18 Best Watches For Teens That They'll Actually Love

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If you’re looking for the best watches for teenagers, you’re in the right place. Because, well, admit it: Does your teenager have a hard time sticking to a schedule? Are you constantly telling them to me somewhere at a specific time, only for them to be totally late? Maybe it’s time to slap a watch on their wrist and tell them to take some responsibility for their schedules. In a totally loving way, of course. They’re growing up quickly, and before you know it, they’ll be out of your house and on their own, and the best thing you can do for them is prepare them. Getting one of these best watches for teens is a step in the right direction of teaching your kids positive adulting habits. Plus, there’s a good chance it will help your kids start to feel like they’re grownups if you gift them with an accessory that feels extra special.

What are popular watches for teens?

Avner Brodsky is the co-founder and CEO of Super Watches, a company that specifically monitors trends in wearable technology (a.k.a. smartwatches and fitness trackers). Basically, he knows everything that’s “in” and trending in the watch world. And we all know there’s no way your teen will wear a watch that’s not on-trend.

“Watches for teens these days are both fashionable and feature-rich,” said Brodsky. “Prices are relative, but the most common features that have been built into watches geared for teens are fitness and health tracking (pedometer, calorie counter, sleep patterns, distance traveled), sports tracking (running, cycling, dancing), voice command options, media playback, and GPS.”

Essentially, Brodsky has found that teens want a watch that’s more than a watch. It’s got to have cool features. And if not, it needs to be really really cute and durable, Mama. Luckily such things exist and we’ve rounded up a few of the best watches for teens — with and without those integrative features.

“If you are looking for durable models, rugged or tactical smartwatches are your best bets for harsh environmental conditions or heavy use. Models like the Amazfit T-Rex or Garmin Instinct would probably appeal most to teens who love the outdoors,” Brodsky explained. “If you are looking for fashionable designs, you may want to look at the Kate Spade Nicola Heart Twistlock [or] you could go for classic-looking models like the Daniel Wellington St. Mawes or the Timex Metropolitan.”

Whether it’s for a birthday, or just because, shop the best watches for teenagers (including Brodsky’s recommendations) below! And if you like it enough, maybe grab one for yourself too 😉

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