Apparently 2013 is the year of the smart watch. Back in April one in particular caught my eye Pebble, by the aptly named Pebble Technologies took Kickstarter by storm raising $10 million (!!), well over their initial goal of $100K.
The Pebble uses Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and 4.0 to pair with your phone an receive notifications, paired with an e-ink display the drain on both watch and phone is very low, unlike last year's Sony Xperia Smartwatch.
Out of the box (and on iOS especially) the Pebble doesn't do much more than show the time and weather, but on Android (and iOS 7) it can be set up to receive custom notifications, receive navigation directions from Google maps, control music and more.
Honestly, it takes more work than most people would be bothered with, but I don't mind. I even took to creating my own watch face, combining the popular split-screen look with Calendar events. That might not be for everyone, but being able to look at my watch and see when and where my next meeting is, is a small win in my book.
For anyone else wanting to download the "Fancee Watch" face, you can grab it here http://archive.andrewgribben.com/oldblog/oldblog/fTMz and install it on Android using Canvas for Pebble.