With the holidays fast approaching right there’s a small but expensive gift for a special person. A smart watch is designed to coordinate with your phone using Bluetooth technology to make sure that you never miss a call again. Your smart watch will notify you of a call and if set for it, will also tell you who is calling. No need to drag you phone out of your pocket or from the bottom of your handbag. You can discretely check your watch.
Not all smart watches are created equal. Prior to your acquiring one, here are some factors to check:
1. Compatibility with your kind of phone
2. Strength of battery and also just how frequently it needs charging
3. What features you want. Some consist of: notification from social networks as well as calls, stop watch and also calendar, voice activation, water-proof, various alerts and shock-proof.
4. Design – Do you want something streamlined and also contemporary or are you a geek who really wants a big watch with every feature possible?
5. Simplicity of use – Does it effortlessly fit your wrist? Do you require something shock-proof? Can you check out the dial effortlessly? Remember that this machine needs to make your life simpler, not more difficult.
Here are the 10 finest smart watches for 2014: MetaWatch Strata, MetaWatch Frame, Pebble, Cookoo, I’m Watch, Samsung Galaxy Gear, Martian G2G, Martian Passport, Martian Victory, and Sony LiveView. I’m going to select 3 of these to review in detail. These three represent the variety that exists among these watches.
MetaWatch Strata – This is an extremely strong watch that can take some knocking around. The band is flexible plastic and also washable. There is a scratch-resistant face and also it is water resistant. The battery can last for a week on one charge.There are a number of stylish colors for the band – electric blue, pink, orange and lime green as well as the conventional grey. There are a lot more features and also applications that can be downloaded as apps to this phone suitable for iPhones. At $145 this is among the less expensive smart watches.
Samsung Galaxy Gear – This is a sleek, steamlined watch simply produced for a female who likes jewelry. No Samsung S3 or S4 is complete without one of these smart watches. One unique benefit includes protection of your phone. When you walk more than 5 feet away from your phone, the Gear secures and locks your phone, then unlocks it as soon as you return. The screen face is quite clear and also the battery lasts for 2-3 days between charges. The voice function allows you to dictate messages, established reminders and also make calls. This watch is $337 retail.
Sony LiveView – This is one that fits someone on a small budget as it weighs in at just $25.86. It can easily be connected to a purse strap but wrist bands are available. For something so small it is surprisingly useful with Facebook and also Twitter updates as well as the conventional features. You can upload as well as play songs from your phone, and also acquire gmail updates. However, there is no Bluetooth capability in the watch itself. As soon as the reception is gone, it leaves this phone unusable as it acquires its signal from the phone. One really useful feature is the “Find Phone” feature. If you can not find your phone, the Sony LiveView will allow you to find it by calling it for you.
As you can see, these phones are fairly different from each other and also from various other devices and accessories. Considering that these watches are so new, it’s a good concept to try them before you buy. At the very least put them on and also see if all the buttons function. “If you consider all of the factors above, you will surely find a smart watch that is a perfect fit for you. Then, you can stop missing important calls or messages while simultaneously checking your phone less frequently.”
Exactly what will 2015 bring for new Smart Watch technology? Currently smart watches have started appearing that do not require phone connections in order to function – essentially a cell phone watch. The world of the cartoon character, Dick Tracy with his two-way walkie-talkie wrist watch has arrived finally.