Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top 5 Smart Watches Of 2014


Pebble Watch and Pebble Steel

#1 Best Smart watch – Pebble Watch and Pebble Steel

The Pebble Smart watch is unanimously the crowd favorite. It set a new record for crowd source funding on Kick starter while still in the concept phase and its popularity has not since waned. The Pebble’s creators had the vision, had the experience, and most importantly, effectively marketed the hell out of this device even before the first unit shipped. In fact, we would dare to say that the Pebble single-highhandedly ignited the smart watch market frenzy that is just beginning to really surge.
We feel that, although the Pebble Smart watch is your best choice right now, it is still an incomplete product. We base this statement largely upon the complete lack of useful software. And, while we are sure that such software will be forthcoming, it is not available yet. However, the strength of this watch lies in its technical specs, in its ability to be upgraded through firmware and completed through software, and in the fact that its sheer popularity ensures that useful and productive apps will be available shortly.
UPDATE: Pebble Technology started shipping the Pebble Steel on January 28, 2014. The new smart watch has basically the same internals as the original Pebble, adding a more sophisticated steel case and band and an additional leather strap. We are putting the new Pebble Steel through its paces right now and will be posting a review shortly …
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Martian Voice Command Watches
#2 Best Smart watch – Martian Voice Command Watch
The Martian Smart watch is the most elegant of the currently available smart watches. Whereas the Pebble is designed as a stand alone smart device that functions in tandem with the user’s smartphone, the Martian is designed to be used simply as an extension of the smartphone. Nonetheless, the Martian Smart watch offers hands-free voice commands, messages and alerts display, and smartphone camera control. These features, combined with sophisticated styling, makes the Martian Smart watch a top choice for someone not looking to carry a full-fledged computer around on their wrist.
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I’m Watch Smartwatch
#3 Best Smart watch – I’m Watch
The i’m Watch is by far the best modern looking smart waach available today … not surprising considering it is Italian made. It has great looks, great specs, and just feels solid. The problem with this smart watch, like most of the contenders, is that the firmware and software just feel unfinished and incomplete. However, this shortcoming can be easily remedied should the much need updates be released. If i’m Watch can get the firmware and software right, we could see this beautiful piece of gear easily rising to the number one spot on our top 5 list … it is just that pretty.
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Sony Smartwatch 2 SW2
#4 Best Smart watch – Sony Smart watch 2 SW2
The most recent addition to our Top 5 smart watch list is the Sony Smart watch 2, a just released upgrade from Sony’s first crack at the emerging smart watch market. Although, before it was released, we felt that it was simply a rehash of the original Sony Smart watch 1, now that it has arrived it has turned out to be much more. Not evolutionary, but a true contender given the current state of smart watch technology. If this watch was not limited solely to Android phones, and included iOS and the iPhone into its fold, it would be ranked higher on our list of best smart watches. Be sure to read our upcoming in-depth review of the Sony Smart watch 2.
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ConnecteDevice Cookoo Smartwatch
#5 Best Smart watch – Connect Device Cookoo
Rounding out our favorite smart watches list is the Cookoo Watch. It is simple, unpretentious, and has few features. However, it is well designed, well constructed, and intended, like the Martian Passport, to function as an extension of the wearer’s smartphone, not a replacement of it. And, like our other picks, its software is incomplete with the feel of a beta. Nonetheless, once this issue is resolved, this sporty casual entry will definitely have a place in the emerging smart watch market, thus warranting inclusion onto the list of our top 5 favorite smart watches.
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