It was only a matter of minutes after the invention of the smartphone that the time-honoured wristwatch would also follow in its tracks. As technology progresses and becomes even more embedded in our daily lives, we constantly look for ways to make our lives easier and more convenient. Enter the smartwatch: a device for absolutely anyone, suiting a number of purposes. Small and minimal designed, with a functionality that goes well beyond time-keeping, it’s essentially a computer designed to be wearable tech.
Benefits of owning a smartwatch
Smartwatches can be paired with your smartphone to make everything much more convenient. You only need to glance at your wrist instead of your phone to check your mobile notifications, reply to messages, and answer calls. Following from this, sometimes looking at your phone in a social situation can be rude. A smartwatch allows you to leave your phone in your pocket or bag while giving you the ability to still feel connected to your handset. Another benefit of smartwatches is that their battery life lasts a lot longer than your mobile device. This is because you forfeit the big, high-resolution display for a compact screen that gives you what you need: only the basics. There are also smartwatches that are designed to keep up with your active lifestyle. From knowing how many calories you can burn during a workout through to how many steps you take each day, it’s the perfect accessory for the fitness-obsessed. Many smartwatches now come with an in-built navigation system, so getting around an unknown city can be a breeze. Finally – and best of all – a smartwatch is safely attached to your wrist, so you won’t ever run the risk of dropping that glass and aluminum device on the cold, hard floor. When you’re on the market for a standard smartwatch or fitbit watch, shop online on eBay for brand new and second hand wearable tech at great prices.