Best Smart Watches
Updated: Included Samsung Galaxy Gear (05 Sep, 2013 @ 06:00)
The best smart watch? It has been a question till date, what will be a good or best smart watch. There are hundreds of smart watches or their concepts designs available in the market or on the internet, but what are the options available right now in market for a consumer or gadget lover like me.Modern age devices have this special ability to enhanced data processing functionality and they are capable to run apps like mobile phone or tablet. Similarly modern smart watches also include some special features like GPS, biometric monitoring and the best thing, it even function as a smartphone.
Anyway, if you are a geek or a gadget lover or just a wrist watch fan, you will love these devices on your wrist. I tried to collect and select best of the available(or announced) smart watches.
Pebble smart watch
Pebble is the first watch built for the 21st century. It’s infinitely customizable, with beautiful downloadable watchfaces and useful internet-connected apps.
Load apps using Bluetooth
144 x 168 pixel display black and white e-paper
Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and 4.0 (Low Energy)
3 axis accelerometer with gesture detection
iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 or any iPod Touch with iOS 5 or iOS 6. (iOS 5 and iPhone 3GS have restricted feature sets). Android devices running OS 2.3 and up. Works great with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)!
Unfortunately Pebble does not work with Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, or Palm phones at this time.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smart watch
It has a 1.63-inch AMOLED display, and users will be able to send Voice commands to their connected Samsung phones. the smart watch will come in six colors for you , and under the hood there’s an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. For those of you worried about having to charge this thing too frequently, Samsung says the 315 mAh battery is enough to last a day on “regular” use.
Samsung Galaxy Gear apps include Path, Pocket, RunKeeper and more.
1.63-inch, 320×320 display
800MHz Exynos single-core processor
4GB of onboard storage
1.9 megapixel camera, 720p video recording, speaker + 2 mics
Gyroscope and accelerometer for workout tracking
Unfortunately at launch, it’ll only work with the Note 3 and Note 10.1, though some Galaxy S4 owners may be able to take advantage soon, after that device scores an update to Android 4.3.Sources: TechCrunch, Engadget
Martian Smartwatch a top choice for someone not looking to carry a full-fledged computer around on their wrist. The Martian App for your iOS and Android Smart phones gives you full control of configuring how you want your Martian Watch to interact with your smart phone for notification, vibration and to access the online manual & support.
The Martian Leash alerts you with vibration and LED light so you don’t leave your smartphone behind.
Martian Watch is now compatible with the WhatsApp Messenger and LINE apps on Android smartphones with firmware update v1.43.
i’m smart watch
With i’m Watch you can do things you can’t do with just your smartphone. Because, with it on your wrist, your hands are free. When necessary, press the touchscreen display for maximum use of your smartphone functions, linked via Bluetooth. You can connect with all the top social networks with it. All your friends’ posts, displayed clearly and in real time. And it all looks better under the right shade of color: White, Pink, Light Blue, Red, Yellow, Green or Black. Your choice. weight 0.32 kg.
Watches are great for glance and portability, but anything complex becomes a big burden quickly. This is why MetaWatch created its unique “Distributed UI”. Distributed because the MetaWatch configuration interface is shared or distributed across the watch, smartphone, or even a web service.
Motorola MOTOACTV smart watch
Dedicated to Fitness fanatics just enough to capture and motivate them toward greater performance. Motorola believes it has added in its MotoActv, all the stuff athletes requires for their training. There are 40 different types of exercise methods to choose from, including Running, Cycling, Walking, Elliptical, and Step Machine.
A veritable miniature computer running Android, this gadget uses GPS, Bluetooth, music, and Web-based analytics to further the goals of dedicated athletes.
Nike Fuelband smart watch
The Nike FuelBand smart watch tracks your daily movement and activity including running, walking, sports, dancing and dozens of everyday activities. The band employs a triaxial accelerometer to sense movement and tilt, which is its core technology. Data is displayed through 20 LEDs that turn from red to yellow to green as progression toward your predetermined daily goals is achieved.
The Nike Fuelband is compatible only with the iPhone and Nike has indicated that no Android app will be forthcoming in the near future.
Sony MN2SW smart watch
This elegant Android watch keeps you discreetly updated & your hands free. The Sony SmartWatch features an easy to use, ultra responsive touch display. Finding your way around SmartWatch is super simple. Your world’s just a tap, swipe or press away. Want to do more with your SmartWatch? Download compatible applications on Google Play. And customize your SmartWatch to make it exclusively yours.
Customize your SmartWatch with your own 20mm/0.8-Inch wristband. Or wear it using the stylish wristband included. You can even use it as a clip. This ultra thin Android remote was designed to impress. Compatibility: SmartWatch works beautifully with both Sony and non-Sony Android-based smartphones alike.
ConnecteDevice Cookoo smart watch
The world’s first analogue smartwatch! Starting as a Kickstarter project, COOKOO is the world’s first designer watch that combines an analogue timepiece with a connected digital display to your iOS devices. Using an LCD display behind the dials, it can notify you of calendar reminders, alarms, text messages, Facebook messages and missed or incoming calls with icons that illuminate.
It alerts you when you’re out of range, handy if you misplace your phone, and tells you when the battery is running low. Unlike other smart watches, this shouldn’t happen too often as the standard button-cell battery (CR2032) can last for up to an entire year. Even if the Bluetooth LCD display runs out of power the analogue watch can keep going for up to three years.
Ventura Sparc Sigma MGS Smart watches
Originally presented as concept-study of a “future timepiece” in 2006, it kept making rounds in the web, prompting many inquiries. We therefore asked Designer Paolo Fancelli to consolidate the actual ven_10 and MGS_11 movements-dimensions with the original design concept. This task was quite challenging but ended up as a fresh, more modern project.
An alternative to the chiseled and angular SPARC MGS, the new SPARC Sigma MGS sets a distinct counterpoint with its refined soft, organic shape. It is very comfortable to wear even on smaller wrists.