There’s a new trend in connectivity: the Smart Watch. These handy, wearable devices give users access to Twitter, Facebook, MSN Messenger, news, weather, sports, stocks, and so much more. They connect directly to your smart phone, which allows you to check text messages, see who’s calling (and even answer calls, if you have a headset), and play music. So, which smart watch should you buy? This article will compare and review two smart watches: The Pebble, and the Sony SmartWatch.
The Sony SmartWatch
The Sony SmartWatch is designed to be the perfect companion for Android phones, and essentially acts as a useful remote control via Bluetooth. It can tell you who’s calling, send it to voicemail, send pre-written text messages, and answer the phone if you happen to have a headset. Not only that, but it gives users the ability to check Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. The user even has the capability to install apps and widgets on the SmartWatch, and supposedly can run more than one on different pages.
In spite of all of the SmartWatch’s great features, it’s currently a little buggy. While it’s fairly easy to get the watch operational, and to install apps, certain apps don’t work as they should. Twitter and Facebook integration works fine, but the utilization of other apps can sometimes cause the watch to reboot… or even crash.
Unlike the Sony SmartWatch, the Pebble works on both Android and iPhone devices. The Pebble will alert the user of any text messages, incoming calls, e-mail messages, tweets, and Facebook messages with a quiet vibration. If the user feels that the message is unimportant, getting rid of the message is as simple as shaking the wrist. The Pebble also features a number of apps, such as a bike computer, GPS, music player, and much, much more.
As an added bonus, the Pebble is waterproof. A person can run in the rain, or even swim with it without having to worry about damaging it. There are also interchangeable watch faces, and a number of colors (arctic white, jet black, cherry red, and one still to be decided).
Not only does the Pebble feature a number of apps, but the user can create his own apps. The user can create just about anything he wants. The Pebble will send data via the accelerometer and buttons straight back through to the internet.