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Bhushan Akolkar

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Bhushan is our Editor based in India. Bhushan is a smart, tech savvy person and his world revolves around cool and smart gadgets. He is especially passionate about smart watches.

The world is today witnessing a new transition in the world of smart devices with many Smartphone makers looking forward to delve into Smart Watches. The E-paper Smart Watch concept has caught limelight for its magnificent operability and battery life. Here are the top 3 E-paper Smart Watches:

Pebble E-paper Smart Watch

This E-paper Smart Watch comes with compatibility of both iOS and Android. What you need to do is to download a Pebble application to enable your notifications. The display is 1.26 inch with a 144×168 resolution and a backlight feature that helps your watch to operate even at dark. The watch has Bluetooth 4.0+ connectivity, a superior battery life of 7 days and comes in four different color variants. What makes the Watch smarter is that there is a 3 axis accelerometer embedded in it that helps you determine the walking and cycling distance and also serves as a range finder in the golf course. This all complete package comes at an unimaginable competitive price of just $150.

Pebble Smart Watch view

Plastic Logic E-paper Smart Watch

Plastic logic comes with the new concept of a flexible Smart Watch. The engineers at Plastic Logic have engineered the flexible Smart Watch technology that comes with a colorful e-paper display with e-ink combination. This e-paper Smart Watch offers high-end durability and is quoted as “effectively unbreakable” by its engineers. Its smarter features include heart-rate monitoring and Wi-Fi functionality. The most eye-popping news is that all this amazing features comes with just 1mm thickness.

Plastic Logic E-paper Smart Watch view

SmartFitty Fitness Tracking E-paper Smart Watch

The name itself suggests that it offers a smarter way to say fit. The watch basically keeps details of your walks and gives you the result of the number of calories burnt thereby keeping your fitness schedule intact. Flaunting its smartness further, the watch has inbuilt sleep monitor that keeps tracks of your sleeping schedules too. The watch has a high resolution monochrome e-paper display. In addition it has an accelerometer and a Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. It offers compatability with both iOS and Android. Moreover it offers an extensive battery life of up to 7 days. If you are serious about your fitness or are a fitness geek this watch has been certainly designed for you!!

SmartFitty E-paper Smart Watch viewYou may find several E-Paper Smartwatches on Ebay at very good prices.

The tech industry has witnessed a new transition in the world of smart devices with many companies moving-in to make the Smart Watches. The I’m Smart Watch is another one that stands in the race along with its competitors. Let us have a quick look at its functionality.

What does I’m Smart Watch offer?

I'm Smart Watch  view

The Smart Watch comes with a display of 1.54 inch and a 240×240 (220ppi) resolution which is fairly very clear. However the reviews show that the screen has a mediocre quality of touch response. A good feature is that the I’m Smart Watch is flexible enough to be compatible with iPhone, Android and Blackberry interfaces. Additionally it runs its own customized version of Android as the ‘Droid 2’. But the watch is also not that user friendly to you, since you need to register to I’m cloud market, have an I’m account and download the I’m apps that will be synced to your phone OS (operating system). Your apps will be synced to your phone as long as the Bluetooth connectivity is maintained, which is also not that promising.

I'm Smart Watch apps

Adding it more to the user’s kitty the surprising feature of the watch is that it comes with superior 4GB storage. Navigating further into its design the right side of the watch comes with a microphone as well as a back/power button. Whereas the left side has a 3.5mm jack serving dual operations of charging as well audio. It has a disappointing battery life of just 450mAH, which is hardly operational for 10 hours. Moreover the most worrisome feature of the I’m Smart Watch is that it is being exorbitantly priced at nearly 400 US dollars, which will certainly keep the buyers a further away. The watch is available in four different color variants.

I'm Smart Watch in different color variants

Today I’m Smart Watch says that “I’m” there for your smarter world but the most pertinent question is “are you” really ready to welcome it??

BTW, you can get the I’m Smart Watch from Ebay at better prices.

Smart watches have today given a new dimension to the computing world wherein all your computing needs have been placed on the wrist of your hand. Venturing into the Smart watch market, Pebble Technology has come out with its new Pebble Smart Watch which has turned out to be an attention seeker within smart watch lovers for its stylish and unique features.

Trendy Specifications of Pebble Smart Watch

Pebble Smart Watch view

The most noticing feature of this Pebble Smart Watch is that it is compatible with both iOS(5+) and Android(2.3+) and thus can be customized according to users need. But for this, you priorly need to install the Pebble watch application to enable notifications. The display is 1.26 inch with a resolution of 144×168. This might sound a bit inferior but the reviews show that the visibility is very clear. A backlight facility is also provided when you operate the watch in dark. The most high-end feature is that it comes with a Bluetooth 4.0 BLE connectivity with a magnificent battery life of nearly 7 days. This really caters to your needs of larger time operability. The watch has a plastic belt and comes in four different color variants in the bezel of the display casing. Additionally the watch is completely waterproof and can be used for swimming and surfing (may not be suitable for diving).

Pebble in different colors

What makes it really smarter??

Now this features will really take your heart away. The device comes with a 3 axis accelerometer with detection of gestures which means that it smartly recognizes the jerk in wrist when you move the hand to see the watch and flashes the backlight. Note that the sensitivity is so adjusted that in normal movements of hands while walking or running the light doesn’t flash, which i.e. very smart and considerably saves your battery.

Pebble while cycling

Additionally it offers excellent music controls, determines your distance during cycling and running. On a serene evening when you are enjoying the game of golf, Pebble Smart Watch serves as a range finder on the field enriching your golfing experience.

