If you love gadgets and are tech savvy enough to feel the need to stay up to date at all times, then you are already considering smartwatches. Even traditional watch companies like Fossil are beginning to manufacture these, so why should you stay back from putting one on your wrist? But with any hefty purchase, a little pros and cons list can’t hurt. Read on to find out if smartwatches are all that they say they are!
First and most obvious on the ‘pros’ list goes: the mobility. As if your smartphone wasn’t ‘mobile’ enough, just like the wires now they have you losing the whole device too! Smartwatches let you not just check the time but also your email and social media notifications all on one small circle display right on your hands.
With the rise of bike rides in the city, even bluetooth earphones have been left behind with the arrival of smartwatches. The watch itself vibrates to let you know of an incoming call so you no longer have to miss hearing a ringtone or miss the vibration in any hustle or bustle, and can decide to receive and talk right then and there.
If you are a person who travels a lot, especially in a two wheeler where smartphone mounts are not reliable, a smartwatch can show you the map right at your convenience.
Smartwatches analyze your sleep data, and keep a count of your steps every day, making it an interesting method of tracking your health and remaining fit.
Unlike a normal watch, you can change the dial or watch face every day to avoid redundancy and stay stylish.
However, if you enjoy long conversations with your friends, or make long business relevant calls, smartwatch cannot serve you well with that low volume.
You can only check your social media notifications or fitness statistics for so long, with a battery that does not last as long as a smartphone would. This remains the biggest on the ‘cons’ list for smartwatches. Smartwatches typically can be used 1-2 days after a full charge and some watches do not even last for a day.
Even though smartwatches are able to provide you tonnes of data regarding your exercise and fitness, many smartwatch tests shows that the data is not 100% accurate and not even 80% sometimes. The steps calculator and heart rate sensors are not known for accuracy in a smartwatch. Hopefully the brands are working on improving the sensor feedback and analyzing the data. And if fitness tracking is your primary concern, there are definitely more suitable options for that.
They say you can watch movies and listen to music on a smartwatch, but the small display might make that a little difficult for you.
Other factors such as getting outdated quickly, being expensive, and bands getting damaged through constant water interaction, does not make the smartwatch a must-have.
Having read all that, you can finally ask yourself, are you being smart with your smartwatch?
Contributor: Sumaiya Kabir
Bangladeshi handset maker Walton has started taking pre-order for its notch display dual back camera smartphone ‘Primo RX7 mini’ which will be released soon in the local market.
Priced at BDT 8,799 only, customers will get BDT 1,000 cashback for pre-book of the phone which has 145k plus scores in the AnTuTu benchmark.
Customers can book the handset at any Walton Plaza, brand and retail outlet in the country with payment of BDT 1,000, said Asifur Rahman Khan, Chief of Walton Cellular Phone sales department.
Moreover, customers who buy the phone from eplaza.waltonbd.com and make payment using debit or credit cards of Brac bank or bKash, will get another BDT 399 discount.
The Primo RX7 mini will come in three different colors –midnight purple, midnight blue and black. It features 2.5D front and rear glass panel with polycarbonate frame. The device has a 5.9 inch HD Incell IPS display with 19:9 aspect ratio.
The phone sports a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor, 3GB LPDDR4x RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 128 GB) and Mali-G72 MP3 GPU along with 3,000 mAh battery with type-C charging port.
Runs on Android 9 Pie operating system, the new device features 13MP and 5MP dual rear cameras with PDAF and LED Flash. It also sports another 8MP front facing selfie camera With PDAF technology.
The dual 4G-SIM supported phone has face unlock, fingerprint, OTA, OTG, full HD video playback etc. Customers will get instant replacement warranty for 30 days for the phone along with one-year regular service warranty.
Dhaka, Oct 5 (UNB)- Bangladeshi handset maker Walton has launched its notch display dual back camera smartphone ‘Primo R6’ in the local market recently.
Crimson black, dark blue and twilight blue colored 8.85 mm slim phone will be available at all Walton Plaza, brand and retail outlets and Walton e-plaza for only TK 9,599.
Asifur Rahman Khan, Chief of Walton Cellular Phone sales department, said the new device has 13MP and 2MP dual back cameras equipped with PDAF technology and 5P lens with LED flash. It features another 8MP front camera for selfies with PDAF technology and 4P lens.
Runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system, the dual 4G SIM supported handset features a 6.1-inch 19:9 U-Notch HD+ display with 1560X720 pixel screen resolutions.
It sports a 1.6 GHz Octa-Core processor, Power VR GE8322 GPU 3 GB DDR4 RAM, 32 GB ROM with expandable storage up to 128 GB, 4000 mAh battery, fingerprint, face unlock, OTG etc.
Customers will get instant replacement warranty for 30 days along with one-year regular service warranty for the device.
Dhaka, Sept 24 (UNB)- Smartphone V17 Pro made by multinational Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is likely to be introduced in Bangladesh market soon.
Though the specialised smartphone V17 Pro has been already introduced in some countries including India, Bangladeshi smartphone lovers are happy with some billboards of V17 pro in some showrooms in the capital.
Industry insiders said V17 Pro is Vivo’s 9th Phone in its V series lineup. In addition to the number of cameras and selfie camera technology, there are many variations on this new phone.
The phone will be full packed with 8 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM which can be amplified up to 256 GB. It features 6.44 inches display with a resolution of 1080x2440, 4100 mAh dual-engine fast-charging battery, face unlock and fingerprint scanning technology, said a press release.
Vivo is bringing new technologies every year, due to its increasing passion on smartphone camera variety and style. Vivo brought elevating camera technology to smartphone for the first time in global phone industry. This year's popup selfie camera has been added in Vivo phones.
Emphasizing on smooth experience of playing games, this Chinese technology company continuously developing the style and capacity of display and battery.
Dhaka, Sep 16 (UNB)- Bangladeshi mobile handset maker Walton has launched an affordable 4G smartphone in the country’s tech market.
The attractively designed ‘Primo F9’, priced at only TK 5,199, is available in three different colors of Cyan, Oxford Blue and Red.
Asifur Rahman Khan, Chief of Walton Cellular Phone sales department, said the new smartphone feathers a 5.45-inch full-view display, 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor, 1 GB DDR3 RAM, PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU, 2500 mAh battery, 16 GB internal storage with extra slot for up to 64 GB micro SD card.
The new device with Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) operating system has BSI 5 megapixel camera with LED flashes on both sides along with various attractive features.
It has full HD video playback, FM radio with recorder, notification light, adaptive battery, light/dark theme, one-had mode, speed booster, gesture navigation etc. functions.
Customers will enjoy instant replacement warranty for 30 days for the phone along with one-year regular service warranty.