5 circular smartwatches that made me jump ship from analog
Jul15

5 circular smartwatches that made me jump ship from analog

For the longest time, I had been adamant on staying away from smartwatches, and apparently so did many other people. Not because I’m some sort of neo-luddite who lives under a rock and cowers at the evolving world around me, but because I’m a traditionalist when it comes to accessorizing. I prefer my watches circular and my bands made of leather. It doesn’t even have to be genuine leather, just let me dream a little bit. Smartwatches have been sweeping the globe, and it makes sense why. They have allowed people to organize their day better, monitor their body like never before, and are on the verge of revolutionizing the health industry. So where does that leave the rest of us who refuse to become a social pariah in this ever-changing wearable world? We searched high and low to find smartwatches that have the perfect mix of stylish aficionado and uber tech geek. Here are five smartwatches that will pull you into the 21st century. Vector Luna       Announced earlier this year, the Vector Luna isn’t simply a stylish upgrade within the smartwatch market, but a ticking time bomb. The company is claiming to use a battery with a 30 day lifespan, and if that’s the case, this watch is going to blow the others out of the competition. The Vector Luna sports a stainless steel body in rose gold, black and silver, along with bands in silicon, leather, and metal. The smartwatch does the traditional like email alerts and comes with a pedometer and a calorie counter, but there is so much more. Vector will be releasing an app that allows users to change the interface of the Luna watch, as well as news organizations developing news alerts for the watch. The Luna is expected to sell for around $300 and be released sometime this summer. LG G Watch R LG jumped into the smartwatch market last year when it rolled out its first watch for Android Wear. Last October, the company released the G Watch R, a circular interfaced watch that packs a punch. It comes with a Snapdragon™ 400 processor, has with the latest Android OS, and is even waterproof. LG only has one model, a black metal faceplate and a black leather band. Yes, the trailer for the G Watch R is pretty terrible and sounds like a dubstep album played in reverse. But don’t let it fool you, the watch should be top contender for those folks looking for a watch that bridges circular design and technology. Plus, the price was recently dropped to $249, making it a more affordable choice when shopping for...

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