History of Smart Watches
Smartwatches have become the future for wearable technology. The wrist-mounted gadgets come equipped with a unique set of functions and their own sleek identity to assist the wearer in tracking fitness levels and lifestyle activities via the Smartwatch itself.
Most Smartwatches have been developed with a touchscreen face to allow for singular smooth swipes of the screen to access the Smartwatches functions and software. Smartwatches come in all shapes and sizes, many with attractive features that have been developed for ease of use and simple compatibility with the wearer’s phone device.
The Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch for example, takes on a traditional aesthetic with minimalistic components to complete a visual clarity. The Mondaine Smartwatch bears large bold numbers and instantly recognisable dominating hands, supported by a thick bezel and eye-catching crown. The bottom of the watch face shows a secondary subdial to track progress against a daily goal and the smaller seconds hand indicates step goal percentage. The Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch uses these dials to transform into functions such as the sleep position whereas the Samsung Gear II Neo Smartwatch offers these features through a completely different design.
The ultra-modern aesthetic of the Samsung Smartwatch comes clad in shades of grey, black or orange and showcases a number of baked-in features such as the weather app, and IR-based WatchOn TV remote control facility. The dust and water-resistant gears contribute to a skilful blend of practical capability, crossed with the more recreational gadgets such as the voice memo, offline music player and the notification updater from Facebook and Twitter.
The Alpina Horological Smartwatch syncs to Android and iPhone apps providing the link between modern and classic.
Similarly to the Sony Smartwatch 1 and LG G Smartwatch, the device is cleverly mapped and encourages an easy-to-read layout. Additional features of the Alpina Horological Smartwatch include Sleeptracker® sleep monitoring, activity tracking, sleep cycle alarms and Get-active alerts. The patented MotionX sensor fusion manages to accurately track sleep and activity patterns to present the correlated information onto real time, using the Smartwatch dial. The Smartwatch device smoothly synchronizes to Apple and Android platforms with ease using simple and easy-to-understand highlighted graphics. An intelligent coaching feature provides the wearer with the ability to self-improve their lifestyle by using daily feedback to re-train their body and change behavioral patterns.