If you own or are lusting after an expensive Samsung Galaxy S20 phone, you may want the Galaxy Watch Active (8/10, WIRED Recommends). I also reviewed the newer Active2, but unless you have your heart set on a digital bezel, the Active is the better deal.
It’s light, attractive, and half the price of the Apple Watch. It’s also dust- and water-resistant and has built-in GPS, continuous heart rate tracking, and cheery notifications when you accomplish the smallest fitness goals. You can even use your Samsung phone to charge it with the Power Share feature! Aside from a few big names like Spotify and Strava, there aren’t a lot of high-quality apps in Samsung’s app store, but the built-in apps work well.