Top Ten SmartWatch by PING! Magazine
1. Pebble: £110 – getpebble.com
Pebble is one smart watch designed with a gorgeous screen and convenient internet-connected apps. It connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting you of incoming calls, emails, messages and notifications. The watch has a 1.26” 144 x 168 pixel black and white e-paper screen.
2. Sony SmartWatch 2: £149.99 – sonymobile.com/gb
The world’s first Android-compatible SmartWatch with One-touch NFC runs on Android 4.0. The specs include Bluetooth, Micro USB for charging and water resistant IP57. It has a 1.6” LCD display also calls, SMS, mails, social media interaction and all other notification handling.
3. Samsung Galaxy Gear: £300 – samsung.com/uk
The gear has a full colour 1.63” AMOLED display 320 x 320, an 800MHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, a 1.9MP camera capable of 720p video recording, Bluetooth 4.0, two microphones, one speaker, and 315mAh battery. It supports over 70 apps to help you make, receive calls and messages.
4. Omate TrueSmart: £130 – omate.com
Omate is a standalone water-resistant smartwatch and is compatible with all smartphones. It comes with a 1.3 Ghz dual-core A7 processor, 240×240 pixel display, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS, 5MP camera, speakers, mic, gyroscope, accelerometers, Android 4.2.2 and 600mAh battery.
5. i’m Watch: £219 – imsmart.com/uk
i’m Watch is an Italian smartwatch with very sophisticated designs. Its touchscreen lets you read emails and texts, receive reminders about appointments and answer calls. It has i’music, i’m Cloud and i’market to help you stay connected. The watch syncs to your phone via Bluetooth.
6. Cookoo: £120 – cookoowatch.com
The Cookoo is a classic but modern-looking smartwatch with some great features but is only for iPhone users. It will alert you to incoming calls, messages and proximity alert when you lose your phone. It has calendar reminders, battery alert, alarms and waterproof design.
7. Central Standard Timing CST-01: £90 – centralstandardtiming.com
CTS-01 is flexible and extremely thin at 0.8mm, weighing 12g with an e-ink display backed by stainless steel. It has a “base station,” which is both for charging and for setting the time,as the watch it self has no buttons. It’s battery lasts over 15 years and can be recharged (in just 10 minutes). It comes in other colour like gold.
8. Metawatch: £90 – metawatch.com
Strata’s Metawatch connects with your iPhone 4S, iPad 3 or Android phone. The 96×96 mirror polymer network display shows you various information from your smartphone including caller-ID notifications, SMS and email notifications, as well as Facebook & Twitter alerts.
9. The Agent Smartwatch: £80 – agentwatches.com
The Agent smartwatch is a true work of ingenuity with wireless charging, powerful apps and battery life. It syncs with smartphones over Bluetooth to deliver important notifications straight to your wrist, on a 1.28” display. It received $1,012,742 from crowd funding platform Kickstarter.
10. The Martian: £199 – martianwatches.com
The Martian Smartwatch is the most elegant of the currently available smartwatches. It is designed to be used simply as an extension of the smartphone. It has hands-free voice commands, messages and alerts display and smartphone camera control.