Top 5 Smartwatches With Best Battery Life

If you are looking for a smartwatch that does not need to be charged every day, then here you will find information about a smartwatch that can last 1-2 weeks without recharging.

We analyzed very carefully the most popular smartwatches on sale and from owners reviews on social networks and Reddit

So, here’s what we found:

NameAmazfit Bip SAmazfit GTRThe Honor MagicWatch 2HUAWEI Watch GT 2FOSSIL HYBRID HR
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Estimated Battery LifeUp to 40 daysUp to 20 daysUp to 14 daysUp to 14 daysUp to 14 days
Real Battery LifeAbout 20 daysAbout 12 daysAbout 7 daysAbout 10-12 daysAbout 9-10 days
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Phone OS CompatibilityAndroid v5.0, iOSAndroid, iOSAndroid, iOSAndroid, iOSAndroid, iOS
Display Size1.28 Inch1.39 inches1.39 inches1.39 inches1.06-inch always-on e-ink display
Fitness Features10 sports mode, continuous heart rate monitoringBlood Oxygen Support, Biodiesel Sensor, Air pressure sensorsAccelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer, compassAccelerometer sensor, Gyroscope sensor,
Optical heart rate sensor
Optical heart rate sensor, Accelerometer
Phone Call CapacityYesYesYesNoNo
Band TypeSilicone, Leather, SportSilicone, Leather, MetalSilicone, Leather, MetalVariousSilicon

Amazfit Bip S

Battery life claimed by the manufacturer: 20 days in mixed mode, 66 days in standby mode and 20 hours with active GPS.

Average Real-life operating time: 14 days

Additional battery info: 20 days battery life – there were 5 workouts for about an hour and 1 hour for two, pulse check every 10 minutes, notifications can be 20-30 per day

With an emphasis on energy-efficient screen and platform optimization, the manufacturer claims 40 days of operation in standard mode, which implies factory settings with one run per week and 100 notifications per day at a screen brightness of 10%.

For three days of use at maximum brightness, together with the PAI function turned on, about 20% of the battery charge “evaporated”. In general, even so – this is very good, considering that I receive much more than a hundred notifications a day.

The polycarbonate body material is quite pleasant to the touch, however, it does not give a premium feel. However, Amazfit Bip S is focused more on the middle and budget segment, so you can safely close your eyes to this.

The glossy display supports up to 64 colors. The information on it is perfectly readable during daylight hours, and due to the reflective properties of the substrate in the sun or in bright light, you don’t even need to activate the backlight. By the way, it has several levels of adjustment and, unlike the previous generation, it does not go blue at maximum brightness.

 

Amazfit GTR

Battery life declared by the manufacturer: up to 20 days
Real-life operating time: 9% after 9 days… I have heart rate check every 1 minute, sleep monitoring, I’ve turned off screen light up after rise, I get max 10 notifications per day, I don’t use gps


When purchasing Amazfit GTR, you need to understand that you are buying a fashion accessory rather than a sophisticated “smart” watch. Smart functions are implemented here mediocre, even in Bip everything is somehow more convenient and logical

Brief features:

  • It allows me to control the music my phone is playing,
  • See notifications,
  • Monito  health and exercise
  • Has a variety of dials,
  • Beautiful design
  • The screen is very good and you get a very good impression from it,
  • Protection against water,
  • Sleep tracking,
  • Many alarm clocks and more clock functions,

Disadvantages:

  • GPS. It takes some time to connect and the signal isn’t so stable
  • No onboard storage

The Honor MagicWatch 2

Battery life declared by the manufacturer: up to 14 days in a typical usage scenario and up to 30 hours with a continuously switched on GPS tracker.

Average Real-life operating time: 7 days

The watch has a constant time display mode, which consumes energy. In this case, the clock functions in a typical scenario for about a week. This is great running time.

Other functions:

To sync the watch with your smartphone, you need the Huawei Health app, which is where pairing takes place. The settings are mundane and easy enough.

The watch has 15 sports modes, including eight types of outdoor workouts (running, walking, hiking, trail running, cycling, open water swimming, and triathlon) and seven indoor (walking, running, cycling, indoor swimming pool, free workouts, elliptical and rowing trainers). During training, the watch collects data on approximately 190 parameters and offers professional recommendations for improving your results.

Music player. Thanks to the presence of 4 GB of internal memory, it became possible to listen to music on Bluetooth headphones to which the watch is connected. Up to 500 songs in total, memory capacity for them – no more than 2 GB

HUAWEI Watch GT 2


Battery life declared by the manufacturer: up to 14 days

Real-life operating time: With my mode of use (not a lot of sports, but a lot of notifications) Huawei WATCH GT 2 on a single charge lasts about 10-12 days, which is close to the declared level. In any case, this is a very good level of autonomy.


The Huawei Watch GT 2 is a great watch with a ton of health and fitness features that really work.
Calling this device a smartwatch is not entirely correct. Rather, it is a highly functional fitness bracelet in a watch form factor. The Huawei Watch GT 2 cannot be direct competitors to the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 or Apple Watch 5, as they are too different products.

You can install applications on your smartwatch, use a voice assistant, create messages, notes, calendar entries, and respond to incoming notifications. Smartwatches, after all, live on average 2-3 days on a charge.

And the last thing. If you want to use Huawei Watch GT 2 with an iPhone, then be prepared for a number of restrictions, namely, when paired with an iPhone:

Can’t select and download watch faces in Huawei Health app
Can’t download music to watch
No stress measurement function

 

FOSSIL HYBRID HR

Battery life declared by the manufacturer: 14 days
Real-life operating time: 9-10 days
Overall, the Fossil Hybrid HR lasted about 9-10 days with a heart rate monitor that tracks sleep every night and five workouts.
In this case, the main notifications were disabled, with the exception of calls.

However, with an active notification from messengers or tweeters, when the watch vibrates almost constantly, the operating time from one charge will be lower.

If the gadget did not track sleep, or the days were not as active in terms of sports, the claimed 14 days of battery life seems quite achievable.

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