Smartwatches are fast becoming the must have gadget of our time.  Every man wants one on his wrist. There’s so much you can do with one too, from receiving messages when you haven’t got your phone on you, to getting directions and ordering shopping. Some can even make phone calls and on many you can change the strap to suit your tastes, or even have a different strap for every outfit. They’re the perfect accessory for the modern man.

What is a Smartwatch?

For a while, with the growth of the mobile phone industry, it seemed watches might become obsolete. With a phone in your pocket that can tell you the time and so much more, why would you need a watch? Smartwatches have changed all this. They add that all important connectivity to your timepiece.

The smartwatch is basically the natural progression from the old fashioned digital watch. Most of them work using a Bluetooth connection to your smartphone, to give you greater on the move control over all of your technology and up to date notifications from all of your accounts.

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What Can a Smartwatch Do?

To an extent, this depends which one you choose, as well as what you want it to do. Most have a standard display for the usual, time, date and notifications, but beyond that, very much like a smartphone, they have their own app stores, so whichever you chose you’ll be able to customize it to suit your needs. Some are able to use Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth, giving you greater freedom, and some are designed to monitor your health and fitness. These tend to have longer battery life, a more durable design and may include a heart rate monitor. Others yet feature GPS or are waterproof and dust proof. With access to apps, the list of things your smartwatch can do is ever changing and developing.

Which One Should I Get?

There are a lot of options available to you at the moment, and the market is growing every day. As well as Apple, Android and the like, fashion designers such as Fossil and Michael Kors have now started producing their own smartwatches. Look at what it is you will use it for, are you looking to compliment an active lifestyle? To manage your time? Or to take care of business needs? Whatever the answer, it’s a good idea to shop around for your perfect smartwatch. Make a list of all the features you’re looking for, how you want it to look, and how much you want to spend before you start comparing your options. Display quality and battery life can vary so that’s another thing to consider. It’s not a decision to rush into. It is also important to note that due to connectivity with your smartphone, it’s only worth buying an Apple Smartwatch if you’re also an iPhone user.

There is a smartwatch out there for everyone. Whatever your budget or style, there is something out there for you, whether you want all the gadgets and connectivity, or you just want it to look good and show you email notifications. The choice is yours.

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