What is a Smartwatch?
A Smartwatch is internet-connected and has a screen interface. Even the most basic smartwatch will do more than just telling you the time; Most of them will allow you to check emails, keep tabs on social media and even play video games. They are available in a variety of genres, ranging from sport-centric models to models that can give smartphones a run for their money. Diverse functionalities dictate a similarly diverse range for every model.
Why buy one?
The main reason why a lot of professionals are switching over to a smartwatch is because it keeps you frequently updated without you having to pull out your smartphone all the time. A smartwatch teams up with your smartphone to deliver alerts, notifications, apps and much more. And to deliver all the above said services, almost all smartwatches need to connect via Bluetooth and should be within wireless range of an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.
Most smartwatches are well-suited for an Android or iOS device, or, in some cases, both. Others might only be compatible with a few chosen varieties of operating systems. Since smartwatches are developed to accompany your smartphone, you should make sure that it's compatible with your current operating system.
Trendy Features of a Smartwatch
The Smartwatch features vary for each model. Here are a few features that you will want to consider before deciding on a model:
If you are looking for a smartwatch that has health and fitness resources, check for a built-in pedometer (measures steps), accelerometer (measures intensity), heart rate monitor or other tracking technology.
Smartwatches are available in a variety of styles and designs which let you get a personalized look. If you favor a classic style that is similar to a traditional watch, you can choose a device that has leather or stainless-steel straps. Other watches have flexible silicone straps, which is ideal for outdoor or fitness-related activities.
It allows you to give voice commands, record memos, send and receive text messages, search the Web and much more, without using your hands.
Watches made with fortified glass, such as Corning Gorilla Glass, can handle the wear and tear of daily use, so you don't have to fret about scratches or other damage.
You can store music on your device's internal memory for immediate access to your media library.
It delivers an audible or vibrating alert when you are out of wireless range.