5 Best Smartwatches with Voice to Text Feature

A smartwatch with Voice to Text is a watch that is able to transcribe spoken words into text. It usually has a built-in microphone that picks up the user’s speech. The watch then translates the speech into text and displays it on the screen.

No doubt, the most convenient feature of a smartwatch is the ability to dictate text messages or email responses without having to type on a small keyboard.

This can be a lifesaver when you’re in a hurry or simply don’t want to type out a long message.

However, not all smartwatches have this feature. Here are five of the best smartwatches with Voice to Text:

Best Smartwatches with Voice to Text

ImageProductFeaturesPrice
Apple Watch Series 7 Smart WatchApple Watch Series 7 Smart Watch
  • Size: 41mm
  • 20% bigger display than Watch 6
  • Siri/Scribble

 

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SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch 4SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch 4
  • Speech to text
  • Bixby
  • Pre-customed replies
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TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS SmartwatchTicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS Smartwatch
  • Built-in microphone & speaker
  • Speech-to-text feature
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Fossil Unisex Gen 6Fossil Unisex Gen 6
  • Built-in Google assistant
  • Microphone and speaker
  • Voice-to-text 
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Fitbit Versa 3 Health & Fitness SmartwatchFitbit Versa 3 Health & Fitness Smartwatch
  • Pre-customed replies
  • voice-to-text
  • Google assistant 
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1. Apple Watch Series 7

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS, 41mm Starlight Aluminum Case with Starlight Sport Band - Regular

Apple Watch Series 7, the best iPhone watch,  was launched in the last quarter of 2021, after getting delayed for a while, but Apple has made sure that this watch is worth the wait.

First off it comes with 20% more display than its predecessors, which is perfect for texting anyway, as you’re getting a full room for seeing the texts, emails, and whatnot in such a compact design. Secondly, the watch offers multiple ways for texting, which eventually means that you can ignore your iPhone for a while, and can just reply to texts from your wrist.

Texting features:

Now coming to its texting features, the most brilliant and easiest way of doing it would be the voice to text feature. Unlike most smartwatches, Apple Watch 7 transcribes your voice into a text message very easily and accurately, unless you’re saying something total gibberish.

The second option would be going in an old-fashioned way and typing whatever you want to with its qwerty keyboard. You can send one line or customized replies instead of typing as well. Along with this, there’s also an option of Scribble, through which you can form words by drawing letters, but it’s not an ideal way of texting through the watch.

Health and fitness tracking:

Apart from these texting features, Apple Watch 7 can also track your heart rate, and check the irregularity in your heart rate with its ECG feature as well. You can also get insights about sleeping stages, and calm yourself down with its mindfulness app.

In terms of fitness tracking, this latest hit from Apple makes sure that you’d be tracking your favorite workouts, such as running, yoga, swimming, and your tai chi or pilates workouts sessions which were included recently in this list. Since the watch has built-in GPS, which ensures the accurate tracking of outdoor workouts, you can take it with you whenever you want to.

Smart notifications:

Apple Watch Series 7 comes in both GPS and Cellular variants, which means that if you go for the cellular version, you’d be calling or texting without needing to stay connected to your iPhone. However, including the carrier charges each month, the cellular version costs way more than the GPS one, but if you need standalone features, you should go for it.

Other features:

On top of these important features, this watch is the most crack-resistant model from Apple yet, which makes sure it’s durable and meant to stay on your wrist for a while. It is dust-resistant and has a Swimproof design with a water resistance of 50m. You can also pay from the watch with its Apple Pay and can listen to your favorite songs as well.

Specifications & Key features:

  • Color: Starlight Aluminum case
  • Band: Starlight Sport Band
  • Size: 41mm
  • Style: GPS
  • Water-resistance: 50m
  • Heart rate and sleep tracking
  • Blood oxygen level monitoring
  • Activity tracking
  • Sport modes
  • Built-in GPS
  • Apple Pay
  • Music player

Pros:

  • Perfect for iPhone users
  • Offers multiple texting styles
  • Two-way communication
  • Comprehensive health and fitness tracking

Cons:

  • No improvements in battery life
  • No blood pressure tracking

 

2. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch 4 40mm Smartwatch with ECG Monitor Tracker for Health Fitness Running Sleep Cycles GPS Fall Detection Bluetooth US Version, Pink Gold

Just like the Apple Watch 7 is perfect for those owning an iPhone, Galaxy Watch 4 can be it for people having Samsung or Android smartphones. The watch itself comes in two sizes; 40/44mm, and 4 different styles which include Bluetooth/LTE versions having the option of wireless charging. The model in review is a 40mm, Bluetooth variant.

