The basics of smart gears

Techy smart watches are getting all the attention these days that the analogue lot might be forced to get one or die trying. Smart digital watches allow users to choose from a wide range of notifications such as incoming calls, email, texts, event reminders, weather, and many more – to be pushed from your paired device to your gear, giving you the chance to react to them without checking your smartphone thanks to companion apps. Smart gear, or “wearables” as many would say, are used with an app that is available for iOS as well as Android devices. You scan the device with your phone to get calendar notifications, texts and news from your phone right on your wearable. People find it difficult to use smart devices but eventually become used to them just the same way they do with their phones. The revolutionary watch is a lot more important than we think boasting some of the salient features that giving users the freedom to leave their phones behind including blue tooth and GPS, and 3G or 4G network connectivity. To some, smart watch is a fashion statement. But how does one use it? To choose which notifications to display on your Gear, use the Gear Manager installed on your smartphone paired with your smart watch. On your phone, touch Apps > Gear manager > Notifications. Scroll down and choose which notifications you would like. In terms of device compatibility, Samsung Gear™ 2 and Gear 2 Neo for example, are currently compatible with lots of platforms like: Android™ version 4.3, Jelly Bean or higher, WVGA or higher screen resolution, 1.5GB or higher memory. Smart watches are all the rage becoming a part of consumers that the dilemma is how to choose from the more than two dozens available in the market. To find one that suits you the best, though, it is better to look at design, software and performance. Below are the variety of smart gears to pick from; Apple Watch It offers a range of design options, support for Siri and Apple Pay, and a heart-rate monitor. It is also compatible with more than 10,000 apps and counting. Although there is still a learning curve with the device, it is the most well rounded wearable, and Apple’s watch OS 2 software adds a number of new features. Pebble Time Steel If you are looking for longer battery life, check out the Pebble Time Steel, which lasts up to 10 days on a charge. It also features an intuitive timeline interface and a color E Ink display that is easy to read in direct sunlight. Moto 360 Among smart gears running Android Wear, the 2nd Gen Moto 360 is top pick for its stylish design, which you can customize before you buy, and a unique live dials feature that adds functionality to the watch faces. Others include: Sony Smart watch Samsung Gear S2 Microsoft Band LG G Watch

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