Spur puts a low- to mid-range smartphone on your wrist
Epitomical's Spur Atomic smartwatch takes a play out of the Neptune Pine's (or Dick Tracy's) book by squeezing a smartphone into something that'll fit comfortably on your wrist. Its sporty, curved look contrasts from the bulkier and rectangular Pine, yet the Atomic still manages to provide Android 4.2 alongside a solid set of specs that put it on par with low- to mid-range smartphones.
The Spur Atomic features a 320 x 240 LCD screen, a dual ARM Cortex-A7 1.2 GHz processor, 4 GB storage, 512 MB of RAM, along with a plethora of built-in connectivity options – Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WAP, EDGE, GPRS, 3G, 3.5G and GPS. And Gizmag's C.C. Weiss notes that these capabilities are packed within a device with decent ergonomics as he found the Atomic comfortable to wear and play around with during his brief hands-on time at CES 2015.
It comes with social apps, a stopwatch, fitness tracking, music and video players, voice recording, vibration alerts, and web browsing all built in. It also has full Google Play support for whatever additional apps you might want – though some apps will no doubt be a mess on the diminutive screen. However, it doesn't have smartphone syncing capabilities, so you'll need to pop a microSIM card in to get full use out of it on the go – regardless of whether you want to make or receive calls.
The Atomic will be available later this year at a starting price of US$249.99, which makes it a cheaper option compared to the US$335 Neptune Pine and competitor smartphone-on-the-wrist devices Omate TrueSense and Rufus Cuff.
Product page: Spur Atomic
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