Top 5 smartwatches that exhibit style and substance

Top 5 smartwatches that exhibit style and substance

There is no doubt that Internet has changed our way of living. It has opened new horizons. Today mobile devices available easily through company stores and electronics online shopping sites have become a common requirement. After the PCs, Laptops, Smartphones and Tablets, Smartwatches are the latest craze that has gripped the new age junkies. Manufacturers all big and new have stepped into the realm. Everyone wants to prove their point and tap in the vacant market with finest product. We have for your understanding listed below the top 5 smartwatches today.

# Samsung Galaxy Gear


If your phone is too big and you want a smaller 2nd screen where you can see what’s going on more effortlessly, then Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is for you. Attractive, one of its kind, comfortable smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear does not have a SIM card slot or data connection. It has to link to a phone over Bluetooth. The watch makes it easy to make and receive calls, but in totality it actually acts only as an external display. Compatible with all high end Samsung Galaxy phones, the Gear decked out in brushed metal and black rubber strap lacks email and social network support and features a button less front. Samsung Galaxy Gear comes packed in with an 800MHz processor and features a 1.9 megapixel (640×640 resolution) camera. Drawing power from a 315mAh battery, the Gear records videos in 720 and has a 320×320 pixel, 1.63-inch AMOLED touchscreen.

Price: $299 

# Sony SmartWatch 2

Sony SmartWatch 2

Samsung Galaxy Gear is the pioneering smartwatch with HD ready camera and phone call features, and Sony SmartWatch 2 is a modest timepiece. The watch has an open SDK and colored touchscreen, but it lacks the vital smartphone features. Compatible with almost all Android smartphones (version 4.0 and above), the SW2 has a aluminum body and a very tacky looking silicon strap. Good at handling emails and social network, the SW2 is water resistance.

Price: Currently available only in Europe for £149 (approx. $240)

# Pebble Smartwatch

Pebble smartwatch

Pebble Smartwatch may not be a smartphone for your wrist, but isn’t less sophisticated. The ultra-light watch lets the wearer read basic text and skip through music tracks effortlessly besides showing time. Featuring a smooth dial and a rubber strap, the Pebble feels very comfortable when fastened on the wrist. Provided with a USB cable for charging, the smartwatch touts of a week-long battery. Featuring 114 x 168 black-and-white e-paper display, the Pebble facilitates daytime reading. Compatible with Android and iOS devices, the watch syncs to these devices via Bluetooth 4.0.

Price: $125

# Cookoo Smartwatch

Cookoo Smartwatch

Cookoo Smartwach is a true “smart” watch named designed by Hauser and manufactured by ConnecteDevice Ltd.  The best part about Cookoo is that it runs for a year on a regular button cell. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 to sync with the iPhone and display, calls, emails and texts. The smartwatch displays time in the traditional way using analog hands. The watch can also be used as a remote to operate the camera on your iPhone.

Price: $130

# Crossbow Smartwatch


Loaded with Near Field Communication (NFC), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, touchscreen, mechanical hand movement and most a thumping 41 MP camera, the Crossbow Smartwatch (by Swiss watchmaker Hyetis) is state of the art in its design as well as features. Featuring a Zeiss optical zoom lens with integrated flash, this smartwatch can click amazingly photographs if you have a steady hand. Additionally the integrated HD microphone with noise reduction facilitates voice calling without any glitch. Capable of pairing up with Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 smartphones or tablets; this smartwatch can run even when the rechargeable battery is dead via automatic wound movement.

Price: Not available. Watch is scheduled for delivery by December 2013.




Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.

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