Stay Constantly Connected With These Four Smart Watches

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On average, smartphone users check their gadgets at least every 30 minutes, so it only makes sense that apps are creeping from our pockets to our more-accessible wrists. (All the easier to check Twitter during meetings, right?) The market for smart timepieces—which sync to your phone and access data through the cloud—is nascent, but here are some early winners.

Photo by Kent Larsson

1 Sony Smartwatch

Origins: The tech giant’s innovation labs, of course
Compatible with: Android
Features: Receives messages, emails, calendar and call alerts; Facebook and Twitter viewing
Defining quality: The ultrasleek interface
Price: $150, sonymobile.com

2 Cookoo

Origins: Kickstarter
Compatible with: iOS, Android
Features: Notifications for calls, messages, emails, and tweets; checks you into locations using Foursquare, Facebook, or Yelp
Defining quality: Its intelligence is hidden; it masquerades as a classic watch
Price: $130, cookoowatch.com

3 I’m Watch

Origins: Italy
Compatible with: iPhone, Android
Features: Alerts for calls, messages, emails, Facebook
Defining quality: Colorful wristbands
Price: $449, imwatch.it

4 Metawatch Strata

Origins: MetaWatch founders are Fossil vets
Compatible with: iOS6, Android
Features: Receives messages, emails, calendar and call alerts; Facebook and Twitter viewing; integrated running app; music controls
Defining quality: iOS6 compatibility
Price: $179, metawatch.org

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  • microlith

    Metawatch Strata also got a huge boost from Kickstarter. I will have mine in the next few days and I think it will be quite fun.