Sunday, June 23, 2024

Tracking your heart rate is easy with these Wear OS watches


There are plenty of wearables out there, but even some of the best Android smartwatches can be missing one of the most essential features you could ask for — a heart rate sensor. Luckily, we’ve put all of the Wear OS devices with a heart rate monitor in one place. Not only are heart rate sensors great for accurately tracking how hard you’re going during a workout, but they’re also helpful for keeping track of your ticker to make sure everything’s working as it should. If you want a Wear OS watch with a heart rate sensor, these are the ones to get!

Best of the best

TicWatch Pro 3

Staff Pick


The TicWatch Pro 3 takes much of the design and features from the previous generations of the TicWatch Pro line then improves on all of it. It’s slimmer, with a new SpO2 sensor to improve heart rate tracking and a reworked the secondary display. It’s also the first watch to run the powerful Snapdragon 4100, which is quite a big deal.

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

Always connected

TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE


TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE has a dual-layer display technology that helps to preserve battery life and makes its visibility crystal clear even in direct light. Mix that with great performance, a cellular radio, and a heart rate sensor to give you the ultimate smartwatch letting you go where your adventures take you and not worry about the need for a phone.

$300 at Amazon
$224 at Walmart

Sport tech

Fossil Sport


Powered by the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, the Fossil Sport delivers improved performance and battery life. Along with Google Pay, the Fossil Sport also features GPS and a heart-rate sensor in an incredibly lightweight body.

$180 at Amazon

Meshes well

Skagen Falster 3


Taking what is already great about the Falster 2 and making some thoughtful refinements makes the Falster 3 another great smartwatch in its lineup, including a Snapdragon 3100 processor, 1 GB RAM, 8GB storage, as well as the heart rate sensor. Skagen also gave us a gorgeous chainmail style watch band for a striking and powerful Wear OS watch.

From $199 at Amazon


Fossil Explorist HR


While the Explorist HR from Fossil may not have the newest processor, it still runs smoothly and looks great doing it. With its sleek and classic design on the outside, it’s housing a heart rate tracking, GPS, and NFC for your payments. Whether it’s on a business trip or a vacation, this watch will look great in both situations.

From $194 at Amazon

Battery for days

TicWatch Pro


Much like the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE, the Pro model also uses that same unique two-screen design, letting you switch back and forth between Smart and Essential Mode to extend your battery life up to 30 days. It keeps all the other sensors, including the heart rate sensor, that its 4G/LTE sibling does, but the TicWatch Pro forgoes the cellular radio.

$160 at Amazon

Full throttle

Diesel On Axial


Diesel On Axial is the watch that is large and in charge. Though it may be a big watch, its space is filled with 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage, built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor, NFC for Google Pay, a microphone, and its speaker all come together to make sure this watch can handle anything you throw at it.

$336 at Amazon

A style all its own

Diesel On Full Guard


Diesel watches are known for two things — being large and having a bold style, their smartwatches are no different. The Diesel On Full Guard has a triple-button setup with two customizable buttons flanking a center button to help to navigate Wear OS. It’s also swim-proof, has built-in GPS, and of course, a heart rate monitor. This watch is designed to keep you connected and help your watch game stand out.

$255 at Amazon

Does it all

Misfit Vapor 2


If you are looking for a watch that has a simple design that allows it to blend in with just about every outfit seamlessly, then the Misfit Vapor 2 might just be for you. Its feature list is just as impressive as its design, the Vapor 2 is packing Google Pay, GPS, a heart-rate sensor, and can even be used in the pool!

$222 at Amazon

Tracking with choice

Fossil Gen 5E


The Fossil Gen 5E packs in nearly everything the original Gen 5 watches did but offers those features at a lower price and with choices not only in style but also in sizes. You can choose a case size in either 44mm or 42mm. Using the Snapdragon 3100 processor and 1GB RAM, all of your notifications and workouts will be handled with no problems while tracking your heart rate.

From $169 at Amazon (44mm)
$169 at Best Buy
$169 at Walmart

A touch of elegance

Fossil Gen 5 Julianna Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch


As part of Fossil’s Gen 5 series of watches, the Julianna comes with top-of-the-line technology like the Snapdragon 3100 processor, onboard GPS, excellent water resistance, and of course, a heart rate monitor. Fossil packages this into a beautiful case with a rose gold option and a nice black and rose gold color choices to match your style.

