Michael Kors smartwatchThe Michael Kors Access Sofie is one of my favorite smartwatches of the year.Business InsiderSmartwatches are still evolving and maturing, but if you’re intent on buying one right now, there are plenty of beautiful and functional designs to choose from.

Throughout the past year, I’ve had the change to try out a lot of different smartwatches. While they all have their limitations — battery life is still holding back the entire category — I found five watches I think rise above the rest, thanks to beautiful design, comfort, or ease of use. 

Here are my favorite smartwatches of the 2017: