Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4G LTE, T1 Tact Watch Midnight Diamond, Garmin Forerunner 245 Smart Watches

New for 2020: Best Men’s Smart Watches

2019 was definitely a good year for wearable technology. However, with more types of niches and  brands than ever before entering the market, it can be tricky finding the right items for your lifestyle. From the best military smart watches to the latest high end luxury piece, one might get lost in the labyrinth of options.

If you’re on the lookout for your first smartwatch – or maybe you just need an upgrade – here are the 11 best men’s smart watches for 2020. A layman’s top wristwear guide for the master accessory to your wardrobe.

11 Best Men’s Smart Watches for 2020

  1. Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE

Released last summer, this tactical watch by Mobvoi is a great choice for tactical professionals or those looking for a durable fitness tracker. Currently retailing for $299.00, it is a good option that is moderately priced. 

Key Functionalities:

  • Cellular connectivity to 4G/LTE; data usage anywhere
  • 24-hour heart rate monitoring
  • NFC payments
  • Standalone calls and SMS texts
  • Health and fitness tracking for running, swimming, walking, cycling, and sleeping

Durability:

 

  • ATM Rating: n/a
  • IP Rating: IP 68

 

  • MLT-STD-810 certified

Battery: 

 

  • Type: Rechargeable
  • Estimated Life: 30 days in ‘Essential Mode’; 2-5 days in ‘Smart Mode’

 

Perfect for:

  • Health, fitness, tactical, and military professionals
  1. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Released in September 2019, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 has been super popular and will continue to grow in popularity in 2020. Also moderately priced at $269.99 – 349.99, this is a suitable choice for both business and fitness settings. 

Key Functionalities:

  • GPS + Glonass
  • Accelerometer, barometer and gyroscope
  • Health and fitness tracking
  • Connectivity via Wifi, Bluetooth and 4G LTE

Durability:

 

  • ATM Rating: 5
  • IP Rating: IP68

 

Battery: 

 

  • Type: Rechargeable
  • Estimated Life: Up to 2 days

 

Perfect for:

  • Health and fitness professionals
  1. Fossil Q – Gen 5

Released in August of 2019, the Gen 5 watches from the Fossil Q collection sells for around $295.00. Like all of Fossil’s products (official IG), this smart watch is stylish and transitions well from the gym to the boardroom. 

Key Functionalities:

  • Heart rate monitor
  • Accelerometer, altimeter, and gyroscope
  • Untethered GPS
  • NFC  and Google Pay

Durability:

 

  • ATM Rating: 2
  • IP Rating: n/a

 

Battery: 

 

  • Type: Rechargeable
  • Estimated Life: 24 hours

 

Perfect for:

  • Business professionals
  • Casual smart watch wearers

T1 Tact Watch

  1. T1 Tact Watch Midnight Diamond

Released in late 2019, the Midnight Diamond from the T1 Tact Watch brand is a great tactical watch option at a reasonable price. And hey, if you happen to be a firefighter, watch their new video (official instagram).   Currently priced at $89.99, this watch is ideal for active individuals looking for a fitness or tactical companion.   People who like travel will appreciate the waterproofing and extreme durability.


Do not believe in the websites claiming they are official however.  The only authentic source for this smartwatch is T1Tactwatch.com.

Key Functionalities:

  • All-day activity tracker – steps, distance, calories, and sleep
  • Connectivity via Bluetooth
  • Remote control function with smart phone camera
  • Access to an app store
  • Displays push notifications for calls, texts, and social media

Durability:

 

  • ATM Rating: 5
  • IP Rating: IP67

 

Battery: 

 

  • Type: Cell
  • Estimated Life: 33 months

 

Perfect for:

  • Tactical and military professionals
  • Sports and fitness enthusiasts
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  1. Garmin Forerunner 245

Garmin has released several high-end smart watches over the past few years (see on instagram). However, the Forerunner 245 is one of the brand’s most affordable options. Equipped with a ton of fitness and navigational features, it is perfect for hikers, campers, and sports lovers. 

Key Functionalities:

  • GPS + Glonass and Galileo
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Compass,  accelerometer, and 
  • Displays push notifications; text response and reject phone call with text is enabled for Android devices
  • All-day activity tracking

Durability:

  • ATM Rating: 5
  • IP Rating: n/a

Battery: 

  • Type: Rechargeable
  • Estimated Life: Smart watch mode, up to 7 days; GPS mode, up to 24 hours

Perfect for:

  • Outdoor sports enthusiasts
  • Travelers
  • Military and tactical professionals
  1. Michael Kors Access Bradshaw 2 

Most men probably wouldn’t even consider Michael Kors when buying a smart watch (see all here). However, the brand’s Access Bradshaw 2 in gunmetal is sleek, professional-looking, and uncompromising in features. Available to buy for $350.00, this watch definitely makes a statement while also keeping you organized. 

