To understand the new smart watched and other pro devices of recent focus, we should look to Silicon Valley and the quantified movement.
Apple’s Watch records exercise, tracks our moves throughout the day, checks the amount of time we are stood up and reminds us to get up and move around if we have been sat for too long – let’s not forget Tim Cooks “sitting is the new coolness” line.
What we like:
- Angled second screen is quite useful.
- Durability is top notch.
- Better dual-screen software.
- Powerful hardware features.
What we dislike:
- Less battery life than other options.
- Keyboard and trackpad are flimsy.
- No native dual-screen support.
- Weighs more than average.
It achieves this by means of an accelerometer, a heart rate sensor and GPS. There are already many smartwatches on the market such as the Pebble and Apple.
As you’re tapping, scrolling, and swiping on your phone, you probably don’t give much thought to the fact that your apps are consuming electricity – just that they’re chipping away at your battery life.
It’s engaging. It’s hopeful. It pushes the plot forward.