Smartwatch is a wearable computing device marketed as more than a cell phone.

With a glance, it gives atomic clock accuracy and allows you to read your text messages in a device that is always at hand.

wearable computing device is wear on a user’s wrist.

In Fact, it also offers functionality and capabilities similar to those of a smartphone.

Smartwatches are design to, either on their own or when paired with a smartphone.

Provide features like connecting to the internet, running mobile apps, making calls, messaging via text or video, checking the caller ID.

Accessing stock and weather updates, providing fitness monitoring capabilities, offering GPS coordinates and location directions, and more.  

A number of companies either currently have smartwatches on the market.

Or are rumor to be developing smartwatches, including Google, Samsung, Apple (then “iWatch”), LG, Sony, Pebble, and various others.

The technology behind the smartwatch, develop by Microsoft, is know as Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT).

In an attempt to personalize everyday devices.

While the smartwatch industry is still in its infancy, new and emerging technologies like Corning’s flexible Willow Glass, Bluetooth 4.0 and more.

Power-efficient processors and displays are providing the potential for the development of more advanced.

It was more longer-lasting smartwatches than those currently available.

A smartwatch is a portable device that’s design to be wear on a wrist.

Smartwatches like smartphones use touchscreens, offer apps, and often record your heart rate and other vital signs.

Smartwatch benefits:

Notifications

Smartphones display notifications to alert you of important events or activities.

The types of notifications differ; devices connected to a smartphone may simply mirror the phone’s notifications on your wrist.

But other smartwatches display notifications that only a wearable could provide. 

Apps

Beyond displaying notifications from your phone, a smartwatch is only as good as the apps it supports.

App ecosystems vary, and they’re tied to either Apple’s or Google’s environments.

Smartwatches with a dedicated purpose, such as for hiking or diving.

Generally, support the apps they need to accomplish that purpose without the opportunity to add other kinds of apps.

Media management

Most smartwatches paired with smartphones can manage media playback for you.

Answer messages by voice

Remember the old Dick Tracy comics, where the hero detective used a watch as a phone?

Modern smartwatches running either the watchOS or Wear OS operating systems support voice dictation.

Fitness tracking

If you’re a hard-core athlete, a dedicated fitness band is likely a better choice than a smartwatch.

Still, many smartwatches include a heart rate monitor and a pedometer to help track your workouts.

GPS

Most smartwatches include a GPS for tracking your location or receiving location-specific alerts.

Good battery life

Modern smartwatches feature batteries that will get you through the day, with normal use, with a bit of juice still left to go.

Battery use varies; the Apple Watch typically gets 18 hours of normal use on a single charge, while the Pebble gets two or three days.

Types of Smartwatches

  • Apple Watch: Designed and sold by Apple
  • Wear OS watches: Designed and sold by many vendors, using Google’s Wear OS operating system
  • Tizen watches: Proprietary operating system designed by Samsung for its popular Galaxy line of smartwatches
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