Puma targets smart watches: this is its Smartwatch with Wear OS
Wearables keep coming to the market and this time it's time to talk about Cougar. Yes, the sports equipment brand has been encouraged to launch its own Smart watch and for this he has taken advantage of the IFA 2019 scenario.
The model is called Puma Smartwatch and for its development the company has worked with Fossil Group (who already have experience in this of smart watches). The result is a device that works under Wear OS, the system for wearables from Google.
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Features and price of the Puma Smartwatch
Puma smart watch has a sober but sporty look. Obviously his target audience are athletes and people with an active life, hence his motto "Put it on, connect and run."
Next to technology Google Wear OS, the Puma Smartwatch has as its heart the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100. Among its specifications we find a screen AMOLED 1.2 inches (with 328 pixels per inch) in a single 44mm case size and will be available in three colors with matching straps.
It includes 4GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM and ensures a 24-hour battery, although we can stretch up to two more days of autonomy through the power saving mode. As an extra we have fast charge: with 50 minutes we will get 80% battery.
In the section of sensors and functions we find, of course, sensor of integrated heart rate and GPS, it will be necessary to check its reliability and accuracy when performing sports activities, it is water resistant to 3ATM, we can swim with it, it includes altimeter and NFC sensor With which we can make mobile payments directly with the watch.
Of course, having Wear OS has full synchronization with Google Fit, a platform from which we will see all our daily activity, as well as the power of Google Assistant on the wrist and applications and services like Spotify, notifications, weather and much more.
However, Is there really a gap in the market for a smart watch from Puma? Especially considering that we talk about a device 279 euros, a considerable price that makes it directly rival products like the Apple Watch, the new Fitbit or Garmin, even more focused on the sports audience.