The latest introduction to the Apple Watch seems to have changed the concept of the smartwatches to most users with the new approach to their iOS devices. The incoming release of the new Apple creature might turn the smartwatches market upside down, having invested more effort into features originally designed for smartphones. However, this new Apple Watch is not the only wearable gadget that can change your life and your own concept of using technology in your routine.
Apple Watch, developing the watch concept
Introducing the new technology piece with the S1 processor arranged by Apple, this smartwatch is compatible with iPhone 5 and the latest members of the iPhone family. This watch has been claimed to be mostly oriented towards health and fitness tracking, without leaving out the features that you might find in every smartphone.
According to the developers at Apple, the watch excels due to its total synchronization with your iPhone, being able to perform phone calls, as well as receiving and sending text messages through iMessage and the SMS system. The gadget includes a simple NFC system for performing payments way faster than with your credit card. Additionally, it can control other Apple systems such as the Apple TV, being one remarkable member of this technological family.
FiLIP, the baby watch
Designed especially as a smartwatch targeting the little ones of your house, FiLIP is a simple smartwatch that includes all the tools and functions of the bigger gadgets. At an affordable price of $149.99, this device has been originally released in the USA, and now the plan is to take it abroad by the hand of Telefonica in Latin America and European countries.
The main objective of the gadget is to introduce smartwatches to children, being oriented to 4-11 year old kids. FiLIP’s main functionality incorporates incoming and outcoming calls, as well as messaging and geolocalisation through Wi-Fi, GSM or GPS. This kind of gadget is what we all dreamed of having on our wrists ever since the first communication of Michael Knight with his watch. The autonomy of the device is approximately 2 days, but it depends on the use of FiLIP.
In order to include some special features, FiLIP has included an emergency button with which the owner will perform a call to the first 5 default contacts and refreshing the position of the gadget until the call is cancelled. Additionally, FiLIP includes an IP63 certificate, meaning the smartwatch is waterproof to a certain depth.
Pebble Time, the indie approach
Claimed to be one of the best of the previous generations of smartphones, the next edition of Pebble has started from its own project at kickstarter. Backed by almost 70,000 users, Pebble Time features a unique e-paper display that saves battery in order to keep the device on from up to 7 to 10 days without an extra charge, depending on the intensity of use. This e-ink display shows colors effectively with a customizable aspect.
The design of Pebble Time has been made under a simple concept, timeline. With three buttons on one side, each one represents past actions, present time and future events, switching between the different full-fledged functionalities included in the gadget. Working on different systems such as iOS 8 and Android 4.0+, this Pebble Time will become one of your best allies on your wrist. Check all the details of the device in the official store.
Samsung Gear S, the big alternative
Powered by a Snapdragon 400 Processor, the Samsung Gear S features a curved Super AMOLED display that adapts its form to your wrist. The main concern of this gadget, aside its elegant design, is processing power and specs, allowing the users to get all the features of your smartphone without taking it out of your pocket, and is synchronized wirelessly for displaying the notifications you want.
This gadget supports third-party apps for a complete experience among the wearable devices. The Samsung Gear S is compatible with mostly all the apps installed in your smartphone, including communicating tools your smartwatch Bluetooth or 3G real-time connectivity or even maps for GPS use. Since fitness monitoring seems to be one of the main uses of these devices, Samsung Gear S includes enhanced built-in multi-sensors such as heart-rate meter, working as a stand-alone gadget without the smartphone.