Well, that is no reason to mope, rather it is a TIME to grab the future by the WRIST and run towards it with absolutely nothing but hope in our hearts. If the subtle hints were not enough, what we are about to discuss is the latest accessory to the “smart” technology which takes its shape as the smartwatches we have grown to love. But what exactly is considered a “smart” watch? I remember quite a few years ago, Casio Watches released a line of talking watches that could tell the wearer the time with just a push of a button. Does that fit into the “smartwatch” category? Thankfully, it does not. Maybe if those watches could send texts, make calls, read e-mails, track our health or even count our steps, it would be considered into the group. All kidding aside though, let’s take a quick look at what is about to head our way in the latest smartwatch news.
As we all know and probably have a hands on experience, the android platform is slowly consuming our world wrapped in fancy tech toys. The latest addition to the seemingly endless list is the android television (but that’s for a different day). When Google wasn’t satisfied with just infecting cellphones with their magic, they turned to watches and created some of the best devices the world will probably see for years; smartwatches. Aptly designated as Android Wear for obvious reasons, smartwatches started popping up across the globe through various major smartphone brands. Now, an Android Wear update gives these watches a makeover like never before. Initially when introduced to the public, Google did not want to scare the buyers away with a complicated interface which led to reasonably dull, boring watches but as the demand for futuristic, more capable devices grew, so the idea of the developers.
The latest update now brings three faces to the watch: Bits, Together and Under Armor. The “Bits” face adds circles that display a number of things such as unread texts and emails, missed calls, weather forecast and scheduled events that are neatly placed around the digital-analog watch. “Together” changes the display of the watch into your personal drawing board where you can share images, doodles and emoji’s. Another take on a fitness app, the “Under Armor” face makes the smartwatch your personal trainer and don’t expect it to go easy on you. It allows the user to set training sessions for workouts and calculates the distance travelled, the number of steps taken or the calories that were burned while partaking in these activities. The top three android smartwatches in the market right now are the LG Urbane, the Moto 360 and the Samsung Gear 2 in no particular order.