The 16 Best Smartwatches for LG Smartphones in 2022


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You can usually tell a good smartwatch by the number of features it offers, its performance rating, its ability to multitask, and its battery life. 

Of course, there are some other features that smartwatch users prefer, like a large display and advanced specs.

Others were satisfied with a basic smartwatch with maybe just a few bells and whistles. 

To help you choose the best smartwatch, we have compiled a list of the best 16 smartwatches for LG smartphones that are on the market today.

Note: The smartwatches are compatible with the following smartphones: LG Stylo 4, LG V30, LG G6, LG Stylo 3, LG G7 Thinq, LG Aristo, LG G8 Thinq, LG V35 Thinq, LG V20, LG V40, LG V50 Thinq, LG V35, LG V30S, LG G8S ThinQ, LG G8 ThinQ, LG G7 Fit, LG G7 One, LG G7 ThinQ, LG G6, LG K30, LG K20, LG K40S, LG K50S, LG K50, LG K40, LG K11 Plus, LG K10, LG K8, LG W30 Pro, LG W30, and the LG W10.

1. Skagen Falster 3 – * Editors Pick *

The Falster 3 looks pretty equal to the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch.

The biggest difference between the two is their body size.

Instead of the huge lugs and raised bezel that characterized the Fossil Gen 5, the Falster has smooth, slim lugs that gently protrude from the bottom and top of the case without the raised bezel.

The Skagen Falster 3 is also slightly thinner than the Fossil Gen 5. All Gen 5 models typically carry a 44 mm x 12 mm case, while the Skagen Falster is only 42 mm x 11 mm. 

The Falster 3 also gives buyers 2 attractive designs to choose from: Black with a leather band, and silver with a blue, silicone mesh strap.

All Skagen Falster smartwatches feature a 22 mm wristband, but you can always purchase replacement bands from third-party vendors.

Display: The Skagen Falster 3 features a 1.3-inches AMOLED, high-capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 328×328 pixels.

Battery: The Skagen Falster 3’s battery is admirable. The battery lasts for one full day.

Platform: The Falster 3 is powered by the Wear OS operating system.

Features: Wifi, water-resistant, speakers, accelerometer, GPS, heart-rate monitor, and step counter.

Pros

  • It has a nice-looking industrial design.
  • It is built from great quality materials.
  • It has an excellent display.
  • It has proprietary battery-saving features.
  • It has a solid speaker and mic.
  • It comes with a rotatable crown.
  • It is 3 ATM water-resistant.

Cons

  • It’s not the cheapest watch.

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The Skagen Falster 3 is a refreshing entry into the crowded smartwatch market, as far as looks are concerned that is.

The industrial style is unique, but its software and features can be found on almost any other comparable smartwatch.

If you’re familiar with Wear OS, then you won’t be caught off guard by its performance.

2. Emporio Armani Connected

If you’ve been looking for a smartwatch that looks exactly like a regular watch, then the Emporio Armani Connected is the watch for you. 

This is Armani’s first entry into the smartwatch space. To say that it is difficult to differentiate the Armani from a traditional watch would be an understatement. You would have to look long and hard to tell the difference.

The company has gone to great lengths to keep the Armani Connected’s profile as low as possible. Having said that, though, when you hear the term “smartwatch” you automatically think of higher capabilities. So, does the Armani Connected perform as well as it looks? 

Case: The Armani Connected sports the popular round case design preferred by so many smartwatch makers, and a stainless steel bezel. It also comes with a replaceable stainless strap.

Display: This smartwatch comes with a 1.3-inch, AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 390×390 pixels.

Platform: The Armani Connected runs on the Google Wear operating system.

Features: Some of the features included with this watch are, Bluetooth, Wifi, NFC, voice command, Google Assistant, gyro, heart-rate monitoring, and an accelerometer.

Pros

  • It’s the best looking OS smartwatch on the market today.
  • It is a nice improvement over its predecessor.
  • Has a customizable watch face.
  • It has a slim profile.

Cons

  • Its integrated GPS drains battery life.

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The Armani Connected is an exceptionally attractive timepiece, and with a name like Armani, you wouldn’t expect anything less.

However, it does have some issues with its battery life.

Meaning, if you cut off all of its high-tech features, like GPS, then you might get a couple of days uninterrupted service before recharging.

Otherwise, you can expect to recharge the device every night.

3. Ticwatch Pro

The smartwatch genre is becoming even more crowded with each passing day. For iPhone users the choice is obvious. But, for Android users, the number of choices is mind-boggling. And the biggest contributors to the Android glut are fashion designers. 

