ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SMART WATCHES.
The first ever digital watch, was announced in 1972,
The Pulsar manufactured by Hamilton Watch Company.
Consumer device analyst Avi Greengart, from
research firm Current Analysis, suggested that 2013
may be the "year of the smartwatch", as "the
components have gotten small enough and cheap
enough" and many consumers own smartphones
that are compatible with a wearable device.
A smartwatch 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
Such devices may include features such as a
camera, accelerometer, thermometer, altimeter,
barometer, compass, chronograph, calculator, cell
phone, touch screen, GPS navigation, Map display,
graphical display, speaker, scheduler, watch,
SDcards that are recognized as a mass storage
device by a computer, and rechargeable battery. It may communicate with a wireless headset, heads-up display, insulin pump, microphone, modem, or other devices General features you can find on a smart watch includes
Micro USB input port
Any good smartwatch will alert you to incoming calls, emails and text messages with a quick buzz of your wrist, which can help you discreetly check whether it's worth answering right away. How a SmartWatch Works with a Smart
Similar to the fitness trackers of today, a
smartwatch works simultaneously with
the smart phone through Bluetooth
technology. Certain features of the phone
can be accessed through the watch
making it easier to call, text, and even
listen to music. A smartwatch cannot be
used with a smart phone. It will tell time
but it does not offer the same options that
it would if connected to a mobile device.Advantages:
1. Hands-free user experience--> The smartwatch can allow you to receive messages, communicate and the like, while your hands remain free for use. The idea here is that it'll be "less distracting" to the user since instead of receiving constant messages and drawing his/her smartphone, the user can briefly see if different notifications are relevant or not.
2. Personalized information--> Most smartwatches now have
the ability to retrieve different physiological parameters about
the user. This gives way to drawing personalized health and fitness information.
This could be revolutionary in the health industry but also allows individuals to be better aware of themselves.
3. Personal assistant on your wrist --> Smart watches attempt to simplify our daily functions. The notion is that analyzed data
and critical information will be at your immediate disposal,
simplifying daily functions dramatically and making you more
productive and efficient. Disadvantages of Smart watches[/url] -
1. First disadvantage of using a
smart watch is the fact that there are a limited
number of phones and tablets that are
compatible with the smart watches
Certain smart watch companies design watches that will only synchronize to a certain model of phone or tablet, like Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, and that phone or tablet could
often be very pricey.
2. The main problem with
battery life is how often you will have
to take your smart watch off to charge.
Also the screens will go to sleep to try and save battery so getting it to tell time is sometimes very awkward.
3. since the smartwatch is still a concept
in development and fairly new to the market.
People do not want to feel that smartwatch is an obtrusive alien object on their wrist, rather an extension of themselves.
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