top 5 smartwatches of 2014

top 5 smartwatches of 2014

2014 marked the beginning of an era of smartwatches where people don’t have to see their Android phones for information as everything that they want is on their wrist. Apps are optimized to run smooth and also fit in that small screen of the watch. Is there a need of smartwatches or is this a new step towards an era where technology is just wrist length away? Surely all the smartphones companies wanted to put their smartwatches in the market and compete in this new area of technology.

Before heading towards to the guide just have a sneak peak onto some other Best Techs and Apps of 2014:

So as the year 2014 ends which smartwatches made it to the market and how do they compare with others. Lets find out…

The ASUS ZenWatch


Zenwatch’s watch face is square with the corners rounded off but in all the body is kind of curvy. The glass on the face is ever slightly rounded.The ZenWatch’s 320×320 display isn’t that great or something you can be proud of. Individual pixels are apparent, and the bezel immediately surrounding the 1.63-inch AMOLED panel is a sore spot.Speaking of the battery, you’ll be needing to charge it once a day, at least. Usage from the 360 mAh wont be that much and it mostly depend on the way you use it and how your brightness is.The bottom has the microUSB port for charging and the dock is slim enough to fit in the pocket.Specifications of the Asus ZenWatch include a 1.63-inch AMOLED display with a 320×320 pixel resolution, translating to a pixel density of 278ppi. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM. It features 4GB of built-in storage, and a 1.4Wh battery.

LG G Watch R


The LG G Watch R is the second smartwatch from LG, where LG managed to make the display on its round smartwatch perfectly round. It features a stainless steel casing, IP-67 certified, water-resistant for 30 minutes up to depth of 1 meter. Specifications of the Watch R includes:

  • 1.3″ Full Circle P-OLED display, 320 x 320 pixels, 246ppi, 33mm screen diameter
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226), quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage (3 GB user available)
  • 410mAh Li-Ion battery, rated at 2 days of usage
  • 46.4 x 53.6 x 9.7 mm, 62 grams, genuine leather strap, changeable
  • Android Wear with Google Now integration
  • Heart rate sensor, gyro, accelerometer, compass, barometer
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Vibration

Moto 360


Motorola only recently changed ownership from Google to Lenovo that means this is the only watch which was made directly under the supervision of the Google. Moto 360 is incredibly light at 49 grams and is available in different finishes with metal or genuine leather band (off-the-shelf standard 22mm band).Specification includes

  • 1.56″ LCD display; 320 x 290 pixels; 205ppi; Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • TI OMAP 3 chipset; 512MB RAM; 4GB of built-in storage
  • 320mAh battery rated at a full day of mixed use; Qi wireless charging with bundled cradle
  • 46mm in diameter; 11.5mm thick
  • Stainless steel case with IP67 ratin
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity
  • Dual-microphone setup for voice commands
  • Built-in optical heart rate monitor and pedometer
  • Android Wear OS with Google Now integration

 Sony SmartWatch 3


When everyone gave us their smartwatches how could Sony stay behind in this war of smart wear and so we have the Sony SmartWatch 3. It has a rectangular screen, separating it from the circular-screened Moto 360 and the G Watch R, making it more reminiscent of the G Watch, and the Samsung Gear 2. Like other Sony wearables, the watch face is the “Core” of the device, and can be removed from the strap entirely.Specification includes a 1.6″ TFT LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 320. It’s powered by an ARM A7 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Internal storage comes in at 4GB, and it also comes with Bluetooth and NFC.Featuring a 420 mAh battery.

 LG G Watch


The LG G Watch is one of the first entries to Android Wear from LG, but it remains a decent one if you’re just looking to get started. It’s only a tad cheaper than the Moto 360 with specification including a 1.65″ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 280 x 280, and a somewhat large, square shaped bezel. The watch is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz processor, and has 512MB RAM. It comes with a reasonable 4GB internal storage. Other features include a gyro, accelerometer, compass and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Its 400mAh battery is claimed to provide 36 hours on time between charges. The watch meets IP67 specification, meaning it is water and dust resistant.

 Samsung Gear S


Samsung went extra mile with his smart wear by adding its own sim slot and offering independent 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity along with full telephony support on Samsung Gear S. And with the hardware being offered it is no less than a smartphone on your wrist.Specification includes:

  • 2-inch curved Super AMOLED multi-touch screen with a resolution of 360 x 480 pixels (300 ppi pixel density)
  • Plastic 67 g body, permanently mounted on a proprietary wrist band, available in black or white
  • Dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 512MB RAM and 4GB ROM
  • 300mAh battery (24h battery life) plus a 350mAh battery pack in the charging dock
  • IP67 certified – it’s dust and water resistant up to 1 meter of depth for up to 30 minutes
  • Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate, barometer, UV light sensors
  • Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, A-GPS with GLONASS

Well those are the Top Smartwatches of 2014,we would like to know your comments about these and whether you like this idea of new technology on the wrist or the smartphones does the trick for you.

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