Monday, June 22, 2015

Top 5 Wearable Devices: Which One Would You Buy?


Wearable devices are now much more than a buzzword. With the launch of Apple Watch few months ago, the battle among key players has intensified. Apple might be the new kid on the block with its latest watch, but is not leaving a stone unturned. 


Apple Watch took center stage at the recently concluded 26th WWDC event. Apple announced the launch of watch OS 2, a new operating system in fall this year. With this new OS, Apple Watch is all set for a complete makeover. So where does this leave the wearable industry? Is it the start of Apple’s domination in this new emerging market? We will have to wait and watch.

But for all the wearable enthusiasts, here is a quick run through the top 5 wearable devices available.

Apple Watch

Dubbed as Apple’s most personal device, Apple Watch has all new interactions that let you do things easily like never before. It is simple, quick and convenient and opens up a whole new world of possibilities. This latest device from Apple comes in three different editions: Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Apple Watch Edition. It features two case sizes: 38 mm (1.5 in) and 42 mm (1.7 in). There are several different combinations of cases and bands. Apple Watch relies on a wirelessly connected iPhone to perform many simple functions. It is compatible with the iPhone 5 or later models on iOS 8.2 or later, through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
The Apple Watch comes with several default applications. WatchKit, a software framework allows third-party developers to create WatchKit apps for Apple Watch.

Flex



This one-of-its-kindwearable lets you stay focused on your goal and motivates you to move to the next level. It is a stylish device that helps you seamlessly manage all activities such as steps taken, calories burned and distance traveled. This unique gadget syncs daily stats to your computer and more than 150 smartphones. It is not just about displaying stats in a complex manner, but pushing users towards goals. All the information is displayed in an easy-to-read manner. Flex does not sleep. Just wear it all night and this device measures your sleep quality. It wakes you up with a vibrating alarm to start your day.

Samsung Gear VR




This virtual reality device was developed by Samsung Electronics in collaboration with Oculus VR. Only Samsung Galaxy Word Four smartphone can be used as the screen. This device from Samsung lets you experience ergonomic design and flexible cushioning for comfort. Now experience the world beyond your vision with mega size screen. Watch movies and navigate into a virtual world.

Pebble Steel


With Pebble Steel, get all your important information on your wrists. Right from emails to messages, Pebble Steel lets you access what matters the most with absolute ease. Unlike its competitors, the best thing about Pebble Steel is the long battery of up to seven days. This amazing watch provides Daylight readable display so that you don’t have to struggle for important information. Compatible with iOS and Android, this app lets you select from literally thousands of apps and watch faces in the Pebble App Store. With bushed stainless steel and matte black finish band options, this watch has got something for everyone out there.

LG's Lifeband Touch Activity Tracker


For all the fitness freaks, LG’s Lifeband Touch Activity Tracker delivers a comprehensive range of fitness data activated simply with a push of the button or flick of wrist. The bright OLED screen shows everything that’s important right from real-time heart rate, who’s calling to controlling music. LG Lifeband Touch Activity Tracker syncs via Bluetooth with the LG Fitness App which can be downloaded on your Android or iOS smartphone. Its unique 3-Axis Accelerometer measures acceleration. The activity tracker comes in two sizes.
  • Medium 6.5” (165mm)
  • Large 7.1” (180mm)

Finally


So far, these are some of the best wearable gadgets in 2015, providing users a truly ubiquitous and personalized experience. However, it will be interesting to know which ones dominate the wearable industry and which gadgets fizzle out.

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