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The wearable tech industry is just beginning, but these stellar smartwatches are already on the market.

The wearable tech industry is just beginning, but these stellar smartwatches are already on the market.

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  • 1. 5 Smartwatches You Can Buy Right Now
  • 2. What’s available now? Watches from big names and startups • Samsung Galaxy Gear • Pebble Smartwatch • Qualcomm Toq • Sony Smartwatch 2 • Omate TrueSmart
  • 3. Samsung Galaxy Gear Galaxy Gear Basics • 1.9 megapixel camera • 720p video recording • 1.6-inch Super ALOMED display • 320 x 320 pixel resolution
  • 4. Samsung Galaxy Gear Notable Features • Control music playback on phone • Make and receive calls • Built-in microphone and speakerphone • Text, email and other notifications • Find My Device feature for locating phone
  • 5. Samsung Galaxy Gear Drawbacks • Only works with Samsung Galaxy devices • Can only shoot 10 seconds of video at a time • Battery only lasts a day or two
  • 6. Pebble Smartwatch Pebble Smartwatch Basics • Supports iOS and Android phones • E-ink, 144 x 168 resolution display • Gorilla Glass
  • 7. Pebble Smartwatch Notable Features • Integration with map apps • Water-resistant • Text, email and other notifications • Has its own app store • Battery lasts up to 1 week
  • 8. Pebble Smartwatch Drawbacks • No touchscreen or color display • Can only have 8 apps at a time • No camera or video recording • No microphone or speaker
  • 9. Qualcomm Toq Qualcomm Toq Basics • Works with Android 4.0.3 phones and later • 1.5-inch Mirasol color display • 288 x 192 resolution
  • 10. Qualcomm Toq Notable Features • Control music on your phone • Comes with wireless ear buds • Wireless charging • Battery can last up to 1 week
  • 11. Qualcomm Toq Drawbacks • No camera or video recording • Higher price than competition • Wristband has to be measured and cut by user
  • 12. Omate TrueSmart 2.0 Omate TrueSmart Basics • Standalone device, no phone required • 1.54 inch IPS display • microSIM, Wi-Fi, GPS • 3G connection • Water-resistant • 5 megapixel camera, 720p video recording
  • 13. Omate TrueSmart 2.0 Notable Features • Runs full Android 4.2.2 • Download full apps from Google Play • Calls, texts, web browsing • Microphone and speaker • 4GB or 8GB available storage
  • 14. Omate TrueSmart 2.0 Drawbacks • Most apps are not designed for the small screen size • Position of the camera can make it difficult to use
  • 15. Sony Smartwatch 2 Sony Smartwatch 2 Basics • Works with any phone or tablet running Android 4.0 or later • 1.6 inch, 220 x 176 resolution display • Dust and waterresistant
  • 16. Sony Smartwatch 2 Notable Features • Notifications for calls, text, emails • Control music on your phone • Facebook, Gmail and Twitter apps available • Near Field Communication
  • 17. Drawbacks • No camera or video recording • Needs Bluetooth headset to make or receive calls
  • 18. How much do they cost? Price Specs • Galaxy Gear: $299 • Pebble Smartwatch: $150 to $250 • Qualcomm Toq: $350 • Omate TrueSmart: $250 to $300 • Sony Smartwatch 2: $199
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