It is worth mentioning right away that smart watch manufacturers do not divide models into male and female. As a rule, they produce unisex watches in several sizes and with straps of different colors. There is an exception, but you will learn about it by reading the material to the end.
For women, smart watches are more of an accessory, so the design and size of the gadget are important to them, and functionality sometimes plays a secondary role. One way or another, before you buy a smart watch, you should study the features, advantages and disadvantages of different models.
What to look for when choosing a device?
On a small female hand, a large smart watch may look bad, so a diameter of 44 mm and below is the best option. The same with the thickness: it is best if it is no more than 13 mm.
Ideally, if the smart watch strap can be replaced, and most manufacturers provide this option. Straps can be combined in color and style, usually there are options for dark, light and bright shades.
All smartwatches differ in their set of functions, but there is a minimum “base”: heart rate monitoring, sleep quality tracking, step and calorie counting, sports modes, notification display.
Some models have the ability to monitor the menstrual cycle: usually the manufacturer mentions it separately.
Everything else — the possibility of contactless payment, answering calls and messages, tracking other health indicators, a GPS module or the number of workouts — depends on the specific hours. This also affects the cost of the gadget.
Alas, not all smartwatches can boast of long work without recharging. Moreover, when the manufacturer names specific numbers, you need to carefully read the conditions under which the device works autonomously for a certain number of hours.
For example, autonomy is significantly affected by the Always On Display function (“always on display”), GPS, one-time or continuous monitoring of certain indicators, the number of workouts, and so on.
Apple watches only work with Apple devices, and Samsung is not compatible with the iPhone. Some models are suitable for users of both Android and iOS gadgets, but some of the functions are available only when working together with a smartphone of the same company. This is a common practice to keep in mind before buying a smartwatch.
Smart watch price
As a rule, the cost of smartwatches reflects the functionality and quality, but in some cases the price is too high for those features that the user does not need. In order not to be mistaken, it is best to look for high-quality reviews of smart watches, where there is detailed information about their capabilities, advantages and disadvantages.
We have compiled the top 8 smartwatches of different design, features and prices. This list will help you choose a device depending on your needs and financial capabilities.
Apple Watch 7 — stylish and functional smart watch
The latest model of Apple watches, which is distinguished from previous versions by several interesting innovations at once. The first is a screen enlarged by 20%: now it contains twice as much information. At the same time, the weight of the case has not changed much compared to the Apple Watch 6. In addition, the manufacturer claims that this is the most durable Apple smart watch: a special protective glass is used for the screen.
The second innovation is the presence of an ECG sensor with the ability to view the cardiogram in the Health app and export to PDF for printing. All other sensors are also available: Apple Watch 7 measures the level of oxygen in the blood, monitors sleep and respiratory rate.
Women tend to like Apple smartwatches for the convenience and accuracy of their activity tracking. With the help of the Fitness + application, they work in conjunction with the iPhone: the user selects a workout (and there are a lot of them, by the way), launches it on the smartphone, and Apple Watch 7 immediately measures the pulse and shows all the statistics. The data is then downloaded to the iPhone and the Health app.
The Apple Watch Series 7 comes in two sizes: while the 45mm case might seem big to some, there’s a sleeker 41mm variant. The design is top notch as always.
Another nuance that is important for women: all Apple Watch straps, starting with Watch Series 3, are suitable for this watch: classic braided or sports in different modifications and colors.
But still, there are a couple of drawbacks to this Apple Watch model: not everyone can buy a gadget because of the high cost (about 37,000 rubles), and the Series 7 battery life is only about 18 hours. With AlwaysOn disabled, it increases to almost a day. However, the Apple watch charges quickly: up to about 80% in half an hour. A USB‑C charging cable is also a nice bonus.
Benefits of Apple Watch 7:
- an impressive number of functions and sports modes;
- a variety of colors of the case and straps;
- NFC module for contactless payments;
- enlarged brighter screen with AlwaysOn function (always on display).
Cons of Apple Watch 7:
- high price;
- compatible only with iOS devices;
- low autonomy.
Apple Watch SE — Inexpensive Apple Watch
Apple also has a more affordable version of the watch: it is also great for women, although it lacks some of the Watch 7 chips. In fact, the Apple Watch SE is a kind of compilation of Series 3 and Series 5, which has already been discontinued. Due to what the manufacturer managed to reduce the cost of the gadget?
First, this Apple smartwatch does not have ECG and blood oxygen measurement functions. Secondly, there is no AlwaysOn mode. The third nuance is a smaller number of colors: three versus five available on the Apple Watch 7. Otherwise, the model pleases with a familiar stylish design and excellent features.
The watch monitors heart rate and warns of irregular heartbeats, monitors sleep dynamics, the menstrual cycle, and even handwashing. The user has access to many workouts (including those that require GPS), immersion in water up to 50 meters, music control and telephone conversations through a smart watch, as well as contactless payment.
The Apple Watch SE 40mm is a smaller model with a 1.57-inch screen. Apple Watch SE 44mm, respectively, is slightly larger, the display diagonal is 1.78 inches. The screen is not protected from dust and shock, but has good anti-glare properties, and the images look bright and detailed.
