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What Does Smartwatch Mean?

A smartwatch is a wearable computing device marketed as more than a cell phone. With a glance, it gives atomic clock accuracy and allows you to read your text messages in a device that is always at hand.

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A smartwatch is also known as a smart wristwatch.

Techopedia Explains Smartwatch

A smartwatch includes a variety of features, such as a watch, cell phone, calculator, camera, GPS navigation, SD card, touchscreen and rechargeable battery.

The technology behind the smartwatch, developed by Microsoft, is known as Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT) in an attempt to personalize everyday devices.

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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.