A New Era of Mobile Computing: Smart Watches
The rapid technological advancements in the last few decades have opened up the possibility to transform the wrist watch into a device that is capable of doing a lot more than keeping time. Smart watches have been in the development since 1972, when the Hamilton Watch Company came up with the “Pulsar” device.
However, a major boost to the smart watches development was received with the launch of smartphone operating systems like Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows mobile platform.
When Samsung came up with their advanced smart watch, Galaxy Gear a major boost to this relatively new industry was received. Its connectivity to smartphones and tablets is currently limited to the latest Galaxy Note and Tab devices although unlike Sony SmartWatch, this device runs on the Android platform. Expected out of a next-generation wearable device it incorporates most features.
To assemble small sensor chips and other circuitry into devices such as watches and eye-glasses the development in the computers hardware technology has made it possible. Moreover, to install the same core on these devices the interoperability features of the modern mobile operating system can be used.
Using the latest version of the Bluetooth technology Galaxy Gear can connect to a mobile device, and making certain features in the phone redundant perform tasks. Using a small camera located on the watch dial, and many more the smart watch can take photos, make outbound calls based on voice commands, can view incoming calls. Apart from showing the time, with the help of the Android apps can also monitor certain health parameters and the device is also equipped to display the current temperature. Most apps already available on the Google Play store are compatible with it and this is the best thing about this device.