04/22/2015 07:00 am ET | Updated Jul 15, 2015

5 Smartwatches To Wear If You Don't Have An Apple Watch

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If you weren't already dying to get your hands on an Apple Watch, one look at Beyoncé and Karl Lagerfeld's fancy gold versions might change your mind. (Don't set your heart on that design, though; it's exclusive and not available to the public.)

The coveted tech watches are nearly sold out, but that doesn't mean you can't hop on the smartwatch bandwagon. There are several companies designing wearable-technology devices that have mind-blowing capabilities and don't skimp on style. We're already obsessed with Ringly, the cocktail ring that vibrates when you get a call or text, and now we're in the market for some wrist-wear.

Whether you want to know who's calling you, how many calories you burn each day, or you want to listen to your favorite tunes, there's a watch for that. So, if you're as intrigued as we are by these newfangled accessories, check out these five designs.

  • For the multi-tasker...
    The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch ($300) does just about everything. Aside from having a pedometer, a camera and state-of-the-art GPS, this design also boasts apps like Evernote, which allows you to capture images and memories, making it easier to remember things you need, want or have to do. There's also WatchON, an app that literally turns the watch into a remote control for your TV.
  • For the undercover techy...
    We love that this Withings Activité watch ($450) looks far from techy yet still packs an innovative punch. The sophisticated ticker tracks your every move/activity -- steps, running, swimming, etc. It also calculates the calories you've burned, as well as how long it takes you to get to sleep. Fancy!
  • For the lady on-the-go...
    Pebble Steel
    No need to search for your phone every time you get a text message: The Pebble Steel watch ($99) will give you updates as the messages roll in. Plus, we love that you get a week of battery life from just one charge.
  • For the fitness fan...
    Beyond taking your personal fitness to the next level, this awesome Huawei Talkband watch ($130) holds an earpiece that pops out from the wristband when you want to take a call. You can also use it to stream music from your smartphone. Genius.
  • For the social butterfly...
    You'll never miss a tweet or a Facebook status with this on your wrist. The Martian Notifier Smartwatch ($129) is perfect for people looking to stay updated with all their smartphone notifications.


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