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A smartwatch is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping.

While early models can perform basic tasks, such as calculations, translations, and game-playing, modern
smartwatches are effectively wearable computers. Many smartwatches run mobile apps, while a smaller number
of models run a mobile operating system and function as portable media players, offering playback of FM
radio, audio, and video files to the user via a Bluetooth headset. Some smartwatches models, also called 'watch
phones', feature full mobile phone capability, and can make or answer phone calls.
Such devices may include features such as a camera, accelerometer, thermometer, altimeter, barometer,
compass, chronograph, calculator, cell phone, touch screen, GPS navigation, Map display, graphical display,
speaker, scheduler, watch, SDcards that are recognized as a mass storage device by a computer, and
rechargeable battery. It may communicate with a wireless headset, heads-up display, insulin pump, microphone,
modem, or other devices.
Some also have "sport watch" functionality with activity tracker features (also known as "fitness
tracker") as seen in GPS watches made for Training, Diving, and Outdoor sports. Functions may include
training programs (such as intervals), Lap times, speed display, GPS tracking unit, Route tracking,dive
computer, heart rate monitor compatibility, Cadence sensor compatibility, and compatibility with sport
transitions (as in triathlons).
Like other computers, a smartwatch may collect information from internal or external sensors. It may
control, or retrieve data from, other instruments or computers. It may support wireless technologies like
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. However, it is possible a "wristwatch computer" may just serve as a front end for a
remote system, as in the case of watches utilizing cellular technology or Wi-Fi.
At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show a large number of new smartwatches were released from
various companies such as Razer Inc, Archos, and several other companies, as well as a few startups.
The launch of Samsung's Gear S smartwatch was covered by the media in late August 2014. The model
features a curved Super AMOLED display and a built-in 3G modem, "we’re finally starting to see displays that
wrap around the contours of the wrist, rather than sticking out as a traditional flat surface." The corporation will
commence selling the Gear S smartwatch in October 2014 alongside the Gear Circle headset accessory.
In 2014 Sony Mobile announced the third generation of its smartwatch series, the Sony Smartwatch 3
powered by Android Wear.
On 9 September 2014, Apple announced its first smartwatch called Apple Watch to be released in early
2015. On 24 April 2015, Apple Watch began shipping across the world.
On 29 October 2014, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Band, a smart fitness tracker and the
company's first venture into wrist worn devices. The Microsoft Band was released at $199 the following day, on
30 October 2014.

Features and applications
As with other sport watches, the GPS tracking unit can be used to record historical data. For example,
after the completion of a workout, data can be uploaded onto a computer or online to create a log of exercise
activities for analysis. Some smart watches can serve as full GPS navigation devices, displaying maps and
current coordinates. Users can "mark" their current location and then edit the entry's name and coordinates,
which enables navigation to those new coordinates.
Although most smartwatch models manufactured in the 21st century are completely functional as
standalone products, many of the devices that are manufactured now are required to be paired with a mobile
phone running the same operating system, this allows the watch to run not only as a watch but a remote to the
phone. This allows the device to alert the user to communication data such as calls, SMS messages, emails, and
calendar invites.

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