Strong Battery Smartwatches you can buy in 2020
Talking of Strong Battery Smartwatches in 2020, I guess your average smartwatch doesn’t usually last more than 1-2 days. Even the most popular watches on the market by Apple and Samsung struggle with battery life. Thankfully, if you dig a little deeper there are impressively powered smartwatches out there just waiting to be discovered. And it’s not just battery power where they excel either. These watches are jam-packed with awesome features too.
Today’s read of Strong Battery Smartwatches 2020, Hot Tech Gadget lists some of the best. These are the smartwatches with a longer-lasting battery power than most. The ones that are carefully crafted to eke out every last drop of life from their batteries so that you don’t have to worry about the next charge. The fact is, no feature-packed smartwatch is going to last for weeks if you use all the features non-stop. Smartwatch batteries are not very different from your smartphone’s.
Some companies may say their smartwatch will go two or three weeks on a single charge, however, there is a “but” assigned. Most of them will add a condition that you have to use disable battery-sapping features like heart rate monitoring to preserve the maximum battery life.
Some of these watches can hold their charge for a full year or even never have to be charged at all! The “but” behind this is that these hybrid smartwatches are more similar to classic watches with added smart features at the core. Many of them don’t even have digital screens to show stats or texts. But, it’s not all bad news!
Let’s begin with our list of Strong Battery Smartwatches 2020. These are some of the top-performing smartwatches and hybrids when it comes to preserving battery and prolonging the time between charges. Some of them don’t even need to be charged at all! Well, at least not in the way you would expect. These models are the regular smartwatches that have activity/fitness tracking features and GPS to name just a couple of the numerous perks.
For the real show stoppers, you will be surprised if you read to the end of the list!
|Garmin Vivosmart 3||Comprehensive fitness tracking, including heart rate.
Good battery life.
Safe for swimming.
Automatic activity tracking
Hard to read in direct sunlight.
No interchangeable bands.
Wake movement sensing isn’t great
|Garmin Vivoactive||Full GPS tracking
Great battery life
|Occasionally patchy notifications
Limited apps library
|The TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music||Phone-free music
Heart rate training
|Maze-like menu system
Mediocre sound quality
Patchy phone syncing
|The Matrix Industries BlackOps||Incredible charging tech
Thick and chunky design
Not enough fitness features
|The Kronaby collection of watches||Very stylish designs
Hidden smartwatch features
Phenomenal battery life
|Limited feature set
Lacks extensive fitness features
High price for a hybrid
Garmin Vivoactive 3 – Up to 7 Days
The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is the latest in the line of Vivoactive watches. Its battery does last for an impressive 7 days in regular smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS mode.
The Garmin Vivosmart 4 may have since been launched, but that just makes the Vivosmart 3 suitable for our best cheap fitness tracking watches list as the price has dropped down – and continues to.
It’s not the most affordable activity tracking band on this list, but it’s one of the best looking and it will show all of your stats on its small display including your rep count and other exercises too.
There’s no GPS on this tracker, so this is very much designed for the gym-goer rather than a runner plus the Garmin app is second to none offering you all of your stats in an easy to read format.
In terms of design, the Vivosmart 3 (Strong Battery Smartwatches) is your basic silicone bracelet with a watch enclosure. Discreet but mostly just nondescript, it’s sort of like the tomboy cousin of the Alta HR, minus the ability to swap bands, which is disappointing. While it’s available in black or dark purple, both are wardrobe-friendly colors you can’t dress it up or down the same way you can with the Alta HR.
The Vivosmart 3 comes in two sizes: small/medium and large. The small/medium fits wrists 4.8 to 7.4 inches in circumference, while the large fits 5.8 to 8.4 inches. It’s 0.7-inch wide and 0.4-inch thick no matter the size, which is a hair wider than the default strap on the Alta HR.
While it may not be the chicest tracker out there, the Vivosmart 3 is comfortable enough to wear 24/7. The band breathes easily, so you don’t have to worry about it getting unpleasant after a workout. And since it’s waterproof up to 5ATM (164 feet), it’s also perfectly safe for use in the pool, plus it tracks your swims.
Besides the optical heart rate monitor, the Vivosmart 3 has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a barometric altimeter. And in addition to steps, it can track sleep, calories burned, floors climbed, distance traveled, and stress. The Garmin Connect app is pretty comprehensive when it comes to displaying these metrics, and includes a helpful Insights tab that lets you see where you stand compared with other Garmin (Strong Battery Smartwatches) users.
To go deeper into a screen, you simply tap once. From there, you can swipe to access different options within that screen. For example, if you tap on the Steps screen you can access your step count history. Swiping then lets you scroll through your daily step count over the past few days.