Key Functionalities:

  • Displays push notifications for calls, texts, social media, and other apps
  • Built-in fitness tracking functions
  • Voice-activated Google assistant
  • Heart rate monitor
  • GPS

Durability:

 

  • ATM Rating: 3
  • IP Rating: n/a

Battery: 

  • Type: Rechargeable
  • Estimated Life: 1 day average

Perfect for:

  • Business professionals
  • Casual smart watch wearers


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  1. Withings Move ECG

Released in September of 2019, the Withings Move ECG smart watch is a wonderful option for men concerned about their heart health. Priced at only $129.95, this watch does not have all of the tactical features and sensors like other smart watches. However, its advanced heart sensors make it extremely valuable for health-conscious users. 

Key Functionalities:

  • Built-in electrocardiogram
  • Health Mate app that can give heart analysis
  • All-day activity tracking, pedometer
  • Sleep monitoring
  • GPS
  • Chronometer
  • Connectivity via Bluetooth

Durability:

  • ATM Rating: 5
  • IP Rating: n/a

Battery: 

  • Type: Cell
  • Estimated Life: 12 months

Perfect for:

  • Health-conscious individuals
  • Business professionals
  1. Skagen Falster 3  

Released new in January of 2020, the Skagen Falster 3 is the epitome of high-class Scandinavian design. As a plus, its price of $295.00 makes it perfect for men looking for something classy, smart, and affordable. 

Key Functionalities:

  • GPS
  • All day activity tracking
  • Google Pay
  • Displays push notifications for calls, texts, and social media
  • Accelerometer, altimeter, gyroscope, and heart rate monitor

Durability:

  • ATM Rating: 3
  • IP Rating: n/a

Battery: 

  • Type: Rechargeable
  • Estimated Life: up to 24 hours

Perfect for:

  • Business professionals
  • Casual wearers looking for a fashion-forward option
  1. Apple Watch Series 5  

No article on smart watches could be complete without at least mentioning Apple’s latest release, the Series 5. On the market since September 2019, Apple’s wearable tech products are always a hit among fans and the Series 5 is no exception. However, this watch is only compatible with other Apple products; making it a non-option for many people. 

Key Functionalities:

  • GPS + Glonass
  • Galileo
  • Compass, altimeter, accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Heart rate sensor
  • All-day activity tracking

Durability:

  • ATM Rating: 5
  • IP Rating: n/a

Battery: 

  • Type: Rechargeable
  • Estimated Life: Up to 18 hours

Perfect for:

  • iPhone users
  • Health and fitness professionals
  • Business professionals

Suunto 7 Smart Watch

  1. Suunto 7  

Another January 2020 release, the Suunto 7 is like a step up from the much loved Epson GPS line of watches. With significantly more features and sensors compared to other smart watches, this watch is ideal for sports and tactical professionals. 

Key Functionalities:

  • 70+ specific sport modes
  • Offline outdoor maps
  • Google assistant and Google Pay
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Compass and altimeter

Durability:

  • ATM Rating: 5
  • IP Rating: n/a

Battery: 

  • Type: Rechargeable
  • Estimated Life: Up to 12 hours in GPS mode; 40 days in time mode

Perfect for:

  • Outdoor sports enthusiasts
  • Tactical professionals
  1. Huawei GT 2  

Huawei’s GT 2, released in October 2019, is an all-around solid option at an affordable price. With a superior battery life along with all the basic smart features, this option would suit a first-time smart watch buyer or a casual wearer. 

Key Functionalities:

  • GPS
  • All-day activity tracking
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Stress monitoring
  • Accelerometer and gyroscope
  • optical heart rate sensor

Durability:

  • ATM Rating: 5
  • IP Rating: n/a

Battery: 

  • Type: Rechargeable
  • Estimated Life: One to two weeks

Perfect for:

  • Health and fitness professionals
  • Casual smart watch wearers
  • First-time smart watch buyers

Cited Sources | Sites we used to make article & only other websites, we want linked to from our articles:

  1. https://www.mobvoi.com/us/pages/ticwatchpro4g
  2. https://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/wearables/galaxy-watch-active-2/specs/
  3. https://www.fossil.com/us/en/products/gen-5-smartwatch-garrett-hr-black-stainless-steel-sku-ftw4038p.html
  4. https://t1tactwatch.com/
  5. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/628939
  6. https://www.michaelkors.com/bradshaw-2-gunmetal-tone-smartwatch/_/R-US_MKT5087?color=0021
  7. https://www.withings.com/us/en/move-ecg
  8. https://www.skagen.com/en-us/smartwatch-hr-falster-3-gunmetal-gauge-mesh-skt5200
  9. https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-watch/apple-watch
  10. https://www.suunto.com/en-us/suunto-collections/suunto-7/
  11. https://consumer.huawei.com/en/wearables/watch-gt2/
  12. https://epson.com/For-Home/Watches/GPS-Watches/c/h410

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