This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was a somewhat depleted affair, but at least authorities and organisers held their nerves to deliver an in-person event for tens of thousands of people.
CES has routinely played host to some of the biggest launches of smartwatches from major tech companies like Samsung, Huawei and LG, but this year specialists Garmin and Fossil Group were the only companies to reveal new models.
Android Authority, a tech blog that is read by around 13 million people per month, was at CES and rounded up the best wearables at the event.
Garmin takes the top two slots, for its full-featured Garmin Venu 2 Plus described as a better follow up device to the original Venu 2 that launched last April.
Android Authority applauded the addition of an integrated mic and speaker so that voice assistants like Bixby, Google Assistant or Siri can be used.
Second on the list is the Garmin Vívomove Sport, a hybrid connected watch described as all about style without sacrificing substance.
Fossil Group has two entries in the Android Authority report for its Skagen Falster Gen 6, a Scandi-style smartwatch that has been upgraded to the latest hardware and software package including the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus chipset and 1GB of RAM.
The group’s second entry is a Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch created in collaboration with gaming equipment giant Razer.
Android Authority notes that the watch itself is not new from a technical standpoint, but it has fresh styling for the co-branded limited edition, which is designed to appeal to the global gaming community.