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Smartwatches – the new trend?

Have you heard about the Smartwatch? It’s a little Smartphone, which you wear like a watch. But it doesn’t replace it. It works with your smartphone (which has to be within 10m range of the Smartwatch to work).

Now you might think, what do I need that for?
Good question, it’s definitely a luxury item. Some benefits could be that you’re kept up-to-date in every situation. We’ve thought of some situations where the smartwatch could be very useful:

1. You’re sitting in the cinema and your phone is in your bag. No need to rifle around for it, just have a cheeky look at your smartwatch to minimise fuss.
2. You’re talking to someone and it would be ignorant to look on your phone all the time, you can pretend that you’re looking at the time and keep all your friends.
3.You’re driving a car, your phone is ringing and you’re looking for it, you could risk your life and the life of others. With the smartwatch you coul look on it and decide whether it’s important or not without risking safety.

There are currently a range of Mini-Apps available to download especially designed for the smartwatch, with nearly all big manufacturers having already produced a smartwatch. Here’s a quick comparison to help you choose the right one for you:

For people who need their phone for work and they can’t miss important calls, this could be very useful indeed.

Time will tell if this new gadget will appeal to the masses for everyday life, the jury is still very much out. One thing’s for sure though: it’s certainly an exciting prospect and brings out the sci-fi geek in all of us at Proporta.

 

Vendor Model Connective with Retail price Highlight
1. Sony SmartWatch Android Smartphones £79.00 Water resistant
2. Sony SmartWatch 2 Android Smartphones £149.99 One-touch NFC
3. Samsung Galaxy Gear Samsung Smartphones £300 S Voice
4. Cookoo COOKOO watch Apple Gadgets & Samsung Galaxy S4 £129.99 Long battery-life

 

 

   SmartWatch                        SmartWatch 2          Galaxy Gear             COOKOO watch