Smart Watch: Should you get one?

 


Smart watches have been around for a few years now and with every passing year, new players are entering in to the market. In the tech world, Samsung was one of the earliest entrants in this industry. They had a whole line up of Samsung Gear that was exclusively supported by their flagship devices. As the time went forward, other tech giants like LG, Asus and Apple also jumped in to the market with their own iterations.

Today we have a handful of tech companies who are already working hard to increase their piece of the pie. Apple for instance, was a bit late in making an entrance. However, since the debut of Apple Watch in early 2015, they have worked hard on their WatchOS as well as the hardware. Where most of the watches have a circular face, Apple watch stands out with its rectangular appearance. Despite being late, Apple has managed to take the lead by capturing 55% of the global market share of smart watches. (www.smcp.com).


Is a smart watch ready to replace your conventional watch?

By this time, most of the companies have already launched 3 or 4 generations of their smart watches. It is safe to say that this rapid growth has resulted from an increase in the global demand. Initially, people were hesitant to adapt because they did not want to have another screen on their wrists. But now, developers have learnt different ways of making that screen ever so productive and aesthetically pleasing.

Here are the core reasons why you should replace your conventional watch with a smart one!

  • Enhanced productivity, smart watches work coherently with your phones to provide all the updates in a glance.
  • Active voice command helps you keep your hands off of your phone.
  • Physical fitness is enhanced by a wide array of sensors and monitors.
  • Plenty of customizable watch faces and bands makes it easier to match your outfits.

Well, despite these impressive features, there are still a few factors that keep people from choosing a smart watch. For starters, the dependability on a smart phone is a letdown for many. Especially for those, who do not like to carry their smart phones everywhere. Although, there are a lot of software upgrades coming in, however, no smart watch is fully independent yet.

Secondly, many people have a strong association with a watch. It acts as a status symbol, the craftsmanship that goes into making a classic watch is way beyond than any existing smart watches. Having said that, a lot of Luxurious watch companies are also adding a smart watch to their offering, however, for now there are only just a few of them.

Lastly, there is a need to charge smart watches. Although there are magnetic chargers and docks available to save yourself from plugging in, but the bottom line is that you need to charge them or you’ll be looking at a blank screen instead of time.


Verdict

The future certainly seems to be going towards smart accessories and watches are no exception either. The enhanced level of productivity and a plethora of customizable options makes life much easier. If you are future oriented and wants to keep up with the tech then I would definitely recommend going for a smart watch!


 

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