Burg 13 Smartwatch

September 25, 2020

Burg was founded by Hermen Van Den Burg. They make smartwatches that aim to upset the status quo by being more affordable and innovative.

The founder comes from the Netherlands and caught our attention in 2014 when he introduced the Burg 16 smartwatch dressed as a drum major at CES.

Their watches aim to make connectivity (as well as affordability) the major selling point. They included SIM cards which makes them able to function independently of cellphones when it comes to making and receiving phone calls and messages.

Read all about the Burg 15 smartwatch next.

They are feature-packed but remain well within budget. The affordable smartwatch market is still up for grabs with nobody able to provide a solid watch yet at the lower price point.

The Burg 13 smartwatch is one of the earlier iterations. It was released in 2012 and featured a front facing camera, as well as full phone call and messaging capabilities.

It was also able to store and play MP3 and MP4 files. It was a pretty futuristic smartwatch for its time and did a lot of things back then that many smartwatches can’t do today.

Maybe this was the companies undoing though. Perhaps a smartwatch just isn’t meant to do so many things. It should concentrate on just a few tasks and do them very well.

You can read more about Burg in our guide.

Recent developments in smartwatch technology include a film being invented that can monitor body chemistry through sweat. It really is an exciting time for smart wearables.

Don’t miss our guide to the Burg 14 watch next.

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About the Author Jamie

Jamie has a background in physics and electronics and has always been interested in technological innovation.

Since getting a Garmin Forerunner 220 way back in 2014, he's been obsessed with smartwatches, in particular running/exercise watches. He's our "go-to" guy for these!

He's currently wearing a Garmin 645 Music but can't wait to try the Venu 2 out in an upcoming review.

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