Should I buy a Smartwatch or a Smartband?

Should I buy a Smartwatch or a Smartband?

At Kognitas we are big fans of Xiaomi's weirdly branded Amazfit collaboration with Zepp (formerly known as Huami). We support all devices since the original Xiaomi Mi Band and Amazfit's Bip, but only those since the Mi Band 5 and the GTS2 include sensors for stress and oxygen levels that can provide additional insights in your custom reports.

Since they both share the same sensors, choice is a matter of style, need for features you only get in larger screens, battery length, and budget. Our recommendation is that if you've never considered you wanted a smart watch you buy a smart band, since they are smaller, only require charging about once per month, and cost less. Bands might also be a better option if you don't want to stop wearing your classic watch or a smart watch we do not support (yet).

If you want to enjoy the latest screen and a few other improvements, the Mi Band 7 and GTS4 mini are the latest available versions of our favorite smart band and smart watch. If you'd rather find a bargain, eBay and Wallapop  are good options.