Apples long-rumored iWatch is likely to only work when paired with an iOS device. Android Wear devices such as the LG G, Samsung Gear Live, and upcoming Motorola Moto 360all rely on a phone or tablet to perform.
Can a watch still be smart without first being attached to another device? Timex believes that it can and has introduced the Ironman One GPS+ smart watch, which offers standalone wireless connectivity without a phone.
The wearable device was developedthrough a partnership with AT&T and Qualcomm.
According to Anette S. Olsen, chairman of Timex Group:
Our collaboration with industry stalwarts Qualcomm and AT&T has enabled us to introduce the first smartwatch that offers stand-alone wireless connectivity without a phone and has great appeal to a broad range of fitness enthusiasts as well as tech-savvy individuals and those who simply wish to make a statement.
Email-based messaging capabilities
Tracking capabilities that communicate the users location to friends and family anytime, anywhere
Custom-built Find Me Mode safety solution, which allows users to send an alert with exact location in case of an emergency
Ability to track speed, distance and pace in real-time and instantaneously share performance metrics through your favorite social media and online fitness platforms
Water resistance up to 50 meters, an essential feature for water exposure, training in the rain or swimming
Built-in MP3 component with 4 GB of memory to play music via a Bluetooth headset