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Smartwatches 2017: What do you need to know? – Laura Fagan

I discuss the major players in the smartwatch world, and how finding the right solution for you may not be as hard as you think!

Blog version: https://myspecious.com/2017/04/29/sma…

Watches Featured:

Apple Watch https://www.apple.com/watch/
Andriod Wear https://www.android.com/wear/
Casio https://wsd.casio.com
Fossil https://www.fossil.com/us/en/wearable…
Pebble https://www.razerzone.com/nabu-watch/
Razer https://www.razerzone.com/nabu-watch/
Martian https://www.martianwatches.com

The Calendar Watch Review, A Watch That Tries To Keep You On Time… (up to 2 months battery life) – TK Bay

The Calendar Watch is here to help us stay on top of our daily events and social responsibilities. Works with Android and iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android phones) hope you enjoy the review.

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Huawei Watch 2 Review: Not what we were expecting, but better than we thought it would be

We’ve spent a little while running Huawei’s second smartwatch through its paces. It’s a chunky wearable, packed full of tech, but is it the right fit for you? Here’s our full review of the Huawei Watch 2.

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LG Tone Studio: Wearable wireless speakers are cool!

Audio was the original wearable technology. While headphones might not always be the most exciting gadget topic, LG has a fresh take on mobile audio. Spending a week wearing them almost non-stop, here are some thoughts on the LG Tone Studio!

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Skagen Connected Hagen Smartwatch Review: Elegantly Analog

A slightly different take on a smartwatch, the Skagen Connected relies on analog dials to track fitness and deliver notifications. Boasting six month long battery life, can this wearable bridge the gap between classic timepieces and modern smartphone accessories? Here’s our full review.

A Wearable Subwoofer: Lofelt Basslet Hands On @ CES 2017

Consumer headphones and phone audio have improved significantly over recent years, but the one thing we can’t recreate is the sensation of listening to live music or music on good speakers, the vibrations in the air that we feel throughout the body. The folks at Lofelt are looking to fix that with a crazy little subwoofer worn on your wrist. Juan had a chance to sit down with the Founder and CEO of Lofelt, Daniel B├╝ttner to chat music and get a first look (and feel) at their Basslet wearable subwoofer.

More info on the Basslet at http://Lofelt.com

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review: The smartwatch final frontier!

I’m on a quest to replace my beloved Pebble smartwatch. The most recommended replacement in our comments? The Gear S3 Frontier. After spending some time with it, is my quest over? Let’s take a look!

Tag Heuer Ramps Production to Meet Luxury SmartWatch Demand

Was a high price tag the critical component missing from Google’s Android Wear sales strategy? If recent reports from Tag Heuer are any indication, apparently consumers were concerned that these new wearable tech pieces weren’t expensive enough.

Bloomberg is reporting that the Louis Vuitton owned brand completely underestimated the demand for their new Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch, which is clad in Titanium and Sapphire and powered by Google’s OS. It’s a sexy watch body and a rubber strap with a price tag starting at $1500. It’s aiming above the mid-range pricing for Apple’s steel and sapphire smartwatch.

We’ve seen a number of tech companies trying to solve the fashion problem of strapping tech to your wrist. Offerings from LG, Huawei, and Motorola have failed to find significant traction beyond the tech fans already buying into the Android ecosystem however.

The thing we geeks never seem to understand though, is the idea of style which a consumer might be willing to pay more for. Apple is one of the few tech companies managing this transition from “Geek” to “Chic” as they morph into a lifestyle brand. The Apple Watch was years late to the smartwatch game, but easily overtook the market in its first year of existence.

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We geeks might rant about the technology in competing watches being overly similar when comparing processors and screen resolution. If two gadgets have the same guts, shouldn’t they have the same price? I’ve gotten into visceral arguments with people using that argument, dogmatically ignoring things like build quality. Sure, two tablets might have the same processor, RAM, and storage. Though when one tablet is made out of plastic, and another is made out of injection molded magnesium, we should expect a price difference.

Again, we see this toxic “worth it” discussion coming from the techies. “It doesn’t do enough for the price.” “It’s not worth it for the monies.” “I would buy it if it magically read my mind, did my dishes, walked my dog, and only cost a half a ham sandwich.”

Watches though aren’t really technology products anymore. They used to serve a very practical purpose, at a glance delivery of the time, but now are fashion statements. No amount of functionality will convince someone to strap one on if it clashes with their sense of style. In this day and age, the label on the product often helps define what that style is.

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Tag Heuer expected production of 1200 watches a week would be sufficient to meet demand. They’re so far behind that even after ramping up production to 2000 units a week, they don’t expect that they’ll be able to re-open online sales until May or June of 2016. It’s overly cynical to suggest that people just waited until they had a higher price tag to throw money at a product. When showing off an expensive fashion product, the Tag Heuer name carries a lot more recognition from peers than the Huawei name. That kind of “exclusivity” isn’t particularly valued by people looking to make a statement.

Fitness trackers are flourishing, people understand their function, it’s hip to be improving your health, and people can overlook the gym style as there’s no expectation that you’ll wear a Fitbit with a pair of slacks or a suit.

Did Android Wear just need the name? Does the Louis Vuitton company have the reputation to start carving out a more legitimate niche for wearables?