Nevertheless, small enclaves of innovation have managed to breakthrough in the Wear OS universe. China’s AI startup Mobvoi is one such company. 

The company is so new it had to use crowdfunding to finance its first entries into the smartwatch field. Named the Ticwatch E and the Ticwatch S. Now they’re looking to turn the marketplace on its head with its latest entry, the innovative Ticwatch Pro.

Case: This smartwatch sports the traditional round case with a steel bezel and leather/silicone strap. If you don’t like the leather/silicone concoction then you can buy replaceable straps.

Display: The Ticwatch Pro has a 1.39-inch AMOLED and FSTN LCD dual display, with a resolution of 400×400 pixels.

Platform: Wear OS.

Features: Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, NFC, Google Assistant, and it also has a gyro and heart-rate monitor.

Pros

  • Its RAM has been increased from 512MB to 1GB.
  • Wear OS does a pretty good job when it comes to performance.
  • It comes with a good looking and comfortable strap.
  • It has decent battery life when not using GPS.
  • It has an accurate GPS.

Cons

  • The screen may be difficult to read in the sunlight.
  • A little on the chunky side.

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The company is not as well-known as some of the more established smartwatch manufacturers, but it does have a couple of the big guys in its corner named Google and Volkswagen.

In only one year of existence, Mobvoi has managed to release 3 smartwatches with the Tichwatch Pro being its latest incarnation. The biggest change is its second screen feature which allows the wearer to conserve battery life. However, it will be interesting to see if this kind of innovation alone will be enough to catapult the company into the big leagues.

4. LG G Watch

The LG G smartwatch gives you access to a wide range of notifications right from your wrist. You can also perform other tasks like book a Lyft ride and add appointments to your calendar. This could cut down on the number of times you reach into your pocket for your smartphone. 

The LG G also gives you the option of changing the band to create a more personalized look. 

It sports a minimalist design with a clean, low profile, so it is not as overbearing as some smartwatches.

Another exciting feature of the LG G smartwatch is its voice command feature. This provides the user with a handy way to access information while driving along or out for a jog.

However, fitness gurus will be disappointed that the LG G doesn’t have a heart-rate monitor.

Nor is it waterproof, so that rules out swimmers becoming a big fan.

There aren’t many health & wellness features at all with this device, except for the gyro, accelerometer, and compass.

Dimensions: The LG G is 46.5 x 37.9 x 10mm and weighs 63g.

Display: It also has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16m colors.

Platform: The LG G runs on Wear OS, with a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-Core CPU.

Features: Some apps include an accelerometer, Gyro, MP3 player, and photo viewer.

Pros

  • Has interchangeable wrist bands.

Cons

  • Has a short battery life.

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LG G’s ability to keep you connected with your smartphone makes it an instant winner.

However, it missed the mark a little bit because of its lack of fitness features. 

But, if you’re the type of person who likes to stay abreast of who’s trying to get in contact with you, then, like I said, the LG G is your smartwatch.

In the end, you’ll have to be the judge, based on how many bells and whistles you want your smartwatch to have.

I’m guessing, though, that the LG G is enough of a smartwatch for the average person.

5. Huawei Watch GT 2

The Huawei Watch GT 2 changes the smartwatch paradigm a little, as the device runs on Huawei’s mobile operating system, Lite OS, a rather interesting, if not nice, diversion from Google’s Wear OS and Android’s Tizen operating system. 

However, it maintains the standard smartwatch look featured by other smartwatch makers over the past few years. Plus, a few interchangeable watch-faces, sensors, and a nice display.

But, where the GT 2 separates itself from the rest of the field is in its battery life, having a battery life comparable to some tablets.

Dimensions: The Watch GT 2 measures 45.9×45.9×10.7mm and weighs in at 41g. 

Display: It has an OLED capacitive touchscreen with 16mm colors and 454×454 pixels.

Features: Has an accelerometer, gyro, heart-rate monitor, barometer, and compass.

Pros

  • Great design.
  • Beautiful display.
  • Exceptional battery life.
  • Accurate heart-rate monitor.
  • Good fitness tracking.
  • Always-on display.

Cons

  • No NFC.

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The Huawei GT 2 is a marked improvement over its predecessor, but it probably won’t appeal to everyone. Especially the high-tech crowd who would like to have as many features as possible packed into their smartwatch.

So it depends on what you’re looking for in a smartwatch whether you like Huawei’s latest entry or not. But, if I had to guess, I’d wager that the Huawei GT 2’s exceptional battery life alone will win over a lot of smartwatch enthusiasts.

6. Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle

The Fossil Gen 5 is hitting on all cylinders. The design is both simplistic and debonair and wears exceptionally well. Its performance is also above average and the manufacturers have included a nice bundle of features to boot.

The battery life is nothing to write home about but, all-in-all, the gen 5 is a pretty good smartwatch.

Dimensions: The Fossil Gen 5 features a 1.28-inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, set in a 44mm case.

Platform: The Gen 5 runs on Google’s Wear OS with 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM.

Features: Heart-rate monitor, speaker, GPS, NFC, and smartphone notifications.

Pros

  • Stylish design.
  • Good performance.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • It comes with a wide variety of watch faces pre-installed.
  • GPS, NFC, and a heart-rate monitor.

Cons

  • Its battery life could be better.

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The Fossil Gen 5 is an admirable Wear OS smartwatch. The extra RAM has made a noticeable difference in app launch-time and improved its performance. 

The battery life is still not great, but if you shut down a few apps you can get some decent battery life out of it.

If you’ve never owned a Wear OS operated smartwatch before, then this device might be the one to experience it with.

7. Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung has produced a lot of great smartwatches and wearables in its relatively short history joining the fray while staying true to the Samsung philosophy.

Since the introduction of the Gear 2, Samsung has consistently added more features to its smartwatch line, longer battery life, better fitness tracking, and some would even say more stylish. And this latest edition continues that trend.

Dimensions: The Galaxy Watch is 49x46x13mm and weighs in at 63g. 

Display: The Galaxy Watch features a Super AMOLED high capacitive touchscreen with 16m colors. The screen resolution is 360×360 pixels and encased in durable Corning Gorilla Glass. It also has an always-on display and a rotating bezel.

Platform: The Galaxy is powered by the Tizen-based OS 4.0 operating system, and has a dual-core 1.15 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU.

Features: Accelerometer, gyro, heart-rate monitor, barometer, natural language commands, dictation, and Qi wireless charging.

Pros

  • The display is excellent even in bright sunlight.
  • Attractive rotating bezel.
  • Good health&fitness tracking.
  • Hardware is robust and durable.

Cons

  • Always-on watch face drains battery life.
  • Charges slowly.

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The Galaxy Watch would make a great accessory for any smartwatch enthusiast no matter the lifestyle. It has some good fitness apps for the active set, but it also has some handy tools for the casual wearer like its notification app. So, you can stay in touch even while on the go. 

The battery life is a little bit of a concern, however, especially if you chose to use the always-on watch face option. But that seems to be the only black mark against an otherwise excellent device.

8. Nixon Mission SS

The Nixon Mission SS is a ruggedly-handsome smartwatch designed for the active set. It has some features that are unique to this smartwatch alone and boasts unparalleled water resistance. Surfers and divers are going to love this watch.

In addition to the usual assortment of watch faces available for this watch, the Mission offers 6 more additional custom watch faces.

Display: It features an analog display that is also reminiscent of a bygone era. But, this is a modern smartwatch in every aspect. All of the readouts on this timepiece feature the analog design, but don’t be fooled – they are all fully automatic. 

Case: The beautifully-design case is 48 millimeters in diameter for optimum readability. 

Band: It also comes with a stylish stainless steel band that oozes sophistication, so don’t be surprised if you get a lot of double-takes while sporting this smartwatch. The band is a full 23 millimeters in width for maximum comfort. 

Color: The Mission SS comes in a silver color that gives it that rugged metallic look, which is further accentuated by the dial’s deep, black background. The folks at Nixon out-did themselves with this color contrast. 

Cover: The Mission SS advanced hardware is protected by a 400×400 Corning AMOLED glass cover and is waterproof to a depth of 100 meters.

Pros

  • Solid sporty design.
  • Waterproof to 100m.
  • Stainless steel construction.
  • Runs on Wear OS.
  • IOS and Android compatible.

Cons

  • Side button needs to be pressed firmly to access the other apps. 
  • A little on the chunky side.

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The Nixon Mission SS is the ideal smartwatch for people who want the best of both worlds, a ruggedly-handsome sports watch, and the functionality of a smartwatch.

9. LG Watch Style

The LG Watch Style is a stylish, but basic smartwatch released in February 2017. Yet, it was one of the first smartwatches to feature the highly-anticipated Wear OS update. It is not a device loaded down with high-tech features, but when it comes to attractiveness, this one is hard to beat. That’s probably one reason the company chose the name “Style” for this device.

