Android continues to be the leader in the mobile operating system space in the world. A January 2022 report on the mobile market segmentation puts Android share at 69.71% and iOS at 29.51%. In normal parlance, one can say that for every 1 phone that runs on iOS, we have 2 phones that run on Android. It is a natural extension to believe that the smartwatch market would also skew towards Android compatible watches. Here, we will look at the smartwatches that are compatible with the Android mobile operating system.
Garmin Fenix 7 Smartwatches
All the Garmin Fenix 7 smartwatches are compatible with Android and iOS. So, if you have an Android phone, a Fenix 7 smartwatch will work well with the paired smartphone on Android. The following are the smartwatch options that are available on the Fenix 7 smartwatch series:
- Fenix 7
- Fenix 7S
- Fenix 7 Solar
- Fenix 7S Solar
- Fenix 7X Solar
- Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar
- Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar
- Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar
You would have noticed that the Fenix 7 series skews massively towards the solar powered smartwatches as six of the eight Fenix 7 smartwatches are solar powered. The price range of the Fenix 7 series smartwatches is between $699.99 to $999.99.
Garmin Fenix 6 Smartwatches
The Fenix 6 series of smartwatches is also compatible with Android and iOS mobile operating system. Fenix 6 series is being actively marketed as we write this. Compared to the Fenix 7 series smartwatches, the Fenix 6 series will save your costs a wee bit. The following Fenix 6 series smartwatches support the Android mobile operating system:
- Fenix 6
- Fenix 6S
- Fenix 6 Pro Solar
- Fenix 6S Pro Solar
- Fenix 6X Pro Solar
- Fenix 6 Pro and Sapphire
- Fenix 6S Pro and Sapphire
- Fenix 6X Pro and Sapphire
Of the eight Fenix 6 series watches, six are solar powered with Power Glass or the Sapphire Glass options for solar charging. Fenix 6 series costs range between $549.99 to $949.99.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Samsung Watch 4 is completely based on Google’s wearOS 3. Wear OS is a watch operating system that has been specially created for better smartwatch compatibility and experience. It works well with Android powered mobile phones. Samsung Watch 4 is available in 40 mm, 44 mm, and 46 mm size variations. You could also choose to get a GPS or cellular model if you want cellular connectivity through the watch.
Some of the key positives about the Samsung Watch 4 are:
- Samsung Watch 4 has on-device storage of 16 GB. You can download songs on the Watch 4 and play it off the watch storage.
- Watch 4 has an ECG feature that works with an ECG app. ECG functionality, is however, available in specific countries only.
- Samsung Watch 4 has a Super AMOLED display. This is one of the key aspects of a Samsung Watch 4. It has a display resolution of 450 x 450 pixels.
- Watch 4 screen is a Corning Glass DX.
- Samsung Watch 4 supports an Always on Display.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 price range is between $199-$329. Samsung Watch 4 does have user complaints about overheating issues. This issue does not affect all the Samsung Watch 4 models. However, it may be worth discussing with your merchant.
Garmin Venu 2 Series
Garmin Venu 2 series smartwatches are compatible with Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Venu 2 series has five different smartwatch models that you could choose from. The price range of the Garmin Venu 2 series lies between $149.99 to $449.99. Venu Sq is the basic model and Venu 2 Plus is the top model of the Venu series that costs $449.99. All the five Garmin Venu series watches are listed below for your ready reference:
- Venu Sq
- Venu Sq Music edition
- Venu 2
- Venu 2S
- Venu 2 Plus
Venu 2, Venu 2S, and Venu 2 Plus have AMOLED screens with optional Always-on-display screen option. These watches come with in-built health tracking apps. And, they come with on-device music storage to offer offline listening.
Amazfit GTR 3 Pro and GTR 3
Amazfit GTR 3 Pro is a budget friendly smartwatch that supports Android mobile operating system version 7 and higher. It also supports iOS 12 and higher devices. Amazfit GTR 3 Pro has an Ultra-AMOLED screen for a vivid experience on the watch. Display resolution is top-notch at 480 x 480 pixels. This puts it in the league next of the Apple watch series 7. It has over 150 sports modes too including in-built activity tracking for cycling, swimming, running, and five other modes. The watch also contains a health monitoring suite that includes blood oxygen monitoring.
