- Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015
Wearables devices are finally beginning to look ... normal. And that's a good thing.
The tech industry has talked about smartwatches and smart glasses for a while, but they haven't had widespread adoption largely because, well, so many of them are ugly.
But at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, companies have gone back to the drawing board, so to speak, creating devices that look less like pieces of technology strapped to your body and more like fashionable accessories.
Another smartwatch built for the fashion-conscious is the Guess Connect.
Guess Watches partnered with the smartwatch developer Martian Watches to create a device that was smart, but also stylish.
Designed by Guess, the device has a familiar analog face, but also features an OLED display where it can notify the wearer about the arrival of e-mails or messages. Vibrations can also be customized so that the wearer can be alerted to notifications without looking at the device. For example, if a wearer receives a text, it might be set to vibrate once.
It also features a speaker and built-in microphone and works with voice commands on both Google Voice and Siri so that the wearer can actually speak to the device and it will answer.