These days Smart Watches are on the top priority list of tech freaks who are looking to buy out new tech devices. Bringing your entire world just at the wrists of your hand, Smart Watches have shown the potential to offer smart and easy solutions to manage almost every activity on the smartphone.
Apart from just offering you the interface to manage your cell-phones activities like notification settings, text or e-mail managing, Smart Watches are equipped with additional functions of having an in-built accelerometer or gyroscope offering you fitness solutions as well. With the Samsung Galaxy Gear we also recently spotted that in also offers a camera so that users don’t meet to capture the best of their surroundings.
In order to support all these heavily built smart watches app developers are having a keen observation on them and are developing various customized applications on various platforms.
Custom Smart Watch App
This app is designed by Kaybit Tools and is specifically designed to customize Sony Smart Watch 1&2. The app will make the front end display look like your conventional watch so that you just don’t miss the classy designs on your wrists. It offers 14 different designs, six for analog and eight for digital. It analog designs have built-in clock designer that will allow you to have your own clock face, clock hands and lets you choose the background from your gallery itself. Moreover, it offers added features of customizable text color, background color, clock size (for digital watches) as well as clock position (for digital watches).
It will show you time in two formats of 12 hrs and 24 hrs and will also display you the battery level of the watch. With its use as a wrist watch option, the watch will be no different from your conventional wrist watches.
Sony Smart Watch users, if you want a good change or option, get the app and set your own cool themes.
Sony has been in the game long back with its Sony Smart Watch and now it recently released the second version of this device just along with Samsung Galaxy Gear. So if you own this smart device, here is a good news for you. A notification app named WatchNotifier has been designed for Sony Smart Watch and is now available on the Google Play Store.
This app is specifically designed to transfer all your phone notifications to your Sony Smart Watch. This app works on all the apps that work online and will receive all the notifications arriving on them to your Smart Watch. Thus all your Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, WhatsApp chats will be on your wrists once they arrive at your phones. This will help you to respond immediately to all important messages and stay in touch with your closed ones.
Once you see the notification on your Smart Watch via WatchNotifier, it will be marked ‘read’ on your smartphone.
Currently the smart watch buzz is resonating at very high frequency in the tech world. Well-known companies like Samsung and Sony have shown their potential in the smart watch market with the Galaxy Gear and the Sony Smart Watch 2. At the same time, other companies like Pebble, Qualcomm and many such have also managed to have a considerable customer attention with their e-paper display technology.
The display of the smart devices has always been a crucial factor for the companies. Companies have always focused on a superior display technologies for its products and have ensured that their customers have the most fluidic experience using their devices. Samsung is well known for its AMOLED screen whereas the retina display from Apple is also very famous. Many companies have ventured to build their Smart Watches with an e-paper display.
What are the advantages of E-paper display?
The e-paper is an abbreviation of the electrophoretic paper. It uses the E-ink technology that shows the contents on the display in black and white particles that spread on the screen and make it available to us in a readable format. Moreover the basic advantages of e-paper displays are that it enables you to make lightweight smart watches along with flexible display screens. At the same time they are very robust to use and are easily adaptable to various lightning conditions. Moreover the e-paper display satisfies the basic customer need of having a larger battery life as compared to other displays.
However the e-paper display make not give you that exotic experience that the color displays would offer. Watching pics, videos on the color display is certainly an up-hand experience as compared to watching them on e-paper displays.
Liquids in Motion (LIM) is currently working on an e-paper color display and upgrading the technology further. However it is the customer’s decision to see what best suits to their requirement.
Just when giant companies like Samsung and Sony have come out with the new versions of their Smart Watches, companies like Pebble Technology are coming out as tough competitors to them in the market. To survive the competing wave, this September Sony is out with its new Sony Smart Watch 2. At the same time Pebble has something that is very similar and lucrative!!
Pebble Smart Watch
Pebble Smart Watch has a larger piece of cake to offer to Smart Watch fans. The Pebble Smart Watch will be compatible with both iOS and Android. For its display Pebble adopts the e-paper technology which is known for its large operability and offers a superior battery life of nearly 5-7 days. The display will be 1.26 inch and will come with backlight support that enables you to operate your watch even in dark. It uses the recent Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity to connect to your smartphone. Like Sony, Pebble also comes with four different color variants for its bezel casing. It also has a 3 axis accelerometer that helps you support your fitness schedule strictly. It is waterproof as well and comes at a very competitive price of just 150$.
Sony Smart Watch 2
This device is specifically designed to operate on Andriod 4.0 and above versions. Its display shows its stylishness that comes with a 1.6 inch casing and a 220×176 resolution. Additionally it provides a micro USB charging and an impressive battery life of nearly 3-4 days. The device comes with an inbuilt NFC and is announced as waterproof. As Sony is much known for its music, this device offers good music controls. To match your style this Smart watch will be available in four different color variants. The device is priced nearly at 250$.
The comparison shows that Pebble is more attractive in overall comparison, but even Sony can capture good market.
Right now when huge companies are moving forward to make Smart Watches and are being released in large multitude, at the same time technocrats from across the globe are eyeing on the about to be released Google Glass. The concept of wearable Smart glasses from Google is absolutely new and Google Glass seems to be a quite promising product for tech lovers. As on today the Smart Watch 2 from Sony this September is much watched about. Let us take a review on what both have to offer.
