There are tons of smartwatches on the market from big brands and smaller tech companies. Here’s a handy article with a review of the Best Smartwatch 2016 from Wareable.
These Smartwatches can make a great holiday gift for yourself or someone else. Do your research before buying a smartwatch though. While there are some standard features common to most smartwatches, you will want to buy one that has the best features for what you plan to use it for.
A popular feature of a smartwatch is the ability to GPS track your movement while running, biking, walking, and even sleeping. If this is something you are interested in, double check the features as some require you to have your phone with you while others allow you to leave your phone at home. If you do plan on wearing your smartwatch while exercising, consider buying a silicone watchband rather than a leather or metal band. Leather is harder to clean and should not get wet. Using a smartwatch during exercise may improve your workout and help you reach your fitness goals.
Smartwatches are more than just fitness monitors, though. They can be really handy in class. They allow you to keep your calendars or reminder “to-do” lists right on your wrist so you can stay organized and on top of your classwork and assignments. It can also help you stay updated on current events with customizable news apps and alerts. There’s no better way to be an informed citizen than having news alerts straight to your watch. As a wearable, it gives you instant and constant access to information.
Smartwatches are here to make our lives easier, but, like with all technology, there is an adjustment period. Professors and students have to find a balance for when and how smartwatches fit into the classroom especially during tests and exams. Outside of class, smartwatches provide excellent fitness tracking among other downloadable apps like news, weather, and games.