Mobile phones gone from merely being used to make and receive phone calls to becoming mini computers in the palm of your hands. This year we have been seeing technology companies go beyond mobile phones to tablets and integrating everyday accessories into the tech world. We’ve had Google Glass and now Samsung have released a smartwatch.
The Galaxy Gear watch is not your average watch, oh no. Aesthetically to some it is not the most attractive of watches but what do looks matter when it has a user interface to access you applications and a built in camera. Not only that, with a built in speaker and microphone you won’t need to access your phone to answer a call, just speak through your watch. For a small fee of say £190 you too can keep up with your tech savvy friends …if you have a Samsung phone or tablet to link the watch to.
Wipe away those tears, Apple are also expected to bring out their own smartwatch, Samsung just got there first this time. In their eagerness to beat Apple the Samsung smartwatch has been noted to have a few issues; ‘…the UI is a bit sluggish and occasionally unresponsive. The S-Voice is not entirely hands free and the battery will only last a day.’ This is the first wave of the Samsung smartwatch and likely to have a few teething problems that will most likely be ironed out in version 2.
Personally I will pass on this piece of technology, I would have difficulty putting together an outfit that the worked well with the smartwatch.