Best connected watches in 2018: Keep an eye on your health for less than 200$

Welcome to our buying guide for the best sport watches in 2018. There is something for everyone: it is clear that not everyone will have the same criteria according to their needs and desires, whether to analyze your health and sports data. We get right to the point, here we go.

Nerds and athletes alike may be attracted to connected devices in 2018 and moving forward.

We have selected the best watches on the market; there are many of them. Before you decide to choose one or the other product, you will have to think carefully about your needs. It will be crucial to guide you correctly to the right product.

The technical characteristics and possibilities such as heart rate monitoring, weight, power supply, smartphone notifications, etc. are all elements that you can find on all connected watches. Not to mention, of course, other essential points such as the autonomy offered by these products or the waterproofing.

Sony Smartband 2


The first generation of Sony SmartBand does not have a display, there are LEDs, and you have to go through the application to be able to consult the various data transmitted by the sensors.

Regarding possibilities, classic, sleep, steps, calories. We also find its evolution, more expensive, the Smartband 2 light and comfortable, this one offers an average autonomy of 2 or 3 days depending on your use.


Fitbit Alta HR, Fitbit Charge 2


At Fitbit, we find the Alta HR which has many undeniable advantages, relatively advanced sleep monitoring, effective heart rate monitoring, notifications and many other possibilities. However, some will regret that this device is not waterproof due to its price. A point that will not cool everyone down, but it is good to know.

We keep on reviewing trendy models with the Fitbit Charge 2, the latter resolutely top of the range offering even more effective sleep monitoring. In particular, you can compare your sleep phases with people in your age group and gender, which is a practical way of finding out if there is anything wrong with them. A product to consider for the most demanding.


Garmin Vivosmart 3, Garmin Vivomove HR, Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2


The Garmin Vivosmart 3 will please Crossfit enthusiasts, especially those who like to follow its VO2 (maximum oxygen consumption). The automatic detection of exercises is a particularly valuable feature of the product. You can also track the variability of your heart rate, a product for sports enthusiasts. The GPS is not available to subscribers, but the manufacturer communicates on a robust tracking system with its integrated accelerometer.

The connected Vivomove HR watch takes the shape of a classic watch; a screen is nestled in the dial to access notifications from the smartphone. Regarding functionalities, we find stress monitoring, resistance to water up to 50m deep and an estimated autonomy of 14 days.

We end this presentation with the Garmin series with the Vivofit Jr. 2, a product that stands out a little bit because it is intended for children. Resulting from a collaboration with Disney, it is perfectly suitable for children over four years old.

The latter can tame various sporting activities thanks in particular to mini-games offered on the applications. An excellent Christmas gift idea for our little blond heads.