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 its new Galaxy Watch and Louis Vuitton update its £2100 Tambour Horizon smartwatch. So what else do we have to look forward to?
Here are all the best smartwatches thought to be coming or confirmed for 2019.
Best upcoming smartwatches in 2019
Before we go into all the details and rumours, here are some of the most anticipated upcoming devices for 2018 and 2019:
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Fossil Group
- Google Pixel Watch
Apple Watch Series 5
Apple will likely hold an event in September 2019 where it is expected to launch the new iPhones, as well as the Apple Watch Series 5. Based on the rumours, the Series 5 might offer sleep tracking, as well as three big health features.
A patent for a round Apple Watch was also 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. It is a confirmed partner for the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip so it's likely we will see a few more devices before 2019 is out, likely at IFA 2019 if not before.
It is not yet clear what these smartwatches will be, or which brands under the Fossil brand they will come from, but we will keep you updated as soon as we hear more.
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 alongside the Galaxy S10. With the Note 10 expected towards the latter half of 2019, it wouldn't be too surprising to see a successor to the Galaxy Watch launch at the same time.
No rumours have surfaced as yet though so this is merely a guess for now.