Display: The LG Style features a capacitive touchscreen with 16m colors and solid black background. The hands and readouts are white, which creates a nice contrast for easy readability. The hardware is protected behind a Gorilla Glass 3 screen.

Case: The case is constructed from 316L stainless steel to protect against wear and tear. 

Dimensions: The LG Style is 42.3×45.7×10.8mm. These dimensions are pretty much in line with your average smartwatch. 

Weight: This watch weighs in at 46g, which is also about average. 

Platform: Wear OS.

Pros

  • Rotating dial makes navigation much easier.
  • Water-resistant.
  • Slim, non-bulky design.
  • Beautiful, vibrant display.
  • iOS and Android compatible.

Cons

  • Short battery life.

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The manufacturers seem to have placed more of an emphasis on style when they designed this watch. It is one of the best-looking watches on the market today. They seemed to have sacrificed features to arrive at the slender profile featured in this offering, features that might’ve made the LG Watch Style more attractive to smartwatch enthusiasts who are more attractive to the gadgets a smartwatch has than appearance.

10. Michael Kors Access Runway

The Michael Kors Runway is the most recent entry for the Michael Kors class of smartwatches. This watch exudes class and sophistication and is ideal for both men and women. It also comes loaded with tons of features and helpful apps.

Shape: The Michael Kors features the elegant round shape so popular among stylish smartwatches of today.

Case: The case is manufactured from stainless steel for durability. 

Band: The attractive band is also made from stainless steel giving the whole package a rugged, metallic look.

Glass: The Michael Kors Access Runway features durable Corning Gorilla glass that offers optimum protection for this attractive timepiece.

Colors: This watch comes in three beautiful colors, rose, rose gold-tone, and silver.

Sensors: Accelerometer, heart-rate monitor, gyro, ambient light.

Platform: The Michael Kors Access Runway features Wear OS.

Pros

  • Classy, elegant look.
  • Built to last.
  • Dust and water-resistant up to 50 meters.
  • Fitness-tracking features for the physically active set.
  • Customizable straps.
  • Customizable glass face.
  • Built-in input microphone.

Cons

  • No loudspeaker.
  • Poor battery life.

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The Michael Kors Access Runway is a full-featured alternative to the Access Sofie and features a significant upgrade in functionality to the Access Grayson. It is their most successful effort to date in creating a legitimate smartwatch capable of competing in the crowded luxury smartwatch market.

11. TicWatch E2

The TicWatch E2 is a slight improvement over its predecessor. It is a pretty good all-around smartwatch. Sure, it doesn’t have a ton of high-tech features and apps, nor is it the easiest smartwatch to operate, but it is sufficient for the average person.

The display is above average, however, and sports an exciting array of fitness tracking features. 

Shape: Features the popular round shape preferred by most sophisticated smartwatch owners today.

Case: The case is constructed from advanced polycarbonate for durability and style.

Strap: The strap is made from silicone and is a comfortable 22mm wide.

Platform: The TicWatch E2 is powered by Google’s Wear operating system.

Features: Bluetooth, heart-rate monitor, step tracker, calorie counter, sleep timer, GPS.

Pros

  • Good performance.
  • Large, sharp screen.
  • Plenty of features for its class.
  • Respectable battery life.

Cons

  • No NFC.
  • A little bit on the chunky side.

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The TicWatch E2 should appeal to anyone who favors watches with large displays. And at 49.9mm I would say this is a big watch. But, if you want a larger display, then you have to be willing to accept a chunkier watch. 

Although a slight improvement over its predecessor, the TicWatch E, there isn’t that much of a difference when you get right down to it. Probably the biggest change is that the manufacturers decided to move the buttons from the left side of the display to the right, where they are on most top of the line smartwatches.

12. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is Samsung’s latest entry into the smartwatch market, following on the success of the Galaxy Watch Active. This latest offering, however, represents a revolution in the design of Samsung smartwatches. Gone is the rotating bezel which has been a mainstay of the company’s smartwatches for so long. The company also decided to make their watches smaller and lighter. The result is one of the most comfortable smartwatches on the market.

Dimensions: The new Samsungs are smaller and lighter, having the following dimensions at 44x44x10.9mm, and weighing a paltry 42g.

Display: It has a Super AMOLED touchscreen with 16m colors.

Platform: Tizen-based OS.

Features: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate monitor, and a barometer.

Pros

  • Larger size.
  • Larger display.
  • Longer battery life.
  • There is an LTE variant.
  • Very comfortable fit.
  • Very attractive.

