Smart & Connected Life Smart Watches & Wearables The Best-Looking Smartwatches The most attractive wearables for your wrist by Sarah Silbert Writer Sarah Lawrence is a consumer technology writer whose work has appeared in Fortune and MIT Technology Review. She's also a previous senior editor at Engadget. our editorial process LinkedIn Sarah Silbert Updated on February 05, 2020 Smart Watches & Wearables Working From Home Headphones & Ear Buds Smart Home Smart Watches & Wearables Travel Tech Connected Car Tech iPods & MP3 Players Tweet Share Email For all intents and purposes, the smartwatch as we know it is still relatively new on the mobile tech scene. According to a study from the Smartwatch Group, only 76.8 million smartwatches were sold in 2014. That might not seem like a tiny number, but compared to the billion-plus smartphones solid during the same year, it’s nothing. Though Pebble, Samsung, and the Apple Watch — along with Google’s Wear OS (formerly Android Wear) platform — help popularize these gadgets, smartwatches still have several obstacles to overcome before they’ll find a home on virtually every smartphone user’s wrist. One of the biggest challenges? Design. Last year saw the release of many plasticky, bulky smartwatches, and while they might have great tech under the hood, they’re not sophisticated-looking enough to cut it in professional, office environments. Beyond that, many of these gadgets have a masculine design not suited to female users. And that’s not even mentioning those of us with smaller wrists! Luckily, the situation isn’t completely hopeless for those of you looking for an attractive smartwatch. Read on to see the most attractive options, from Motorola’s Moto 360 to models from LG and (yes) Apple. 01 of 06 Motorola Moto 360 Motorola Moto 360. Motorola What We Like Stylish. Simple circular display. Not overly bulky. What We Don't Like Price is somewhat high. More durable strap is extra. One of the first watches running Google’s Wear OS software, the Moto 360 is also one of the most stylish. This is thanks to one very simple design decision: a circular display. When so many smartwatches sport conspicuously bulky, rectangular displays, it’s refreshing to see a device that actually looks like a regular watch. Of course, the good looks come at a price; the Moto 360 will set you back $250, or $299 if you want a metal strap. 02 of 06 LG G Watch R LG G Watch R. LG What We Like Stylish circular face Good balance between sleek and sporty. What We Don't Like Pricey. Style isn't for everyone. Another watch with a circular display, the LG G Watch R is a good option for those looking for a semi-sporty, semi-sleek smartwatch. The watchface and leather strap are quite masculine-looking, though, so it’s not for everybody. The G Watch R’s 1.3-inch round display is slightly higher-res than the Moto 360, but it doesn’t offer the auto-adjust screen function that you’ll find on Motorola’s watch. And at $300, the G Watch R isn’t cheap, but (spoiler alert) few of the better-looking options are at this point. 03 of 06 Pebble Steel Pebble What We Like Durable. Choice of accessories. Excellent battery. What We Don't Like Not that great looking. Large rectangular face. With a leather or metal strap available in black or gray, the Pebble Steel is a dressed-up version of the smartwatch that originally debuted on Kickstarter. The display, while not perfectly rectangular, is far from circular, and it’s black and white rather than color. The upside is that battery life lasts up to 7 days, and the price ($199 with a leather band or $219 with a metal strap) is lower than other options on this list. 04 of 06 Apple Watch Apple, inc. What We Like Great integration into Apple's ecosystem. Sleek design. What We Don't Like Steep price. Only integrates with Apple products. Starting at $549 for the standard, non-sport version, Apple’s smartwatch will satisfy those of you who like to customize your accessories. Band options range from rubber to leather and stainless steel. Fans of the round display will want to look elsewhere, though, as this watch sports a rectangular screen. Meanwhile, those with extra-deep pockets might consider the 18-Karat gold Apple Watch Edition, with a starting price of $10,000. 05 of 06 LG Watch Urbane LG What We Like Great design. Well made and strong. Looks like a traditional watch. What We Don't Like Expensive. Design is somewhat masculine. When a company describes its smartwatch as a “luxury” device, you can assume it won’t come cheap. That’s the case for the LG Watch Urbane, which is rumored to cost about $460 when it’s released in the US. This smartwatch maintains the round display of the G Watch R but adds in an all-metal body in gold and silver finishes. Like several other options on this list, it’s a bit masculine-looking, but its good looks give hope for a future where smartwatches are indistinguishable from regular timepieces. 06 of 06 Huawei Watch Huawei What We Like Reasonably priced. Clean design. What We Don't Like Huawei relatively unproven in the US. The first Wear OS watch from Huawei is quite a looker. The circular display and stainless steel housing look classy, and the watch will be available in gold, silver, and black. Huawei has yet to announce pricing, but expect it to cost well north of $200.