Garmin Vivoactive- Up to 21 Days
Featuring an ultra-thin and high-resolution touchscreen, the Garmin Vivoactive (Strong Battery Smartwatches) is one of the best GPS enabled smartwatches for activity tracking and push notifications. It can also be paired with the “Garmin Heart Rate Monitor” chest strap (sold separately or in a bundle) to show an accurate heart rate.
It notifies you for calls, SMS messages, e-mails, and calendar entries, plus notifications from mobile apps and social media. This smartwatch features built-in sports apps to track running, biking, swimming, golfing, and walking.
The Garmin Vivoactive (Strong Battery Smartwatches) also has a set of custom watch faces and apps which are available for downloading at Garmin’s Connect IQ Store.
Even with all these full-fledged, energy-sapping features of a smartwatch and fitness tracker, the Garmin Vivoactive offers a very good battery life. It can go up to 21 days in one charge with your GPS turned off. The GPS is only engaged when tracking exercise like runs so it’s not in use very often.
Design-wise, Garmin (Strong Battery Smartwatches) could have made a little more effort. While you may not be too put out by the basic rubber strap in such a watch, does it need to have strap holes running so far up it that even a mouse’s arm couldn’t fit into the tightest setting? Of course not, and in tandem with the square face, there’s a slight calculator-style geekiness to the look.
Luckily, it will be easy enough to shape up the Vivoactive a little with a replacement strap. Garmin offers several styles: a leather one and a softer silicone strap are available too.
The part of the Garmin Vivoactive’s design that is worth paying attention to is the screen. This 204 x 148 pixel LCD panel isn’t of the type you’ll find on most smartwatches. It’s much closer to the display on the Pebble Time, with high-efficiency tech that enables it to remain on all the time while barely using any power.
Features such as the visible strap screws give the Vivoactive a slight nuts ’n’ bolts feel, as does the lack of ergonomic smarts to the design. The back of the watch face is flat, and the strap has quite a stiff design. Still. There was no skin irritation, and since it’s so small and light, it doesn’t need wrist-hugging curves to feel snug in place.
It’s a colour screen too, used to good effect in the interface. It’s clear in bright sunlight, although it needs a front light to be visible in the dark. The light can be set to turn on whenever you use the Vivoactive – but is one of the weaker parts, being a little dim. Still, this is ultimately an excellent screen for this kind of device. Who wants to have to press a button just to see the time?
To charge you simply plug the Vivoactive (Strong Battery Smartwatches) into its small plastic dock, which plugs into a USB port. Android/Windows phone owners can use their phone chargers. There are plenty of ways Garmin could have improved the Vivoactive’s design. However, in practical terms, the positives far outweigh the negatives.
TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music – Up to 21 Days
There are three variations of the TomTom Spark 3, but the Cardio + Music version has all the features combined. It is a non-touchscreen smartwatch with built-in heart rate monitoring and GPS features.
No one is ever going to accuse the TomTom Spark 3 (Strong Battery Smartwatches) of showmanship. The simple, uncluttered design is difficult to hate but equally hard to lust after. With so many color screens doing the rounds you could argue the 22 x 25mm grayscale (144 x 168 pixel) display looks a bit dated, but, while slightly boring, we’d rather have practical features than bling any day of the week.
The Spark 3’s design is almost identical to the original TomTom Spark, with the large screen sitting above the curved GPS unit and four-way controller. There’s no touchscreen, but when it comes to changing settings while running, this is no bad thing.
The watch module (Strong Battery Smartwatches) sits securely in the strap and easily pops out when you need to charge. Admittedly the need for yet another charging cable might irritate, but at least TomTom has designed a cradle that clips firmly in place. No magnets or fiddly clamps here. What original Spark users will love is that the watch is now much more snug in the strap – it doesn’t just pop out of its own volition now, making it more comfortable to use day today. The strap has been upgraded from the original TomTom Spark (Strong Battery Smartwatches) and, as well as a few new color options, is slimmer, lighter, and better in most respects. The three-point fastening is extra secure and helps get a consistent pulse for your heart rate training, while the rubber is soft and well ventilated.
The TomTom Spark 3 (Strong Battery Smartwatches) display can be back-lit, but you’ll need to turn the light on manually, and without it, the screen is all but impossible to read in low light, but once activated the backlight will eat into your battery.
Additionally, it is a full-featured activity tracker that tracks steps, distance, time, pace, calories, and more. The multisport mode enables it to measure running, biking, swimming, treadmill runs, and workouts. It is waterproof to 40 meters so you can dive, swim or bath with it on too.
The real attraction of this TomTom Spark 3 smartwatch is the music player that comes with 3GB storage which can hold more than 500 songs. In the Cardio+Music bundle, you will get a set of Bluetooth headphones included for non-stop music. 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. You only use the GPS when tracking the route of a fitness activity like running or cycling.