Amazfit GTR is the basic model of smartwatch that supports Android version 7 and higher.
Amazfit GTR 3 Pro costs $229.99 and the Amazfit GTR is cheaper at $179.99.
Garmin Vivoactive 4 and 4S
The Vivoactive series of Garmin smartwatches is compatible with the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. The Vivoactive series has the following 2 smartwatch models:
- Vivoactive 4
- Vivoactive 4S
Both watches have Corning Gorilla Glass 3 watch screen and health monitoring features including blood oxygen monitoring. Garmin Vivoactive 4 watches also has in-built activity tracking profiles for swimming, cycling, golfing, and running.
Both the Vivoactive watches cost $349.99.
TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS and TicWatch Pro 3 GPS
TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS is one of the latest smartwatch models that is based on the wearOS platform of Google. It has AMOLED display, multi GNSS support for GPS satellite systems, advanced health monitoring including perpetual heart rate tracking and blood oxygen monitoring. TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS has on-device music storage. The watch has an internal storage of 8 GB and RAM of 1 GB. The watch has in-built speaker and microphone too.
TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS costs $299.99 and the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS costs $229.99.
Suunto 9 is a full sports watch that comes in two different ranges – Suunto Peak and Suunto Baro. These watches are compatible with Android mobile phones. Suunto 9 is a multi-sport tracking watch that has in-built activity tracking for swimming, cycling, and running. Suunto series 9 watches have health monitoring that includes continuous heart monitoring and blood oxygenation monitoring. Sleep tracking is a standard feature of the Suunto 9 Peak and Suunto 9 Baro.
Both Suunto 9 watches are made of the Sapphire crystal glass and stainless steel bezel on the watch body.
Suunto 9 series watches are more on the side of fitness and sports watches. It is placed right in the same league as the Fenix 6 series of Garmin smartwatches.
Suunto 9 Baro and Suunto 9 Peak smartwatches cost $499.99.
Fitbit Sense is a smartwatch that works well with the Android mobile operating system and iOS mobile operating system. It boasts of an advanced health monitoring suite of apps that include heart rate monitoring and an ability to take on-demand ECG for detecting atrial fibrillation. Blood oxygenation monitoring and skin-based temperature readings are also possible on a Fitbit Sense.
Fitbit has also introduced the Fitbit Premium application, which is designed to add software functionality to the Fitbit Sense smartwatch and provide you with Daily Readiness Score readings.
Fitbit Sense is available at a discounted price of $199.95.
Fitbit Versa 3 and Versa 2
Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatches are compatible with the Android mobile operating system. Fitbit is actually owned by Google. So, all Fitbit products are expected to work well with the Android ecosystem.
Fitbit Versa 3 is a good smartwatch with basic functionality intact. You can also augment its intrinsic functionality by availing the paid subscription service of Fitbit premium. It offers basic health monitoring as part of the standard offering.
Versa 3 has sleep tracking, perpetual heart rate monitoring, and an Always-on Display feature.
Versa 3 costs $179.95 and ticks most boxes to be a good first smartwatch. Versa 2 costs $129.95 and is a basic watch with stripped functionality. Both watch models are compatible with the Android mobile operating system.
Smartwatches that support the Android mobile operating system are available from most smartwatch manufacturers. On the top end, you will have Garmin smartwatches and on the budget side, you can work well with a Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch. There are multiple smartwatches that work on Android and also offer advanced health monitoring features. You could pick and choose any of these smartwatch models to work with your Android based mobile phone.
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- Apple Watch 7 vs Garmin Venu 2 Plus
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Rajesh Dhawan is a technology professional who loves to blog about smart wearables, Cloud computing and Microsoft technologies. He loves to break complex problems into manageable chunks of meaningful information.