Watches have always been a unique feature of a person’s dress code. Whether it is a watch for a formal occasion or for everyday use, the right watch can add that extra touch to your overall persona.

For both ladies and gents, there are a plethora of watch styles available to suit every taste. However, some see watches as a piece of jewellery, while others see them purely as a functional piece of hardware.

Whether you are looking for style or function, the modern smartwatch caters to both requirements. This genre of watches incorporates cutting-edge modern technology, syncs seamlessly to your smartphone, and also serves as a great timepiece.

Here are four ways a smartwatch will sync with your iOS or Android mobile device and provide you with practical everyday functionality.

  1.   A Powerful Travel Assistant

When it comes to choosing the right smartwatch there are many options available in the market for every kind of budget, age, and taste.

Nearly all modern smartwatches have the ability to integrate into your mobile devices’ GPS. They can be synced to either your standard Map app that came with the device or a specialist third-party app you purchased separately.

Whichever navigation app you use, your smartwatch will act as an extension of the app and guide you through the speaker while you travel, instead of you having to look at your mobile screen constantly.

Through vibrations, the smartwatch can tell you whether you need to turn, and through the onboard speaker, it will also give you directions. You can even see the map on the smartwatch screen.

Additionally, your phone can be charging on the dashboard and all your navigation is taken care of through the smartwatch.

 

  1.   A Communications Panel

As the watch syncs to your phone, it also becomes a secondary portal through which notifications can be seen. You can even answer phone calls through the smartwatch, which is a fantastic feature to have, especially while you’re driving.

The smartwatch will show messages and social media notifications and also allow you to reply to messages without having to pick up your phone. If you are having a hard time deciding which watch to go for, have a look at this website where you can read about all the modern smartwatches available and even compare models. You can also do other basic things such as sending a voice note, listening to a voice note or delaying a notification to alert you later.

It’s a great way to stay focused on what you are doing whether that is driving, working, exercising, or studying because you don’t have to pick up your phone, and possibly get distracted by other things on it.

  1.   Health Monitor

There are some features and functions that aren’t available on every smartwatch but even the most basic smartwatches offer a good range of health and fitness-related features.

For many people being able to see their heart rate, the amount of oxygen in their blood, the distance they have walked, and the calories they have burnt are strong enough reasons to buy a smartwatch. Smartwatches today offer very in-depth stats about your overall health and can also work as high-tech fitness counters, whether you want to measure distance, calories, or any other bodily stat.

It’s also a great feature for the elderly or people with illnesses and would like to have a constant monitor on their body stats.

If you wear the watch while you sleep it can even give you a detailed report about your sleep pattern and how your body behaved during the hours that you slept, like your heart rate, oxygen, and blood pressure.

  1.   Business

As we pivot further towards digital payment methods smartwatches are a fantastic way to use NFC technology. Rather than having to tap your phone or use some form of plastic money, you can do all the buying you need using your smartwatch as the payment portal.

Like modern smartphones, smartwatches come with NFC technology onboard, which when synced to your phone, directly connects to your Google Wallet or Apple pay service.

It means your watch is an entire payment service in itself and you don’t need to have your phone with you if you want to buy some groceries on your way back from a morning jog.

Nearly everything in our everyday life is going digital, whether it is entertainment, communication, navigation, or even health. Many of these services are now available through mobile phones and a smartwatch is a great tool that acts as an extension of your phone.

Rather than having to use your phone for everything, and if you are a heavy tech user, a smartwatch will make life a whole lot easier for you. Moreover, it’s not only about the technology, smartphones accessorise your style indicating to the world that you’re a modern person in a modern world.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.