2014 saw the release of smartwatches in earnest. Up until then, there were numerous optimistic concept designs in both 3D and playdoh, but most smartwatches made available to the market turned out to be scaled down smartphones with a wrist band. Consumers expect more than this.
When looking for my next smartwatch, my reason for opting in on the Samsung Galaxy Gear S was to find out how large you can actually go in terms of screen size before hitting the oversize threshold. The Galaxy Gear S is close to reaching it, while still staying on the right side of that invisible line.
As an avid runner, I’ve been hooked on fitness bands for some time. When my latest band, the Jawbone UP24 decided to die on me, I figured I’d change brands and give the Polar Loop a go. Silly me.