Matrix Industries BlackOps – Battery Never Dies.
The Matrix Industries BlackOps doesn’t need to be charged like your regular watch. You don’t need to plug it into a power supply at all! All it needs is your body heat to generate a charge. As long as you’re alive and generating body heat then this watch will be working too! It even 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 smartwatch will start from where it was left.
Talking about other features, the Matrix Industries BlackOps uses advanced thermoelectric technology to provide an accurate calorie count, tracks steps, and monitor sleep. You can even sync it to your iPhone or Android device to collect data and see your exercise statistics. This watch is ideal for the adventurers out there who envisage long periods away from electricity or even civilization. Never have to worry about your next charge again with this awesome new body heat technology.
The watch is light but thick and is going to look gargantuan on your wrist if you have small arms and, at best, large if you’ve got bigger limbs. You may get used to this after some usage, but it’s difficult to get excited about the design of this watch. There’s a metal bezel around the outside of the watch, but that doesn’t look particularly attractive as you can see the screws, giving it an industrial look. It does benefit from water resistance up to depths of 50 meters though, which is a big deal if you’re planning to wear this while out in open water or even just into the shower.
To interact with the watch you’ll find two buttons at the two and five positions with a rotatable crown in the middle for moving through the menus. It doesn’t have a touchscreen display like a lot of other smartwatches though. Instead, you’ll be using that crown to go through the menus and pressing the buttons, which works similarly to how it would on a hybrid watch that doesn’t have a display.
Matrix has opted for a black and white display here too, so don’t expect your stats to look gorgeous and jump out of the screen at you. There’s no backlight here either, so we struggled to see our stats when we were out at night, which is especially problematic if you’re prone to go running when it’s dark.
This feels like a major downside to the display on the Powerwatch, and though it’s done to save on the battery it’s a feature many will miss immediately after putting on the watch. The screen is a decent size though, so when the light is good you can comfortably see the stats you want to on your wrist, and rotating the crown will show all of these in an easy to view way.
Another downside to this watch is the strap. The Matrix website refers to it as a ‘tough nylon’ material, which describes it perfectly – it’s too tough to wear on a watch that’s meant to allow you to get sweaty when working out.
It’s a great looking watch too. It’s not flashy at all, just really sleek and sophisticated.
Kronaby Apex Connected Movement – Up to 2 Years
The Kronaby Apex Connected Movement watch (Strong Battery Smartwatches) has the classic look of an analog wristwatch with some awesome smart features thrown in. It looks like a classic wrist piece but Konaby has been clever with the design.
This smartwatch has built-in activity tracking features for counting steps and setting up goals. Also, it has an SOS alert for sending messages to pre-selected contacts and Geotags for tagging locations.
A cool 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 a mild vibration and which one you don’t. Besides this, it also has useful remote features like a camera shutter control, music control, a find your phone feature, an inactivity alert, and more.
The battery that comes with a Kronaby watch is a standard watch battery but in the hands of Kronaby (Strong Battery Smartwatches), it 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.
There are a total of 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. These watches are a must for the fashionable people out there!
There’s no sleep tracking here, and that’s probably a good thing as the Kronaby isn’t the kind of device you want to wear to bed. It’s not comfortable for wearing when you’re trying to sleep, so you’ll need to get a separate sleep tracker to get data on your naps. If you walk a lot and you want your goal to be 15,000 steps a day, you can set that up and when it points on the watch to 50% you’ll know you’ve walked 7,500 steps on that day.
The Kronaby is a step tracker and that’s just a bonus here rather than it being the main focus of the watch. This is much more about fashion and style rather than encouraging you to get up off the sofa and into your trainers.
As it’s a hybrid watch, Kronaby has included a couple of different fitness features in here to try and ensure you don’t have to wear a fitness tracker on your other wrist. That said, there’s not much here that’s going to get you particularly fit. There’s no heart rate tracker, GPS, or top-end features you’d expect on products like the Samsung Gear Sport or Apple Watch 3.
The Kronaby just tracks your daily step count. If you find the watch comfortable enough to wear jogging, it’ll record your step count when you’re pounding the pavement but there’s no breakdown of data to show you the distance you’ve covered or where you can improve.
Garmin Vivosmart 3 – (cheap fitness tracking watches) has a lot of smart techs considering the cost
If you are a data nerd or an athlete with a casual interest in stats, the Vivosmart 3 (Strong Battery Smartwatches) is a solid choice. You get comprehensive metrics, lots of notification options, and good battery life. The downsides are a cloudy display, a lack of interchangeable bands, and a clunky interface. The Fitbit Alta HR is just $10 more and gets you a lot for your money in terms of style and ease of use. Either offer a similar fitness-tracking experience for about the same price, so it comes down to whether you value fashionable flexibility or deeper data. Also make sure to consider our Editors’ Choice, the Fitbit Charge 2. It’s a bit less discreet but has a much sharper display and better controls, as well as the option to connect your phone for GPS.