Texting features:

In terms of texting, the Galaxy watch 4 has a good speech-to-text feature, which is going to interpret your voice into the required text. You can also reply to the text with some pre-customed replies or use the keyboard for typing on its own, however, it might be a hectic thing to do especially if you don’t feel like typing.

Health and fitness tracking:

Those people who have a medical condition of atrial fibrillation where there’s an irregularity in a heartbeat can check their heart rate with its ECG feature. Although it should be used for mere indication, and not for medical purposes, you can share its results with your doctor to get an expert review on it. Along with this you can also track your light, deep, and REM zones during the night, and see how long you have slept.

Samsung Watch 4 tracks your daily and fitness activities which helps you in staying fit and healthy. It would not only be monitoring your step count, distance traveled, and burnt calories, but your favorite workouts including running, rowing, swimming, and much more.

Call and Text:

If you wish to have standalone features on your wrist, then you should go with its LTE version, through which you can make calls without the need of phone. It will be receiving all the notifications of calls, text messages, and other social apps as well.

Other features:

Those people who are looking for a smartwatch with a voice assistant should look no further than this one as it comes with Bixby, which is similar to Google Assistant or Siri. Just like texting, if you’re in the mood to use it manually, you can ask the voice assistant to make calls, check the weather, send messages, and whatnot.

With its NFC capabilities, you can pay from the watch where contactless payments are accepted through Samsung Pay, listen to music while working out, and can even track your swimming sessions, since it’s 50m water-resistant.

Specifications & Key features:

  • Color: Pink Gold
  • Size: 40mm
  • Style: Bluetooth
  • Display: 1.19-inch
  • Resolution: 396 x 396 pixels
  • RAM: 1.5GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Sleep tracking & Heart rate monitoring
  • ECG app
  • Fitness tracking
  • Activity monitoring
  • GPS tracking
  • Music player
  • Swimproof

Pros:

  • Stylish design, clear display
  • perfect for texting
  • Bluetooth calling
  • Good fitness tracking features

Cons:

  • Less number of built-in sports modes

 

3. TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra

TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS Smartwatch Qualcomm SDW4100 and Mobvoi Dual Processor System Wear OS Smart Watch for Men Blood Oxygen IHB AFib Detection Fatigue Assessment 3-45 Days Battery NFC Mic Speaker

For a normal Android user, TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra has to be the best of all. The watch itself comes in a 1.4-inch AMOLED screen, with a resolution of 454 x 454 pixels, which ensures the clarity in display for texting everywhere.

Texting features:

TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra comes with an excellent speech-to-text feature, through which you can just send messages using your voice right away. You will also be getting some customized replies based on text or emails, which you use if you’re in a hurry or just type it out with its keyboard as well.

Health and fitness tracking:

After having TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra on your wrist, you’d be having your assistant in terms of health monitoring and fitness tracking. The watch not only keeps an eye on your heart rate, and sleeping stages, but can also track your blood oxygen levels as well. Apart from these, you can also monitor your body fatigue and get stress management if you’re not feeling yourself.

When I said that TicWatch Pro 3 is your assistant in terms of fitness tracking, well I wasn’t exaggerating, as it can track up to 100 workouts or exercises, which feels too good to be true. On top of this, with the GPS and GLONASS positioning systems, tracking your outdoor workouts can be very precise and accurate.

More features:

TicWatch Pro 3 has a built-in microphone and speaker which means you can make calls, as well as get all the notifications from social apps, etc. You can also make contactless payments from the watch, and track your swimming sessions with it.

Those people who find it annoying to charge their gadgets can go for this watch whose battery life can be optimized with the usage of its features, and has a standby timing of 45 days.

Specifications & Key features:

  • Color: Black
  • Display Size: 1.4-inch
  • Resolution: 454 x 454 pixels
  • Water-resistance: 50m
  • Heart rate and sleep tracking
  • Fatigue and stress management
  • Blood oxygen level tracking
  • Fitness and activity monitoring
  • 100+ sports modes
  • Built-in GPS
  • Music player
  • Swimproof

Pros:

  • Durable design, built to last
  • On-board microphone and speaker
  • NFC capabilities
  • Good battery life

Cons:

  • No ECG tracking
  • Can’t access your text and email logs as compared to Apple/Samsung watches

 

4. Fossil Men’s Gen 6

Fossil Men's Gen 6 44mm Stainless Steel and Leather Touchscreen Smart Watch, Color: Black, Brown (Model: FTW4062V)

Fossil is known for its stylish smartwatches, and this watch is their piece of art. Coming up in a 1.28-inch AMOLED color display, 416 x 416 pixels, and comfortable straps, this Gen 6 is here to stay.

