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  • Best £150 smart watch.
  • renton

    Need a new watch so though this is the time to go smart.

    Things I would like :

    Decent battery life
    GPS to record rides/walks
    Ability to upload to strava
    Sleep monitoring
    Heart rate monitor
    Read texts etc

    I’m a total novice with all of this. All the reading I’ve been doing has blown my mind.

    What should I be looking at ?



    I have a Garmin Vivoactive 3 which does all that. My first smart watch and I’m pretty impressed, had it for about a year now and paid about £140 from memory. There is a Vivoactive 4 now so that might be a better option.


    Garmin Instinct® Graphite (Newly Overhauled)

    Stretch the budget by a tenner for this factory referb instinct!

    Premier Icon jonnyboi

    Vivoactive three is a good option and ticks all your boxes, it was around £125 with recent Garmin discount but it appears that has ended, a decent colour is probably going to cost £180. Which isn’t particularly good value for an older model

    Premier Icon ampthill

    HUAWEI Watch GT Active

    Apparently amazing value with loads of features. Appears to be under £100

    Premier Icon mos

    Vivoactive for me. 5 Day battery life is useful.

    Premier Icon easygirl

    I’ve got a 2 month old Vivoactive 3 I’m selling for £110, as new , great watch

    I have the galaxy watch 46mm and it will do everything you are wanting.

    Battery life is a few days but I turn if off at night. I could get more but I like the watch face to be always on.

    Bought it as a refurb from Argos eBay shop for £120.


    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    I did look at the Huawei watch as I have a Huawei phone but I’ve heard people can’t get it to link to strava.

    Instinct looks nice. Whats the score with a factory refurb ?


    Sent you a PM, I have a Huawei Watch 2 going cheap if you want to give it a go.


    Cheers for the pm.

    I’ve gone with the instinct. Looks to have a decent battery life.

    Cheers all

    bought an instinct after seeing the thread last week about the garmin discoumts,
    so far very impressed with it, previous watch was/is a Sunnto but ive found the garmin to be a little nicer

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