Top Smartwatches for 2021

Wondering which smartwatch is best for you? We surveyed 350 students on our Student Hut Opinion Panel to give you the answer. Students ranked the best watches on the market out of 10, on factors such as durability, screen quality, and battery life. Here are the top smartwatch recommendations for students, by students.

1. Fossil Sport

Blending style with substance, Fossil's Sport is as durable as it is sleek.

It offers high-quality workout tracking features and is also swim-resistant. Expect to pay around £219 for this model.

2. Apple Watch 6

Apple's latest smartwatch is a thing of beauty, thanks to its crisp graphics and lightweight design.

With all the features and functionality we've come to expect from Apple's products, this watch has you covered from sleep tracking to step counting.

3. Fitbit Versa 3

The pioneering Versa 3 is the first Fitbit to incorporate GPS tracking, adding a whole new dimension to the much-loved brand's fitness tracking products.

4. Apple Watch 3

Despite not having as many fancy features as the 6, the Apple Watch 3 is still a very good wearable for its price. You'll struggle to find a better smartwatch at £199.

5. Fitbit Versa Lite

The other Fitbit on our list is a great option if you're not looking to break the bank.

With long battery life and a comfortable design, it's perfect for prolonged workouts.

6. Apple Watch SE

With prices starting at £269, the SE offers a cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch 6.

Its crisp display and durable design will ensure that this is money well spent.

7. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Lauded by The Guardian as "the best smartwatch for Android", Samsung's water-resistant Active 2 is the perfect companion for fitness freaks who don't own an iPhone.