7 Best smartwatches for Small Wrists: Buying Guide

Best smartwatches for Small Wrists

Smartwatches are becoming a norm in our life as the market is getting flooded with new releases each day. Unlike smartphones, smartwatches are to be worn most of the time, so they should be more comfortable on your wrist. If you’re a person with a small wrist then you ought to get a compact but super-useful smartwatch. To make things easier for you. We’ve curated a list of some of the best smartwatches available out there. Without any further ado, let’s see one by one.

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7 Best SmartWatches for Small Wrists

Apple Watch Series 6

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The latest available Apple watch with the best-in-class feature and design. As it goes with most of the Apple products, the Watch Series 6 is a sleek and stylish smartwatch with an Always-on Retina Display. It enables you to access all the information at a glance, even in bright daylight outdoors.

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For a person with a small wrist, Apple is giving a 40 mm variant, while there is a bigger 44mm variant too. Both the variant comes with a stainless steel case with the Milanese loop option. Apple is providing this watch in aluminum and titanium case variants as well.

Apple does equip one of the variants of the Apple Watch Series 6 with cellular connectivity via the in-built e-SIM facility. So, in such variants, you can make calls without pairing to an iPhone.

Unarguably, the Apple Watch Series is the best option for iPhone owners. Apple’s latest Watch offers a bunch of new and smart features – most notably, a blood oxygen sensor alongside the ECG and a new S6 chip delivering substantial improvements under the hood. Resultingly, it feels everything from launching apps to swiping through watch faces noticeably faster and smoother.

Garmin Lily

Garmin Liliy

With a traditional design, Garmin Lily is more like a watch than a fitness tracker flaunting a round dialer and a leather strap. The Garmin Lily smartwatch has a circular 1-inch TFT LCD display with 240×201 pixels resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. As an advantage, the case is made of fiber-reinforced polymer material, and the watch weighs just 24 grams.

Garmin claims the watch to last for up to 5 days if Pulse Oxygen sleep tracking is disabled. It’s 5 ATM water and dust certified and measures 34.5×34.5×10.15mm in dimension. In terms of design, Gramin nailed it though. Arguably the nicest looking smartwatches with a traditional but enticing design. Neither too chunky nor bulky, the smaller dial size is perfect for small wrists especially those of women.

Coming to the fitness tracking features. It includes heart rate monitoring, resting heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen saturation monitoring, stress tracking, sleep tracking, and women’s health tracking like pregnancy and menstrual health tracking. A feature worth attention is – with the Garmin Connect app, users can log pregnancy-related symptoms, track baby movement, blood glucose levels, create customizable reminders, and receive exercise and nutrition tips. It also integrates Body Battery energy monitoring that shows the body’s current energy level which can help with scheduling workouts, rest times, and sleep.

As a bummer for some, the Lily doesn’t come with cellular connectivity of its own. So, the only way to make calls is to have an active phone paired with it. Another disadvantage is that the Lily doesn’t have its own GPS as well, but instead uses connected GPS.

If you’re excited about the Garmin smartwatch, better head over to Amazon to order one.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

Released back in 2019, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is still a strong contender to even some of the newly launched smartwatches. As some of the fans say, it’s a “true Samsung smartwatch” with rotating bezels for sci-fi-like navigation.

Samsung does everything better when it comes to displays and the beautiful circular design and a vibrant 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels of the watch is a feast to the eyes. The Tizen-powered wearable also has everything from a built-in heart rate monitor to standalone GPS connectivity, sleep tracking, water resistance, and a decent battery life going for it.

You can get the Active 2 for a price as low as $119.9 for the non-LTE variant. While you’ve to shed a little extra money on the LTE variant which will allow you to make calls without the need for a phone.

Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch

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Launched at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021 the Fossil Gen 5 LTE Touchscreen smartwatch supports 4G cellular connectivity on the Verizon network in the US and works with Android smartphones. The 2.4inch touchscreen smartwatch supports Always-on mode and is priced at $349 in the US. It comes in two colour options – Blush Silicone and Black Silicone. It sports a customizable 22 mm watch strap.

Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The smartwatch is compatible with smartphones running Android 6.0 and higher. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, LTE, and NFC.

