Smart watches for men have been an integral part of men’s style since their introduction in the 16th century. Although they’ve evolved dramatically over the centuries, watches are still used today as status symbols and fashion accessories. With the rise of smart watches and smartphones, it might seem like watches are becoming obsolete, but the reality is that they’re actually more popular than ever before. To showcase what kind of styles and technologies men can expect from smart watches in 2022, here are three smart watches specifically designed with men in mind that will be ruling the industry just seven years from now.
Apple Watch 4
The 4th Generation Apple Watch is excellent if you're looking for a smartwatch that can do it all. It has a built-in GPS, an FDA-cleared ECG app, the ability to detect falls, and way more. The on-screen drawing has also been improved, and there's a more intuitive design when customizing notifications. It's water resistant up to 50 meters and feels slimmer and sleeker with new AirPods (sold separately).
Prices start at $399. For those who want something less bulky and prefer just answering calls from our wrist, we recommend the Nixon Mission. It has two screens, so you don't have to move your arm around or use your fingers. The battery lasts about a day, but once it's drained, you'll be able to charge it wirelessly within 30 minutes so no need to plug in your charger!
Garmin Forerunner 225
In a few years, smart watches will be even more helpful for men. If you want to take your running to the next level and get feedback on things like distance, speed, and stride length, then Garmin Forerunner 225 is a good option. It’s lightweight and compact, so it won’t be too inconvenient during training sessions.
Plus it offers alerts on incoming calls, text messages, and e-mails which means you can remain connected no matter where you are or what you're doing. The battery life lasts up to 9 hours in GPS mode, which should last you all day if you're only using it sporadically.
And if you've never run before? You can customize your personal settings with the Garmin Connect app for extra motivation when necessary. One of the best features of this watch is that you can track your data without any additional software because it comes preloaded with Garmin Connect. Now that smartphones have GPS capabilities, there's not as much need for a standalone device like this, but having these functions built into one device could make it worth the investment. For now, the Garmin Forerunner 225 is among the best smart watches for men who enjoy hitting the trails.
Fitbit Surge 2
When Fitbit unveiled the Surge 2 at CES 2019, it was clear that this device aimed to dominate in the upper mid-range of smart watches. The big change with this version is that you can actually see what’s on your phone, which is something we find extremely valuable because no one wants to get out of their phone to answer texts. With dual touchscreen displays and a case designed, so you don’t have to constantly charge it, this product we are all excited about and believe will be ruling the 2022 smart watch conversation.
Even though there are many products on Amazon, if you want to go for quality over price or availability, then it’s probably better to search online through Fitbit Surge's website or any other authorized dealers. If time permits, look into videos comparing various models and user reviews. Ensure you follow up by looking over warranties (if available) and FAQ sections when placing an order online.
Again, ensuring you follow up on everything with plenty of reading before going through an actual purchase can save quite a bit of time. And while you might think that our top pick is just another good-looking watch, this model has some unique features. For example, unlike most other cool smart watches for men, the Surge 2 has two buttons instead of just one—a small detail but one that makes a massive difference in terms of navigating the interface. Plus, like the Charge 3 from Fitbit itself but unlike its predecessor (the original Surge), you can adjust the wristband without having to replace it entirely.
It’s worth noting here also that if none of these three devices seem like they would work for you, keep checking back because companies like Apple release new devices reasonably often. So chances are good that by next year more changes could be made to what we consider the best today!