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Article 1: Wearables
2014 was indeed an year for wearables. Not only did large companies like Google and Apple take their first leap into this technology, but previously available wearables were vastly improved. So much so, that people who didn’t even expect wearables to come alive are now using them personally.
There is no doubt everyone wants a smartwatch, or a google glass, or some sort of tech for them to wear. As of now, your best bet would be to start off with a smartwatch.
If you are planing to buy a smartwatch anytime soon, here is the list of the best available:
1. Pebble Steel:
For a starter, the Pebble Steel is an amazing offering. It takes seconds to set up, and minutes to get used to. The app store has a neat collection of apps, including ESPN, Evernote, Runkeeper, Yelp, Tiny Bird(Flappy Bird for Pebble), and bunch of activity trackers, including Jawbone UP and Misfit. There is also a good collection of watch faces, including an unofficial option to make your own watch face. All in all, if all you need is notifications on you watch, and a neat simple smartwatch, the Pebble Steel is the best choice.
I have reviewed it separately here: http://www.technonerdsblog.com/blog/the-pebble-smartwatch
2. Moto 360:
The Moto 360 is renowned to be the “better” Android Wear watch out of the set currently available. Its a great looking piece with just about the right amount of subtle design and functionality. Obviously, like on any other Android Wear smart watches, the OS is indeed very buggy and not really up to the mark. The app collection is currently limited, although growing day by day. If you really want to get an Android Wear watch in its early stages, this is the best bet.
3. Samsung Gear S:
Ever wished to own a phone that you can strap on to your wrist? The Gear S (almost) does that. At $350, you get a watch that can call, search the internet, message, email, track your steps and even read articles! Thought this might sound a lot for a watch, there is not much utility. There is no standout feature that makes this a “watch”. The worst part would probably be the fact that you will need a supported Galaxy phone just so that you can manage it. Considering that this is a one of a kind wearable and an innovative product, its in my top list, though I might not use one myself.
So theses were the top 3!
And that is about it in the world of wearables. What about the fitness devices? I’m reviewing them separately and that article will be up sometime in the coming week.
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