Are Smart Watches A Need?
Tech News
By Andrew Parker - April 16, 2022

Smartwatches have become all too common today but do we need them or are they just another one of those things that are cool to have but serve little to no purpose? Many different brands have all come out with their versions of this product at various price points but is it worth buying when you probably have a device at home with all of the features offered, granted it may be just a bit more convenient to have one device instead of multiple.

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Smartwatches take features already provided by your smartphone and condense them to a device that sits on your wrist. Most smartwatches you will find are overpriced, compared to a luxury watch it might not seem so but smartwatches are not meant to be similar to luxury watches they are supposed to imitate features of a phone. There are smartphones with more features that cost the same and in some cases less than these watches. Some features advertised are just not as useful as they seem in theory. Phone calls are not practical on these devices, typing can also be quite a frustrating task when trying to do it on a tiny screen.

Speaking of the tiny screen most text gets cut off anyway so if you were thinking it would be easy to just flick your wrist and know all the updates you are out of luck. The fitness tracker is not always accurate, as one of the main selling points of the smartwatch, this is a big problem especially because you can buy an accurate fitness tracker for only a fraction of the price and not run into this issue. Most are also not waterproof while they will sometimes advertise that they are, they don’t usually mean fully waterproof but rather water-resistant and some can be damaged by saltwater.