Cons

  • Not much of an increase in performance over its predecessor.
  • No fall protection.

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The Galaxy Active 2’s biggest selling point is probably that it looks and feels so much like a regular watch. So, kudos to the company for resisting the temptation to try to create a watch with an elaborate and clunky design, just so they could say their product was different. The unassuming, unpretentious design just makes this watch feel more at home.

13. TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

TAG Heuer’s first entry into the smartwatch market is a fully customizable smartwatch that has over 4,000 variations.

Powered by Wear OS, this high-tech Swiss modular watch comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC. Living up to its goal of personalizing the smartwatch, TAG Heuer designed their timepiece to be a waterproof, luxurious timepiece and sealed it with the “Swiss Made” trademark.

Dimensions: The dimensions 45x45x13.7mm is about average for today’s smartwatches.

Case: The case and bezel are made from grade 2 titanium.

Strap: The strap is constructed from vulcanized rubber with titanium clasps. 

Weight: The TAG Heuer weighs in at a comfortable 64.4g

Platform: Wear OS.

Pros

  • Swiss made.
  • Water-resistant to 50m.
  • Built-in GPS.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Access to your favorite apps.

Cons

  • Not iOS compatible.
  • No heart rate monitor.
  • No LTE.

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The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 has an attractive and appealing design. The body is crafted in the best Swiss watchmaking tradition and is built to last.

14. Huawei Watch 2

The Huawei Watch 2 comes in both a sport and classic variation, and they’re both powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. It packs a whopping 768MB of RAM and 4GB of local storage. It also comes with a ton of sensors and applications including a heart rate monitor, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS. 

If this was TAG Heuer’s attempt to become a premier watchmaker, then the partnership they formed with Google and Intel was a step in the right direction. The partnership gives it full access to such Google features like Google Maps, Google Translate, Google fit, Google assistant, and much more.

Dimensions: This watch has an acceptable 48.9x45x12.6mm body size, and weighs in at 57g.

Display: The Huawei 2 features an OLED capacitive touchscreen with 16m colors, and a 1.2-inch screen.

Platform: It runs on Wear OS for superior performance.

Features: It features some of the more popular features available for smartwatches, like heart rate monitoring, gyro, barometer, and a compass.

Pros

  • The addition of Wear OS is a major improvement for this watch.
  • 25-Day battery life in watch mode.
  • Also comes in an optional 4G model.

Cons

  • Inaccurate fitness sensors.

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This is a pretty good smartwatch as far as smartwatches go, you’ll surely love this one as your first smartwatch.

15. LG Watch W7

With the introduction of the LG Watch W7, the company tried to bridge the gap between the functionality of a traditional watch and the high-tech features of today’s top of the line smartwatches. 

The Watch W7 does look like a traditional watch, with its sleek, stainless steel frame and old-style physical hands. But the company went one step further and tried to incorporate a digital display along with its mechanical functions. 

Dimensions: The LG Watch W7 is 45.5×44.5x13mm and weighs in at 79g.

Display: It features a P-OLED touchscreen and 16m colors. The screen size is a nice 1.2-inches.

Platform: The LG Watch W7 is powered by Wear OS for optimum performance.

Features: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, and a barometer.

Pros

  • Very stylish.
  • Nice tactile feel.
  • Well-made device.

Cons

  • Short battery life.

16. Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30

The Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 is a smartwatch powered by Wear OS and designed for the active set. This watch is built for durability and can take anything those adventurous types throw at it. It comes packed with sensors with the outdoor’s type in mind, including hiking, fishing, running, and swimming. It also comes with full-color maps and GPS. It also features a dual-layer display for extended battery life.

Display: The Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 features a Monochrome LCD with colored OLED LCD. The display size for the Pro Trek is a nice 1.2-inches with a resolution of 390×390 pixels.

Screen: The Pro Trek also features a capacitive touchscreen and 3 additional operational buttons.

Dimensions: The housing for this watch is 60.5×53.8mm and weighs in at 83g. 

Strap: The strap is made from flexible, but durable urethane.

Features: Some features include, Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS, email alerts, event reminders, and weather reports.

Pros

  • Dual-layer display for extended battery life.
  • Built to last.

Cons

  • Performance is a little slow.
  • No heart-rate monitor.

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All in all, this is a pretty good smartwatch, but its biggest selling point is probably its numerous outdoorsmen features.

Wouter

Wouter is a passionate technology-related blogger who enjoys researching and writing about smartwatch-related topics.

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