Texting features:

As fossil watches work on Wear OS, which falls under the same category as TicWatch Pro 3, the texting features for it are almost the same. Firstly, you can use the voice to text feature, which would be transcribing the voice into the required texts. You can always send messages by typing, and the watch has the built-in Google Assistant as well.

Health and fitness tracking

Fossil Gen 6 will be tracking your heart rate, sleep, and blood oxygen levels, which you see in your phone app to get detailed insights. For sportspeople, the watch has the GPS feature for tracking their outdoor running, cycling sessions, along with monitoring their favorite workouts as well.

Smart notifications

Get all the notifications whether they’re of incoming calls, messages, and other social apps on your wrist after pairing it with a compatible smartphone. Since the watch has a built-in microphone and speaker, you can make calls with the help of Google assistant, and can also check weather conditions, upcoming events without touching your phone at all.

More features:

Forgot your wallet at home? No worries, as you can pay from the watch where contactless payment is accepted. Fossil Gen 6 has a music player for listening to your favorite playlists during the workout, and even lets you swim while having it on, because of its 30m water resistance.

Key features and Specifications:

  • Color: Black/Brown
  • Colors available: 8
  • Display Size: 1.28-inch
  • Resolution: 416 x 416 pixels
  • Water-resistant: 30m
  • Heart rate & Sleep tracking
  • SpO2 monitoring
  • Sport modes
  • GPS tracking
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • Google Pay
  • Music player

Pros:

  • Stylish design
  • Good display
  • Multiple texting features
  • Voice assistant
  • Swimproof

Cons:

  • Battery life could have better

 

5. Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit Versa 3 Health & Fitness Smartwatch with GPS, 24/7 Heart Rate, Alexa Built-in, 6+ Days Battery, Pink/Gold, One Size (S & L Bands Included)

Whenever a fitness tracker is in the discussion, one cannot help but mention Fitbit which is known for producing the best wearable trackers. That said, the company has come up with some good smartwatches as well, including Sense and Versa. This Fitbit Versa 3 is the most affordable one in this lineup and comes equipped with some quality features as well.

Texting features:

Fitbit Versa 3 comes with a voice-to-text feature, through which you can send messages very easily. You can also reply to texts with pre-customed replies and emojis. However as far the texting is concerned, that’s about it since there’s no option of customized replies and typing, which can be a bummer for those who like to type their texts.

Health and fitness tracking:

Check your heart rate, sleep tracking, and blood oxygen levels data from its health metrics app, and see how these trends are affecting your health, and can always change your routines to have a healthy and balanced life.

Versa 3 comes with a built-in GPS for keeping track of pace and distance while running or cycling outside. You can also check your daily step count, burnt calories, active zone minutes and monitor other workouts with this watch as well.

Smart notifications:

You can always make calls from Fitbit versa 3 because of its built-in microphone and speaker, as long as your phone is nearby. Since the watch comes with Google Assistant, which means you can make calls without having to do it manually, and can even check the weather, upcoming meetings, etc.

More features:

You can always listen to music by storing it in the watch, or can even control your Spotify or Deezer’s playlist as well. Along with this, Versa 3 is 50m water-resistant, which makes sure you can wear it while swimming, showering, or light snorkeling.

Specifications and key features:

  • Color: Pink/Gold
  • Water-resistant: 50m
  • Heart rate tracking
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Active zone minutes
  • SpO2 monitoring
  • Sport modes
  • Activity tracking
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • On-board GPS
  • Smart notifications
  • Music player

Pros:

  • Slim and sleek
  • Affordable
  • Fitbit Pay
  • Swimproof

Cons:

  • Can’t send customed replies from it

 

Conclusion

These are the top 5 smartwatches with a voice to text features, however, I’d personally go with TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra, since I own an Android smartphone, and apart from that it has some of the features you’d find in a smartwatch along with the texting capabilities.

That said, for iPhone users, there’s nothing better than Apple Watch Series 7 which is made for them, so they should go for them.

However, if you’re looking for an affordable watch, then the Fitbit Versa 3 can be a good fit for you, which has voice-to-text features, along with all the other perks of health and fitness monitoring.

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