While having the latest smartphone is all very well and good, it’s clear that tech heads are already moving on to the next thing. While Google Glass is available, they’re still not *quite* there in terms of actually being okay to just wear around on the streets. (The term Glassh*les is already a thing, which should tell you everything you need to know.) However, there is an alternative now available to buy online: The Google Smartwatch.
Both the LG “G-Watch” and the Samsung Gear Live were made available on Google Play’s website from the end of June, and while they may not have been made explicitly available within Ireland, thanks to the internet there’s always a way around that!
While these watches may not have the entire functionality of a phone, they will be able to do most other things that require an internet connection, with a Siri-type command of “Ok Google” letting your watch know you want it to do something, followed by “Order takeaway food” or “Find directions to X”, and the hi-def screen showing you what you need.
It’ll also inform you when you’ve received emails and the like if you’ve got all your Google stuff set-up and connected to each other, so it’ll also double up like a new-age pager!