7 Best Smartwatches that can Make Calls Without Phone

New Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch with LTE, Best Smartwatches that can Make Calls Without Phone

Whether or not smartwatches will replace smartphones in the near future is a debate of the decade. While smartwatches have their own limitations due to the form factor, modern smartwatches can do all the advanced things possible on a smartphone including phone calls. Here, we’ll list down the best smartwatches that can make calls without a phone.

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It’s pertinent to mention here that, majority of the smartwatches can make/receive a call when paired with smartphones. But here, we’ll list only those smartwatches capable of doing calls standalone via the cellular network.

Top 6 Best Smartwatches that can Make Calls

Apple Watch Series 6

Image of Apple Watch Series 6 with GPS and LTE

One of the variants of the Apple Watch Series 6 comes with cellular connectivity via the in-built e-SIM facility. So, in such Apple Watch Series, you can make calls without pairing to an iPhone.

For the unversed, the Apple Watch Series is the best option for iPhone owners. Apple’s latest Watch offers plenty of new features — most notably, a blood oxygen sensor alongside the ECG and a new S6 chip delivering substantial improvements under the hood.

In effect, it feels everything from launching apps to swiping through watch faces noticeably faster and smoother. Additionally, you get a 2.5 times brighter display without sacrificing battery life and quick charging than its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Image of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 with GPS and cellular

The Galaxy Watch 3 comes in two sizes (41mm or 45mm), two colors and with or without 4G. Obviously, it’s the 4G enabled variant on which you’ll be able to call via the cellular network.

Coming to the other aspects of Watch 3. It takes the design of 2018’s Galaxy Watch and slims down its stainless-steel body in all dimensions while increasing the screen real-estate. The result is a thin, attractive traditional-looking circular watch that’s only 11.1mm thick and 53.8g in weight. It won’t be wrong if we title the Galaxy Watch as the king of Android smartwatches.

Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE

The Apple Watch SE was released in 2020 along with the Apple Watch Series 6 making it one of the cheaper wearables to come from the company. Indeed, it has a cellular variant like the Watch Series 6.

Well, if you’re interested to know more, then let’s elucidate. The Apple Watch SE was priced under $300 at launch and hasn’t witnessed any drastic price drop till now. with any further customizations to the display size, color, or band potentially increasing the overall total even more.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2


Commercially released back in 2019, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 can still be placed in the list of 2021’s best smartwatches. It’s a true Samsung smartwatch that can be an excellent alternative to Apple smartwatches.

Boasting a beautiful circular design and a vibrant 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels, the Tizen-powered wearable also has everything from a built-in heart rate monitor to standalone GPS connectivity, sleep tracking, water resistance, and all-day battery life going for it.

While you’ve to shed a little extra money on the LTE variant which will allow you to make calls without the need for a phone.

TicWatch Pro 4G LTE and Cellular

ticwatch pro

The TicWatch Pro 4G LTE smartwatch is available in the market, and you can find some good deals on Amazon and other e-commerce sites which will bring down the price further. As the name suggests, it supports 4G LTE connectivity by which you can make calls and access faster data through a supported virtual SIM/e-SIM.

Being iOS and Android compatible, this one has a dual-layered AMOLED/LCD screen and two display mode options for variable battery life (up to 5-days, or 18-hours with cellular usage). It also features built-in GPS, heart-rate tracking, and sleep data analysis capabilities. As icing on the cake, it is rated IP68 waterproof, so it’ll be one of the best picks for swimmers, divers and other folks who used to interact with splashes or water jets quite often in their day-to-day routine.

Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE

Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE

Good news for Garmin smartwatch lovers! The Forerunner 945 series from Garmin has been upgraded with a cellular/LTE feature that will allow you to make calls, send or receive SMS, and stream music without needing a smartphone nearby.

Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE GPS multi-sport watch is perfect for those who are looking for an advanced sport-tracking watch and want the option of making calls on their own. Along with all the features already included in the Garmin Forerunner 945 watch, such as GPS and GLONASS navigation systems, plus advanced sport tracking features, this new addition makes it more versatile than ever before.

With its large display screen and long battery life, this is one of the best options available right now if you are in search for a smartwatch that can make phone calls.

Fossil Gen 5 LTE Smartwatch

fossil gen 5

Fossil Gen 5 LTE Touchscreen smartwatch was launched at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021. The smartwatch supports 4G cellular connectivity on the Verizon network in the US and works with Android smartphones. And yes, its notable key features are the ability to take calls without the need for a smartphone and an Always-on display.

Fossil Gen 5 LTE Touchscreen smartwatch comes in two colour options – Blush Silicone and Black Silicone. It sports a customizable 22 mm watch strap.

Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The smartwatch is compatible with smartphones running Android 6.0 and higher. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Watch GPS, phone GPS, LTE, and NFC. You can get to know more about the smartwatch from here.

So. we hope you liked our exclusive list of the best smartwatches that can make calls without support from a smartphone. Do hit the comments suggesting your pick and also why you think it’s better. We’d love to hear from you.

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