The top smartphone models that were introduced in February 2015 are loaded with useful applications and convenient features making their use easier than ever before. In that scope it shouldn’t surprise that this technological wave gave birth to many other phone-related accessories. These formidable gadgets augment the capabilities and user-friendliness of smartphones, usually leaving hands completely free to drive, ride, love and create. And as it is already the case with smartphones, the companies that make these gadgets are fighting for their part of the market and hearts and minds of customers. So, who are the top contestants?
The iOS prize goes to Apple Watch
Introduced in April, the Apple Watch is half-accessory, half-jewelry extension for your phone. More importantly is acts as a filter for your calls and messages, discreetly notifying you that you have an incoming call or a text message. Its simple and user-friendly interface has several modes and is highly customizable. Apple has put a lot of design into this timepiece, including some of smart functions like battery saving feature that turns the display on only when you raise your watch hand as if you were checking the time, and turns it off when your hand drops down again.
Android Strikes Back
The selling point of an Android smart watch is that they come in many shapes and styles, giving the customers much bigger choice within a brand than the Apple Watch. It can upgrade your phone with extra features, making your daily activities more pleasant and enjoyable. Of course your need to choose the right model, the one that is compatible with your phone manufacturer. Android smart watches offer a much higher degree of customization than their iOS counterparts and then there is a ton of free and purchasable apps you can choose from.
The Middle Child
This option is perfect for people who are changing their phones a lot, maybe reviewers and developers, those who need to be in constant touch with the latest models. That type of customer usually don’t have a luxury of committing to one operating system only, and defending its stance like the rest of us like to do. For those, a Pebble smart watch is definitely the best solution, as it is compatible with both Android and iOS models. In addition it is comfortable to wear, waterproof and many would say has more style than its counterparts. It comes in two versions, the newer Pebble Steel has sleeker look, while the original Pebble’s full-plastic minimalist retro-geek style will attract lovers of Kindle and Casio.
More than a Phone
When the all sums up, your phone accessories are designed to make your life easier and interesting. On the other hand its vast potential for business application will make businesspeople more productive and time-effective. Just imagine how faster it is to answer the calls and send texted preset replies with your smartwatch, than drawing your phone each time, only to see that you have 3 new Facebook notifications and 2 Tapatalk conversations that you haven’t attended to.
Smartwatches are relatively new things in the market and they are going through a series of improvement and customizations as you read this. There is much that can be done in that field till the next spring.