Are you looking for a smartwatch with a long battery life? Then you are exactly right here. We will introduce you to five durable models that – depending on usage behavior – last for several days to weeks.
What good is the smartest smartwatch if it doesn’t even get you through the day? It is very impractical if the watch has to be charged in the evening and you cannot use the functions during this time. We present five models with good to very good battery life. Depending on how you use it and the general conditions, the smartwatch battery can even last you a (short) vacation, so you can leave the charger at home. The following models all offer a battery life of several days or more.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro: The powerful all-rounder
the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro advertises with elegant design, production from high-quality materials and 24/7 health management. However, the smartwatch ends up in this article because of its battery life. The smart watch should last 14 days with typical use.
Under typical usage, Huawei introduces: Bluetooth calls 30 minutes per week, music playback 30 minutes per week, heart rate tracking enabled, HUAWEI TruSleep™ enabled for sleep, exercise 90 minutes per week with GPS enabled, message notifications enabled (50 texts, 6 calls, and 3 reminders per day) , Display activated 200 times per day.
In addition, the manufacturer draws an intensive usage scenario in which the smartwatch should last another eight days. The 1.43-inch AMOLED color display and the numerous fitness and health sensors have to be supplied with energy.
The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro is IP68 certified and water resistant to 5 ATM, allowing free diving to a depth of 30 meters. In addition to diving, there are more than 100 other workout modes on the watch. The smartwatch is equipped with 25 GB of internal memory for your music. In addition to a 46mm version, Huawei also offers one smaller 43mm version for smaller wrists.
|+ Battery life of up to 14 days||– no contactless payment|
|+ waterproof up to 5 ATM||– comparatively expensive|
|+ more than 100 workout modes|
|+ lots of memory for music|
|+ elegant design & high-quality materials|
Fenix 7 Solar Edition: The best choice for sun lovers
The battery life of the Huawei Watch is topped by a thoroughbred athlete: the battery of the Garmin Fenix 7 Solar Edition lasts up to 22 days in smartwatch mode – provided you stay outdoors long enough. The watch comes with a solar charging function that provides additional battery life.
If you are out and about for three hours a day in a 50,000 lux bright environment – this corresponds to a day with a mix of sun and clouds – the battery life in smartwatch mode increases from 18 to 22 days or by 16 hours with permanent GPS use. In expedition GPS mode, in which you do without smart functions, the Fenix 7 Solar Edition should even last 40 days or 74 days with solar charging. This makes the smartwatch the first choice for really long outdoor tours.
The GPS multisport watch with a robust housing has numerous health functions and impresses with precise measurements during sporting activities. With its numerous training features and evaluation options, it is primarily aimed at performance-oriented athletes, the smartwatch functions are more of a nice gimmick and not very mature. For example, you can only reply to messages using predefined quick replies. In addition, the solar smartwatch is one of the higher-priced watches.
The Fenix 7 Solar Edition from Garmin is available in three different case sizes (Fenix 7, Fenix 7S and Fenix 7X), with different strap designs and with an optional sapphire glass display.
|+ Battery life up to 22 days in smartwatch mode||– no wireless charging|
|+ Solar charging function for additional energy||– limited smartwatch functions|
|+ robust housing, high-quality materials||– comparatively expensive|
|+ Extensive sports functions and evaluation options|
|+ a lot of choice in size, color and bracelet|
Fitbit Versa 4: Good value for money
Fitbit promises at least six days of battery life with its verse 4 – the actual time again depends on usage behavior. With continuously activated GPS, the smartwatch lasts twelve hours. In addition, the watch is charged quickly: Twelve minutes of quick charging should be enough for a whole day of smartwatch use.
The highlights of the Fitbit Versa 4 include the fitness and health functions such as the clear sleep analysis. In addition, the fitness-oriented smartwatch is equipped with automatic training recognition, more than 40 different training modes and a daily form index. Based on the tracked data, this tells you when you are ready for a strenuous workout and when it is time to relax. The integrated language assistant Alexa and the contactless payment function are also practical.
As with the Garmin Fenix 7 Solar, the Fitbit Versa 4’s smartwatch functions are not among its strengths. The smartwatch operating system is rather rudimentary and there are few apps for the watch. There is also no music function. After all: Google Maps should come at some point – and enable navigation in connection with the smartphone.
|+ many fitness and health functions||– rudimentary smartwatch functions|
|+ integrated language assistant||– no music function|
|+ contactless payment via Fitbit Pay||– some functions only in connection with a paid Fitbit Premium subscription|
|+ cheaper than other smartwatches presented here|
Amazfit GTR 3 Pro: The cheapest smartwatch in comparison
It also scores with a battery life of several days Amazonfit GTR 3 Pro. The smartwatch is one of the inexpensive models in this overview, but the battery should last up to twelve days at a time – but this can only be achieved with very economical use.
The low price is also noticeable in the user interface, which doesn’t always work very smoothly, and the Bluetooth connection to the app drops every now and then. Which is annoying because some functions like the language assistant Alexa can only be used in connection with the smartphone. The smartwatch functions are rather rudimentary, and there are no well-known apps for the watch.
The Amazfit GTR 3 Pro scores with a large and bright always-on display, precise heart rate measurement and practical fitness functions such as a virtual pacemaker. Listening to music is just as possible as route recording via GPS.
|+ large, bright always-on display||– partly jerky operation|
|+ practical fitness functions||– rudimentary smartwatch functions|
|+ music function||– no known apps available|
|+ comparatively cheap||– Bluetooth connection not always stable|
Fast charging and long-lasting – that’s how Honor advertises its Watch GS 3. The battery of the smartwatch should last up to two weeks with typical usage behavior, with activated GPS 30 hours. This is what Honor understands by typical application scenarios: 30 minutes of Bluetooth calls per week, 30 minutes of music playback per week, constant heart rate monitoring, 90 minutes of sport per week (GPS on), activation of notifications (50 messages, 6 incoming calls, 3 alarms per day), 200 lightening times of screen per day. Thanks to the quick charging function, five minutes at the socket are enough for a whole day of operating time.
Other highlights of the Honor Watch GS 3 include the slim and thin design, the bright display, the low weight, the simple operation and the comparatively low price. However, you have to cut back on the smartwatch functions: the watch does not offer any apps, no reply option to messages and only runs in conjunction with Android smartphones.
|+ up to 14 days of battery life with typical smartwatch use||– few apps pre-installed|
|+ Fast charge function||– no reply option for smartphone notifications|
|+ bright display, slim and light design||– only compatible with Android smartphones|
|+ comparatively cheap|
Tip: Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors and is looking for a robust and enduring companion should get the Honor Watch GS Pro take a closer look. The outdoor smartwatch is a slightly older model, but still offers impressive battery life and practical features for outdoor sports adventures.