Being the GG (Geeky Guy) that I am I’ve noticed the launch this year of more and more so-called “smartwatches”. What are these things I hear you asked. From my point of view they are a little bit of a disappointment to be honest. Yes, for sure, they look pretty cool (although a bit chunky on your wrist with their big faces; but then so do many fashion watches).
I was expecting more a “smartphone on your wrist” but the smartwatch is more of a remote connection to your smartphone. Generally they connect via Bluetooth so you need to have your smartphone pretty close by (bag or trouser pocket should do it). You can accept calls on the smartwatch and they also have some basics apps such as note taker and even eBay.
Smartwatches are not new though, according to Smart Watches Guide the likes of Seiko were producing “smartwatches” back in the early-1980s (remember those calculator watches with the tiny buttons?). Things have come a long way since though. So what will be the best smartwatch in 2013? Sony have launched a watch and so have Samsung, Apple are also rumoured to be getting a smartwatch ready for launch.
I’m still sitting on the fence; this could either be a complete gimmick or the next big thing. If you want to keep up-to-date with smartwatch developments have a look at www.smartwatchesguide.com for the latest news.