Have you ever wanted to use your watch as a phone? Well in this day and age, there are certain models of smartwatches that can make phone calls. You will, of course, have to get a sim card and service plan from a cellphone provider. We have created this list of our top 5 picks for these types of standalone smartwatches.
#1: Apple Watch Series 4
The Apple Watch Series 4 is one of the best smartwatches that can make phone calls on the market. It has a large display, a heart rate monitor, fall detection, and a built in GPS.
It can also be used as a fitness tracker, as it detects when you are working out, and will give you useful information on how to get in better shape. The Apple Watch Series 4 will only give you up to 18 hours of battery life, though, which is a little low considering its high price point.
- heart rate monitor
- fall detection
- fitness tracking
- 18 hour battery life
#2: Samsung Galaxy (LTE Model)
The Samsung SM-R805UZSAXAR Galaxy Watch Smartwatch has a built in GPS, altimeter and barometer. It has a rotatable bezel, which makes it a lot easier to scroll through the various apps and features on the watch.
It is waterproof up to 50 meters, which is helpful if you are doing outdoor activities such as fishing or kayaking. This Samsung Galaxy model will track your workouts, and sleep patterns. One other really cool feature of this watch is its staggering 4 day battery life!
- altimeter and barometer
- tracks workouts and sleep patterns
- 4 day battery life
#3: Ticwatch Pro
The Ticwatch Pro is a rugged, 4G LTE standalone smartwatch. You can get between 2 to 5 days of battery life depending on what mode you use. The Ticwatch Pro has a waterproof rating of IP68, so it can be used in water, as long as you are not going deep diving.
It has a built in GPS and heart rate monitor, as well as workout detection. You can use google assistant and NFC payments from this watch as well. One thing to note, however, is that this watch is only compatible with Verizon cellular services.
- rugged design
- 2 to 5 days battery life
- water resistant
- heart rate monitor
- can make cardless payments
- can only be used by Verizon service provider
#4: Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier uses an extra strong material for the glass window called Corning Gorilla Glass SR+. This is much more scratch resistant than normal glass screens on a phone.
The Samsung Gear is also water resistant up to 50 meters. Like the Samsung Galaxy, this one also has a rotatable bezel for easy access to apps and features. It can be used to make calls, play music, track fitness, and make payments. Some users, however, have had complaints about the battery life.
- extra strong glass window
- water resistant up to 50 meters
- make cardless payments
- track fitness
- some user complaints about battery life
#5: LG Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
The LG Urbane 2nd Edition has a P-OLED display, which gives you an excellent image quality that is clear and easy to see in just about any lighting. It is water resistant up to 1 meter, and has a battery life of about a day and a half.
The design of this watch really stands out, as it has a more premium look to it. It can also be used as a fitness tracker and has a heart rate monitor. The apps and features of this watch are pretty basic for such a high priced watch, though.
- excellent high quality screen images
- water resistant up to 1 meter
- premium looking design
- heart rate monitor
- lacks many advanced features that you would expect for the price
So now we have shown you some great options in smartwatches that can make phone calls. Any one of the choices on this list is a standalone smartwatch that you can use without a phone, as long as you have a sim card from a wireless cellphone service provider.
At the end of the day it is up to you to decide what prices, styles, and features best suit your needs. There many more options available other than the choices that we have come up with for this list, however, we feel that this list represents some of the best on the market at this time.