(Pocket-lint) – The year 2021 is well underway and despite some manufacturing delays at many of the most popular device makers over the past year, there are plenty of smartwatches to look forward to this year.
In 2020, we saw Samsung launch the Galaxy Watch 3 , Apple launch the Watch Series 6, and Huawei launch the GT Pro 2 . There have also been several additions to the smartwatch crew in 2021, with the first LTE models from Fossil, Hublot’s limited edition Big Bang and Premier League watch, Tag Heuers Connected Golf Edition and TicWatch Pro S. from Mobvoi.
So what else do we have to look forward to? Here are the best smartwatches that are believed to be available in 2021.
The best upcoming smartwatches in 2021
Before we get into all the details and rumors, here are some of the most anticipated upcoming devices for 2021:
Apple Watch Series 7
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Samsung Galaxy Active 3/4
Moto G watch
Google Pixel Clock
OnePlus has been teasing a OnePlus Watch since 8T arrived in late 2020. The company’s CEO has confirmed that the smartwatch will be announced in March, will have a long battery life, and will run its own operating system instead of Google’s Wear OS. .
Leaks suggest that the watch will have a 46mm case, IP68 water and dust resistance, 4GB of storage, and the ability to control OnePlus TV. The OnePlus Watch is also claimed to offer sleep, stress, blood saturation, and heart rate monitoring , as well as automatic exercise detection.
OnePlus Watch Release Date, Rumors, Features and Specifications
Apple Watch Series 7
The most recently released Series 6 by Apple is their best effort yet, offering the same design and features as the Series 5 , but with blood oxygen monitoring. The Apple Watch Series 7 is not expected until September 2020, but we do expect to see better sleep tracking and more advanced fitness features.
A new design is claimed to be arriving in 2021 at the earliest, and a patent has also been filed for something called the Wrist ID. Glucose monitoring was originally rumored to make its way to Series 7, although more recent claims suggest it won’t happen yet.
Apple Watch Series 7 Release Date, Rumors, Features, and Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch in August 2018 alongside the Note 9, followed by the Galaxy Watch Active in early 2019 and the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in late 2019. It then released the Galaxy Watch 3 in 2020, omitting the name 2 in the brand.
However, rumors have suggested that we could see a Galaxy Watch 4 in the second quarter of 2021. There is talk of Samsung replacing the Tizen operating system with Wear OS and there is also talk of a non-evasive blood glucose monitoring that will come to the next generation model.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 release date, rumors, features and specifications
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 3/4
Besides talking about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, there has also been the suggestion of the company to launch the Galaxy Watch Active 4, omitting the 3 to align the sportier model with the Galaxy Watch series.
Although rumors are still slim in terms of features, it has been claimed that the Watch Active 4 will arrive in the second quarter of 2021, along with the Watch 4. Previously, the models were released separately.
Moto Clock / Moto G Clock
Images of the Moto One, Moto G and Moto Watch have appeared in leaks, after they were allegedly found at a sales presentation by consumer electronics licensee eBuyNow.
The Moto One, a replacement for the Moto 360, along with a square watch called the Moto Watch is claimed to arrive in July, while the leaked Moto G smartwatch will arrive in June.
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Pixel Clock / Pixel Time
Rumors about a Pixel-branded watch spiked in 2018 after notorious leaker @evleaks tweeted that a trusted source told him that the smartwatch would appear at Google’s Fall 2018 event alongside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL , although this never happened.
Despite this, rumors still circulate about a smartwatch made by Google. A patent appeared in April 2019 and there has also been talk that Google apparently ordered processors from Samsung that would be good for a wearable device, so the game is not yet over, despite rumors of a Pixel Watch since 2016.