Smart Watches – Opinions

Posted Jul 23, 2012 at 11:37 am in Threads > Opinions

I haven’t done much research on smartwatches, so I am asking for anyone’s opinion on their own experience’s. I am looking to get one soon and I have seen the Pebble watch that looks pretty good, but won’t be available for a while unless you already donated. The MotoActv watch looks good, especially since it has dropped $100 off the price tag. Taylor seems to like the Sony watch. The new Nike watch looks pretty good too at the price point it is at.

Please give me your thoughts on any of the above listed smart watches or any others that you may know of that is reasonably priced. I appreciate all your feedback.

  • nivekkev

    Yeah, I am interested in this too. Would be nice if someone could possibly do an article on this topic comparing all of the known smart watches that are in the works right now.

  • Jeb Johnston

    I got lucky enough to back/preorder the Pebble, but it is still in development. I’m currently trying out a Sony LiveView that I picked up new for $20. I don’t know if I would fully consider the MotoActv or the Nike+ devices to really be “watches”, they are specifically designed to be focused mostly for athletic purposes. This does make them smarter than a traditional watch, but the specification does remove them from my personal definition of smartwatch.

    That aside, the MotoActv at least looks pretty cool.

  • Sean Riley

    Here’s a couple reviews from Kevin Tofel and Matt Miller on the Moto ACTV. I point these out as they just reviewed them a couple months ago with fairly current versions of the software on it whereas most of the reviews are from right around launch when I think there were a lot of kinks to be worked out.

    I’m a Pebble backer so my smartwatch money has already been allocated for the year, but either the ACTV or the Sony sound like they have developed into solid options.

  • Taylor Wimberly

    Pebble is a real unknown. The Kickstarter backers got the device for as low as $99, but it will retail for $150 when it launches. Considering you can get the SmartWatch around $115 and it already has 100s of apps, I think it is the better buy right now.

  • txbluesman

    Thanks for the input so far guys! I appreciate it.