For some reason, most smartwatch makers haven’t realized yet people won’t buy into wearable technology unless it looks good. No one wants to strap clunky nerdlinger watches to their wrists. Motorola gets it thought. They’ve finally released the Moto 360, a round-faced smartwatch that people won’t mind wearing. Popular solid silver rings and bands with white gold plating jewelry. Customize these with rose gold plating.
The smartwatch will come in black and gray in the beginning for $249. Later this year, Motorola will add two metal band options, each at $299. The stainless steel watch weighs only 1.72 ounces and features wireless charging. A Gorilla Glass screen protects you from random scratches. Other cool features include a simple flick to wake design and activity tracking through Motorola Connect to get more information check out Luxury Watches Direct – Luxury Watch Specialists to get the best service.
Get one at Motorola.com, Best Buy and Google Play.
The smartwatch game is growing exponentially and now, Google wants a piece of the action. They’ll unleash the Moto 360 onto wrists everywhere come summer 2014. Google’s Android Wear, a modified operating system for wearables, powers the Moto 360. The watch will respond to the phrase “OK Google” and a quick flick of the wrist lets the wearer see who’s emailing or calling, remind them of upcoming events or keep abreast of Google+.
Thankfully, Moto 360 will look like an actual watch. It’ll have a round face with premium materials holding it all together. No word on pricing, but this looks like a hit.
People love the all the functions of smartwatches, but most of the designs out there need work. A few companies are working on upping the style quotient, but so many end up looking like a smartphone wrapped around one’s wrist. Designer Gabor Balogh reimagines the smartwatch as something more traditional looking, i.e. a normal looking old school watch.
You’d have the classic watchface, but all the parts would get swapped out with smartwatch functions. A pushable bezel for navigation, smartphone functions launched by pressing the crown and pusher, a watchface displaying critical data when paired with a smartphone. And all this without the typical bulky bodies out there. Right now, it’s just a concept, so if anyone wants to put this up on Kickstarter, you’d make bank.
Up to now, smartwatches have put function over style. It’s great having all the convenience and tech wizardry of a smartphone on your wrist, but no one wants to look like they’re wearing a smartphone on their wrist. That’s why the folks at MetaWatch have the right idea. These ex-Fossil engineers and Frank Nuovo, former Nokia designer, put their talents together on smartwatches featuring premium metals, leather wristbands, and quality craftsmanship. Look for them spring 2014 at Best Buy and other retailers.
Whether it’s the Pebble, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, Qualcomm Toq, or any other number of new smartwatches, it seems each one always has (at least) one chink in its armor. But here comes this little Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0 ($249), and it appears to have just about every box checked. First off, the thing is actually a phone. Yes, you can make and receive calls on it. There’s a 720p camera on the side for photos and video, it’s got Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, there’s a slot for a SIM card slot, and wait… hold on… yes… we canfrim this… it has PONG! Or at least a Pong screensaver. Either way, when you have cutting edge 21st tech on your wrist and Pong, you’re doing something really right.
One serious chink in the armor of most of smartwatches is battery life. Samsung’s Galaxy Gear? We’re hearing 24 hours. ::shudder:: That’s what makes the forthcoming Qualcomm Toq’s promised time of five days so invigorating. Designed to work with Android smartphones, the Toq will feature a color touch screen that Qualcomm says will clearly display your vital info even in bright sunlight. Plus when those five days are up, charging is done wirelessly by placing the smartwatch on its case. Now let’s wait and see about a price.
Perhaps the most alluring thing about wearing a smartwatch is the freedom to keep your hands out of your pockets. Clearly society will appreciate your manners and label you a fine citizen if you’re not digging into your jeans for glances at your phone every 11 minutes, right? If you’re a Samsung guy or girl, you might wanna set aside $299 for the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Boasting a 320 x 320-pixel, 1.63-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 1.9 megapixel camera for pictures and 10-second 720p video clips, and the ability to communicate with your other Galaxy devices, this metal-faced, rubber-strapped time-teller is due on US shelves in October. We’re hearing battery life will only be about 24-hours with regular use, so odds are your lonely pockets will still get some love.
While talking on the phone seems to be trending down in recent years (I cited that trend when explaining to my mom why I haven’t called her since 2003), talking to your watch is on the rise. The KREYOS Meteor smartwatch gives you the ability to answer phone calls directly from your wrist without reaching for your phone in your pocket. This waterproof watch has both a mic and speaker built-in. Use a gesture or tap a button on the watch and you’re off and blabbing. Of course you’ll also be able to respond to emails and texts, check your social media accounts, adjust your music, and talk to SIRI through your wrist.