The Apple Watch is certainly making the headlines this week, with the tech giant hoping to make a big impact on the smartwatch sector when it launches in May 2015. But they aren’t the only players in the market, and you can take your first steps into a wearable world with a range of products currently available at Harvey Norman.
A smartwatch is all about extending your connected experience from your phone to your wrist. It’s about convenience and control – being able to see who’s calling or texting and knowing whether it needs action right away or can be left until a later time.
Watches are fashion statements as much as any other form of wristwear, and Cogito understands that its important to fit in. They’ve developed the Cogito Watch Classic range, with fine detailing and a leather or metal band, it looks at home with a business suit or casual wear. And you get easy to read notifications for calls, emails as well as activity tracking functions andmore, right in the dial. Plus these smartwatches run on a regular watch battery, so you can go months without having to replace it and they work with both iOS and Android.For a funkier option, you should also check out the Cogito Pop.
These smartphone companions can also provide access to more advanced functionality, giving you the chance to skip music tracks check the weather or even send replies to text or emails without having to reach for your handset.
The LG G Watch puts the best of Android on your wrist, with integrated Google Now functionality so you can just ask your watch a question and it will reply with the power of the world’s largest search engine. It’s a very clever accessory and will learn to supply the information you want at a time that suits you. And it also has an always on screen so when you just need to know the time it will be ready to view whenever you need it.
And if you want something even more powerful, the Samsung Gear Neo has it all. It’s basically an entire smartwatch on your wrist, which manages to pack in a speaker and microphone so you can make and receive phone calls – superspy style! It also has its own integrated music player which connects to Bluetooth headsets and a full suite of fitness sensors to track your activities. It’s super smart and works exclusively wth Samsung handsets.
In Short: The wearable war is in full swing, and that is great news for consumers because they’ve never had a wider range of options