Watches were just watches around a decade ago. If you peep into the yesteryear’s, the only job of a watch was to show time and keep reminding people that they should be punctual. But over the time, revolution in the field of technology and computer has changed the way we see things. We’re in an age where every possible object is connected to the Internet and getting smart. Don’t know how far man has turned smarter with this, but gadgets have surely. Smart watch is one of them!

Today, our watches are smart enough to communicate not only the current time but a lot more. The current watches and clocks that are available in the market are not less than any high tech computer. The effect of technology revolutions in case of watches has resulted in some fabulous features. 

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Watches In The Past:

During 1980s, Seiko was first to develop computers in the form of watches. This was the time when personal computers were introduced. Seiko introduced D409 with dot matrix display, the first model with on board data entry feature and have the capacity of 112 digits. During the same era, CASIO came up with variant computer based watches including the most famous Calculator watch. Later RC-1000 was introduced powered with a computer on chip. It was very much compatible with the PCs of that age including Apple II, IBM and NEC. Later, a series of computerized watches came into existence with smart look, enhanced storage and tons of function.
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Smart Watch- The new era!

What exactly is a smart watch? And, how smart is it as compared to traditional watches?

It won’t be wrong if I say a Smart watch is nothing but an essential and handy mobile gadget. Smart watches are equipped with intelligent functionalities. These enable the wearer to monitor their health and fitness, control appliances and perform many more tasks right from the wrist. 

The Apple’s smart watch, Google’s Android Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen OS are bringing impeccable revolution in the world of watches. Check out here what all a smart watch can do: 

Advanced Functions Of A Smart Watch:

  • Fitness Tracking
  • Cellular Service (Calls/SMS)
  • Internet access
  • Gaming
  • GPS navigation
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Streaming Video and Music
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Sensor base functionality

Best Smart Watches Available In The market :

At present, the top producers of smart watches are Apple, Samsung, Fossil, Tag Heuer, Garmin, Huawei and LG. Each one gives a tough competition to the other and it’s not an easy job to choose the best smart watch among them. Here are the leading watches that are trending in the market and grabbing the attention of buyers of all genre.

Apple Smart Watch Series-3 :

It’s Apple’s first cellular smart watch with fastest dual core processor and OS4. It is equipped with amazing health and fitness applications including Heart Rate monitoring app which allows you measure heart rate during resting, workout, recovery, walking and Breathe positions. 

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A new barometric altimeter is also incorporated to measure relative elevation. Users can enjoy both LTE and UMTS based services with a built in e-SIM. It has also come up with enhanced wireless chip called W2 to enhance the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speed. Water resistant capability is about 50 meters. With the introduction of GymKit, cardio equipment can be directly connected with smart watch to fetch most accurate readings.

LG Watch Style:

Beautiful slim and light weight time piece that offers all features you can expect from a smart watch. The device has Android 4.3+ and iOS 8.2+ compatibility. It has Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and storage of 4 GB. Though the battery life is a bit less yet the Apple-like rotating crown makes it lovable with excellent navigation facility. It has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. smart watch, health gadget, Apple smart watch, fitness tracker, samsung gear

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Take note that you do not expect huge from the LG Watch Style. It’s battery may not last up to your expectation. You cannot even make mobile payments with it. It does not come with a speaker if you’re a music geek.

Samsung Gear S3:

Samsung Gear S3 is the perfect example of modern luxury. It is nothing less than a computing device that can be worn in hands. The OS of this smart watch is Tizen OS with Android and iOS compatibility. It has a Dual-core 1.0 GHz processor with storage of 4 GB. The battery can run for two days and has wireless feature. Of course, it’s smart enough to have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The 4G LTE connectivity allows it to send SMS, access emails, check notifications and even make calls all without your mobile phone. 

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The Samsung Pay feature allows you to pay anywhere for anything that you’d use a credit card for, again without the need of your phone or wallet. Life becomes simple with this piece on hand!

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20:

Casio Pro Trek is not behind others in technology. The dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU processor with Android Wear 2.0 OS makes it a wonderful gadget. It has 4 GB storage. The smart device has sensors that can measure pressure (air pressure, altitude) and accelerometer making it pro-health piece. 

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Again the Wi-Fi Bluetooth offer all connectivity that a phone can provide. Did I miss to mention the GPS tracking feature? Yes, it is water resistant up to 50 meter depth. 

Faiz Akram is an engineer, a writer and a philosopher by nature. Always passionate about spreading knowledge and awareness among people. He is a blogger and a tech savvy. He also loves to capture moments with the click of his camera. He purely believes what we do in life echoes in eternity. His favorite quote is, 'Be a voice, not an echo'.