While we are still waiting for big companies like Apple, Samsung and Google to reveal their smartwatch, Pebble is enjoying its run on the market. However, Pebble didn’t enjoy the spotlight very long and this smartwatch just got its biggest competitor, called Kreyos Meteor smartwatch. This wearable gadget has everything you need from a smartwatch. It has belt-clip accessory, it’s similar with the other pedometers and it’s running its own fitness based application. Kreyos Meteor is a new effort to make a run towards Pebble and try to bring it down.
The important question now is – what does it take to develop an amazing smartwatch? – If you base your answers on features, the Kreyos Meteor would turn out to be a great addition to the smartwatch market and it has the potential to outdo the Pebble. This watch is set to make its debut this fall as it started raising funds on Indiegogo. This watch will have support for Windows Phone 8. iOS and Android-based devices. You can even sync this watch with Windows and Mac. If you look at the design from the picture, you will see that the company behind this innovation tends to make it as Pebble’s biggest competitor.
This watch is also made black and white with similar 144 x 168 pixel screen resolution. It lacks a touchscreen function but we won’t miss it as we got used to it with the Pebble watch. You can find many watches which are customizable, also. It’s programmed to receive notifications through Bluetooth and this includes phone calls and texts. Just like the Pebble smartwatch, this gadget is made waterproof, too. The only bigger difference is that Pebble watch costs $150 and this wearable device will cost $169.
This smartwatch can make and receive calls through its tight connection with the smartphones and you can also use it to get info from Google Now or Siri because it has a built in speakerphone. This watch comes equipped with cycling fitness and pedometer apps which is another difference from its target competitor Pebble.
The Kreyos Meteor includes a great list of specs and features. It comes with built-in Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+ support for enabling you compatibility with wearable health devices, 2.1+EDR, accelerometer with six-axis, gyrometer, 5 meter water resistance, backlight, microphone and speakerphone, support for Siri and Voice Control, cloud storage for storing data, gesture control and several swappable accessories.
With all these features you won’t get to use this smartwatch as a usual watch, at all. This sounds great for those who expected an all-in-one wearable gadget. The pre-release version that we were able to experience was very similar to Pebble with few extra features. We won’t be surprised if the demand for this device becomes bigger than Pebble’s. Maybe the design will not attract more customers because it lacks those curved lines that remind of a real watch and wrist-fit design. However, while using it you will get used to wearing it and you won’t have any problem. You will totally forget on this when you’ll see all that features.
It comes with a separate plug-in USB cable that enables you to sync it with a computer. The Pebble only supports mobile syncing with iOS and Android through Bluetooth while this watch can sync with Mac or Windows. According to the company, the target month for releasing this watch is November and when it gets launched it will cost $169. If you don’t want to spend so much money on a useful wearable gadget, go to Indiegogo where you can find it available for preorder for $129.
Smartwatches slowly begin to sound like a good idea after we saw so many companies interested into developing their own version. It’s too soon to say how will this smartwatch perform when it will be officially released but from what we could see, it will be a remarkable asset to the gadget market.
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