Smart watches are the new in thing today. Smart watches do a lot more than just display the time. They can have different applications and can do a number of useful things like alert you when your phone rings. Even though they have separate operating systems and processors, smart watches are mainly meant as an accessory to smart phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch. Samsung indeed was one of the first companies to bring this wearable electronic device into our lives, and on our skin!
Some of these watches that have been recently launched can do a plethora of interesting things. They can take pictures, give you driving directions and a lot more. Perhaps the most useful application of a smart watch is reading emails and texts from your wrist. These devices connect to your tab or smart phone through bluetooth and access the applications therein.
Another application of these watches is keeping a record of your activities. For example, after the completion of a workout, data can be uploaded onto a computer or sent online to create a log of exercise activities for analysis.
Google has introduced its own Android operating system for smart watches. The operating system is designed to offer a smart phone like experience right in the wearable device. That's not all. You can also run several Google-specific apps, including but not limited to Google Maps and Hangouts. Imagine chatting from your smart watch or looking at the map. Sounds cool, doesn't it?
If Google persists on its path, the wearable device scenario will be a lot different after Google Glass is launched. Google Glass is not a smart watch though and is a wearable device. Even so, there are no scarcity of choices with many companies running to capture the novel market. Apple is stated to be coming out with its own iWatch soon which will be another milestone.
However, not all wearable devices are amazing. These watches are unusually large in size, for starters. Secondly, the prices are too extravagant. The Samsung Galaxy Gear costs as much as the tablet itself. Thirdly, insufficient battery life is an ongoing problem. The more the number of applications the lesser will be the battery life of the smart watch.
This is why you may think you don't need them. They are a luxury, and a pricey one. However, they are definitely a prized possession for a tech savvy person and a novel thing indeed!