11 Exceptional Smartwatches With Extremely Long Battery Life

Smartwatch, to be frank, doesn’t usually last more than 1-2 days. Even though someone is ready to pay a handsome amount, no word comes out in the terms of battery lifetime.

I did quite an intensive research in last 4-days and fortunately have found numbers of exceptional smartwatches with long battery life. In fact, these don’t seem to compromise much on features or anything else.

So go down and read thoroughly to understand everything, where these are good at and where these are not. I have tried my best to broke it down into short and simple paragraphs.

The Best Smartwatches With Long Battery Life

Truth Be Told First “Smartwatch Batteries are Weak!”

The fact is, no smartwatch is going to hold the battery up for weeks if you use all the features in full swing. Those smartwatch batteries are not very different from your smartphone’s.

Some company will say our smart watch will go two or three weeks on single charge, but there is a “but” assigned. Most of them will add a condition that you have to use it in the watch/activity tracking mode in order to preserve the maximum battery life.

There are “Hybrid” smartwatches which do this job precisely. Some of these watches can hold charges for a full year! The “but” behind this is that all these hybrid smartwatches are identically classic ordinary watches with added smart features at the core. Many of them don’t even have digital screens to show stats or texts.

Well, I’m pretty sure this is one of the poor facts you’ve heard today. Let’s enlighten your face with a good news.

There are some gems among them and they are better to be called the exceptional ones. After a quite intensive research, I have gathered more than a dozen of smartwatches with long battery life. The followings are the best among themselves.

Let’s have a look.

Normal Smartwatches With Long Battery Life

1. Vector Watch Luna – Up to 30 Days

Vector Watch Luna

Overview:

Don’t get feigned thinking Vector Watch Luna is a classic watch. In the above-left image, that is purely a watchface set on the monochrome display. The shape of this watch is so identical to a classic watch that classic watchfaces easily blends in it.

You are given a full set of customizable watchfaces, data streams like weather, date, new, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc) and useful apps like Uber, Evernote, remote music, camera shutter control etc.

Vector Luna is almost precise at dealing with activity and sleep tracking. You can gauge steps, distance, calorie and more, alongside Google Fit and Apple Health Kit integration. You can, other than that, read email, sms, phone notifications, and accept or reject incoming calls from the wrist.

Vector Watch’s tagline is “The smartwatch with a 30-day battery life” and they really put the battery lifetime in the front line. It is really hard to find a smartwatch these days which will hold the charge for a whole month.

P.S: Don’t you like circular-shaped smart watches? Vector has another watch named “Vector Watch Meridian” which comes in a rectangular shape with everything else same.

Features:

  • Always on power saving monochrome display
  • Activity and sleep tracking with Google Fit and Apple Health Kit integration
  • Full bundle of customizable watchfaces, data streams and apps
  • GPS real-time data collected from phone
  • Accept/reject calls, view texts, emails, phone notifications
  • Find phone, camera control, remote music
  • Water resistant up to 5ATM

Supported OS: Android, iOS, Windows Phone

Colors: Steel/Black, Gold/Black, Black/Black and 8 more

Price: $$$

Available On: Amazon

2. Garmin Vivoactive- Up to 21 Days

Garmin Vivoactive

Overview:

Featuring ultra-thin and high-res touchscreen, Garmin Vivoactive is one of the best GPS enabled smartwatch for activity tracking and push notifications. With the “Garmin Heart Rate Monitor” chest strap (sold separately in the bundle), it shows more accurate heart rate.

It notifies you for calls, sms, e-mails and calendar, plus notifications from mobile apps and social media. This smart watch features built-in sports apps like running, biking, swimming, golfing and walking for pure athletics.

Vivoactive has a set of custom watch faces and apps which are available for downloading at Garmin’s Connect IQ Store.

With all these full-fledged features of a smartwatch and fitness tracker, Garmin Vivoactive offers a very good battery life. It can go up to 21 days in one charge having your GPS turned off. However, with the GPS running, it can stay on for 10 hours at most.

Features:

  • Supports heart rate monitoring with chest strap
  • Built-in GPS for running, cycling, swimming and activity tracking
  • Alerts for calls, sms, e-mail and calendar reminder
  • Social media and other mobile app notifications
  • More than 1,300 downloadable apps, watchfaces and widgets

Supported OS: Android, iOS, Windows Phone

Colors: Black, White

Price: $$$

Available On: Amazon

3. TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music – Up to 21 Days

TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music

Overview:

There are three variations of TomTom Spark 3, but the Cardio + Music version has features of them all. It is actually a non-touchscreen smartwatch with built-in heart rate monitoring and GPS features.

