I am a techy nerd and love keeping up with new technology and having an opportunity to keep up with the times!
Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch received.
That’s why I’m excited about Samsung’s latest smartwatch to share our honest opinions. Wearing the Samsung Gear 2 took a little getting used to, but I quickly began to learn about it and really enjoy some of the benefits a smartwatch provides.
One of the things I try to limit, but I know that I do a terrible job of, is looking at my phone. I hear a ‘ding’ and automatically – almost like a reflex, I am looking at my phone to see that extremely urgent and important email about changing my auto insurance or something useless like that. Once the phone is out, I absolutely HAVE TO check my emails, texts, tweets, maybe look up some news, and next thing you know, I fall victim to the black hole that is my phone.
Wearing a smartwatch can kind of be described as a 2nd screen for your phone. You can set it to alert you for emails, texts and a couple of other notifications as well. This is awesome for when you are working on something, just a quick glance at your watch and you can see your notification and get on with your work, no more 15 minute black hole of looking at your phone. You get the feeling of being connected to your phone, without being locked into it.
In using the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch for a couple of weeks, I have noticed that my emails and texts are less distracting to working because all it takes is a quick glance and I can keep doing what I was originally working on.
The Samsung Gear 2 is also very fun! It has a camera and video camera and many apps you can use that work directly with your Galaxy S4, S5 or Note 3 (and some other Samsung devices). Some of the apps that I have been using include the pedometer, heart rate monitor, exercise tracker, sleep tracker and even setting it up as my TV remote.
The Gear 2 does take some getting used to, but once you try it, you will see the benefits of it and you will see how it can help your productivity and limit the times you glance at your phone during the day.
There are a couple of types of smartwatches out there, with the Samsung Gear 2, Fit, Live and Neo, there is a model and a size that will work for you, and you can wear a smartwatch too!