Sony Smart Watch 2
Sony devices are often known for their style statement and this watch delivers this legacy. The watch sports a display of 1.6 inch on its casing made of aluminum. The resolution is nearly 220×176 which is pretty clear during daylight as well. The watch is built up for Android 4 and above versions and offers an extensive battery life of 3-4 days which is very satisfying. Moreover the noticing feature of the watch is that it comes with NFC, the feature that Sony provides in almost all its high-end devices. The pricing of the device stands near to 250$ and is available in four different color variants.
You can buy the Sony Smart Watch from Ebay with prices around 300$.
The concept of a wearable smart glasses was absolutely outlandish just before Google came out with their Google Glass. Now just get set for a roller coaster ride as the following features are just breath-taking. The Google Glass listens to your voice commands. When you look at a particular thing through the glasses and say “take a picture” the glasses will capture the details. The glasses offer you video recording feature hands free. The glasses come with inbuilt GPS that help you navigate to your destination. It offers you with a handy translation feature into other language when you read a text through the glasses. With all these heavily loaded feature the Google Glass will be released in the market at a price oh 1,500$ but some analysts say that the actual price might be lower. Well it’s a price for a ‘smarter vision’.
What needs to be noticed is that will the Smart watches still have a strong grip in the market once Google Glass is released or will Google narrate a completely different story of the smart world. On Ebay you can still find this piece of Google Glasses at very high prices, but it may be of your interest.
This September both the tech giants Samsung and Sony are out in the market with their much talked-of Smart Watches – The Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Sony Smart Watch 2. However both of them have made the optimum attempt to lure their customers and increase their fan base with their flamboyant and stylish Smart Watch with a splash of elegance.
Both the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Sony Smart Watch 2 offers a display of 1.63” and 1.6” respectively. However in terms of resolution the Galaxy Gear stands above Sony Smart Watch 2 with Gear having the super AMOLED display and Sony having the Trans reflective LCD screen. The Gear offers a pixel density of 278ppi which is much above 176ppi for Sony. However in terms of compatibility the Sony Smart Watch 2 is matched with all Android devices with 4.0+ whereas the Gear is limited to Note 3, S4 and S3 only which also operates on Android platform.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is fed with Smart Relay that opens the corresponding app when you pick your phone. In terms of battery life Sony Smart Watch 2 takes the upper edge with a magnificent battery life of 5-7 days and the Galaxy Gear with just 25 hours. The Galaxy Gear has a speaker and microphone that enables you to manage calls via the watch, whereas with Sony you can make calling possible only if you have the Bluetooth headset connected. Additionally the Galaxy Gear also sports a 1.9 mega pixels camera on its belt whilst Sony doesn’t have this feature.
Both the devices are water resistant and with Sony Smart Watch 2 you can go swimming as well!! The noticing feature for Galaxy Gear is its boisterous 800MHz processor (200MHz for Sony) and for Sony it is the next generation in-built NFC (absent in Gear). The pricing for both the watches is almost the same about 260$ for Sony any 299$ for the Gear. The Gear comes with a Stainless Steel Body and Sony comes with a Aluminum body and neither of both seem to make any compromise here in terms of its sturdiness.
In all both the gadgets are value for money and have their individual set of pros and cons.
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.
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.
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 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$, however once you have the look at this gadget you are surely going to forget it. Adding further to your choice this trendy watch offer you good variety of color belts but be specific while making the first choice as the casing cannot be detached from the belt. Overall the Smart Watch seems to be quite a promising product from Samsung. You can get this SmartWatch directly from Ebay at around 350$.
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 $260 approx. The battery life for this watch is also considerably good with 3 to 4 days of operability under normal use. The Sony SmartWatch 2 is available at Ebay for around 200$.
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.
In essence, a Smart Watch is a device created to minify the dimensions of a SmartPhone or a Tablet while at the same time it can play a role in the relationship between these 2 devices serving as a bridge between a SmartPhone and a Tablet. In the future the goal is to find a SmartPhone that can stick to our arms very easily leaving no role for a Smart Watch or a SmartPhone and only a place a piece of technology that can make several things from answering phones and reading the clock to 4 Dimensional conversations with friends and family.
Android Smart Watch
Sony and Samsung are already in the battle for developing the top noch Smart Watches while other Tech Companies are still sitting in their pile of cash like Apple, Google or Microsoft. The smartwatches developed by this companies is far from being the best and they mainly work with other famous devices built by these companies. Samsung already released the Samsung Galaxy Gear, while Sony released Sony SmartWatch 1 and SmartWatch 2
Are Other Companies buying Smart Watches?
They are. But they are not big companies. Either they enjoy the Open-Source software offered by Google Android, or they develop their own OS. Pebble is the situation of an open-source company who decided to invest in this Technology with E-Paper Watches after getting a bumpt from the Kickstarter platform.
Are people buying Smart Watches?
Not yet. Everyone seems to be invariable to the new gadgets for the pulse and they feel more biased towards gadgets like the Google Glass. But is this due to the lack of interest or due to the lack of promotion of this type of devices? We believe it is the second option and Markets will immediately find the importance of Smart Watches integrated with other gadgets like Google Glass, SmartPhones and Tablets. Eventually this is not the right time to buy a SmartWatch as their technology and software is yet to be changed. Nonetheless it’s a good time for the big techs to invest in this little things!
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