Additionally, it is a full-featured activity tracker that tracks step, distance, time, pace, calorie and more. The multisport mode enables in it the ability to measure running, biking, swimming, treadmill runs and workouts.

It has a waterproof built that can hold up under the water up to 40 meters. You can dive, swim or bath having it worn but HR will not work when it is submerged under water.

The best attraction of this smart watch is the music player that comes with a storage of 3GB and that can sometimes storage more than 500 songs. In the Cardio+Music bundle, you will get a bluetooth headphone included for non-stop music, while it is advantageous that it supports a wide range of other headphones too.

Using it like an activity tracker the battery can last up to 21 days. However, with GPS enabled it can go 11 hours and with GPS + heart rate + music enabled it can last 5 hours at most. So the battery life depends on how you will use it.

Features:

  • Non-touchscreen display for power saving
  • Built-in heart rate monitoring and GPS tracking
  • Activity tracking, multisport mode, route exploration
  • Music player with 3GB storage (over 500 songs’ capacity)
  • Bluetooth headphone for seamless music (with Cardio+Music bundle)
  • Waterproof up to 40 meters

Supported OS: Android, iOS

Colors: Black

Price: $$$

Available On: Amazon

4. Pebble Time Steel – Up to 10 Days

Overview:

Pebble Time Steel is made of marine grade stainless steel chassis and genuine Italian leather band strap, providing it a perfectly solid appearance.

It includes “Pebble Health” which is the built-in activity and sleep tracker. It appears on the timeline with daily or weekly graphs of stats to show how much progress you’re making.

Alongside that, Time Steel has support for calendar, event, calls and notifications, facilitated with a built-in microphone for quick replies in apps including SMS, Gmail, Facebook Messanger, WhatsApp and so forth.

Pebble App Store offers thousands of beautiful watch faces, plus thousands of essential apps for proving that the watches they produce are real smart.

With all those features and some more stashed inside it, Pebble Time Steel will have your back for more than a week on a single charge, up to 10 days in light use.

Features:

  • Pebble Health: Built-in activity and sleep tracker
  • Thousands of watchfaces and app at Pebble Appstore
  • Built-in microphone for quick replies in apps
  • Calendar, calls, music playback, notifications
  • Water resistant up to 30 meters

Supported OS: Android, iOS

Colors: Black, Gold, Silver, Deluxe Black

Price: $$

Available On: Amazon

5. Garmin Vivoactive HR – Up to 8 Days

Garmin Vivoactive HR

Overview:

Garmin Vivoactive, that I included at #1 on this list, needs a chest strap for enabling heart rate monitoring. However, the Garmin Vivoactive HR has a wrist-based heart rate monitoring technology that doesn’t require any additional strap.

Unfortunately, this exclusive feature does affect the main perspective of your coming here. While Garmin Vivoactive can go up to 21 days on a single full charge, Garmin Vivoactive HR can hardly exceed 8 days.

Other than this fact, Vivoactive HR is not inferior on any side. It has a high-res and colorful touch screen featuring “Move IQ”, the automatic activity detection technology that detects what activity or sport like running, biking or swimming you’re doing and gauges them.

Garmin Vivoactive HR does support and has access to Garmin’s “Connect IQ Store” where more than 1,300 apps, watchfaces, widgets and data fields are available for downloading at free of cost.

Features:

  • Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology
  • Smart notifications for calls, texts, email and various apps
  • Move IQ: Automatic activity detection and tracking
  • Accelerometer and GPS enabled activity tracking for running, biking etc.
  • More than 1,300 downloadable apps, watchfaces and widgets

Supported OS: Android, iOS, Windows Phone

Colors: Black

Price: $$$

Available On: Amazon

6. Fitbit Blaze- Up to 5 Days

Fitbit Blaze

Overview:

Fitbit Blaze is a perfect fitness-cum-smart watch that does both beautifully.

Features like PurePulse (wrist-based heart rate), SmartTrack (exercise recognization and recording), FitStar (step-by-step workout instructions) turned it out into a useful fitness companion. There is also multisport support where you are given the choice to select desired sport and check real-time stats onscreen.

Smart notification for mobile apps, alerts for calls, sms, email, calendar, music control, auto sleep, silent alarm and more similar features subserve your need of having a smartwatch.

One important fact you really ought to know. Though this watch has a feature called “Connected GPS”, it physically doesn’t have built-in gps. You are given the option to utilize your smartphone’s gps to show routes in the watch screen.

