Smart watches are the new in thing today. They do a lot more than just displaying the time. They can have different applications and can do a number of useful things like alert you when your phone rings. Even though they have separate operating systems and processors, smart watches are mainly meant as an accessory to smart phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch. Samsung indeed was one of the first companies to bring this wearable electronic device into our lives, and on our skin!
Do you know all the features?
Some of these watches that have been recently launched can do a plethora of interesting things. They can take pictures, give you driving directions and a lot more. perhaps the most useful application of a smart watch is reading emails and texts from your wrist. These devices connect to your tab or smart phone through bluetooth and access the applications therein. What’s more, they are easy to use and has a number of apps too. If you are lucky, you might even get one of these wearable devices that actually sports a cool camera. Some of these smart watches today actually sport a 5 MP camera that can help you take pictures in a much easier way.
Let’s be truthful, how useful are smart watches?
You might ask yourself the question as to why do you really need these watches. After all, you have your own smart phone. What’s more, your smart phone can do all the things that your smart watch can do, right? Well, think of it this way. Your camera can take better pictures than your smart phone. Yet, you do use your smart phone, don’t you? It is all about convenience and how much easier it is to handle these smart watches. You just wear them and forget about them. What’s more, with the good battery life they come with today, you surely can do a lot more with them than you can do with your smart phone.
Keeping record on your activities
Another application of these watches is keeping a record of your activities. For example, after the completion of a workout, data can be uploaded onto a computer or sent online to create a log of exercise activities for analysis.
Google has introduced its own Android operating system for smart watches. The operating system is designed to offer a smart phone like experience right in the wearable device. That’s not all. You can also run several Google-specific apps, including but not limited to Google Maps and Hangouts. Imagine chatting from your smart watch or looking at the map. Sounds cool, doesn’t it?
If Google persists on its path, the wearable device scenario will be a lot different after Google Glass is launched. Google Glass is not a smart watch though and is a wearable device. Even so, there are no scarcity of choices with many companies running to capture the novel market. Apple is stated to be coming out with its own iWatch soon which will be another milestone.
Be sure to choose wisely
However, not all wearable devices are amazing. These watches are unusually large in size, for starters. Secondly, the prices are too extravagant. The Samsung Galaxy Gear costs as much as the tablet itself. Thirdly, insufficient battery life is an ongoing problem. The more the number of applications the lesser will be the battery life of the smart watch.