The concept of a "smart watch" dates back to the 1970s when computer scientist Dick Tracy wore a wristwatch that could make phone calls.
However, the first commercially available smart watch was the "Microsoft SPOT" (Smart Personal Objects Technology) watch, which was released in 2004.
In 2013, the Pebble watch became the first successful smartwatch on the market, and it was followed by the release of the Apple Watch in 2015.
Since then, many other companies have introduced their own smartwatches, and the technology has evolved to include features such as fitness tracking, mobile payments, and voice assistants.
Some well-known smart watch manufacturers include:
- Apple - Apple Watch
- Samsung - Galaxy Watch
- Fitbit - Versa, Ionic
- Garmin - Forerunner, Vivoactive
- Huawei - Watch GT
- Fossil - Gen 5, Sport
- Xiaomi - Mi Watch
- Polar - Vantage V3, Ignite
These are just a few examples, and the list is constantly evolving as new brands enter the market and existing ones release new products.