Why Should You Use a Smartwatch while Traveling?
The future of travel might just be on your wrist operable with a single click. Find out which wearable smartwatch you should start traveling with and what exactly you should look for when you’re in the market for a great travel-friendly smartwatch, because there are a lot of options to choose from.
Smartphones are so useful, affordable, and portable that literally billions of people have one. We’d even argue that smartphones have become one of the most useful travel devices you can buy. Book your hotel, cab, flight, and connect with friends (and even potential dates) via your smartphone when you travel. So, the question is—what changed?
A smartwatch is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that goes beyond timekeeping. While early models can perform basic tasks, such as calculations, translations, and game-playing, 2010s smartwatches are effectively wearable computers. Many run mobile apps, using a mobile operating system. Some smartwatches function as portable media players, with FM radio and playback of digital audio and video files via a Bluetooth or USB headset. Some models, also called ‘watch phones’, feature full mobile phone capability, and can make or answer phone callsor text messages.
While internal hardware varies, most have an electronic visual display, either backlit LCD or OLED. Some use transflective or electronic paper, to consume less power. Most have a rechargeable battery and many have a touchscreen. Peripheral devices may include digital cameras, thermometers, accelerometers, altimeters, barometers, compasses, GPS receivers, tiny speakers, and SD card (that are recognized as a storage device by a computer).
Software may include digital maps, schedulers and personal organizers, calculators, and various kinds of watch faces. The watch may communicate with external devices such as sensors, wireless headsets, or a heads-up display. Like other computers, a smartwatch may collect information from internal or external sensors and it may control, or retrieve data from, other instruments or computers. It may support wireless technologies like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. For many purposes, a “wristwatch computer” serves as a front end for a remote system such as a smartphone, communicating with the smartphone using various wireless technologies. Smartwatches are advancing, especially their design, battery capacity, and health related applications.
The answer is three-fold, and has everything to do with it. while we see a lot more people traveling with a smartwatch in the next couple of years because:
- International cell phone plans got cheaper
- Phones got way better
- Normal people adopted smartphones
4G is becoming outdated and 5G connection is coming in the next year or two, which will mean insanely fast mobile internet speeds, international plans are already incredible (and getting better), and more “regular” people are buying smartwatches every year. Why? Because smartwatches are getting really good..
The ultimate smartwatch for serious athlete: The latest smartwatch in Amazfit’s lineup of fitness wearables, the Stratos combines advanced performance tracking technologies and smart convenience features in a sleek, sophisticated design with the following Features:
VO2max Fitness Level Analysis: Track every aspect of your daily fitness – steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, heart rate, and sleep quality – and optimize your performance with advanced VO2max metrics and exercise load (TD) and recovery time recommendations.
Achieve Your Personal Best, Track your daily activities, sleep, running, swimming, triathlon and more-16 sports modes available to fit all your needs. Automatic heart rate monitoring and continuous heart rate tracking during day life.
On Board Music : Connect wirelessly to Bluetooth earbuds or headphones and enjoy music and media with the 2GB free internal media storage.
5 ATM Water Resistant: Designed to withstand all your activities rain or shine, this watch is 5 ATM certified, equivalent to about 80 PSI, 164 feet or 50 meters water depth.
Storage: 4GB Total
Connection: Bluetooth 4.0 / BLE + WiFi
About Amazfit launched in 2014, Huami is now the largest wearable device company worldwide with over 50 million units. Huami’s Amazfit product line of smartwatches and activity trackers including the newly launched Bip, Stratos and Cor effortlessly track activity without sacrificing style or performance. About Amazfit Stratos is a premium multisport GPS smartwatch with 5ATM water resistance, always-on color display and 14 sport tracking modes. Through a partnership with firstbeat the watch measures VO2max, exercise load (TD) and recovery time to help athletes optimize their workouts. Product highlights ceramic bezel, anti-scratch glass, stainless steel buttons and carbon fiber detailed housing up to 11 days of battery life with light use, 5 days with normal use, or 35 hours with continuous heart rate and GPS monitoring 14 sport modes: running, walking, cycling, swimming, elliptical, trekking, trail running, triathlon, skiing, tennis, soccer and others track daily steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, heart rate and sleep 5ATM water resistance up to 164ft/50m Phone-less music. Specifications display: 1.34” transflective touchscreen. Weight: 2.5oz (70g). Processor: 1.2GHz Core. Storage: 4GB. Connection: Bluetooth 4.0+WiFiBattery: 290mAh Li-ion Waterproof: 5ATM certified, 164 ft water depth Sensors: optical heart rate sensor, 9-axis IMU (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer), barometer, ambient sensor GPS: GPS+GLONASS System Requirement: android 4.4/iOS 8. 0 or above. Mobile App: Amazfit Watch, supports iOS and android language: English. Includes: 1x smartwatch, 1x USB cable charging dock, Instructions (English) and US Warranty.