Is a Smartwatch for You?

Huawei smartwatch
Apple smartwatch
The Apple Watch is one of the most popular smartwatches on the market

Anyone even slightly in tune with current technology will tell you that, while they had a little bit of a shaky start, the smartwatch is quickly becoming more and more sophisticated – and, in addition to this, they’re certainly getting more tempting!  Both Apple and Google have really leapt into the watch game in recent years, and while this type of tech may not be on everyone’s radar, there’s plenty of reasons why you might benefit from adopting one to help complement your own lifestyle.  What’s more, smartwatches have arguably emerged from the cocoon – now is a great time to invest, as they’re only going to increase in genuine value over the next few years.

What Does a Smartwatch Do?

Smartwatches essentially do everything that your iPad, tablet or phone can do, only in a bitesize format – and they largely work on the idea that not everyone can carry a cumbersome device with them all throughout the day.  Smart watches can help you check your tasks for the day, help you to address notifications and receive calls and texts without you having to lift a finger – it’s all here, on your wrist, and it’s always ready to go.  If you’re the sort of person who could stand to streamline their life a little, a smartwatch is certainly a smart purchase.

Are Smartwatches Worth the Money?

However, unless you are likely to want to benefit from additional fitness trackers or fine-tuned GPS mapping, you may feel that a few hundred pounds on a glorified wristwatch is too much to hand over – and this is why you should never leap into the smartwatch game unless you feel you stand to benefit from one in more than one way.  2018 promises to be a very interesting year for watches and watch technology – meaning that you won’t be missing out should you choose to stick with the wristwatches of old!

Where Can I Buy a Smartwatch in the UK?

As well as all the usual places online – eBay and Amazon – these days you can buy a smartwatch in the UK at most computer or electrical retailers and even many high street jewellers such as H Samuel.

Author: Mike Richmond

Usually found skulking around eBay or the International Watch League forum, Mike writes for a living and spends what little money he makes building up his collection of timepieces.

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