Best smartwatch for Android users: new Wear OS 3.0 and brilliant alternatives

We explain what Wear 3.0 means for Android watches

If you own an Android phone and you’re looking for the perfect smartwatch to pair with it, you have a lot of options to pick from.

The new Wear OS 3 has landed on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, and Google is backing it up with a huge push for its new-look Play Store, with apps following strict new quality guidelines. It means Wear OS is now the place to be – even though only a handful of devices will run the new OS.

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