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Smart Watches that You Can Buy

By on March 8, 2013

Smart watches seems to be what’s next in technology but there are some brands that already have a model on the market. Apparently, the Apple iWatch will be a reality this year. Apple is putting a lot of resources in making a good product and could be marketed later this year. However, it will not be the first to reach the world of smart watch. While this whole concept starts growing, SmartWatch has some brands already on the street that we can buy and try. Most operate as a wrist notification center that connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

They have an application that synchronizes with the clock and through which we can customize them. Some are Android, an operating system other more rudimentary but everyone wants to get that we need not take our phone pocket.

Here are 5 of these smart watches.

Pebble

Pebble Watch

Pebble is perhaps the most famous smart watch. It was the device that has awakened SmartWatch fever. It was a project in Kickstarter and through that its creators have added some features demanded by users. I would describe it as a notification center on our wrist. It connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone or Android iPhone and receives notifications of calls, messages and email, in addition to controlling our music. Your epaper screen makes your battery last up to seven days on a single charge and also achieves high visibility outdoors. The Pebble has a shop where you can download applications and themes for the clock. It sells for $ 150 on their website.

Metawatch

MetaWatch

The Metawatch is a direct competitor of Pebble as they share many characteristics. Monochrome display with good outdoor visibility, themes to customize the way in which we see time and functionality centered receive notifications, which can notify the using a vibration motor. It also can get wet, its battery lasts about the same and also supports Bluetooth 4.0 for receiving notifications. If we talk about these differences are minimal. Perhaps the most significant is the support of the community and developers. While Pebble is a known product, Metawatch is a bit under the radar so the application support may not be as great. Its price is similar and can be purchased for $ 179.

Sony SmartWatch

Sony SmartWatch

Sony SmartWatch was perhaps the first of these devices that was released. Came out last year and at first seemed like a good idea. A watch with a multi touch OLED screen, running Android and it was up to support applications. All that on the paper could be a good intelligent clock, but in practice incredibly poorly worked. Low-resolution screen and colors that were fatal, no touch response, an immense size thanks to the inclusion of a clip on the back and a user interface made one little thought to call it “the worst product that Sony has made ever. ” If someone wants to risk is on sale for € 129.00.

Neptune Pine

Neptune Pine

The Neptune Pine is a very promising development and we will see in the remainder. Before anyone says anything, no, not for sale yet but you can make a reservation and send it in July. The first advantage and difference with the other watches mentioned is that it connects to your phone, which operates independently. It has a slot for a Micro SIM. Its creators say it will make calls, send emails, play music, surf the Internet and navigate with GPS. Incorporate a 5MP camera and a heart monitor, FM radio and magnetic compass. All in a 2.5-inch screen that will support all Android applications and will have a keyboard designed to make typing very natural. All I seem to have to take care of is the battery. Adventurers can ask him for a price of $ 325.

I’m Watch

I'm Watch

The ‘I’m Watch‘was developed in Italy and does nothing really different from other watches. However, it does have many drawbacks and it seems that anyone who has had copied the Sony SmartWatch. It is very large, use a very slow processor, hangs countless times and even used Android, version 1.6 is making the application support is zero. Of course, any resemblance to what goes on the web seems coincidental. Still is for sale for the low price of 349 €.

Basis

Basis

The Basis is the bonus track on this list. I have not included within the other options because it is a SmartWatch use. It is rather a device that controls our lives. It contains an optical sensor pulse, monitor Temperature monitor perspiration and skin. All attached to a 3-axis sensor to determine our movement and activity. As a Nike Fuelband but enhanced. Then connects to the Internet and gives us our stats and a plan to follow and achieve objectives. The Basis has a battery that lasts four days and sold for $ 199. Oh, also you can see the time on it.

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