Which smartwatch???


Novice Member
Hey everyone,

Getting my wife a smartwatch for her birthday. Just wanted to know which one??? She uses an oppo. She is a runner, so wants one to run with, be able to listen to Spotify whilst running, but doesn't want to have to take her phone. Wants to be to be able to connect it to wireless earphones. GPS tracker etc. Just wondering the best one to get cos I have no idea. I have done some Googling and can't decide. The Samsung smartwatch 3 looks good, or the active 2 but not sure of what else is out there. Any advice would be appreciated.



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Active Member
Just setting up a Garmin vivoactive 4 - should be able to download some music and go sans phone, GPS and trackign works fine (and uploads as soon as I'm done), but it's more limited than my wifes Samsung watch for smartwatch capability. On the other hand, I reckon I'll get 5 days off a full charge witht he amount of GPS use I do, whereas she has to charge it pretty much every day and a half


Well-known Member
If she can live without online connection for Spotify and use locally stored music then another vote for Garmin.


Active Member
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music. If you're a runner then the 245 is easily the best value in the range with the best functions. I've got the non music version and can recommend it. Add in the music and this is the one to go for.


Novice Member
The Garmin Venu and the Apple Watch SE are, in my opinion very powerful Smartwatches for a relatively low price.


Distinguished Member
Garmin is a good option.
I bought a Garmin sq this morning. They are £129 now so quite a bargain. I'll post a review after I've used it for a few weeks. They may not have all the bells and whistles that Apple and Samsung have but they monitor just as many parameters although you are better reading the analysis on your smartphone rather than the small watch screen. I've yet to determine how good the GPS function is.

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