Watches Ahead of The Time

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

This is one seg­ment of wear­able gad­gets that is al­ready avail­able in In­dia. Most smart watches are ex­ten­sions of the smart­phone, while the oth­ers are re­place­ments. So while the first seg­ment let you read phone alerts, add apps and even keep tab of your fit­ness, the lat­ter lets you ac­tu­ally make calls James Bond style.

Ap­ple and Samsung seem to be in a mad race to bring their own ver­sions of th­ese de­vices. No one knows how they will shape up.

The lat­est Peb­ble Smart­watch, for in­stance, pairs with iOS and An­droid de­vices to of­fer ev­ery­thing from email to mu­sic on your wrists. Peb­ble has re­leased a de­vel­oper APK and you will soon see apps that use the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of this and other smart watches. You can also buy a Filip watch for your kid so that you know where you lit­tle one is, thanks to the in­built GPS. It also works as a phone. Time seems to be per­fect for th­ese watches.

Filip has a GPS so that you know where you kid is

The Peb­ble watch con­nects to your phone

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