Fitbit Luxe

Fitbit Luxe

The Fitbit Luxe is a new product from Fitbit, a stylish fitness tracker predominantly aimed at women. It boasts a vibrant AMOLED display promising to deliver up to 5 days of battery life.

The Luxe is quite a small watch, making it good for wearability. However, since there are no physical buttons for navigation, using the touchscreen on this small display area might be a not-so-good experience.

Coming to the build. the Fitbit Luxe case is made from stainless steel giving it a premium feel and finish. Thanks to the material the durability shouldn’t be of any issue. The Luxe comes in white, black, and orchid (pink) and there’s a special edition Fitbit Luxe Gorjana with gold link bracelet available for a slightly higher price as well.

As a con, the Luxe doesn’t come with GPS however connected GPS facility can be availed where a phone connected to the watch can be used to access GPS. A rewarding system is in the place known as the Active Zone Minutes metric, which will reward you for the time spent at higher heart rates. There are 20 built-in exercise modes with the facility to auto-track some workouts.

Amazfit GTS 2e

Amazfit GTS 2e

It’s a well-designed smartwatch. The Amazfit GTS 2e comes with a stylish 42 mm square screen. Featuring all the essential fitness tracking sensors, it’ll let you keep track of your vitals for the day, such as heart rate, blood sugar level, and so on. Not only it does sleep quality monitoring and stress level management but also helps to monitor your physical activity by calculating PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) value through its PAI Health Assessment System.

If that’s not enough, the Amazfit GTS 2e smartwatch does boast a voice control feature, supports 90 built-in sports modes, multiple watch faces, 5 ATM water-resistance ratings, and extended battery life of up to 14 days.

Fitbit Versa 3

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Fitbit Versa 3 smartwatch is one of the best smartwatches for men out there. This sleek and stylish smartwatch boards the vital sensor to keep a check on your heart rate as well as your all-day activity, including steps taken, calories burnt, and what not (just exaggerating). It does feature Active Zone Minutes and Personalised Reminders to keep you on track. With the SmartTrack option that automatically recognizes and records your workouts, you can be relaxed and feel at ease. Apart from the auto-track options, it also offers 20+ exercise modes.

Fitbit Versa 3 smartwatch flaunts a 34 mm display, which is good for a small wrist person. The company claims 6-day battery life. Other goodies include; built-in GPS, guided breathing sessions, water resistance up to 50 meters, Do Not Disturb Mode, Always-On Display Mode, and hundreds of clock face designs.

For people who like to customize, Fitbit Versa 3 is available in different variants in terms of bezel and strap color. Note that, depending on which model you choose the price may vary a bit here and there.

Garmin Venu Sq GPS

Garmin Venu Sq GPS

The $200 worth Garmin Venu Sq has almost every fitness- and health-tracking feature you could want in a smartwatch without breaking your budget. It has a decent LCD touchscreen, built-in GPS system, SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) tracking and up to six days of battery life, which makes it worth the deal. Compatible with both Android and iOS, the smartwatch will not have any issue pairing with an iPhone or an Android device.

As a matter of fact, you can’t list the Venu Sq under the list of most premium-looking smartwatches out there and it misses out on features like a voice assistant and altimeter, but due to the enhanced health and fitness tracking facility, the above two cons can be literally just avoided.

That being said, the Garmin Venu Sq is a solid choice for those who looking for a better fitness tracker, no matter stylish or not, that just works perfectly with Android or iOS.

Which one to go with?

Since we’ve provided enough smartwatches suitable for persons with a small wrist, it depends on your calibre on which one to go with. The above-listed smartphones align in different price segments with the Apple Watch Series being the premium and costly. Needless to say, price is a factor and we recommend you to choose the smartwatch which you feel will supplement your daily needs.

That being said, drop in the comments if in case you need further information on any of the listed smartwatches. And do tell us which one is your pick.

I’m Saneesh VS. I’m a Registered Nurse by Profession, but my passion lies in Gadgets like smartwatches, fitness trackers and fitness. Nothing makes me happier than being able to share my knowledge to help people make informed decisions on what they need to buy or use in their everyday lives.

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