Smartwatch: What Purpose Does It Serve?

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So with the SmartWatch being the latest tech to be released on the market, what makes it enticing for consumers apart from it being just another digital watch? Well it is pretty much “handsfree” and can operate your smartphone device without actually having to take your smartphone out of your pocket. It’s convenient and hands free that will allow users to have less things to hold with their hands.

Functions

Sony Smartwatch

Sony Smartwatch

A few months ago, Samsung debuted the Galaxy Gear with their Galaxy Note 3 which functions with a users’ smartphone devices. Other notable brands of smartwatch is from Sony.  The smartwatch works by syncing with a user’s device and allowing them to get notifications of messages on their phone or switching songs without having to have the smartphone on hand. It may also be much quicker to make a phone call s users can make a call by selecting it with their smartwatch and with an already synced bluetooth headset, calling can be done if the user is busy. The smartwatch just makes things much more convenient for users to access certain functions of their smartphone without having to take their phone out of the pocket, especially when the user is always on the go. Certain apps on the watch works in tandem with the smartphone allowing for quick access simply on a device that we wear around the wrist to tell time.

 

Critique

Sony Smartwatch

Sony Smartwatch

However, the smartwatch technology is still new, so for gadgets like the Samsung Galaxy Gear, it is quite slow and the user may be best to just use their smartphone to access applications to have it done much quicker.. A smartwatch essentially acts as a support tool for your smartphone while being able to tell you the time like any watch. The need to always charge it smartwatch technology, like the Galaxy Gear and Sony’s smartwatch where the battery for common usage is about 25hrs, makes for not a great buy at the moment until the tech improves. It’s slow speed also makes it tedious to use. The smartwatch also doesn’t satisfy an individual’s fashion needs as the strap can seem cheap and doesn’t look much like a fashionable watch. Apple is gearing up to launch their own model in the future and chances are, they may make it more functionable than what Samsung has launched.

Andrew is a co-founder of DeviceCritique. As a tech savvy individual, he aims to explains tech in a simple manner while also providing support for those who need help with their devices or computers.