The best Apple Watch for you depends on what you’re looking for out of a smartwatch. Do you want an Apple Watch for fitness tracking? An extension of your iPhone? Or do you want a device that can save your life in select emergencies?
Many Apple Watch models can do all of those things, but some do it better than others. Despite the limited visible differences between Apple’s annual refreshes, each Apple Watch generation has distinct perks that makes it the best smartwatch every year. The best Apple Watch always gets better.
Apple has made seven versions of its smartwatch, but only three are sold by Apple right now: the Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple Watch SE and 2017’s Apple Watch Series 3. You might be able to find the Apple Watch Series 5 as retailers finish clearing out stock, as well as the Apple Watch Series 4 refurbished, too. That said, the Apple Watch Series 6 is due to be replaced by the Apple Watch Series 7, which will go on sale later this fall.