Smartwatches have evolved a lot over the past few years. Apart from showing you quick notifications, smartwatches now also let you track your exercise and even make calls. I enjoy using the calling feature on my smartwatch, as I am someone who doesn’t carry my smartphone always in my pocket. So, when I receive a call, it’s easier to take it on my smartwatch than to get up to find my phone. If you also want to experience this convenience, then invest in a smartwatch with calling feature. For this reason, we have listed the best smartwatches with calling feature that you can buy in India right now.
Smartwatch with calling feature
Most smartwatches allow you to make and receive calls using your smartphone. However, some smartwatches come with integrated eSIM support, allowing you to make calls without even needing your smartphone around. We have mentioned both kinds of watches in this article. With that out of the way, let’s get to our list, shall we?
Best smartwatches with calling feature in 2022
1. Apple Watch Series 7
If you own an iPhone, the best smartwatch you can buy right now is the Apple Watch Series 7 (review). The Apple Watch Series 7 comes in both cellular (Rs 50,900) and non-cellular (Rs 41,990) variant. If you want to save some money, you can buy the GPS only version (non-cellular). This version of the watch will allow you to make calls, provided your iPhone is nearby. If you don’t want to be tied to your iPhone, you can invest in the cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 7. We recommend the cellular version to people who spent a ton of time exercising or running, as they can go out to the gym or for a run without having to carry their iPhones. Apart from the calling feature, with Apple Watch Series 7, you also get other incredible features like 33 percent faster charging support than the Watch Series 6, IP6X dust-resistant design, a new QWERTY keyboard, the blood oxygen sensor, ECG, sleep tracking, and more.
2. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
If you want the best smartwatch with calling feature for your Android smartphone, go with the Samsung Galaxy Watch4. Like the Apple Watch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 comes in Bluetooth+LTE (Rs 28,999) and Bluetooth only (Rs 23,999) versions. If your budget permits, we recommend going for the LTE version, as it will allow you to free yourself from your Android device when you want. Talking about the watch itself, you got regular and classic version to choose from. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (review) is a step-up version of the regular version, with a chunkier design and rotating bezel that looks similar to last year’s Watch 3. The specifications of the both versions remain pretty much the same. The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 series packs sleep tracking, fall detection, menstrual cycle tracker, SpO2 tracking, ECG, optical heart rate sensor (PPG), electrical heart rate sensor, and a host of sports modes.
3. Apple Watch SE
If you want the cellular version of the Apple Watch but cannot afford the Apple Watch Series 6, check out the Apple Watch SE that costs only Rs 36,900 for the cellular version. It has the same premium design as the Apple Watch Series 6 and brings all the goodies of watchOS. That said, compared to Series 6, you do miss out on a couple of features like the blood oxygen sensor and the ECG sensor. But you do get high and low heart rate notifications and irregular heart rhythm notifications. Despite being powered by the last generation Apple S5 processor, Apple Watch SE is plenty fast, and you won’t feel any stutter or lag when using the device. Overall, Apple Watch SE is quite a good package at a relatively affordable price.
4. OPPO Watch
You should check out the OPPO Watch, if you can live without the integrated cellular feature. It’s one of the best smartwatches with calling feature that you can buy for your Android device at an affordable price. Starting at Rs 14,999, the OPPO Watch brings a beautiful design with a sharp and vivid AMOLED display. Powered by Wear OS, the OPPO Watch lets you track health, receive notifications, monitor heart rate, track exercise, and more. One of the highlights of the OPPO Watch is its battery life. While you get the standard 36 hours of battery life in Smart mode, there’s also a power-saving mode that extends the battery life to up to 21 days. Also, you can get up to 46 percent charge after plugging in your OPPO Watch for just 15 minutes. If you are looking for an affordable smartwatch with calling features, you cannot go wrong with the OPPO Watch.
5. Amazfit GTR 2
Amazfit GTR 2 sports a beautiful design and brings a ton of features at an affordable price. Priced at Rs 12,999, it features a 1.39-inch high-definition AMOLED screen with 326ppi pixel, which looks great. You get features like 24-hour heart rate monitoring, blood-oxygen saturation measurement, sleep quality monitoring, and more. The watch is also waterproof to a depth of up to 50 meters, which basically means you don’t have to worry about water damage ever. The watch lets you take calls using Bluetooth pairing with your smartphone. It means you don’t get LTE support, but that’s expected at this price point. That said, the watch has a built-in microphone and speaker that allows you to answer calls without needing any Bluetooth earbuds.
6. Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 is a premium Wear OS smartwatch powered by the latest Snapdragon 4100 processor. Like its predecessors, it features a rugged design with a stainless steel bezel and plastic casing. You also get a 1.4-inch AMOLED retina screen with 454×454 resolution. There’s also 1GB of RAM of 8GB internal storage. There’s no LTE support, but you get a microphone and speaker for making and receiving calls through your phone. The USP of the device is the dual-layer display which uses a low-power LCD screen to save battery life. There’s no doubt that at Rs 27,997 asking price, Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 is not a cheap smartwatch, but if you want a premium smartwatch with a calling feature that supports Google’s Wear OS platform, this is the one to get.
7. Fitbit Versa 3
If you want a smartwatch that can accurately track your steps and exercise and the ability to take calls is a bonus, check out the Fitbit Versa 3. Fitbit is a company that pioneered the fitness wearables segment of the market, and it still provides the best exercise tracking experience. With its latest smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa 3, the company has also included the much requested calling feature that lets you answer calls using the integrated microphone and speaker. You can also monitor your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, real-time pace and distance while biking, and more. If you want a smartwatch with calling that puts fitness first, this is the one to get. Not to mention, costing Rs 18,510, it’s also quite affordable compared to other premium smartwatches.
8. Fossil Gen 5
The final smartwatch with calling feature on our list is the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch. The smartwatch uses Google’s Wear OS platform and comes with heart-rate monitoring and activity tracking features. With the integrated speaker, Fossil Gen 5 delivers audible notifications and lets you take calls. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for the Wear OS to run smoothly. Available in several designs, the Fossil Gen 5 offers a distinctive look for men and women. So, if you are someone who doesn’t want to go with boring designs of other smartwatches and like your watch to have some personality, check out the Fossil Gen 5.
That ends our list of the best smartwatches with calling feature in 2022. We have included smartwatches for both Android and iPhone users. Also, we have listed smartwatches at multiple price points, so you can buy one that meets your budget. So, check out the list and buy the one that fits the bill.