Pebble while golfing

All these cool features come at a very competitive price of just 150$ approx if we are talking about ebay or 119$ if we speak about Amazon, which is very less compared to equivalent competitors like Samsung Galaxy Gear and Sony Smart Watch 2 . So if you are really searching a watch to match your smartness this is certainly the most apt gadget for you.

Sony has ventured into the Smart Watch market since long back and today it continues to keep its strong foot-hold with the latest release of its Sony Smart Watch 2. This news has certainly raised the anxiety amongst the Sony fans and Smart Watch lovers across the globe. With its second round of business in this area Sony plans to give a run for their money to its competitors.

Let us first have a look at the specs

Adding further richness to your Android experience Sony Smart Watch 2 is a device that flaunts your flamboyant lifestyle.

Sony SmartWatch 2 Review

The casing is a 1.6 inch display with an aluminum body. The resolution is 220×176 a bit inferior to the Galaxy Gear counterpart but however it serves the basic utility of a watch with a considerably good display.

Sony Smat Watch 2

It is compatible with all Android 4.0 and above versions and has micro USB charging with a substantial battery life of 3-4 days under normal use. The most noticing and unique feature is that it is the only device of its kind that comes with a one-touch NFC connectivity.

Sony Smart Watch 2 in different colours

Sony offers you the choice for selecting among four different color variants that suits your style. The device has light plastic belts offering you with a choice of metal belt too. Moreover the device is waterproof and has an excellent display quality even in bright sunshine. Additionally it also does not have any camera that the Gear sports and this could be little disappointing to its fans.

Will it survive the market competition??

Looking at the pricing it is bit less than the Galaxy Gear but this comes at a cost of less features as compared to Gear. But if you are a frequent user of the NFC feature then this is really a device that will serve your need. Secondly it has a better battery life but with an inferior display compared to Gear. However since the device is water resistant you need not take care while washing your hands and moving out in rain. It can certainly make a mark with this features in the market. The price of the Sony SmartWatch 2 is around 200$ and you can get it here from ebay.

The Smart Watch concept has caught a strong grip in the world of smart devices. In accordance Smart Watch market has witnessed a comprehensive growth in past few years. Raising the heat further is the latest official release of Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch. Let’s have a quick synopsis of the top 3 Smart Watches that are making the rounds today.

Top 3 Smart Watches

Samsung Galaxy Gear

This is the latest breathtaking news from Samsung and it seems that they are all set to raise the level of competition further. The Samsung Galaxy Gear Release date is determined already for October. This small device comes with a heavily loaded features like the 800MHz processor, super AMOLED screen, an integrated 1.9 megapixel camera and many such making it more lucrative to the users. The pricing lands up close to 299$, however once you have the look at this gadget you are surely going to forget it. Adding further to your choice this trendy watch offer you good variety of color belts but be specific while making the first choice as the casing cannot be detached from the belt. Overall the Smart Watch seems to be quite a promising product from Samsung. You can get this SmartWatch directly from Ebay at around 350$.

Galaxy Gear Smart Watch ReviewGalaxy Gear Smart Watch in different colors

Sony Smart Watch 2

Pre-occupying the Smart Watch market with its first version Sony seems to climbing up the ladder with release of its second version. The Sony SmartWatch 2 is developed with the basic Android 4 version and above operability. The specs are a bit low compared to gear with 1.6 inch trans-reflexive LCD screen and a bit less resolution. Additionally it is not equipped with camera but it comes with the noticing feature of NFC being embedded into it. At the same time its pricing is less with $260 approx. The battery life for this watch is also considerably good with 3 to 4 days of operability under normal use. The Sony SmartWatch 2 is available at Ebay for around 200$.

Sony Smart Watch_2

Qualcomm Toq

Surprising the Smart Watch global community, Qualcomm has come with a Toq Smart Watch. It is not such a high end device that comes with 1.6 inch screen and 200MHz processor. The device however easily connects to your 4.0.3 and above Android equipped devices. The battery life functions with a normal usage for 3-4 days. Moreover it doesn’t come with a camera. Its most distinct feature is that it comes with a wireless battery charging feature with Qualcomm’s WiPower LE technology. Qualcomm has promised that it will be upgraded in terms of software which it will surely need to do if it wants to be the “pie of the eye” within its customers.

Qualcomm-Toq

The galaxy device lovers in Canada are counting the finals days for the much awaited Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch. The release of this news from Best Buy and Future Shop has turned to be the talk of the town event. Both of them have started taking the pre-orders, raising further the bar of excitement and making the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch available to its customers from 4th of October.

Galaxy Gear Smart Watch

Where can I buy the Samsung Galaxy Gear?

Best Buy and Future Shop will make this watch available at a very friendly price of $299.99. Let’s have the look at the specs which is surely going to leave you in amazement and get your eyes popping out. At this price the smart-watch will come with 1.63 super AMOLED display, with a 320×320 resolution and a superior 4 GB storage space with 512 MB RAM. The watch also sports a 1.9 megapixel integrated camera with a magnificent battery support of 315mAh.

Adding more to your amazement the camera will offer a 720p HD recording with features of macro mode and auto focus. This entire package comes at a negligible 74gms weight, wherein its casing is supposed to be just 11.1mm thick. The whole dial will be attached to a non-removable plastic belt.

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch in different colors

This flamboyant device will be available in variety of colors such as Oatmeal Beige, Mocha Gray, Lime Green, Wild Orange, Jet Black and Rose Gold. However its casing will be of metal only. Note again that the belt is non-removable, so be careful and make the most right choice for yourself so that you can flaunt the device in style. The Galaxy Gear Smart Watch functions on a flexible Android OS with a Bluetooth connectivity and an additional feature to be used with a handset.

So Canadians just hold your breath to enjoy the whims and fancies of this much awaited Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch. With or without the release, you can already get from Ebay the Samsung Galaxy Gear for around 350$.

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