TG Tech: Time to Get a SmartWatch

Posted on January 10, 2013 by Tatyana Sharoubim

  Say buh-bye to reaching in your pocket. Time to get a Smartwatch! My two favorite styles are below. Check them out and share. Great gift-giving or personal item this year.

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"i’m Watch is much more than a watch. It’s a latest generation device that makes the most of your smartphone. With i’m Watch you can leave the phone in your pocket, in your purse or on your desk.

i’m Watch communicates with your smartphone, showing you, thanks to its clear and bright display, all the messages you receive. And if you receive a phone call, leave your smartphone where it is: you can answer it directly from your i’m Watch, even on speakerphone!

Seven different colors available to suit any style and occasion. A lightweight and durable aluminum body. Your desier to be always connected. i'm Watch Color is spunky and gutsy and, in just 95 grams, brings you the best of technology.  (For more information, download the catalog.)

 

2. The Pebble

 

"This Kickstarter-funded phenom is extremely versatile. The Pebble Watch features a 1.26-inch, sunlight readable, black and white e-paper display with 168-by-144-pixel resolution. E-paper isn't the same thing as E-ink; it's an LCD variant with a 30-fps refresh rate that lets the Pebble use lots of cool, smooth animations.

Designed with an active lifestyle in mind, the Pebble is water resistant to five atmospheres, and should last for a full week on one battery charge. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 to communicate with your Android or iOS device, and allows you to check text messages, email, Facebook, and Twitter right on the watch itself. You can also use it to control your device's music player, which worked seamlessly in the demo I saw at CES.

Pebble pledges to deliver continuous software updates to the watch, every few weeks or so, in order to implement every last feature promised in its Kickstarter campaign, and then some. Considering the already diverse feature set, including your choice of cool digital watch faces, that means your device will only get better over time.

The Pebble watch is shipping to Kickstarter backers beginning January 23, after which it will be available to the public. It costs $150 and comes in red, white, black, orange, or gray. It supports a standard watch strap, so you can swap in your favorite fabric, leather, or metal strap if you choose."- PCMAG.com

Posted in ces, i'm watch, pc mag, smartwatch, the pebble


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