Why do we really need a Smart watch?

 

UntitledWith so many Smart watch in the market nowadays, it’s really hard to choose which Smart watch to buy or to give as a gift. I browsed through sites and forums and different user reviews to come up with a quick, easy self guide for your last minute shopping. I am just surprised that some people tried too much to present it as something complicated. But it’s totally opposite for me. So, read on why I think it’s a good idea to give it as a gift. Why will you buy a smartwatch for a gift to yourself or someone special. In this article, I listed the pros and cons to  simplify it.

First, let’s take a look at the basics of this trendy Smart watch that some may not know of. Before buying check what operating systems does it use? Android wear or Tizen?

A smart watch is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping. While early models can perform basic tasks, such as calculations, translations, and game-playing, modern smartwatches are effectively wearable computers.

Tizen an operating system base in Linux kernel and GNU C library used for a wide range of devices. While, other smartwatch version like Samsung Gear Live is using Android Wear

Android Wear has limited support from Googles pairing application.

Citations:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tizen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartwatch

 

Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch – Black (US Warranty)   Buy now from Amazon>>

 

Samsung  Gear 2 Neo is using Tizen operating system. Best looking rectangular face and has long battery life even on bright screen mode on, it can last up to 2-3 days. Aside from an accurate time telling,  it has effortless tilt wrist function to wake on/off. Samsung Gear 2 Neo allows you to make and receive calls. Oh yes that’s right!  It also allows you to receive instant notifications from your phones or apps or third party apps in an sAMOLED screen. Moreover, Samsung Gear 2 Neo can pair with both Android and iPhone.  This smartwatch is helpful for people who always missed on calls or text. Also useful for the hearing impaired because it has a vibrate alert. Having said so, this is a great gift to your husband or special someone. Though there is no camera for this version. You can opt for Samsung Gear 2 if you want yours with a camera. 

For fitness buff and the like, it has a built-in heart rate sensor, S health feature, pedometer, and it can track your daily pattern of exercise with customized real time coaching. Plus, it can sync all your songs from your phone to listen with it while running if you have a bluetooth headset. All possible with wrist tilt screen or Google Voice command.

I’m feeling nostalgic! Back in the days of Mission Impossible, as a youngster I was amazed with the techy gadgets they used. Just imagine,  you can now command your wristwatch to do whatever you want for as long as it is paired on your phone.

Example:  “OK Google, send a text to…”.  It’s pretty amazing when you see people say “Whoa that’s Cool!”

There are numerous Google apps you can install that fits your lifestyle. Don’t worry it’s not just limited to the exercise buff, if your a busy person. A few examples are:

CONS

  • Because it’s square, literally every single person you meet will ask you if it’s an Apple watch. Be ready to tell them, “Duh, Samsung came out first in the market and has more features!”
  • For some, they will find it awkward talking to their watch in public using the google voice command. But why bother what others will think. It’s already Millennium for crying out loud.

 

Additional capabilities of a Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch

  • Notifications  In terms of notifications, you can expect alerts for incoming texts, WhatsApp messages, tweets you’re mentioned in, Facebook updates, emails and more. Basically, anything you want to be alerted about you can – provided the smartphone app has a notification option within Android.
  • Watchfaces- customized to your preference. You can also download your own watchface maker
  • Downloadable Apps for your watch
  • It uses internet from your mobile
  • It can be standalone other than the internet dependent apps

Source: http://www.wareable.com/smartwatches/android-wear-vs-apple-watch-2015

Apple Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band

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Apple Watch found a true niche in the smartwatch market. An epitome of elegance and chic smartwatch. Literally all the capability of this watch can also be done in your iphone,  but if you’re looking for a hands free, you can all do it in your wrist with this watch.

It has three models, 2 sizes and dozens of straps.

  1. Aluminium Watch Sport
  2. The stainless steel Watch
  3. The 18k carat gold Watch Edition                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

First, it tells you the time accurately. It’s what really they are for, to begin with. When you travel, it identifies your whereabouts and synchronize the time zone. Next, if you always tend to forget your phone, you’ll never missed out on any alert from now on with your apple watch because you can sync it with your phone. You can also send a text, voice message and make a call. Yes, that’s exactly right! Aside from the heart rate monitoring and other fitness tracker, et cetera. You can also Send your heartbeat with a tap on your wrist together with an emoji to your loved ones. Sweet!

Ultimately, you can all do it with your phone without carrying it in your hands. And that’s the main point of it. In the old days, they buy the most expensive brand of wristwatch just for it’s elegance and looks. But, nowadays we buy elegant wristwatch with unlimited functionality.

It’s all in the strap of your wrist, technology is giving your hands all it’s freedom.

Cons:

  • The Apple Watch only works with the iPhone
  • You’ll work less with your phone when your out and about.

 

Okay, if your decided or what not. You can just easily click the links or picture to direct you to Amazon.com, to save you from the hassle and choose the right model I discussed in this guide. 

So now you know the basic features of a smartwatch from your leading brands. If you’re eyeing another brand, you can just check each of their features at Amazon.com and you can easily see which features isn’t on your possible choices. 

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