Sunday, June 16, 2024

Speakers are great, and these Wear OS watches have them built in.


Wristwatches and speakers aren’t commonly thought of together, but for a smartwatch, it’s really handy to have, and we’ve put together a list of all the Wear OS devices with a speaker for you. Not only does a speaker allow you to make and receive phone calls right on your wrist, but it can also be used when talking to the Google Assistant. Even some of the best Android watches may not have a speaker, but here are your best options if it’s a must-have feature for your wrist.

Latest and greatest

TicWatch Pro 3

Staff Pick


The TicWatch Pro 3 pulls all of the best parts from previous generations of TicWatch Pro watches and makes it all better. It’s slimmer than ever before, has an SpO2 sensor, and a reworked secondary display. Not to mentio, it’s the first watch to run the Snapdragon 4100, so using Google Assistant and hearing responses from the speaker are fast.

$300 at Amazon
$297 at Walmart
$300 at B&H

Be ready

TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE


TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE has a signature dual-screen display that helps with outdoor visibility and extending the battery life. With 1GB of RAM, Wear OS is smooth, water-resistance is improved, and the style bulky but refined to give the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE a clean look. You also have a cellular radio that will let you leave the phone behind and stay connected. With the speaker and microphone’s inclusion, you can even take phone calls right from your wrist.

$225 at Amazon
$225 at Walmart

No battery anxiety here

TicWatch Pro


The TicWatch Pro is much like its sibling, the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE, in that it has the same dual-screen technology, NFC, water-resistance, microphone, and speaker. It may not have the cellular radio or the extra ram of the 4G/LTE model, but it still is a great device to get for long battery life and solid performance.

$160 at Amazon

Getting better

TicWatch Pro 2020


With the TicWatch Pro 2020, you get everything there’s to love about the original TicWatch Pro, but with better performance. By increasing the RAM to 1GB, all actions you want to perform are much more responsive. From workouts to using the watch to take a call when connected to your phone, all of it is so much better.

$207 at Amazon
$208 at Walmart

Style and choice

Fossil Men’s Gen 5E


With great performance and style to go with it, the Fossil Gen 5E is an excellent choice for a modern smartwatch that won’t break the bank. Fossil kept almost every feature from the rest of the Gen 5 lineup and put them into the 5E while giving new styles and two sizes to choose from. It has 1GB RAM, a heart rate monitor, and of course, you’ll have a speaker ready when you are.

From $169 at Amazon (44mm)
From $169 at Amazon (42mm)
$169 at Walmart

Beautifully smart

Fossil Gen 5 Julianna Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch


Fossil Gen 5 Julianna comes in a rose gold finish and black with a touch of rose gold surrounding the watch face. It also has a three-button setup with two customizable pushers that flank a rotating crown for navigation. As part of the GEN 5 family, the Julianna has the later Snapdragon 3100 as well as the 1GB and great software tweaks to help with battery life. Should you feel like asking about the weather for your next outing, Google Assistant can give that to you audibly with the included speaker.

$199 at Amazon

Performance in style

Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle


Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle has a classic style outside with top-notch tech inside. The Carlyle comes in a black or silver case option with 1GB RAM, the Snapdragon 3100 processor, a speaker, and a microphone for taking calls while paired to your phone with some smart software customization for a great smartwatch.

$199 at Amazon

A modern classic

Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3


Armani is known for high-class design, and with the Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3, you get that with a smartwatch twist. This classically styled watch has some modern touches that help it look great in any situation. For the tech side of things, it comes with GPS, a heart rate monitor, and even a microphone with a speaker, letting you keep your hands free while getting your directions from Google Maps.

$307 at Amazon

Large and in charge

Diesel On Axial


The Diesel On Axial is a smartwatch with an attitude. While the case may be large, it houses some big tech with 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage, built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor, NFC for Google Pay, even a microphone and speaker. These specs make sure that you have a watch that can handle your sense of style and never hold you back.

$179 at Amazon

Classically modern

Fossil Gen 5 Garrett


If you are on the hunt for a classically styled smartwatch packed with modern tech, then look no further than the Fossil Gen 5 Garrett. Utilizing 1GB RAM, onboard GPS, and swim-proof protection, you can rest assured that you’ll have one of the best Wear OS watches around. Not to mention you can also take and make calls with the built-in speaker and microphone.

$220 at Amazon

Timeless tech

Michael Kors Bradshaw 2


The Bradshaw 2 from Michael Kors has a timeless style on the outside while packing the inside with future tech. This Wear OS smartwatch hums right along with nary a hiccup thanks to the Snapdragon 3100 processor paired up with 1GB RAM. You’ll be able to pay on the go, thanks to the included NFC. Google Assistant is there for you, too, with the onboard speaker and microphone.

From $263 at Amazon

Meshes well

Skagen Falster 3


The Skagen Falster 3 is hands-down, one of the best looking smartwatches available. From the case design to the signature watch bands, this is a watch that oozes style. Don’t let the looks fool you, though, since it’s a beauty on the inside too. It makes excellent use of the newest wearable processor and top of the line components — including a speaker and microphone.

From $199 at Amazon

Yes, I can hear you

Built-in speakers are one of the less common features on Wear OS watches. Still, without a doubt, the TicWatch Pro 3 is the best one you can buy that still retains this small, yet valuable, addition being the best performing Wear OS watch available. It delivers just about every feature you could ask for in a good-looking package while also kicking out some of the best battery life you’ll find. If you have the cash to afford it, the TicWatch Pro 3 is the way to go.

If you’re looking for a watch that has a speaker but isn’t going to break the bank, then check out the Fossil Gen 5E. It’s a great looking watch that works in almost any situation, and it offers two sizes to fit most any wrist better. However, if money isn’t a consideration and you want a watch with some style and solid features, then the Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3 is the one to check out. While the list of watches that will get you a speaker on your wrist isn’t long, there are various styles and prices that should help you find one that best fits you.

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