The high-resolution and color touchscreen “Fitbit Blaze” can last as long as 5 days on a single charge. Albeit you can make it last one more day or two longer by limiting the use of heart rate monitoring.

Features:

  • PurePulse: Continous wrist-based heart rate monitoring
  • SmartTrack: Automatic exercise recognization and recording
  • FitStar: Step-by-step workout instructions
  • Call, text, calendar alerts, smart notifications
  • Music control, auto sleep, silent alarm

Supported OS: Android, iOS, Windows Phone

Colors: Gun Metal, Black/Silver, Blue/Silver, Gold/Pink, Plum/Silver

Price: $$$

Available On: Amazon

7. Matrix PowerWatch – Battery Never Dies (Not Yet Released)

Matrix PowerWatch

Overview:

Matrix Powerwatch is the first smartwatch in the market that uses body heat to generate charge. So ultimately it means that you never need to charge the device. It has a power meter to show how much charge someone is generating.

So what will happen when someone takes it off? The watch will store current data in memory and go to sleep. Whenever it is put back, the smart watch will start from where it was left.

Talking about other features, PowerWatch uses advanced thermoelectric technology to provide accurate calorie count, tracks steps and monitors sleep. In another model called “PowerWatch X“, you can have phone notifications on your watch.

Although many of you would feel like buying this unique technology, sadly it is not released yet. It is estimated to be launched around October 2017, but who knows it could face some delay. You can still preorder it from their website to get it in the first shipment.

Features:

  • Never needs recharging – uses body heat to generate charge
  • Accurate calorie counter, step counter, app notifications
  • A wide range of customizable watchfaces are available
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters

Supported OS: Android, iOS

Colors: Silver/Black, Black

Price: $$$

Available On: Matrix Industries

Hybrid Smartwatches With Long Battery Life

8. Kronaby Connected Watch – Up to 2 Years

Kronaby Apex

Overview:

Kronaby Connected Watch is identically an analog classic watch with some smart features stashed in. You can never tell by visualizing whether it is an ordinary watch or a smart hybrid watch.

This smartwatch has built-in activity tracking features for counting steps and setting up goals. It has, in addition, SOS alert for sending messages to pre-selected contacts and GeoTag for tagging locations.

The good thing about this watch is that it has filtered notification support. You can segregate which notification you want to get notified for in your wrist with mild vibration and which one you don’t. It has, besides, useful remote features like camera shutter control, music control, find phone, inactivity alert and more.

The battery that comes with Kronaby watches are standard watch batteries but they can last up to 2 years depending on your usage. When the battery is dead, you can simply open up the back and replace it with a new one.

P.S: There are total 4 models of Kronaby Connected Watch (1) Apex (2) Carat (3) Nord (4) Sekel and each of these models are available in 5-10 different colors and designs. You should must take a look inside their website if you are a fashionable person.

Features:

  • Automatic time and date update wherever you go
  • Activity tracking with Apple Health and Google Fit integration
  • Filtered notification for people, apps and functions
  • Music control, camera shutter control, find phone
  • Silent alarm, timer, inactivity alert, reject call
  • Replaceable battery that lasts up to 2 years

Supported OS: Android, iOS

Colors: Black, Steel, Gold, Rose Gold

Price: $$$

Available On: Kronaby

9. COGITO Classic – Up to 1 Year

COGITO Classic

Overview:

COGITO Classic is another watch in the row that has both analog dial-based clock and a LCD display along with some notification icons that blinks.

This watch can work as a connected watch to receive and show alerts for class, sms, email, alerts, calendar, reminder and social media apps. It has a dedicated “Caller ID” display which can be used to see who is calling you right from the wrist.

There are some other additional smart features like music control, remote camera and find my phone. With all these features, this smartwatch can last up to 1 year using a button cell battery and that is also replaceable.

The best quality of the COGITO Classic is that, it is fully functional even when it is submerged under deep water. It has strong water resistance up to 10 ATM water. So you don’t have to be worried you’re either wearing it or not in the pool or under the shower.

Features:

  • Caller ID Display to see who’s calling
  • Receive notification for calls, emails, calendar and social media
  • Camera shutter control, music control, find phone
  • Replaceable button cell battery that lasts up to 1 year
  • Enhanced water-resistance up to 10 ATM

Supported OS: Android, iOS

Colors: Black Onyx, Clockwork orange, Deep Purple and 3 more

Price: $$$

Available On: Amazon

10. Skagen Hagen Connected – Up to 6 Months

Skagen Hagen Connected

Overview:

Skagen Hagen Connected is a dial and vibration based smart notifying regular classic watch with added activity tracking features.

