Smartwatch market will grow to $2.5 billion in 2014. It is 5% the size of the watch industry. After Apple keynote, 9 Sept noone doubts that wearables are the future in tech world. Brands like Motorola, Apple, Pebble, LG, Samsung take the lead in wearable technology market. This infographic will help you compare some of the most important features of the top 5 smartwatches.
Read the full article below this infographic to learn more about their Good and Bad sides.
Its beautiful, classic design makes the switch to wearables really hip. If I were to buy a smartwatch today, it would be Moto 360.
Apple gives us a ton of options to choose from. There are two screen sizes: 1.5 inches and 1.65 inches. There are three types of the watch each available in two different colors. And if you still want to play you can choose from the number of bands. In terms of the soft, there is a huge development in the area of payment. Apple has its own program called Pay, which enables you to pay at any place that supports NFC payments.
What won me over is the sapphire glass. Most smartwatch brands use Gorilla glass like in smartphones. Apple proved they think different and used sapphire display used e.g. in Swiss watches.
Apple Watch costs $349, which makes it one of the most expensive on the market. It will only be available in early 2015, and will only work with iPhones 5 and later.
Apple is behind the competition in terms of the timing, but they’ve developed a clever strategy. They know the first place is already taken so they observe the market, wait til it grows, offer features at least the same or better than the competition and make people wait til January 2015. The consumers’ apetite will grow and they might grab much of the market. Apple Watch may not be a masterpiece – the expectations for the design were a bit higher, but it’s got what it takes for a good smartwatch.
Pebble was the first to introduce a smartwatch worth wearing. This very nice-looking wrist watch is easy-to-use and functional. Pebble Steel has all the necessary features like text messages, notifications, step counter, music control etc. And last but not least, you only need to charge it once a week, which is a big advantage.
It only holds eight apps at a time. There is no microphone, speaker, color display or touch screen.
LG G Watch
It is the most simplistic Android Wear watch. It is basically just small black metal and a glass box.
G Watch simply doesn’t offer anything more than its competition. It’s like LG gathered the parts from other smartwatches and fit it nicely in the G Watch. The battery life is only one day long.
Samsung Galaxy Gear S
Its massive screen allows you use its full potential. Samsung developed the curved screen which makes for a great User Experience and pretty cool design. It will go on sale in the UK in October. It can make calls, receive calls, check messages, be connected to GPS even without phone nearby.
It’s almost totally full-sufficient. Almost… you’ll need a Samsung phone running Android 4.3 or later to download and install apps. I called a big screen an advantage, but it may also be tiresome especially for women.
If I were to buy a smartwatch today, it would be Moto 360 because of its competitive price and beautiful looks. However, with all respect to Motorola, I think I’ll wait until January for Apple Watch. I have other Apple devices which the Watch will be compatible with and I like the Apple soft.