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Your smartwatch: wrist candy or smart buy?

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Apple recently unveiled its long-awaited smartwatch and there are many opinions swirling about this cool technology. Some are fascinated, while others are more enthused about the iPhone 6.

The company that virtually revolutionized computers and cell phones isn’t the only one making wrist candy for those who like to stay connected. Samsung, Sony and others have already entered the smartwatch market.

Here’s a look at five smartwatches:


Why buy:

• Various designs and watch faces

• Boasts “incredibly accurate time”

• Messages, calls and mail tailored for you

• Can connect with other Apple Watch wearer, wrist to wrist

Price: $349 (on sale next year)

i’m Watch Smartwatch Color

Why buy:

• Light and little at 95 grams (i’m Watch Color) and 52,90 x 40,60 x 10 mm

• Can update your social media

• Can manage your smartwatch apps and data via the brand new i’m Cloud Mobile

• Combines Italian technology and unique style

Price: i’m Watch Color, $249; i’m Watch Tech, $899

Motorola Moto 360

Why buy:

• The round design maximizes the display area while ensuring a comfy fit

• Corning Gorilla Glass helps prevent scratches

• Voice control helps you get things done when your hands are full

• Wireless charging with charging dock included

Price: $250

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Neo

Why buy:

• Customizable themes

• Provides personalized real-time information on the

progress of your workout

• Dust and water resistant

• Acts as a remote control for

your TV and Set-Top Boxes

Price: $200

Sony Smartwatch 2 SW2

Why buy:

• Battery performance lets you use it for up to four days before a charge is needed

• It can take the rain or its sunlight-readable display makes it easy to use in sunlight

• A multi-layer color touchscreen lets you browse and read all your notifications

• Choose from 24 wrist bands

Price: $200

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