SPOT­TED AT CES2013:

The Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Show 2013 wit­nessed tech com­pa­nies push­ing ‘smart­watches’. Most of them were de­signed to be an ex­ten­sion of the smart­phones.

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - SMART WATCHES -

Toshiba Com­puter Graphic Watch: The pro­to­type Com­puter Graphic Watch has change­able dial im­ages. Its high per­for­mance ARM SoC sup­ports real­is­tic com­puter graphic dis­play. The smart func­tion­al­ity in­cludes con­nec­tiv­ity with An­droid smart­phones and the iPhone. Once con­nected, the watch can alert of in­com­ing calls, emails and cal­en­dar sched­ules. Toshiba says the watch can be used to nav­i­gate with the smart­phone GPS or dis­play news and weather up­dates. There was also an ECG en­abled sen­sor on the watch that recog­nises the owner’s unique pulse pat­tern. In­ter­est­ingly, smart func­tions are dis­abled if the watch fails to recog­nise the pulse. Peb­ble Watch: This is a cus­tomis­able watch with down­load­able watch­faces and In­ter­net-con­nected apps. For in­stance, a cy­clist will be able to use the watch as a bike com­puter, ac­cess­ing GPS through the smart­phone or even dis­play speed, dis­tance and pace. Ca­pa­ble of pair­ing with the iPhone and An­droid smart­phones over Blue­tooth, the watch can alert the user with a vi­bra­tion for in­com­ing calls, emails and mes­sages. One can only pre­book the watch as of now as it is not yet ready for ship­ping. Cookoo: The com­pany is re­fer­ring it as a wear­able ex­ten­sion of the smart­phone that helps one man­age their con­nected life. De­signed con­sid­er­ing the sce­nario that our smart­phone is not al­ways in our hand, the watch will let the user know about the hap­pen­ings even when the phone is kept in the pocket. This watch can alert for in­com­ing calls, cal­en­dar re­minders, text and email, so­cial me­dia and low bat­tery. (Price: $129)

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