A little about autonomy: the absence of AlwaysOn in this case plays into the hands. According to user reviews, Watch SE watches last a little more than two days on a single charge with active use, and more than three days in economy mode.
The cost of watches starts from 24,990 rubles.
Benefits of Apple Watch SE:
- more affordable price;
- two body sizes;
- variety of straps;
- stylish design;
- many sports functions;
- high performance;
- higher autonomy compared to Apple Watch 7.
Cons of the Apple Watch SE:
- lack of ECG and pulse oximeter functions.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 — smartwatch with BMI analysis
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is a new model that was released in the summer of 2021. Its main feature was the use of the Wear OS operating system and support for Google services. How can a model be interesting for women? In addition to 90 training modes and monitoring of key health indicators, they have a body composition analysis function. The watch displays information about the amount of fat, water, skeletal muscle, body mass index and so on.
A useful innovation is the measurement of ECG and blood pressure, but these functions are available only to owners of Galaxy smartphones with the Health Monitor application installed.
The manufacturer pleased with the variety by releasing four variants of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 at once. You can buy both an elegant Classic version with a size of 46 or 42 mm, as well as a more concise and calm, but at the same time cheaper Galaxy Watch in a 44 or 40mm modification. To some, the Galaxy Classic Watch 4 may seem rather masculine, but it’s a matter of taste and style: some women prefer more “aggressive” models.
Samsung smartwatches have a bright screen with excellent contrast, so you can clearly see the image or notifications in sunny weather. By the way, about notifications: the user can not only read the message, but also reply to it directly from the smart watch.
The rather low autonomy of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 became a fly in the ointment. With the active use of hours, charging lasts for about a day, and this applies to all versions.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic costs around 30,000 rubles, and the standard model is about 25,000 rubles.
Advantages of Samsung Galaxy Watch:
- choice of models;
- top screen;
- ECG and blood pressure measurement function;
- body composition analysis;
- ability to reply to messages.
Cons of Samsung Galaxy Watch:
- no compatibility with iPhone;
- short battery life.
Huawei Watch Fit — the lightest smart watch
Smart watches differ from competitors in shape and ergonomics. The rectangular case looks feminine and elegant, and the small thickness and weight of 21 grams give Huawei Watch Fit an additional advantage: they are almost weightless on the hand.
Despite the fact that this Huawei watch is in many ways inferior to Apple or Samsung models and looks more like an advanced fitness bracelet, the model turned out to be quite interesting. So, Huawei Watch Fit supports 12 animated workouts of different difficulty levels and for different muscle groups. And this is not counting as many as 96 types of activity up to skydiving.
Of course, in real time, the gadget counts the heart rate, calories and workout time. There is a blood oxygen sensor and a function for determining the level of stress, plus all the familiar features of fitness bracelets.
Huawei Watch Fit features a 1.64-inch screen with Always On Display, supports multiple display styles, and at least 80 watch faces in the Huawei Health app. The manufacturer offers five colors to choose from, among which there are delicate white and pink. By the way, you can buy a more noble Huawei watch model with a stainless steel frame.
The autonomy of Huawei Watch Fit pleases: the manufacturer promises up to 10 days of work if GPS is turned off. The watch charges quickly — up to 80% in 30 minutes.
The price of watches is an average of 9,000 rubles, so this model can be safely called one of the most affordable.
Advantages of Huawei Watch Fit:
- low price;
- good autonomy;
- elegant and stylish design;
- animated workouts.
Cons of Huawei Watch Fit:
- inability to respond to messages and calls;
- no NFC module.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite is the cheapest smart watch
Xiaomi MI Watch Lite is a budget watch. Like the previous model, in terms of functionality, they are closer to a fitness bracelet. Watches can not be called exclusively for women, but they are great for girls, and here’s why. The gadget has a universal stylish design: the Xiaomi MI Watch Lite watch will pass for a fashion accessory and addition to the image. The silicone strap can be changed at will: fortunately, Xiaomi provides several color options to choose from. The watch looks nice on the hand, but due to the small mass (31 grams) it is practically not felt.
Xiaomi MI Watch Lite supports 11 workouts, and both GPS and GLONASS are responsible for the accuracy of the route and distance during the run. That is, a smartphone is not needed to track these indicators.
The set of sensors is small: Xiaomi smart watches count the pulse and analyze sleep, so you should pay attention to this if the presence of a saturation measurement or menstrual cycle tracking function is critical. But there is a “Breathing” mode: the watch offers breathing exercises for relaxation.
Yes, the 1.4‑inch TFT display seems rather modest, but, according to user reviews, the picture is displayed clearly, and visibility on the street, even in sunny weather, is always excellent. What’s nice is that the smartwatch has automatic brightness control (a rarity for an inexpensive model), and the screen automatically turns on when you raise your hand.
In normal mode, Xiaomi Lite watches work without recharging for up to 9 days, and this is an excellent indicator. Of course, with the use of GPS autonomy is reduced.
