Smartwatches

We've had our hands on more than few smartwatches here at Android Central, but our pals at Smartwatch Fans are giving things a deeper look. (Don't worry, we'll still continue to give our take on the major ones.)

And today, Adam's rolled out his list of the best smartwatches you can buy today. Each has a place, we think, but it's good to see them all in one post. Head on over and take a look. Or use the all-new Smartwatch Fans Android app!

 
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Galaxy Gear FTW!

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brendilon says:

Does every Smartwatch Fans post get posted here? Because if so, what's the point of having a separate website for it?

Well if you visit the Smartwatch fans page you would know they do a couple of posts a day, so no. I think MobileNations is still trying to make everyone aware of the page so they are pushing it occasionally to the rest of the sites.
Personally I just picked up a Pebble so I like the new site.

Jay Holm says:

What's the point in being a fan of a smartwatch that costs $350???

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Well if you were willing to pay that, then I hope you would be a fan of it. But not all smartwatches cost that much.

return_0 says:

You still think smartwatches cost that much?

Android Central doesn't post everything from Smartwatch Fans but quite a number of Smartwatches run on an Android OS or a modified version of it and work with Android phones so it makes sense that there would be some interest in them.

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kj11 says:

Great question

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droidgeek says:

Galaxy Gear imo. That is until Google makes a smart watch and utilizes Google Now then I may change my mind.

hmmm says:

I haven't followed smart watches too much but something like the Gear...Does that require touchwiz or could you use it with a Nexus? I assume something like a Pebble is usable by everyone. I couldn't imagine a watch requiring a certain brand of smartphone would ever win I guess.

Gear is only compatible with like 3 or 4 Samsung Android phones. So for many people it isn't even really an option. Pebble works with iOS and Android 2.3+

SSG_Gunz says:

As far as I know you can't use it with a nexus. You could probaly search and find if someone has success with it though by maybe rooting and downloading the apk.

SSG_Gunz says:

I have the Gear and Toq. The Toq to me is a tad bit better due to the fact it works with any android device.

Jay Holm says:

I don't buy things that are a ripoff!!!!! Screw smartwatches! I have $ to spend on more important things, like rent, food, gas, car payment.

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So really do you need a Smartphone? You could get a dumb phone prepaid and have extra money for rent, food, gas, car payment.

And I have money to blow on things like smart watches. :)

I currently have the Sony smartwatch 2. Imo , it looks better than the pebble and has good functionality.

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keith2k1 says:

The Sony will be my first smart watch purchase.

When you get it, don't pay for a notification app. The best one is called Watchit. You can get it in the play store and its free. Watchit sends all notifications to your watch and let's you view the notification's content.

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Jay Holm says:

You certainly used the right adjective! Money to "blow" on smartwatches! These overpriced things are very, very far from primetime!

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That's why, i refuse to buy a product that's still got work to be done. In the coming few years these products will be worth buying.

I'm waiting for the day i can strap a fully fledged phone around my wrist.

the big print giveth, the small print taketh

dcjose48 says:

You should probably stop commenting on these articles and go work to pay your bills.

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kj11 says:

HahahaHahaha

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jdbii says:

Not too crazy about smartwatch posts on the android site. I think it dilutes the value of the AC brand. AC is probably smart to get ahead of curve, but it seems a bit odd to have a dedicated site and post here as well.

DavidJ726 says:

And for the majority of the time, you still need to pull your smartphone out of your pocket to take action. So what's the real benefit of a "smartwatch"? I just don't see it. Maybe in 2015 or 2016, but not yet.

The only wearable technology that I'm interested in right now has to be focused on Health, such as the Fitbit. And while I think that product has a lot of potential, I don't think it'll start hitting its real potential until their next release.

David...

Check out the Razer Nabu, looks interesting and works better than the Nike band :)

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DaFonZisBack says:

Galaxy gear is the best. Only other watch that comes close is Sony smart watch.

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A smartwatch/band I'm looking forward to is the Razer Nabu.

I'm hoping to develop apps and enhancements to make it more fluent and improve how I do things.

It will be my first time developing any app to Google play, so its going to be a lot of work.

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Shuckster says:

Crazy question. Are these watches waterproof?

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hmmm says:

I know the Sony one is up to 5 meters. Not sure how they do that when the micro USB port is covered with a simple plastic cover though.

So the Gear has the best display, seems to do more and looks the most elegant. Yes right, it is not the best watch...

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