Smartwatch Shootout, A Quick Design Overview

2014 has definitely turned into the year of the “wearable” and the smartwatch has been leading the pack. Android Wear is on the way and Apple has yet to announce, let along release their offering. That means there’s much more to come this year. There are already some compelling options on the market and they have a range of prices.Some look like a tech-watch while others take a far more conservative approach and look like the watches of old. Appearances aren’t the only difference with some watches simply serving up simple notifications and others letting you use your phone without having to actually pull it out of your pocket.

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Which smart watch is right for you? In this quick video overview we take a look at six smart watches that are currently on the market. We’ve included the:

  •  i’m watch
  • Cookoo Connected Watch
  • Qualcomm Toq
  • Martian Notifier
  • Pebble Watch
  • Samsung Gear Neo

This isn’t an in-depth review or a detailed head-to-head. It is, instead, a look at the actual design approach taken with each. After all, if you are going to get a watch that has today’s smarts it has to loo good on your wrist. Right?

 

Smartwatch Head-to-Head

 

Are you thinking about getting a smartwatch? If so, what features are most important to you? Are any of these in your future or are you waiting for the next round to be released? Let us know in the comments.

About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him.

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