As for the price of Xiaomi MI Watch Lite, you can buy them for about 5000 rubles. Perhaps, in the ranking of budget models, these watches occupy the first line.
Advantages of Xiaomi MI Watch Lite:
- low cost;
- universal design with the possibility of replacing the straps;
- the presence of a GPS module and GLONASS;
- solid autonomy.
Cons of Xiaomi MI Watch Lite:
- not a lot of functionality;
- average quality screen.
Amazfit GTS 2 mini — the best smartwatch in terms of price and features
This watch is part of the premium line of Amazfit GTS, but, as you can already guess from the name, they are smaller in size. If so, then they are worthy of showing off on a woman’s hand. The design of the watch is pleasant, very reminiscent of the Apple Watch.
Amazfit GTS 2 mini has a basic silicone strap (there is a choice of colors), but it is better to choose something more sophisticated and stylish for them. The standard 20mm fastening makes it easy to change the strap to a leather or braided one.
Smart watches have received a significant set of functions: here is the usual heart rate monitoring, and measuring the level of oxygen in the blood, and tracking the menstrual cycle, and monitoring sleep. In addition to this, there are more than 70 sports modes and a PAI function that motivates the user to move more during the week. Another undoubted advantage of the Amazfit GTS 2 mini smart watch is the presence of GLONASS and GPS.
The 1.55-inch screen is bright, and the Always On Display can be configured to turn off on a schedule, for example, or set to turn off automatically when the clock is off.
In terms of working with notifications and applications, Amazfit GTS 2 mini show modest results. Notifications cannot be answered, as well as calls. There is also no NFC module.
However, on the other side of the scale — good autonomy. The manufacturer promises two weeks of work without recharging, and apparently, he is not disingenuous: these 14 days include constant heart rate tracking, sleep monitoring, several workouts per week using GPS.
Considering that Amazfit GTS 2 mini watches cost an average of 6,000 rubles, the disadvantages do not seem too serious.
Advantages of Amazfit GTS 2 mini:
- easy strap replacement
- stylish design like the Apple Watch;
- many functions for monitoring health and physical activity;
- GPS and GLONASS;
- low cost.
Cons of Amazfit GTS 2 mini:
- not very fast interface;
- lack of NFC;
- few options for working with notifications and calls.
Garmin Lily — exclusively for women’s smart watches
Garmin Lily watches are not well known: users are usually looking for models from other major brands already mentioned. However, Garmin Lily got into the rating for a reason, as they are designed specifically for women.
Design at the forefront: this is a fashion accessory that will suit even those who do not play sports.
Outwardly, Garmin Lily resembles an ordinary classic watch with a neat round case with a diameter of 34 mm. At the same time, like the usual smartwatch, this model is water resistant, so you can wear Garmin Lily in the pool or shower. The gadget is also unique in that it has a protective glass with a beautiful pattern in several versions.
The watch monitors heart rate, saturation, sleep, menstrual cycle, stress level, offers breathing exercises and tracks 7 types of workouts. All data is logged in the Garmin Connect app, where you can then view information and changes in detail for any period.
However, in terms of functionality, the Garmin Lily watch falls short of the premium segment: there is no NFC, no GPS, no ability to listen to music or reply to messages. In this regard, the price of 20,000 — 25,000 rubles (depending on the strap material) seems somewhat high. But for those who care about design, the Garmin Lily is the perfect choice.
Advantages of Garmin Lily:
- stylish design, beautiful screen design;
- good functionality.
Cons of Garmin Lily
- lack of NFC, GPS;
- lack of voice communication;
Fitbit Versa 3 — GPS watch for active women
Fitbit Versa 3 is not the newest model (it appeared at the end of 2020). However, it deserves attention, since in several ways it is suitable for women, and especially for those who want to carefully monitor their activity.
The Fitbit watch case is 35mm in size and 12mm thick, so there are no complaints in terms of compactness. The gadget constantly monitors the number of steps or more intense movements and workouts, reminds you to walk and shows progress over a certain period. There is GPS, so you do not need to take your smartphone with you for a run.
There is no ECG sensor, but the Fitbit Versa 3 monitors high heart rates and, in which case, vibrates. The smartwatch also tracks food and water intake, the menstrual cycle, and the estimated fertility window. All data is displayed in the Fitbit app.
You can reply to messages from WhatsApp and translate voice to text directly from the watch, but if you use an Android smartphone. iOS does not have this feature. Another limitation concerns listening to music from the watch: Apple Music or Spotify users will not be able to do this.
The battery life and fast charging of the Fitbit Versa 3 are also impressive: the watch lasts about 6 days, and a 12-minute recharge of energy is enough for another day of use.
The price for a watch with such characteristics is quite adequate: Fitbit Versa 3 costs about 24,000 rubles.
Benefits of the Fitbit Versa 3:
- excellent functionality;
- attractive design and small size;
- the ability to answer messages and calls;
- the ability to listen to music;
- voice assistant support;
- support for contactless payments;
- good autonomy.
Cons of the Fitbit Versa 3:
- not all features are supported on iOS;
- not the highest performance.