99, but could easily Read more

Apple Watch Series 7 rumor round up: the story so far
Apple Watch Series 7 rumor round up: the story so far

What new features will the next Apple Watch be packing and when will it launch? If there's something that's worked Read more

Apple will fix Power Reserve charging bug for free, if watchOS update doesn’t
Apple will fix Power Reserve charging bug for free, if watchOS update doesn’t

Apple will fix an Apple Watch charging bug for free, if a new watchOS update doesn’t resolve the issue. In Read more

Apple Watch 5, Watch SE free repairs offered for charging issue
Apple Watch 5, Watch SE free repairs offered for charging issue

Bugs in consumer electronics, especially in smart devices, have almost become a fact of life but most of those can Read more

61 Apple Watch tips and features: become a smartwatch ninja
61 Apple Watch tips and features: become a smartwatch ninja

Updated for watchOS 7: Discover what Apple's smartwatch can do So you've got a fancy new Apple Watch – congratulations. Read more

Garmin ​Approach S62 review: the complete golf watch
Garmin ​Approach S62 review: the complete golf watch

Superb golf watch with every day powers The humble GPS golf watch has become an essential part of the golfers’ Read more

What to expect from smartwatches in 2021: Apple Watch 7, improved Wear OS and more
What to expect from smartwatches in 2021: Apple Watch 7, improved Wear OS and more

As the longest year in existence comes to a close, we’re taking the opportunity to look at what 2021 has Read more

Apple Watch SE isn’t as cheap as the Series 3. So how do you decide which to buy?
6 surprising reasons to buy Apple Watch SE instead of Series 3 or Series 6

Apple's two latest smartwatches includes the affordable $279 Apple Watch SE (£269, AU$429) and the flagship $399 Apple Watch Series Read more

watchOS 7.1 release date, features and Apple Watch compatibility
watchOS 7.1 release date, features and Apple Watch compatibility

You can now download the watchOS 7.1 update onto your Apple Watch, as Apple has fully rolled out the new Read more