It has activity tracking like counting steps, calories, distance, sleep and amount of water intakes. Activity goals can be set up to monitor progress right in their given app. It has, on the other hand, smart notifiers for sms, email, calls and some essential apps.

Skagen Hagen has “Link Technology” that is actually the process of remote capturing photos and controlling music from the wrist. However, I want to be on the honest side by informing you that this device doesn’t have any digital display. It only has haptic vibration and a dial-based 4-color pointer notification.

P.S: I’ve already reviewed this product intensively sometime ago. You can take a broader look here “Skagen Hagen Connected Review” for further knowing about this watch.

Features:

  • Smart activity tracking like steps, calorie, water intake etc.
  • Automatic time and date update including multiple zone support
  • Get notifications for call, sms and e-mail (vibration + dial)
  • Link Technology: For snapping photos and controlling music
  • Replaceable coin cell battery that lasts up to 6 months

Supported OS: Android, iOS

Colors: Brown/Grey, Silver/Silver, Brown/Rose Gold, Black/Silver

Price: $$$

Available On: Amazon

11. Withings Steel HR- Up to 45 Days

Withings Steel HR

Overview:

Withings Steel HR one of those exceptional watches that have analog dial clock and digital screen at the same time. Although the size of the screen is much smaller, it does the work of showing numbers like heart rate or names.

It has optimized heart rate monitoring feature which can track it continuously and come up with useful trends and reports. Since heart rate is the mother of everything, you can try to impose it in your daily workout to assess your performance. It supports other activities like running, swimming, biking, sleeping with proper tracking of them.

This smart watch is featured with improved connectivity with smartphones and a small screen to show alerts or notifications like calls, sms, emails or silent alarms.

Withings Steel HR holds the credit of “best battery life of a heart rate tracker smartwatch” in the market. With continuous heart rate monitoring enabled, it can last up to 25 days. If you choose to turn HR off and use it as a normal activity tracker, it can last up to 45 days.

Features:

  • Continuous heart rate monitoring
  • Automatic activity and sleep tracking
  • Get notifications for calls, emails and events
  • Small digital screen to show HR, steps, calories, alerts etc
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters
  • Battery lasts 25 days with HR and 45 days without HR

Supported OS: Android, iOS

Colors: Black

Price: $$$

Available On: Amazon

Alright then. You have scanned all 11 smartwatches, but there is one that I kept aside particularly to discuss at the end.

The Mega One That Never Needs Charging!

★★★ Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Proximity – Battery Never Dies

Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Proximity

Overview:

Some techies were heard saying “well, this is real smartness!” throwing their attention to the Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Proximity. It never needs charging and the battery never dies!

Citizen, the renowned watch brand, has used their Eco-Drive Technology (battery charges automatically by exposure of light using a solar panel hidden under the watch face) in a hybrid smartwatch as a commitment to the battery-life seekers.

The classic watch face and posh built along with some essential smart features have turned out to be real attractive to a bunch of consumers. Nevertheless, some people defame it for its being a hybrid watch and missing features like activity tracking.

Features:

  • Eco-Drive: light-powered battery system
  • Automatically syncs time in 316 cities worldwide
  • Get notifications for call, sms and e-mail (vibration + dial)
  • Chronograph, alarm, find phone feature
  • Water resistant up to 100 meters

Supported OS: Android, iOS

Colors: Silver, Black

Price: $$$

Available On: Amazon

So If You Have to, Which Smartwatch Would You Choose?

The question appears that if you have to buy a smartwatch today, which one you would choose to ensure good battery lifetime. Or you are rather confused how can you find the right one for your particular need.

Let’s make it easy for you. First of all, you have two general options. Choose whether you need a normal smartwatch or a hybrid smartwatch.

  1. Normal: A digital display based watch that has many smart features but low battery life.
  2. Hybrid: Basically an analog classic watch with no or limited digital display that has comparatively lesser features but long battery life.

Now you are gonna choose the right one in your preferred category. It is totally up to your taste, but here are some I would dare to suggest:

  1. Normal: Vector Watch Luna (max battery), TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music (max features), Garmin Vivoactive (all-round)
  2. Hybrid: Kronaby Connected Watch (max battery), Withings Steel HR (all-round and max features)
  3. Exceptional: Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Proximity (battery never dies)

So which is the best smartwatch with longest battery life in your opinion and why? I am eagerly waiting to know.