Now I’ve recently received my pre-order of the Samsung Gear Live. Unboxing and first impressions below… Continue reading “<span class="entry-title-text">Unboxing and Review of the Samsung Gear Live Smart Watch</span>” »
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We all know I love tech watches. My last smart watch was the Sony SmartWatch. While it was a neat toy, the battery life steadily deteriorated until I was charging it nearly every night. Further, the app/watchface ecosystem was just not there. I eventually stopped wearing it regularly and only brought it out on special occasions.
That’s why, nearly 8 months ago, I pre-ordered the Kickstarter-funded Pebble E-Ink smart watch. It finally came in! By now, I’m one of the last people on the planet to get one, but I’ll go on and unbox/review it for you.
Everyone knows I love tech watches. That’s why, despite being enamored with the Pebble E-Paper Watch expected late 2012, I recently purchased the $150 Sony SmartWatch. The watch launched Friday and is meant to pair with any Android 2.1+ phone to provide much of the capability of a handset in the watch form factor. Continue reading “<span class="entry-title-text">Review of the Sony SmartWatch</span>” »
Some might list calculator watches right up there with pocket protectors and calculator holsters as past geek-chic and well into retro-tacky territory. I can’t speak to that, not being known for my fashion sense. However, I can and do disagree with those that question the utility of calculator watches.
Having worn a calculator watch for some time now, my experience has been very positive. Although I initially had some trouble pushing the tiny buttons, accuracy has improved to the point where I don’t think I make any more typos on it than I would on a normal-sized calculator. I estimate that I average about 1-2 uses per day. Typically it’s for some little thing at work (figuring clock ratios, calculating bits in flop arrays, etc.) Since it’s normally simple arithmetic, the time between wanting a calculation and knowing the answer is usually about 5 seconds. Continue reading “<span class="entry-title-text">Current State of Calculator Watches</span>” »