Android Smartwatches and the Future

Yesterday Google revealed the Android SmartWatch. The first two companies to release Android Smartwatches are LG and Samsung. LG is selling their smartwatch for $229 and Samsung is selling their smartwatch for $199. Both watches have 4GB of space and 512MB of ram. Samsung claims that their smartwatch will last one day with it’s 300 mAh battery. The LG Smartwatch has a 400 mAh battery. The smartwatches are compatible with all Android phones running Jelly Bean 4.3 or later. Saying “Ok Google” will allow a person to ask their watch useful questions.

If I had an Android Smartwatch I would use it to check the weekly forecast, sports scores and technology headlines. I used to think that smartwatches were useless, but I have recently changed my mind. It often takes time to pull out a smartphone; it would be so much faster to glance at a smartwatch. The new Android Smartwatches are thin and sleek. I think that the Android Smartwatch has a very bright future and I can’t wait to see what developers do with it.

The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are available at the Google Play Store.

-MT

The Pebble Steel Smartwatch

Pebble revealed their new smartwatch at CES this year.  The new Pebble Steel is crafted with Stainless Steel and Corning Gorilla Glass. The new smartwatch is waterproof. A user could go swimming with it if they wanted to. The new smartwatch focuses on notifications and applications. Pebble also launched their own App Store for iOS. This is going to make it easier for users to download apps. The Pebble Smartwatch originally came out because of a Kickstarter campaign in 2012. I think it would be great to own a smartwatch. I hope that Pebble has color displays in 2015. The Pebble Steel is currently selling for 249 dollars and the battery lasts 5 to 7 days.

-MT