For many of us that still think the Smartwatch era is one not to be considered nor taken seriously, I suggest you think again. The truth is the future of mobile telephony is in Wearable Technology and Smartwatches are positioning to Lead that era everyday.
Asides being just another timepiece, smartwatches are now being built to be more of health and fitness assistants, helping to monitor your steps taken, walking or jogging sessions and the calories burned, heart beat rates and blood pressure, blood oxygen, stress levels, sleep hours, activity tracking, etc. In addition, some offer SIM card support that enables them make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages, mails, and take pictures from their inbuilt cameras.
The funniest thing is there are hundreds of smartwatches and smartbands in the Nigerian market with prices ranging from as low as N3000 to as high as N250,000 depending on Brand, Array of functions and All round purpose.
Runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS it costs N86k for the Sports and N95k for the Classic.
2. Motorola Moto 360
Elegantly built, and One-Time Best Android smartwatch in the World, it costs about N130k
3. LG Watch Urbane
Also ranked as the Best Android watch at one time, it’s probably the Best looking of the pack. Price – N87k
4. Apple Watch (Sports, Watch, Steel)
5. Samsung Galaxy Gear S
The first generation Gear S from Samsung is uniquely designed with a curved AMOLED screen. Costs about N65k
6. Sony Smartwatch 2
7. Huawei TalkBand B1 & B2
The TalkBand B2 display also serves as a detachable Bluetooth headset. They come across as more affordable compared to the earlier listings. The B1 costs about N27k while the B2 would set you back N55k
8. Samsung Gear Fit
Samsung’s first generation Gear Fit is an all-around fitness wrist band that also carries out some smart functions. Price – N35k
9. Infinix XBand