Android smartwatch coming next month; watch will be compatible with Android phones

Android smartwatch coming next month; watch will be compatible with Android phones
Android is more than just an operating system. A small company named Android has been turning out watches for years which makes them perfectly named to jump on the smartwatch craze. Next month, Android will introduce its new smartwatch which will hook up with an Android phone. Based on the video below, which shows the watch paired with the Samsung Galaxy S4, the device will make and take phone calls, play your music, and record a voice memo among other features

A function list shows that the watch will also serve as a pedometer, and will give you the option of having an analog or digital face. The watch itself will come in multiple colors like blue, red, orange, black and white. Pricing is unknown.

If you are interested in an Android smartwatch from a company really named Android, check out the video below by clicking on the play button.



source: Android via AndroidCentral

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39 Comments

38. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'd buy it. I like trying out new things and lets be honest, majority of the folks out there would probably get it to replace their digital watches, kids because it looks cool and the rest would get it just to have. I just wish we could get to the point where technology would make it a lot more slimmer to the size of a regular watch.

37. MyJobSux

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Well. I look at it like this. Its an accessory. Not so much a fasion accessory as it is an accessory to augment mobile phone technology. Lets say your in a meeting. Looking at your watch isnt really considered proper etiquiet but then again, neither is a smartphone. The watch isnt quite as obviouse. Im thinking it can display texts, missed calls, calendar notifications such as the reminders from google calendar. Having the watch so the face is on the underside of your wrist instead of the top of your wrist can be a bit less obvious i guess. To me, this could be something nice if you have the need. If your never really in an environment when a bit of disgression when checking your messages is beneficial then maybe this simply isnt for you. If the price isnt too much I might look into it, then again, theres a lot of toys i would like to have and i dont know just how high on my list this one would rank.

36. BaltiCzar

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

They are accessories to our accessories but they do have their place, particularly with active people. I am a p/t runner (only like two to three miles, 3-4 X a week) and I enjoyed glancing down and checking my pace and distance on my Motorola MotoActv. It was also fun to use to count my steps and while on a run it was nice to see who was calling and texting to allow me to decide if it was important enough for me to stop. However, I sold it to subsidize the purchase of the piece-o-crap Gear. I was not happy with the Gear. The pedometer was wildly innacurate, calls, text and emails carried over to the phone when they wanted to despite several long tech call sessions with Samsung and there were other reasons I wasn't happy with it. Anywho, that's all to say they are a luxury, unecssary piece of tech that has its place for some people. The market is small though. I don't think I'll be buyng another MotoActv. I'll wait and see what this new slew of offereing will bring. For now, I'll deal with my dumbed down Jawbone Up.

34. berry889

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

I rather have a beautiful crafted Swiss made self winding mechanical wristwatch than a smart watch

33. lilhart

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

First, you had small mobiles, that you could carry in your one hands & pockets and operate with a finger. You got comfortable and loathed big screen phones. Then got used to them and now every phone is a big phone which you can't slip in your jeans pocket and sit comfortably without worrying about the safety of the device. So they came up with smart watch which does a few of the functions that your mobile does and you don't buy one big mobile, you buy one big + a small wearable one. Way to go!

31. Android4Ever

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Galaxy gear is the best looking one so far but all of them are kind of pointless. I'm not looking to buy one but if I stumble across a Samsung watch ill definitely sport one with my S4...If I ever get the update that is... P.S...The watch shown in this video is hideous...

30. skipo

Posts: 1; Member since: May 27, 2009

Good night...Looks like I need to start hitting the gym!

22. StorageUniversal

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Google 'Neptune Pine smartwatch'. This smartwatch will not only work most Android smartphones, it actually can be used as a cellular device by itself since it has an microSIM slot. This Android smartwatch from article looks terrible...

20. Team051

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 28, 2013

I need smartwatch with tranquilizer dart-gun ability, :P #CaseClosed

26. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

If you ever get one please let me know. My dad loves #JamesBond Gadgets and that will be so cool XD

19. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

We'll I'm no hater on any os but I'd like to see what apple really can produce followed by a nokia watch

18. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Keep up the good work Google, Samsung, Sony. You are going to make Apple look like a rock star next year when they come out with iwatch

14. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I stopped wearing watch after starting to use mobile :-) Smart watches are not smart enough to replace smart phones.. So y smart watch? As a guy above said, accessory for a accessory?

10. mturby unregistered

if u cant have a 007 hot laser that could hurt me or someone else on it whats the point? stupid comment, i know. sorry

9. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Tell me when they get svelt. So far all the smart-watches out there look thick as h*ll.

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Not the best looking out there... Sony Smart Watch 2 is still the best one.

12. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

its just let down by a crappy screen and all review i seen they didnt like it

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

All smart watches right now are pretty crappy.

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

pretty horrible to be honest...

5. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

I already have an accessory to make phone calls or read the time. I'm not buying an accessory for my accessory, the whole smartwatch thing is ridiculous unless the smartwatch itself can replace the smartphone which I doubt

7. mturby unregistered

+1000

11. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

+1020

32. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

+9999

21. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I think the smart glass could eventually replace the phone, or be a nice companion to it. But the watches are just plain dumb. Like you said, it is an accessory to an accessory. WTF? What next, smart rings?

27. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Like you said, in a couple of years will be buying a smart-ring for our smartwatch that works with our smartphones. We don't need more tech to walk with us and I agree with you, Smart glasses are a very promising replacement for our phones

4. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Making a phone call with a smartwatch will be as irritating as someone talking next to you on speakerphone and acting like you're the one all up in their business.

3. mturby unregistered

it is too small, it should ve been bigger, almos like the phone itself. (its sarcasm)

1. mturby unregistered

cool!!! do we need it?

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

No, I don't need it, at least such is my opinion.

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

No thanks, Rolex and rado for me.

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