The 13th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November, celebrating the best products and devices across 14 categories spanning smartphones and tablets to cars and smartwatches.

As usual, we have been running a series of features over the last couple of weeks, each of which dives a little deeper into the respective categories to not only list the nominations within them, but explain why they have been shortlisted. There are between five and seven nominees for each category, and here we are concentrating on the second of the wearable categories: Best Smartwatch 2016.

You can find all the features in our Awards hub, including details on the nominees for the second wearable category: Best Fitness Tracker 2016. Aside from splitting the wearable category into two, we have also introduced two new categories for 2016 in the form of Best VR Device and Best Car so there is plenty to be excited about this year.

Smartwatches have hugely upped their game in the last 12 months. There were no Android Wear smartwatches nominated in our 2015 awards, but this year the platform runs on three of the five nominees and although the software might not have seen huge improvements, the hardware around that software has. Apple has also upped its game with the Watch Series 2 and fashion brand Guess entered the smartwatch arena too. It's a tough competition to say the least, but only one can take the crown so which one should it be?

Click here to see the Awards nominees for 2016's Best Smartwatch in a little more detail to help you make your mind up about which one should get your vote.

Voting in the 13th annual EE Pocket-lint Awards is now open so you can let us know which one of these great devices you think should win the Best Smartwatch award for this year and give us your verdict on all the other tech across the 13 select categories.

Winners will be announced at the exclusive event in London on 23 November in association with EE. Keep an eye on the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 hub for all the latest on how the voting works, who the elite judges are and the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards shortlist.