Smart Watches Description
A smartwatch is an interactive, wearable and portable device that is designed to be worn on the wrist. Smartwatch is based on Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT) which was developed by Microsoft to personalize everyday devices. Early smartwatch models featured only basic things like calculator, digital time telling, translators and games. Modern smartwatches are not just for timekeeping or calculations, in fact, they have more general functionality that is closer to smartphones and can completely perform as standalone products. They include a mobile operating system, mobile apps and support wireless technologies such as WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Smartwatches also offer a variety of other useful features, like calculator, health-related applications, thermometer, compass, accessing stock and weather updates, maps, cell phone, camera, touchscreen, SD card, GPS navigation and rechargeable battery.
Some smartwatches can also be used as portable media players as they feature FM radio and play digital audio and video files via a Bluetooth headset. Other smartwatch models like the 'watch phones' function like cellular mobiles and are capable of making calls and sending/receiving SMS and email. They serve as a front end for a remote system like smartphones. You can get your social media notifications on your smartwatch too and that makes it very convenient for people who are very active on their social media accounts. Some smartwatches even let you interact with the social media application like Twitter, SnapChat, WhatsApp, Facebook etc.
Your smartwatch can also be your fitness tracker. It can count calories, steps and distance, measure heart rate, pulse rate, sleep and calculate many other metrics that you might need to keep your fitness in check. The waterproof variety of smartwatches is very popular amongst swimmers as it can calculate different metrics without getting damaged by water. A special type of smartwatch has been designed for sailing enthusiasts, that helps them track variables such as speed, wind direction and wind speed. Famous smartwatch manufacturers of all time are some of the corporate heavyweights like Pebble, Sony, Omate, Samsung and Apple.