$199 at Amazon

Classic Style, High Performance

Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle


Like its Gen 5 partner, the Julianna, Fossil’s Carlyle comes with the best technology. These two watches share everything on the inside, which includes the NFC for Google Pay, a speaker, microphone, 1GB of RAM, and of course, the heart rate monitor. The only difference is the Carlye leans more towards the traditional case stylings and offers black and silver for case colors.

$199 at Amazon

Classy and smart

Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3, Powered with Wear OS by Google with Speaker

The combination of the design prowess of Emporio Armani and Google’s Wear OS smarts creates a sleek and powerful smartwatch. A classic style with tasteful modern touches helps this watch look great in any situation. On the inside, it packs a heart rate monitor, GPS, speaker, microphone, and NFC for Google Pay. Whether it’s a boardroom or on a surfboard, with this watch, you’re good to go.

$307 at Amazon

Sporty and stylish

Armani Exchange


Casually looking good is sometimes a difficult task to pull off, well, the Armani Exchange handles it well. The case has traditional stylings and some added flair around the watch face with some facet-like marks. Packing a microphone, 3 ATM water-resistance, GPS, heart rate tracking, and NFC for Google Pay helps you go from the gym to a night out in style.

$249 at Amazon

Legendary quality

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45


TAG Heuer is known for legendary craftsmanship, and when you pair that with some of the best technology out there, you end up with one of the most amazing smartwatches on the planet. Made from materials ranging from titanium to ceramic, rose gold to diamond, you know that you will have a smartwatch like none other. Powered by an Intel Atom processor, GPS, heart rate monitors, NFC for Google Pay, you’ll be able to own your day in high style.

45mm $2689 at Amazon
41mm $1996 at Amazon

Modern styled smarts

Movado Connect 2.0 Unisex


A high-tech watch with sensors like its gyroscope, altimeter, heart rate monitor, and GPS combined with 1GB RAM means you have a watch that will fly right through your day with nary a care. Package it into a 42 or 40 mm ion-plated stainless steel case with modern stylings from Movado, and it’s hard to go wrong.

$446 at Amazon

Improving the original

TicWatch Pro 2020


Mobvoi has kept all of the original TicWatch Pro’s great parts and improved the performance by doubling up on the RAM, increasing it up to the much needed 1GB. This change helps in overall improvement from smoother transitions from the secondary display to workout tracking with heart rate monitoring.

$260 at Amazon
$208 at Walmart

Affordable and classy

TicWatch C2


A classic-styled case that comes in a black, silver, or rose gold color option and a nice leather band at a reasonable price is a well-worth consideration, especially when you consider the intelligence packed inside it. With a suite of AI-focused fitness apps, heart rate monitor, GPS, NFC for Google Pay, and a beautiful AMOLED display, the TicWatch C2 is a fine all-around smartwatch.

$150 at Amazon
$199 at Walmart

Even better

TicWatch C2+


With the TicWatch C2+, you get the same clean and modern style from the original C2 but upgraded internals. By doubling the RAM to a full gigabyte, the performance in every aspect is improved. Using the GPS during workouts or navigating with Google Maps all works so much better. Speaking of workouts, you’ll get even more info on your sessions because there’s a heart rate sensor.

$157 at Amazon
$168 at Walmart

Sporty durability

Ticwatch S2


The TicWatch S2 has a lightweight case that is certified military-grade durable, rated 5 ATM water-resistant, includes a microphone and a heart rate monitor, making it a great addition to all of your outdoor adventures.

From $120 at Walmart

Round 2

TicWatch E2


With a simple design and the internal chops to handle almost any situation, the TicWatch E2 is an excellent choice for anyone who is looking for a smartwatch on a budget. You get a watch with 5 ATM water resistance, a heart rate monitor, AI-enabled fitness tracking, and it comes in a lightweight, versatile case for all your needs.

$120 at Amazon
$120 at Walmart

Fashionably smart

Michael Kors Access Sofie Heart Rate


Michael Kors fashion is on full display with the Access Sofie Heart Rate smartwatch. The watch comes in a wide variety of case colors and band styles to ensure it can complement your style as you choose. You’ll also get a heart rate monitor, GPS, a great looking screen, and NFC to use with Google Pay for your next purchase.

From $218 at Amazon

Runway ready

Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch


Much like the Access Sofie from Michael Kors, the Runway is here to help up your fashion and tech game at the same time. With a change in case style and a new variety of color options, the Runway has what it takes combined with a great set of internal specs to make sure you are at the top of your game.

