The Burg 15 smartwatch operates independently of your cellphone to make and receive calls and messages.
You just need to insert a SIM card (micro) into the watch and it can work just like a phone. It can also be paired with a Bluetooth headset if you don’t feel like using the in-built microphone and speaker.
It also has a scratch-resistant touch screen, front-facing camera, MP3 player, video and audio recorder (voice too), calculator, alarm clock, internet connection, and a phone book that will store up to 500 numbers.
Burg smartwatches led the way in smartwatch innovation. Sadly, the standalone smartwatch never really took off at that time. Now, market-leaders Apple and Samsung make the only SIM card watches that are worth buying.
Interestingly, Samsung have just developed a system for tracking blood pressure that you can expect to see rolled out in the next few years.
The Burg 15 smartwatch also comes with a built-in microphone and speaker so that communication is easy. It has Bluetooth capabilities too so that it can be paired with a head-set for hands-free operation.
It takes up to 16 Gb sized memory cards which is plenty of space to store picture, videos and audio.
The watch is still available to buy from a few online retailers but it definitely shows its age now. Technology has moved very quickly in the years since its release and now the features like cameras have progressed so much.
Still, there aren’t many phone style watches on the market even now, so you may be tempted for that reason seeing as it’s so cheap. Like a kind of test run before you plunge for something more modern and sophisticated like a Samsung Galaxy or Gear S3 or an Apple Watch.
Burg smartwatches now act more as a piece of history that charts the progression of technology over the last 10 years. They are a reminder of how far tech has come and also of the pitfalls of competing against big players like Apple, Garmin, and Samsung.
They are able to port software and hardware over from their cell phones into the smartwatch world. Things they have proven to work very well. They also have the considerable sway that their brands hold. Who hasn’t owned an Apple product in the last 10 years?
The tech market is a tough one to crack, especially one as competitive as the smartwatch niche.
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