What is a smartwatch and its usage
9 Huge Advantages of
Having a Smartwatch
I cannot count how many times I’ve heard people saying
smartwatches are a waste of money. Unfortunately, those who say this simply do
not understand just what a smartwatch is capable of doing.
There are two types of people who will be reading this post.
Those who think they are a waste of money and those who want to know more about
the advantages and disadvantages of smartwatches before making up their mind
about buying one.
So, go ahead and check out our guide below. I am pretty sure you
will have a solid understanding of whether a smartwatch is right for your
lifestyle by the end of the article.
The Big Smartwatch Benefits
So, what can a smartwatch do over say a smartphone that makes it
a worthwhile investment? Let’s take a look at some of the key smartwatch uses
that might persuade you to take the jump.
Many people prefer wearing a watch. The purpose is either
functional (simply telling the time) or it’s because it’s fashionable. A good
watch looks great on someone’s wrist.
But watches are becoming less and less popular due to the advent
of the smartphone. Who needs to buy a watch when their phone tells the time,
has a calendar, and has an alarm? It’s a valid point and one that
explains in the last few
But, smartwatches buck this trend as they offer something a
little different. They offer all these basic watch features but they also do
things that smartphones cannot. We’ll explain exactly what these things are
over the course of this article.
As you well know, losing a phone or keys is an extremely
frustrating experience. It always seems to happen before some important
occasion that we just can’t be late for!
Thankfully a smartwatch can render this inconvenience a thing of
Most of them have a “Find Phone” feature. You can connect your
phone or any device with it and you will be able to ring it through your watch
whenever you wish.
Lost your phone? Just press a few buttons on your watch to
locate it in seconds.
Many smartwatches have fitness tracking as a core feature. It
will help you keep up with your fitness goals. So if you are ever thinking of
taking a fitness tracker or a pedometer, you can replace it with a good smart
What exactly can a smartwatch do? It can count steps, distance,
calories, heart rate, pulse rate, sleep and some even go beyond this to
calculate other important metrics you might need.
There are even models now that are completely waterproof and
perfect for swimmers.
If you have a smart watch on your wrist, you no longer need to
bring your phone out of your pocket. You can receive calls or reply to messages
on the go. This is especially useful if you are exercising or in a scenario
where carrying a phone is just too awkward.
Some watches also have voice support. Like something out of Star
Trek, you can talk to your wrist and communicate with someone thousands of
Just remember that all this is done on a much smaller scale than
a smartphone so interface wise it can get a bit fiddly. A smartwatch will never
replace a phone for these tasks (not in the near future anyway) but it’s
certainly very capable when used for small amounts of time when carrying a
phone is just plain awkward.
Who doesn’t want to see Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, SnapChat or
other social notifications on his wrist? Well, me actually and this is always
something I turn off, but for others, this is a “must have” function.
Some watches will simply show your messages and social media
activity but others will allow you to interact with the application too. I
don’t recommend using this as your primary method of interacting with people on
social media as it is a bit fiddly but, on those occasions, when you are out
running or something, it’s awesome!
Just be careful when finding a watch that does this properly. A
lot of manufacturers will claim their watches are “connected” in this way but
they actually need to feed off a Bluetooth signal from your cell phone. Truly
independent, standalone smartwatches require a data plan and SIM card and tend
to be on the more expensive side.
When you are running, cycling, swimming or any other form of
exercise, you might want to peek into your messages, calls or notifications.
Sometimes it is not possible for you to keep a phone with you in those activities,
and it’s just awkward and annoying when you do anyway.
You might be thinking from the very first time, why would you
need a smart watch when you already have a good smartphone?
Shake it out of your mind because some smart watches have such
powerful batteries that a phone just can’t compare.
Suppose you are walking and all on a sudden you want to watch a
YouTube video that your friend keeps talking about. You are just one or two
clicks away from playing YouTube on your watch.
You can watch videos and play music on the go. It’s never going
to replace the big screen quality of your phone but for those quick moments,
it’s unbeatable for convenience.
Are smartwatches worth it?
If you’ve never used a watch like this before, I bet you’re
almost convinced now! From my experience what I can say is, if you are a fan of
mobility and ease of use, there is nothing better than a smartwatch to keep you
If you are sold with the advantages, I’d advise you to check
which smart watch is right for you. The best is not always the perfect fit for
everyone. Rather than that, identify your OS (operating system), check the
specifications and choose your on.