A smartwatch is a wearable device worn on the wrist that does a little more than just ‘Timekeeping’. Compared to the modern watches of today that have countdown timer, alarm clock and other noise making features, these so-called smartwatches outplay their counterparts by facilitating their users with a wide range of features from accelerometer to heartbeat monitor, from wireless Wi-Fi supportive capabilities to transfer of data in and out of the watch to other mobile computing devices. It is basically a computer on your wrist.
Smartwatches, much like mobile phones and tablets, come with touch-screen features along with inbuilt processors, RAM, and other storage devices that make the watch very elegant and hence the term ‘Smartwatch’.
There exists many a smartwatch manufacturers across the globe, but to name a few brands that have gained worldwide recognition in this industry would be Sony, Asus, LG, Samsung, and Motorola.
One thing that is common to all the above mentioned brands of smart watches is that all of them run on the notorious “Android Wear Operating System”. The Android Wear-OS gives these smartwatches a unique user interface that makes users feel to use it over and over again.
Here are top 4 smartwatches based on Android OS:
Moto 360 is a smartwatch developed and released by Motorola mobility in the year 2014. This smartwatch incorporates a unique circular design with the Android wear OS as its inbuilt UI. Moto 360 tends to be a little less sleek in comparison to the other smartwatches. It is capable of pairing with devices that run on Android 4.3 or versions above it. It has an inbuilt storage of 4GB, a high speed 1Ghz processor, and runs on a 512 Mb RAM.
LG G Watch R
A smartwatch brought into the wearable market, purely designed and manufactured by LG Electronics. This was also released during the ending of the year 2014. This smartwatch, much like the MOTO 360, also has a circular body design, runs on 512 Mb of RAM and has a storage of 4 GB inbuilt memory. The standout feature of this watch is that despite its circular looks it happens to have the first fully fledged functional circular display.
Another smartwatch release of the year 2014, ASUS’ smartwatch managed to earn the trust of its wearable marketers with its rectangular but non-geeky looks. It is primarily the first smartwatch produced by ASUS. It has many touch features and like the other smartwatches this too runs on the Android wear OS. It has a leather strap with a stylish look. The simplicity of the watch is in its sophistication itself. It has a 1.63 inches O-LED display, a RAM of 512 MB and an inbuilt storage memory of 4GB.
One of the innovations of Samsung Electronics, this sweet smartwatch was released during the year 2013 and is one of the oldest existing ranges of smartwatches. Originally hit by negative critics, this watch thrived to excellence with its updates that were added to its latter versions i.e. Samsung Gear 2 etc. Itwas made to originally run on Android wear OS, but later changed to Tizen for all its higher versions. Capable of syncing to all Samsung mobile devices, this smartwatch has an inbuilt storage of 4GB, and works on a 512 Mb RAM with an 800 MHz processor. It incorporates a 1.9 MP camera and has a sleek and smooth 1.6 super AMOLED screen.
Innovation has pushed mankind from the invention of the wheel to smartwatches. These wearable mini super computers wound round our wrists are capable of performing tasks that even some of the more sophisticated mobiles aren’t capable of. They do come expensive, but are surely worth it.