Galaxy Gear and more in best new smart watches video

It's smart watch season! In this video check out four wrist-occupying gadgets that are vying for your cash.

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These days a new smart phone is likely to evoke little more than an angry yawn from most tech fans -- we're on the hunt for the Next Big Thing, and one gadget vying for the title is the humble smart watch.

Click play on the video above to get the skinny on four of these devices, which strap themselves to your wrist and act as a go-between for you and your mobile.

In the clip above you'll learn everything you need to know about the pricey-but-powerful Samsung Galaxy Gear, revealed recently, as well as the rival watch from Sony that packs fewer features, but is slimmer and cheaper.

We'll also be cramming your brain with information on new smart watches from unlikely players Nissan and Qualcomm  that connect you to your car, or aim for better battery life with unconventional screen tech.

Watch the video, and let me know whether there's one you'd happily pay for, or whether you think smart watches are a daft idea. The comments are a great place to have your say, or why not take to our Facebook wall?

About the author

Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.

 

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