Best Wearables of MWC 2016
March 27, 2016 • Garmin • Haier • LG • New Launch • News • Samsung • Smartwatch • Sony • ZTE
There are a lot of wearables going around the MWC, let us go bring you through the list:
Samsung Gear 360
Leading the VR story, Samsung announced a superb $99 Oculus powered Samsung Gear VR headset, and now it's offering users the chance to make content to watch on their headsets. The Samsung Gear 360 camera records 360 footage as the name suggest, for play back on your headset. It will be compatible to be shared to YouTube 360 and Facebook too! Now all your family and friends will get to watch them as well, without personal VR headsets.
Sony Xperia Ear
Sony jumped on-board the growing hearable with the Xperia Ear. Hidden below a simple and elegant looking headset, it houses a virtual assistant called Voice Agent to which you can issue commands and take calls. It boasts 3.5 hours of battery life and comes with a charging case. It's set to launch in summer 2016.
LG 360 VR
The LG 360 VR is a headset designed only for the LG G5. The company is really on heat when it comes to competing models from Samsung, the latter having its own dedicated smartphone headsets.
ZTE Axon Watch
Chinese company, ZTE, has just outed its new smartwatch: ZTE Axon Watch. With a forked version of the Android OS and a responsive the ZTE Azon Watch has all it takes to match mainstream Smartwatches. It rocks a 400 x 400 1.4-inch screen and a build quality that is not only great, but also makes it one of the most popular devices of the event. And most importantly, it is responsive thanks to the proprietary Tencent TOS+ operating system.
Garmin Vivofit 3
The Garmin Vivofit 3 is the latest fitness tracker from Garmin. With its lovely and bold design, the Vivofit 3 is not going to be fore everyone. This smartwatch is nicely shaped and comes with the right contours, and other features to make steadily and snugly wrap your hand. It incorporates Move bar, another feature that will help you fight those sedentary habits. The smartwatch can track steps and sleep, and is capable of recognizing a host of other activities. The Garmin Vivofit 3 is designed with a square screen, curvy and contour on the sides for those who want to see the art on their wearable.
Garmin Vivoactive HR
This new update from Garmin has brought more features to the old line of Smartwatches. While you will still have the features that are available with older devices (such as multisport tracking from cycling to golf, as well as the everyday smartwatch features), other features such as 24/7 heart rate monitoring have been added to the horde. The Garmin Vivoactive HR has GPS capability as well as smartwatch style notifications to help you achieve even more from your fitness and sporting activities.
HTC Vive Consumer Edition
HTC announced at the MWC that the Vive Consumer Edition would be up for $799, which is $200 more than the Oculus. The features and specs are still much the same and it is expected to be on pre-order starting 29th of February.
Haier, popularly known with manufacturing refrigerator is out with its own Android powered smartwatch, which has a built in microphone for taking calls. The Haier watch boasts of a 400 x 400 1.4-inch display and is expected to cost $200 when it launches later this year.
Estrus Detection System for Cattle
The Estrus Detection System for Cattle is one of the most innovative Smartwatches at the event. Fujitsu is behind this Weara-bull, a device designed for farmers to detect the temperature levels of their cows. This will enable farmers to detect when their cows are on heat and take them in.
These are some of the popular devices announced at the MWC 2016. It seems there is an option for everyone on this list and soon we might find everyone with smart devices attached all over the body. Well, if you have not started researching one of these, it is time to do so.