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9 Best Smart Watches in Australia [2023]

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Best Smart Watch Australia
Best Smart Watch Australia

If you are looking for the best smart watches in Australia, you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best options on the market and help you decide which one is right for you. With so many different brands and models available, it can be difficult to know where to start. But don’t worry – we are here to help in finding the best smart watch in Australia!

1) Fossil Watch Gen 5

Key FeatureQualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 3100 processor
Where to Buy

The Fossil Smartwatch Gen 5, the company’s most recent series of smartwatches, is simply breathtaking. Given that the watch producer has been producing fashionable wrist jewelry for over 30 years, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Fossil Watch Gen 5 combines the brand’s traditional appearance with contemporary technology well.

The 5th generation has three distinct styles: Julianna (black/rose gold, rose gold, and gold-tone) and Carlyle (black and silver), both of which have a 44mm case, and the 46mm Garrett (five color choices). The three are identical in terms of functions, with the exception of style. The features include NFC, GPS, altimeter, heart rate sensor, and more, which you’ll find in all three. It was also the first WearOS watch to allow iPhone users to receive calls, which is a big selling point.

Key Differentiators:

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 3100 processor
  • Sensors for Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Compass, Gyroscope, Off-body IR, PPG Heart Rate
  • 24 Hr + multi-day Extended Mode

Customer’s Review:

I love this smart watch. It is fabulous. Works so well and it’s very nice and unique and easy to use. The design is stunning.


2) Apple Watch SE

Key FeatureWith GPS + Cellular models
Where to Buy

The Apple Watch Series 6 isn’t the cheapest smartwatch on the market, but thankfully, Tim Cook has blessed us with a more budget-friendly option: the Apple Watch SE. The front of it looks almost identical to the Series 6, however, there are some concessions under the hood. The ECG, if it’s ever approved in Australia, will be non-invasive and only use epinephrine for fast onset of action. There’s no always-on display, no ECG (if it even gets authorized), no SpO2 sensor, last-gen processor, and a less sophisticated optical heart sensor.

Key Differentiators:

  • With GPS + Cellular models
  • Track all your daily activity
  • Emergency SOS footnote4 and fall detection

3) Realme Watch S

Key FeatureReal-time Heart Rate Monitor
Where to Buy

Smartwatches are not cheap, to say the least. Because smart technology is new, you may believe that you must pay hundreds of dollars for something halfway decent. But the Realme Watch S is unexpectedly feature-rich for a device that is priced affordably.

It has an SpO2 sensor, a heart rate monitor, sleep and exercise monitoring capabilities, notification handling, music and camera control, and more than 100 different watch faces to select from. There are, however, several drawbacks. There is no NFC capability, so you can’t pay with your watch; there’s no voice assistant; there are only three exercise modes to choose from, and the watch uses a proprietary operating system that doesn’t allow users to download third-party applications.

Key Differentiators:

  • Blood Oxygen Monitor
  • Real-time Heart Rate Monitor
  • Smart Control Centre

Customer’s Review:

This watch is perfect for my needs. Very simple to use. You won’t be disappointed unless you want top specs and if so spend the money. For the money, it was a bargain.

Neil Burgoyne

4) OPPO Watch

Key Feature24-hour heart rate monitoring
Where to BuyClick here

The OPPO Watch is a beautiful watch that looks similar to an Apple Watch at first glance, yet it’s its own unique creature. It’s elegant, intelligent, and quick-charging, with a lovely display. On the negative side, sleep monitoring is unreliable, and the 41mm will only get you through a day or two of usage. That’s not ideal, but it’s understandable given its rapid charging capability.

Key Differentiators:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear
  • 24-hour heart rate monitoring
  • Guided breathing exercises

5) Garmin Fenix 6 Series

Key FeatureCalls and text replies on Android
Where to Buy

The Garmin Fenix 6 is the leader in multisport tracking, whether you’re a decathlete or simply enjoy running. The Fenix 6 series isn’t cheap, with the lowest-end model, the 6S, costing $599 and the top-of-the-line Solar model costing over $1,250. The Garmin Fenix 6 doesn’t pretend to be anything more than a feature-rich, tough, exercise-focused behemoth. It’s not the sort of thing you’d want to wear to a cocktail party, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more high-tech companion for your preferred sport.