Garmin’s Vivosmart 3 (Strong Battery Smartwatches) fitness tracker delivers plenty of accurate, useful health metrics in a dull design.
The Garmin Vivoactive – (Strong Battery Smartwatches)
It’s still possible to get a full week’s use between charges if using the Vivoactive to receive notifications from a phone 24/7 and to track exercise for perhaps 2-3 hours a week. It’s a wonderfully low-maintenance watch.
Being always-on is a terrific benefit for any watch, and the screen is what enables the Vivoactive’s fantastic battery life. Garmin (Strong Battery Smartwatches) says it’ll last for up to three weeks if using only its basic features, such as step counting. However, this time reduces significantly if you’re tracking your exercise using GPS – but that’s to be expected – to around ten hours.
TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music – Up to 21 Days – (Strong Battery Smartwatches)
The TomTom Spark 3 Cardio + Music bridges the gap between elite running watch and all-day fitness tracker, and with hardly a weak link between the heart rate training, GPS tracking, on-wrist route navigation and Bluetooth music it’s a watch that’s difficult not to love.
Matrix Industries BlackOps – Battery Never Dies – (Strong Battery Smartwatches)
The Matrix Powerwatch is a fantastic innovation allowing you to wear a smartwatch without ever having to worry about charging it up. Unless you need this technology right now though, you won’t want to buy the Matrix Powerwatch. It’s not a great smartwatch, but it’s an impressive proof of concept device.
There’s no denying the technology behind the Matrix Powerwatch is a great step forward for providing battery to your wristwear. Not having to pack a charger in your bag when you go away on holiday or remember to place it on your bedside at night is a big benefit, and this technology is going far.
As a proof of concept, the Matrix Powerwatch (Strong Battery Smartwatches) is a very interesting device, but it’s not a fully-fledged smartwatch and we wouldn’t recommend this to fans of thin fashionable gadgets unless you want to try out that new battery technology.
This is for those who want to get an early taste of a new battery tech that can charge just by using the heat of your skin. There’s very little else the watch can offer though. If you’re looking for a step counter that doesn’t need recharging, this may be up your street. But that said, you can buy a variety of hybrid watches that last for six months or more from a single watch battery that would be able to offer you more stats.
Buy it only if you think this groundbreaking new technology is something you need on your wrist today. The design of the Powerwatch is a bit grody and its fitness features are very limited. The battery tech is mind-boggling when you consider we sometimes use smartwatches that can only last a single day, but right now this is just a proof of concept device.
If this battery tech is exciting to you, you’ll want to watch whatever this company does next, and hopefully, we’ll see the tech debut on a fully-fledged smartwatch that’s worth buying in the future. If we do, it may just change the wearables space for good.
Kronaby Apex Connected Movement – Up to 2 Years -(Strong Battery Smartwatches)
The Kronaby collection of watches offer top-end designs with lots of useful hidden hybrid features, making one of these a great choice if you just want a watch that looks like a watch. High prices mean it’s not the best option for everyone, but this is still one of the strong battery smartwatches.
The Kronaby is limited in scope, but that’s partly the point of this hybrid, which wants to distill some of the best bits of the smartwatch experience. Those best features are then mixed with beautiful design from a Swedish watch-maker that can rival some of the mid-range legacy fashion brands when it comes to high-quality timepieces.
Style is much more important than functionality here, but that’s not always a problem. This is just a much more fashion-led product than the tech powerhouse you may expect when you read the strong battery smartwatches.
Don’t buy this watch if you’re looking for a super-connected notification and fitness hub that you can wear on your wrist.
The outstanding battery life, top-end design, and useful notifications show the Kronaby watch is built for those who prefer a simple experience that can tell the time and just a little bit more with technology.
This is also for you if you want those things without anyone else knowing. Fitness trackers aren’t always the most fashionable items you can put on your wrist, thanks to plastic and basic designs, so there’s a simple satisfaction in knowing you’re tracking your steps and getting notifications while sporting a stylish, subtle wearable.
If you want those things laid out above, this does it all remarkably well. That said, while it may not cost as much as some of the high-end watches established names.
But if you like the design of the Kronaby and you’re willing to pay that extra for it, you’ll likely enjoy what it offers. There’s a lot to love about this watch including the great battery life, interesting functionality, and once again that design, so if you like what you see I recommend it as an upgrade to your existing hybrid or your first foray into the world of smart wrist wear.