For many people, watches are jewellery. They can't just be good, they have to look good too. Some certainly hit the spot, some don't. While style is totally subjective, it's fair to say that there's a line between a beautifully fashion-forward smartwatch and something that looks cheap and nasty.
Withings Steel HR
If you're looking for a classic, sleek, minimal, beautifully designed smartwatch, then the Withings Steel HR will take some beating.
Steel HR has been designed to include a screen that shows you all the information you want at a glance, but with no compromise on style. The subtle but easy-to-read digital screen displays heart rate, number of steps, distance, calories burned, set alarm time, and smartphone alerts — all housed within a minimalist watch case.
With the Steel HR, you get a battery that lasts for up to 25 days, water restistant for up to 50 metres which features a heart rate tracker and sleep monitor. The great thing about this particular smartwatch is that your wrist will never look better, because the Withings' timeless design balances technology and everyday wearability flawlessly. The Withings Steel HR are available in 40mm black, 36mm black, or 36mm white.
Samsung Gear 2 by de GRISOGONO
If you are a big fan glamour and sparkle, and if you're looking for a truly high-quality smartwatch, then the Samsung Gear 2 by de GRISOGONO is the choice for you.
Two iconic brands unite to create the most glamourous smartwatch. de GRISOGONO's vision and boldness meet Samsung's technological expertise. A high-tech object transformed into a glamourous accessory. Style and technology blended perfectly.
Claiming to symbolise the best of the fashion world and the tech world, the Samsung Gear 2 by de GRISOGONO looks like a bedazzled piece of high-priced arm candy. Set with rose gold and white and black diamonds, and designed by world-class designer Fawaz Gruosi, this smartwatch embodies decadence and pure fashion.
Not only does it function as a reliable smartwatch, but it also comes dripping in gold – and if you don't like it in black, you can always also choose white.
A word of caution to iPhone users: not all the watch's features will work on iOS and you'll be limited in terms of the app downloads.
White Ceramic Apple Watch Series 2
Nothing can really beat the beautiful, simple design of an Apple Watch, except for one thing: the White Ceramic Apple Watch Series 2.
Designed to be water resistant for up to 50 metres, not only is this smartwatch element-proof, but it's also very chic and stylish.
In 2016, minimal, clean, white cases were all the rage for iPhone and MacBook covers, and now it's clear that this trend has continued into wearables.
You can pick your White Ceramic Apple Watch Series 2 in two different sizes, and after you put it on, not only will you be monitoring your heartrate, be able to use voice commands, and get up to 18 hours of battery life, but you'll also be able to feel like you're wearing a fashion-forward piece of smartwatch style and technology.
You know how less is more? Minimalist is stylish, keep it simple. Well we're going to have to backtrack a bit because while the Fitbit Alta is a minimal, sleek little smartwatch, but it's not the best looking wearable.
But the Fitbit Alta effortlessly tracks your steps, distance, active minutes, and calories burned throughout the day. This futuristic-looking smartwatch tries too hard to look minimalistic, sleek, and fashionable, and because of that it does falls short. It almost reminds me of a rubber band that you get when you go into an amusement park, which is not the best way to feel about a smartwatch.
While Fitbit arguably makes some of the best wearables and smartwatches around, and while the Fitbit Alta is still a fantastic device to track your sleep and monitor your fitness progress, the design on this one falls short, it just not have the look or feel of it's competitors.
Overall the White ceramic Apple Watch Series is the best choice for all round looks and capability, for a cool, stylish smartwatch then the Withings Steel HR is the one for you. But if you want to go for all out looks and glamour then it has to be the Samsung Gear 2 by de GRISOGONO.