Key Differentiators:

  • Calls and text replies on Android
  • Accurate GPS
  • Phone notifications

6) Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 - Smart Watch Australia
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 – Smart Watch Australia (Credit: Samsung Galaxy Watch 3)
Key FeatureEquipped with over 120 home workout programs
Where to Buy

Samsung’s Galaxy wearables line has found its stride with the Galaxy Watch 3. The Watch 3 is a powerhouse in terms of design and display, as well as features and battery life, making it Samsung’s first truly exciting competitor to the Apple Watch in a long time.

The Galaxy Watch 3 has a stylish, analog-looking design with a clever rotating bezel, a premium stainless steel finish, and a stylish leather strap. It’s one of the most typical smartwatches on the market, making it ideal for people who want smart features without looking advanced.

Key Differentiators:

  • Subtle rotating bezel
  • Automatically detect hard falls with its enhanced accelerometer
  • Equipped with over 120 home workout programs

7) Apple Watch Series 6

Key FeatureAll-day battery lifefootnote
Where to BuyClick here

Surprise, surprise, the finest smartwatch for iPhone users is an Apple Watch – specifically, the Apple Watch Series 6. The Series 6 isn’t a total redesign of its parent model, but the technology giant isn’t striving to reinvent the wheel either, and the newbie has a lot of welcome new features. The Apple Watch operates flawlessly with the iPhone, as you would anticipate. In fact, if you opt for the cellular version, it can serve as a suitable substitute for your phone in a variety of scenarios, such as at the beach or poolside.

Key Differentiators:

  • All-day battery lifefootnote
  • Blood Oxygen app and sensorfootnote4 and the ECG app.
  • Dust-resistant

8) Fitbit Versa 3

Key FeatureVoice assistant availability
Where to Buy

With a battery life that puts all rivals to shame, the Versa 3 from Fitbit sets a new standard for endurance. One charge is enough to get you through days upon days of work, exercise, and sleep with one charge lasting up to (and sometimes exceeding) six days. It also has some of the best health monitoring technology on the market. Although the Versa 3 is compatible with both Android and iOS, it does not allow iPhone users to read texts or take phone calls from their watch.

Key Differentiators:

  • Up to 12 hours with continuous GPS
  • Voice assistant availability 
  •  With Daily Readiness Score

9) Suunto 7

Key Feature70+ sports modes
Where to Buy

For years, Garmin and Suunto have competed for multisport watch dominance, but Garmin has taken the lead in our comparison. Suunto’s products, on the other hand, are still excellent alternatives – and slightly more affordable ones. The Suunto 7 is a mid-to-high-end smartwatch from the manufacturer that comes with over 70 exercise modes, free offline outdoor maps, NFC, GPS, and all of the other standard features of WearOS (Google Pay, Google Fit, and Google Assistant).

Key Differentiators:

  • 70+ sports modes
  • Suunto app or on major sports services like Strava, Endomondo, and TrainingPeaks
  • Battery-saving GPS mode

Customer’s Review:

I bought this Suunto 7 black sports watch last few months ago it is a great watch. I like all the features that build in and it’s satisfied me with all the sports I can do indoors or outside. And it records and tells me all that I’m done accurately. I like the sleek sporty looking and it fits my lifestyle. Definitely, I’m very satisfied and I will recommend it to all my sporty bike riders.


Smart Watch Australia

The smart watch Australia is a great tool for athletes looking to take their performance to the next level. Whether you’re training in the gym, running on the track, or cycling through your favorite mountainous terrain, smartwatches are designed with features that cater to all of these activities and more. These fitness-focused watches give you real-time stats about everything from distance traveled to calories burned so you can stay motivated throughout your workout routine.

The smartwatches we have listed provide many options when it comes to style – some come equipped with sporty black faces while others offer sleek analog looks perfect for everyday wear. No matter what kind of smartwatch suits your needs best, there’s one out there just waiting for you! Which smart watch has caught your eye?

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Australia. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Australia. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Australia has to offer.