Can the watch retrieve the user’s wrist? Anyone not, of course, but what about smartwatchs? The manufacturers wish it and in the absence of new ideas, have chosen the classic wrist watch in almost all cases.
Those smartwatchs that will reach the market in this last quarter of the year, with prices between 200 and 350 euros, cling to the design that the user relates to a watch, with first attempts in both square (and slightly curved) format and in the Classic circular.
Let’s get handsome, fashion enters the field of smartwatchs
That Apple has been signing non-stop people from the world of fashion is not a fluke. The wearables will have a life cycle that starts now, and is a category of product that, when worn, requires the arrival of those who have been guiding us in what to wear .
The first announcement of Apple Watch pays attention, even more than usual in the company (which is enough) to the design and range of accessories of its first advanced clock. In Cupertino have not opted for a round design, something strange because it is the trend that is being imposed or at least the most liked among users.
The benchmark is the Moto 360 , surely the smartwatch that has made more sigh to consumers by its appearance. In the same line has been placed LG G Watch R , the second attempt of the Korean company and that comes to demonstrate what we were saying: round seems the preferred option.
If we look at other players, the clock already adopts more comfortable or sensible ways to bring more than the time to your screen. There is the ZenWatch from ASUS and also the Gear S from Samsung, which after many attempts , seems to have come with a well balanced model in design, although it is not clarified with the operating system for which to bet.
Of the proposals of the main manufacturers, the one that least points to the fashion in the sense of details or even materials, is Sony with its Smartwatch 3. The Japanese are unmarked with a heart to be able to put several straps, for now with a rather sporty touch, and where the resistance (IP68) is a little above the rest of the contestants.
Size and battery, we need to talk
Also common to all contenders this year to win us for their cause is the size of the watches . The search for balance between screen and size is complex, and in general, we have to talk about fairly strong smartwatchs:
|Apple Watch||Samsung Gear S||LG G Watch R||Motorola Moto 360||Sony Smartwatch 3||ASUS Zenwatch|
|screen||–||2″||1.3 “||1.5 “||1.6 “||1.6 “|
|Weight (gr)||–||–||–||49||Four. Five||50 + 25|
|Length (mm)||42||39.8 x 58.3||45×55||46||–||50.6 x 39.8|
Even with a considerable size, the battery is the weak point common to all smartwatch so far . The day of use due to its full-color displays and continuous connectivity is the most repeated figure, and I have no doubt that in some cases it will even be little by little that you want to take advantage of. There may be where manufacturers may be making the big mistake, as a daily charge for a wearable is not something anyone likes.
And the sport?
Despite its serious design, all these smartwatches do not give up that you take them to do sport. The IP67 protection is common in all of them , with the exception of the ASUS model which is IP55 and the Sony SmartWatch 3 which is IP68.
Precisely for its plastic series straps, the Sony model transmits being the best alternative in this regard. And right in my opinion, combining fashion and sports aspirations right now is complicated if you do not opt for an agile belt change system. There Apple points out for example.
Two other important features when talking about the use of a smartwatch are connectivity and functioning as a heart rate monitor. Many of the watches already have a system for optical technology to measure our heart rate while exercising.
As for the GPS, only the Samsung Gear S and the Sony Smartwatch 3 include it, and for the watch to have value as a sporting car beyond the accelerometers or pedometers, it is important. In the others you have to use the GPS of the smartphone.
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