From $325 at Amazon

Fashion in spades

Kate Spade Scallop 2


The iconic scallop style around the screen comes in five different case colors with interchangeable style bands. Further, customize your watch by putting your favorite images from Facebook or Instagram as your watch face. While looking great, you and your smartwatch will breeze through the day with Wear OS to keep you connected.

$149 at Amazon

Premium technology

Montblanc Summit 2


The Montblanc Summit 2 uses ultra-premium materials on the outside and matches it up with the top of the line specs inside to make this smartwatch one of the best Wear OS watches out there. Using the Snapdragon 3100, an altimeter, 5 ATM water resistance, and a heart rate monitor the Montblanc Summit 2 can help you reach the summit of the mountain and the gorgeous coral reefs all in the same day,

$933 at Amazon

Full circle

Moto 360 (3rd gen)


The Moto 360 fills its strikingly beautiful watch with some of the top technologies around, like the Snapdragon 3100, 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage, and a heart rate sensor to create a top of the line smartwatch. This watch is ready for a workout or a night out; either way, it will look and perform great.

$200 at Amazon
$200 at Walmart

Seeing red

Michael Kors Access MKGO


The Michael Kors Access MKGO stands out as a device that has its own sense of style while also being a strong performing smartwatch. It has a great looking display that is simple to navigate via touch or the rotating crown. This makes checking notifications, your heart rate reading from the onboard sensor, or using navigation a breeze.

From $135 at Amazon

Timeless tech

Michael Kors Bradshaw 2


The Bradshaw 2 brings the timeless style of a traditional timepiece to the smartwatch that looks great at the office. In terms of the technology powering this watch, you get a top of the line processor, NFC for mobile payments, GPS, along with a heart rate sensor. The Bradshaw 2 is here to look great and keep you connected.

From $263 at Amazon

Classically modern

Fossil Gen 5 Garrett


The Garrett from Fossil may look like a traditional sailing watch, but the tech inside is anything but traditional. Powered by the latest Snapdragon 3100 processor, 1GB RAM, an altimeter, GPS, along with a heart rate sensor, the Garrett is ready for anything. Since it also has a 3ATM water resistance rating, you can still take it sailing.

$179 at Amazon

Durable tech

Suunto 7


If heading into the great outdoors is in the cards for you, then the Suunto 7 will make a great companion. This durable smartwatch is filled with over 70 sports modes, offline mapping capabilities, and even heatmaps for trails. Its bright screen, long battery life, and heart rate sensor will make sure you have the info you need when you need it.

From $363 at Amazon
$399 at Best Buy
$399 at Walmart

A unique look

Diesel On Fadelite


One of the most unique-looking smartwatches on the market is the Diesel On Fadelite. With its bold colors, translucent case, and coordinating straps, the On Fadelite stands out from the sea of typical looking smartwatches. Not only does this watch look great, but it also comes with the tech to back up those looks, which includes that heart rate monitor.

From $262 at Amazon

Workout smart

Puma Smartwatch


The Puma Smartwatch is an excellent companion from day to day, but where it really shines is for your workout sessions. Its stretchy silicone band and lightweight design help make it feel like it’s not even on your wrist. The bright screen will make seeing your stats easy, and the included heart rate monitor will let you be able to dial in your fitness perfectly.

From $139 at Amazon {.end} $186 at Walmart

Tell more than just time with your watch

There you have it, folks — a collection of all the best Wear OS watches that come equipped with a heart-rate sensor. There are a few we recommend above the rest. First up is the TicWatch Pro 3 with its fantastic dual display helping get the most out of your battery and keeping your essential info always in clear view. Paired with the newest internal specs with the Snapdragon 4100 processor, 1GB RAM, heart rate monitor, an SpO2 sensor, AI-focused health apps will make monitoring your daily fitness a breeze.

If you’re looking for something a little classier and have a few more dollars to spend, we really think you’ll be quite happy with the Mont Blanc Summit 2. It combines the solid internal hardware with top-notch materials for a premium smartwatch experience. For the watch that looks great in all situations and won’t break the bank, it’s hard to go wrong with the Fossil Gen 5E.

No matter which of these watches you decide to go with, you’ll be able to keep connected to your life and track your heart rate, whether it’s for your next marathon or just daily heart health monitoring.

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