On the whole, smartwatches are safe. In fact, features like Google/Apple pay, and the ability to make calls from our wrist can actually help us to feel safer. What’s more, they can help us monitor our health, and the connectedness they offer may even protect against loneliness…
Even so, a smartwatch is an electrical device that stores our personal data. As such, we should handle them with care.
Some people worry that the radiation emitted from smartwatches could cause cancer. Others claim this is nothing more than conspiracy. So, who’s right? Is it this something we should be concerned about? Well, a report from Utah university suggests that, whilst smartwatches may emit a small amount of radiation (as smartphones do), there is very little evidence to suggest that this level of radiation would cause cancer.
Yes. The majority of smartwatches have a tri-axis accelerometer – the device that monitors movement. Some have a gyroscope which tracks rotation and orientation. It uses this movement data to translate it into sleep patterns.
But it’s not super-accurate. There’s a lot of guessing involved as you’re relying on a sensor purely looking at your movement.
There are many smartwatches that can play music. Some connect to wifi to stream music. Some connect via Bluetooth to your wireless headphones. Some have built-in storage for use as an mp3 player. Some will pair with your smartphone’s music player.
A smartwatch can be really handy if you want to enjoy hands (and phone) free music. You can control your music with a simple tap on the display.
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Traditionally, smartwatches were techy gadgets aimed at a predominantly male audience. But things have definitely changed over the last decade. Women are now just as likely to own a smartwatch as men. These days, there are some great smartwatches for women on the market, as well as luxury smartwatches for men.