2014 Best Smart Watches
|REVIEWS, PRICE AND ABOUT|
|Model||Watch||X||Hot Edge||Steel||I'm Watch|
|Competitive Edge||Most Innovative||Most Stylish||Best Value||Most Versatile||Most Productive|
|Platform||iOS||Nucleus OS||Hot Edge OS||Pebble OS||I'm Droid 2|
|Battery Life||> 7 days||7 days||3 days||7 days||24 hours|
|Notifications||Email, Calls, Texts, Calendar, Social Media, Weather, App Push||Email, Calls, Texts, Calendar, Social Media, Weather, App Push||Email, Calls, Texts, Calendar, Social Media, App Push||Email, Calls, Texts, Calendar, Social Media, App Push||Email, Calls, Texts, Calendar, Social Media, App Push|
|Health||Activity Tracker, Pedometer||Pedometer||Pedometer||Activity Tracker, Pedometer||None|
|Apps||App store||App store||Configuration and Connectivity Only||App store||App store|
Apple | Omate | PHTL | Pebble | I’m |
Smart watch technology is the thing that dreams are made of. If you have ever watched sci-fi shows and movies, you have probably seen how many of the storytellers have pictured a future where people communicate via wristwatch devices. In the 40’s, Dick Tracy would communicate with police headquarters in his comic book stories via a wristwatch style radio. A few decades later, James Bond was doing all sorts of things with specially designed watches that seemed to have countless functions, both mechanical and electronic.
When imagination reigns, technology soon catches up, and it is not long before we end up being blessed with things that, up until just recently, were dreams and fantasies. After smart phone technology became so widespread and successful, it was a matter of time before other smart devices followed, smart watches being the most practical, but the most fascinating also at the same time. Like smart glasses, smart watches can be a powerful extension of your mobile phone or tablet device.
Some of the better smart watches feature the abilities to send and receive calls, control music playback, receive push notifications from apps, receive email and SMS notifications, display reminders of events on your calendar and even respond to voice and gesture commands. The good choices out there will also have a good amount of onboard storage, a solid processor and solid platform OS to run apps, a battery that lasts as long as possible between charges and a sleek, durable and stylish design that looks good as a wearable accessory.
The benefits of using a smart watch are countless, increasing safety by allowing hands free calls and notifications, saving time and energy by allowing you to view status updates without having to reach for your phone, and they can even help with fitness, as most smart watches come with at least a pedometer to measure steps walked or jogged, and some even extend that to fitness activity tracking, displaying stats to track your exercise and sports performance progress.
With innovation, style and affordability all rolled into one, the smart watch is the way to go, and we have compiled for you the iReviews list of 2014 best smart watches.