Smartwatches have developed into great gadget companions for your wrist. Despite
their compact size, today's smartwatches couple date and time displays with
various notifications, fitness uses and additional apps – so it's no wonder
some might think you can't get a good smartwatch without spending lots on it.
That's not entirely true though. The affordable end of the market when it comes to smartwatches is limited, there's no denying that, but there are also solid budget options out there that won't disappoint you.
Prices may vary over time, so you may see some of the prices in this list edge just above that. None of the devices on this list should hit extortionate levels though as they're all more affordable choices anyway. Scroll down below for our selection of the best affordable devices you can strap to your wrist.
When buying cheap smart watches, cost savings have to be made somewhere, and typically that will be in the number of built-in sensors. Think carefully about what you want and need, because the chances are this will be a series of trade offs. Do you need built-in GPS, or are you happy to run with your phone? Do you want to be able to pay for things with your wrist? If so, you’ll need NFC.