Last year the smartwatch concept started shifting higher gears and it seemed that this is next big wearable computing device! Few smartwatches like the Galaxy Gear, Sony smartwatch 2, Pebble smartwatch and many another made a loud noise by their presence. But, just at the beginning of 2014, the CES expo at Vegas witnessed a huge participation from large number of tech companies for this wearable computing device. Here is our pick for the Top 5 smartwatches at CES 2014.
The largest Kicstarter funded project was as such a big hit in 2013, and for 2014, Pebble came out with some huge surprises to its fans. With the launch of Pebble Steel, Pebble re-defined the smartwatch concept by splashing some style quotient in the smarter tech. The steel straps gives Pebble the much elegant, classy and the essential corporate rich feel that the smartwatch needed. Not only this, Pebble also declared its own dedicated app store and also its tie-up with famous entertainment TV channels. The icing-on-the-cake was when Pebble joined hands with Mercedes for some applications that would synchronize with the car functions. Get the complete Pebble Steel review here.
Thr Omate TrueSmart surfaced at the CES 2014 with some new feature. Apart from using the conventional Bluetooth technology to sync data with the smartphone, Omate made use of the built-in-SIM to connect with your smartphone. The Omate TrueSmart is just parallel to a smartphone and allows you to make/receive calls, send text messages, e-mail and even surf the internet on its LCD screen. The watch supports the Android 4.2.2 version for its functionality. Here is the complete Omate TrueSmart review.
Casio Sports Gear STB-1000
As the name shows, Casio with its Sports Gear STB-1000 has introduced a new way to track your fitness and daily activities for the day. However, the Casio Sports Gear for the moment pairs up only with iPhone and keeps a track of your fitness activities like distance you run, your heart rate, bicycle peddling and more. The smartwatch also displays basic notifications like a new message or a missed call. Moreover, the watch is fairly priced with a $100 tag and its durability is certainly unquestionable. Here is the Casio G Shock review.
Meta Watch seems to re-invent itself now and the company has now given just a tag of “Meta”. The major focus of the company is on the basic functions that the smartwatch does and still ferine its functionality. More it has also teamed with the design firm Frank Nuovo, who has an experience of designing the luxurious mobile phones for Vertu. Thus it seems that just like Pebble, the company has its attention on the “Meta” appearance. Moreover, with the smartwatch, you get the basic information like calls, message, weather and other similar notifications. Get our complete Meta Watch Strata and Meta Watch Frame review.
Magellon Echo is similar to the Casio Sports Gear and it basically tracks your fitness and daily activities. The Magellan Echo connects with some special apps like the MapMyRun and the Wahoo Fitness that can collect and track data about your workout. The watch comes with a CR2032 battery which ensures that Echo serves you for longer hours. Magellan is still working with its app developers to work on the display and button layout to give a truly customized experience.