To hear watch without the word smart in front of it will soon be indicative of a heirloom description. Even luxury watch brands have embraced smartwatches.
In 2019, we've already seen Samsung launch two Galaxy Watch Active smartwatches, Louis Vuitton update its £2100 Tambour Horizon smartwatch and Apple launch its Watch Series 5. So what else do we have to look forward to for the rest of the year and 2020?
Here are all the best smartwatches thought to be coming in 2019 and 2020.
Best upcoming smartwatches in 2019 and 2020
Before we go into all the details and rumours, here are some of the most anticipated upcoming devices for 2019 and 2020:
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Fossil Group
- Google Pixel Watch
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 2
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple only recently launched the Series 5, offering the same design as the Series 4 but with an Always-On Display (finally) and a built-in compass. The Apple Watch Series 6 isn't expected until September 2020 but we're hoping to see sleep tracking and we wouldn't be surprised to see a change up in design.
A patent for a round Apple Watch was approved in May 2018, but it is not yet clear if this patent will ever see the light of day.
Fossil Group offers smartwatches from several fashion brands under its umbrella, including Michael Kors, Diesel and Kate Spade. We saw several new devices at IFA 2019, including a Puma smartwatch and updates to Michael Kors, Diesel and Emporio Armarni.
We're not expecting any more devices from the company in 2019 - though you never know - but 2020 is likely to see updates from a number of the brands under the company so watch this space.
Pixel Watch / Pixel Time
Rumours for a Pixel-branded watch ramped up in 2018 after notorious leakster @evleaks tweeted he'd been told by a reliable source that the smartwatch would appear at Google's 2018 fall event alongside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, though this never happened.
Rumours are still circulating for a Google-Made smartwatch though, with a patent appearing in April 2019 so it's not game over just yet, despite rumours of a Pixel Watch since 2016.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 2
Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch in August 2018 alongside the Note 9, followed by the Galaxy Watch Active in early 2019 and the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in late 2019.
The Galaxy Watch Active devices are a smaller, sportier model of the Galaxy Watch though, so could we still see a successor to the bulkier Galaxy Watch? No rumours have surfaced as yet so this is merely a guess for now, but if this device does appear, we expect it to be in 2020 now.