While the technology is impressive, it begs the question as to whether or not the $300 is worth the convenience. Unless you plan on making calls from your wrist and are looking for a wearable device to replace your phone, you may want to consider cheaper options. The more affordable $150 Pebble and $199 Sony Smartwatch 2 are capable of delivering notifications and boast water-resistant functionality.
Sony's offering also lets you interact with apps at a higher level than the Pebble, which does little more than display messages, emails, and other alerts on your wrist. That being said, the Goophone and Neptune Pine could give Samsung's Galaxy Gear some stiff competition, since the $300 gadget is held back by its limited compatibility.
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