With the fast-paced life everyone is experiencing, urban lifestyle is best defined as "on-the-go" and "in-the-run". People have learned to do multi-tasking and almost everything has multiple roles, whether at work or at home, which is why smartphones have mushroomed in the market, and have become a necessity.
Unfortunately, there are times when you just can’t comfortably hold your phone while running errands or doing other activities. Case in point? While commuting using the jeep or MRT. With such situations, a smartwatch can solve this problem.
A smartwatch lets you access your smartphone easily without the need to grab your smartphone when you are on the go. You can view your social media notifications, read emails, listen to music, and even play games not just while commuting, but also during gym workouts, outdoor activities, and meetings.
Smartwatches are offered by tech brands such as Apple, Sony, Samsung, LG, and Motorola. Each brand showcases a sleek and fashionable design that can go along with your OOTD. In fact, the design of smartwatches nowadays can rival that of traditional wristwatches. Each brand has a different style and various features, yet all have the conveniences of a smartwatch.
Samsung's Galaxy Gear S2
Take the case of Samsung's Galaxy Gear S2, which has a rotating bezel control fit for left and right-handed people, and has health monitoring app called S-Health. Aside from checking emails and social media notification, you can also keep track of your health activities as well. It is also water-resistant, making it safe to use during rainy situations.
On the other hand, the Apple Watch incorporates features found in its iOS devices, such as Siri and access to entertainment content through the iTunes store, and health tracking functions just like the Galaxy Gear S2. Pebble's smartwatch offering also has similar features that the Apple Watch and Galaxy Gear S2 have, but its electronic ink (e-ink) display gives users longer usage time before they need to charge it.
Smartwatches may be relatively new to the market, but innovations are being pushed to the limits to improve the lives of people living in this fast-paced, technologically-driven society. From smartphones, high-definition televisions (HDTV), dashboard cameras, to (soon) self-driving cars, now you can have your phone on your wrist without taking the risk flaunting it on public or while being stuck in heavy traffic.
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