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38 Innovations in Smartwatch Technology

From Orbital Faces to Disease-Detecting Smartwatches

— July 10, 2017 — Fashion
Innovations in smartwatch technology have allowed for the computerized accessories to serve a purpose that extends past telling the time.

Like smartphones, the smartwatch can help organize and control virtually every aspect of our lives. Watches are now equipped with the ability to perform life-altering functions like detecting abnormal heartbeats or calling for assistance in the case of an emergency.

Child-friendly iterations of the wrist-worn technology exist, offering GPS tracking and walkie-talkie-like functionalities. In some cases like the 'Smartserve,' smartwatches can perform novelty tasks like streamlined ordering at restaurants. Discreetly worn on the wrist, these devices can be taken anywhere, serving as the perfect technologically infused accessory.

Innovations in smartwatch technology serve as a perfect example of how connectivity and convenience are being fit into smaller and smaller packages.
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Live Smartwatch Billboards
Live Smartwatch Billboards
This Living Poster for the Samsung Gear S3 Depicts a Live Feed
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Motorized Orbital Smartwatches
Motorized Orbital Smartwatches
The Cito Smartwatch Can Move in Five Different Directions
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Adventurous Hiker Smartwatches
Adventurous Hiker Smartwatches
The 'UWear' Smartwatch is Expertly Crafted for Hiking Enthusiasts
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Runner Training Smartwatches
Runner Training Smartwatches
The Polar M430 Run Watch Offers Actionable Guidance During Use
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4G-Enabled Sport Smartwatches
4G-Enabled Sport Smartwatches
The Huawei Watch 2 Operates with its Own SIM Card
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Precision Oceanic Smartwatches
Precision Oceanic Smartwatches
The Garmin Quatix 5 Smartwatch Tracks Boat Speed, Depth and More
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Activity-Detecting Smart Watches
Activity-Detecting Smart Watches
The Viband Detects Activity and Provides Help to the Wearer
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Aftermarket Smartwatch Cameras
Aftermarket Smartwatch Cameras
The 'CMRA' Apple Watch Camera Expands the Smartwatch's Capabilities
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Fitness-Encompassing Smartwatches
Fitness-Encompassing Smartwatches
Fitbit Announces a Fitbit Smartwatch Despite Recent Struggles
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Digital Dining Smartwatches
Digital Dining Smartwatches
The 'SmartServe' Smartwatch Digitizes the Dining Experience
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Sun Exposure-Tracking Smartwatches
Sun Exposure-Tracking Smartwatches
The 'O’We' Smartwatch Keeps Track of Your UV Exposure
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3D-Printed Smartwatches
3D-Printed Smartwatches
The KAUST Paper Watch Smartwatch is an Affordable Device
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Habit-Reducing Smartwatches
Habit-Reducing Smartwatches
The Cue Smartwatch Uses AI to Predict Your Future Cigarette Cravings
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Dystopian Film Smartwatch Designs
Dystopian Film Smartwatch Designs
The Lifeclock One is Inspired by the Fictional Film Wearable
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Premium Fashion Smartwatches
Premium Fashion Smartwatches
The 'Haikara' Round Smartwatch is the World's Thinnest
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Disease-Detecting Smartwatches
Disease-Detecting Smartwatches
Apple Watch's New Technology Can Detect an Abnormal Heart Rhythm
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Swing-Analyzing Golf Smartwatches
Swing-Analyzing Golf Smartwatches
The Garmin Approach S60 Smartwatch is Stylish and Advanced
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Dual-Use Analog Smartwatches
Dual-Use Analog Smartwatches
The 'ZeTime' Wrist Watch Timepiece Features Physical Hands
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Ultra-Precise Monitoring Smartwatches
Ultra-Precise Monitoring Smartwatches
The LEMFO Smartwatch Heart Rate Monitor is Thin and Light
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Wearable Smartphone Mounts
Wearable Smartphone Mounts
The 'Wrist Rack' Smartphone Wrist Strap Turns Devices into Wearables
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Watch-Upgrading Smart Straps
Watch-Upgrading Smart Straps
The MMT 'E-Strap' Upgrades Analog Watches with Smart Features
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Outdoor Walkie-Talkie Watches
Outdoor Walkie-Talkie Watches
StarVox is a Smartwatch That Features a Walkie Talkie Function
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Camera Brand Smartwatches
Camera Brand Smartwatches
The New Polaroid Smartwatch Range was Showcased at CES 2017
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Elegant Hybrid Smartwatches
Elegant Hybrid Smartwatches
The Roxford Smartwatch Has a Sleek Yet Functional Design
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Rainbow-Striped Smartwatch Bands
Rainbow-Striped Smartwatch Bands
Apple Debuted a New Rainbow Smartwatch Band for Pride Month
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Hybrid Connected Timepieces
Hybrid Connected Timepieces
The Kronaby Apex Watch Adds Just a Touch of Connectivity
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Discreet Smart Wrist Watches
Discreet Smart Wrist Watches
The Timex IQ+ Move Smartwatch Balances Between Analog and Digital
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Chromatic Springtime Smartwatch Straps
Chromatic Springtime Smartwatch Straps
The Apple Watch Spring 2017 Interchangeable Bands are Chic
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Charitable Smartwatch Bands
Charitable Smartwatch Bands
TOMS Apple Watch Bands Provide for People in Need
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Smart Voice Assistant Wearables
Smart Voice Assistant Wearables
The 'TOKK' Wearable Assistant Device Takes Calls and Much More
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Inexpensive Tracking Smartwatches
Inexpensive Tracking Smartwatches
The ProWatch X Android OS Device Takes Calls and Tracks Workouts
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Minimalist Hybrid Smartwatches
Minimalist Hybrid Smartwatches
The NOWA 'Shaper' Smartwatch is Intelligent Yet Discreet
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Smartwatch-Connected Panic Buttons
Smartwatch-Connected Panic Buttons
The Wearsafe Distress System is Now Apple Watch Compatible
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Hybrid Fashion Label Smartwatches
Hybrid Fashion Label Smartwatches
The Emporio Armani Connected Watches Balance Style and Function
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Interchangeable Face Smartwatches
Interchangeable Face Smartwatches
The Hagic Wrist Smartwatch is Customizable in the Face and Band
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Holistic Athlete Smartwatches
Holistic Athlete Smartwatches
The Garmin Forerunner 935 Fitness Smartwatch is Comprehensive
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Child-Friendly Smartwatches
Child-Friendly Smartwatches
The Pomo Waffle Helps You Keep an Eye on Your Kids
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Upscale Smartwatch Collections
Upscale Smartwatch Collections
The Movado Connect Smartwatch is Designed for Android Wear 2.0
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