Smartwatches this year were more of a cult of similar objects morphed into various forms to perform various functions. The best and the worst smartwatch this year had similar features - they were made for your wrist, they had colour screens, they featured a mechanism to navigate through the watch’s interface and had very similar specifications. So what made smartwatches distinguishable this year? There are three parameters:
- Company (I’m looking at you, Apple)
- Form (360 degrees, anyone?)
- Compatibility (obviously, because smartwatches are dependent “accessories")
1. Apple Watch
The Apple Watch isn’t the perfect smartwatch by any means: the OS isn’t all that user friendly, the smartwatch isn’t very powerful and native apps for the watch are yet to completely hit the store. The Watch succeeds in delivering a seamless experience with the iPhone which is one of the main reasons of its success. Moreover, the Watch is extremely sturdy, durable and shows the potential to be the next big thing for Apple. I’ve written about the Watch before, so you can go back and read it.
2. Moto 360 (Gen. 2)
3. The Samsung Gear S2
I might be wrong, but this watch definitely deserved more votes.
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That is it! I wanted to keep it short - because next year we are going to see the second generation of the major smartwatches. For once, we will see smartwatches really add value to our lives, and not just act as accessories that notify you to use your phone.
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