10 best smartwatches

1. Apple Watch Series 2: From £369, Apple

This is easily the best smartwatch, and the smartest-looking. This new model is swim-proof and has GPS built in, so you don’t need to carry your iPhone with you when you’re on an outdoor run. You do still need the phone for directions, though, as there’s no mapping stored on the Watch. The battery, already good in last year’s model, has been further improved. It lasts well over a day, though it’s best to charge it daily. The entry-level casing is aluminium, but you can pay extra for a stainless steel case and super-tough sapphire crystal display cover. There are thousands of apps so you can use it as a British Airways boarding pass, enjoy mindfulness with Breathe, identify music with Shazam, and so on. The display is very bright so it’s easy to read even on the sunniest day. Comes in two sizes, 38mm and 42mm.