Just six months ago I heard several people joke, laugh, and even make condescending remarks in regard to smart watches. Baby boomers, doing their best multitasking impression, shook their heads while slighting the importance and advancements of this brilliant technology. Smart watches may not be dominating the electronic market just yet. However, they are here to make an impact and leave their impression on society. Here are a few smart watches that are making headlines as of late.
The Martian Passport, which is available for $300. More than two hours of talk and seven days of standby, this 2.4 ounce device is compatible with any phone with Bluetooth capabilities along with any hands-free device and additional features with Android and iOS devices. If you prefer a vintage-looking watch and want the “smart” component to be unobtrusive, this model may work for you. You can use voice commands to control the mobile device from the watch. Also, because of the analog watch face, one can easily see the time in bright sunlight.
Also priced at $300, the Samsung Gear 2 will be the next smart watch I divulge information on. This smart watch claims to have battery life of up to six days. Weighing in at 2.4 ounces, the Samsung Gear 2 is water resistant in depths up to 1 millimeter. However, don’t let this bad boy soak for more than 30 minutes at a time! The Gear 2 is compatible with most Samsung devices running Android 4.3 or higher. The Gear 2 has an intuitive and vivid color touch-screen interface. Some features include making phone calls with its built-in microphone and speaker and use voice commands to the watch to control paired mobile devices.
Staying in the same family, let’s spend some time with the Samsung Gear Fit. Priced at $150 and encompassing up to 6 days of battery life, the paper weight (0.9 ounces) Gear Fit is the most creative and stylish release from the original Samsung Galaxy Gear. Slim, sleek, and light, this unconventional watch has a sideways display that’s unlike any other smart watch out there. Like the other Gears, the Gear Fit is only compatible with Samsung devices. However, Samsung is working on making their smart watches more compatible with other devices. But, be aware before you make your purchase.
Last but not least, I will talk about the Sony Smartwatch 2. Available for $150 and containing up to 4 days of battery life, the Sony Smartwatch 2 works with Androids 4.0 and higher. Weighing in at 1.6 ounces, the Sony Smartwatch 2 has a thin bezel (it is almost all screen) which gives it a modern, sleek look. One has the option to choose between a plastic watch strap and a stainless watch strap. The Smartwatch 2 has NFC, in addition to Bluetooth, and the pairing is quite fluid.