Welcome to the future – but is the future ready for Smart Watches, and are they ready for us, now? Will they become just one more thing that we have to keep a charger handy for? Do you really want to have a conversation on your watch (think “James Bond”, maybe)? If Smart Watches are the wave of the future, what options are available, and which are the best? What ARE Smart Watches?
A Smart Watch is an additional interface for users to interact with their smartphones, and they’re often comparable to PDA devices. Many are effectively wearable mini-computers. They are used to display smartphone notifications, control a smartphone remotely, and track fitness and other gesture-related activities; as well as still keeping time. They offer features that vary from model to model, some of which include a camera, accelerometer, thermometer, altimeter, barometer, compass, chronograph, calculator, touch screen, GPS navigation, map display, graphical display, speaker, scheduler, watch, SDcards, and rechargeable batteries; along with cell phone interaction capabilities. In addition to cell phones, they may also communicate with a wireless devices (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS), heads-up displays, insulin pumps, microphones, modems, or other devices. Some Smart Watches can also function as portable media players, while still some offer full mobile phone capability, and can make or answer phone calls.