Another controversial award. The fanboys of all sides will be up in arms. So, how does one determine the Best Wearable? Great question.
Firstly it’s a category of its own – not just Watches, not Smartwatches, this must include fitness trackers and smartwatches at the very least.
When comparing the fantastic fitness trackers from Garmin, Fitbit and Jawbone among others there’s no doubt they are fantastic. But as a wearable they feel like an add on – so surely the best wearable should replace all others?
Then we get to Smartwatches – there are many, and Apple is far from the first. LG’s G Watch R, The Huawei Watch, Samsung’s Gear S2 – all fantastic, particularly the latter two.
But Apple has done something the other’s didn’t, and created a genuine App ecosystem, this is where the Apple Watch shines, plus, ApplePay, to be honest, before ApplePay launched I didn’t wear the watch much – but now, knowing I can use it to pay, it’s more often on than off.
There’s a long road ahead for smartwatches, and for wearables in general, and say what you want about the sales of the Apple Watch, it’s doing well globally – it’s the best Smartwatch, and for that reason, it’s our pick for EFTM Best Award 2015 – Best Wearable.
Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.
He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.
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