If you've registered with the site, thanks for joining!! You're now a valued member in the #1 smartwatch help and enthusiast community on the net. And if you're reading this but have yet to join, what are you waiting for? This is the place to be if you own or are thinking about buying a smartwatch.
Right now you're in the Introductions forum, and the next thing you do should be to start a new thread and introduce yourself. Before you do that though, allow me to provide a little bit of a background introduction to Smartwatch Fans.
What's this place all about?
Our ongoing mission is simple - to ensure Smartwatch Fans is the #1 resource and community for all things smartwatch related. Whether it's staying updated on the latest smartwatch news and rumors, reading reviews and getting advice on which smartwatch to buy next, or getting help with that new smartwatch you just purchased, this is the place for you. We want all smartwatch owners to get the most of their ownership experience. And we want to make owning a smartwatch be fun and awesome. This community is here to bring smartwatch enthusiasts together so we can bond over our mutual interests, help each other out and have a blast doing it!
Who runs this site?
Smartwatch Fans is owned and operated by Mobile Nations. With over 6 million registered members and 26 million visitors per month, Mobile Nations has been running the biggest and best smartphone focused communities on the net for over a decade now. Our history goes back to early days of smartphones with sites like Visor Central and Treo Central, and we currently run leading mobile destinations including Android Central, CrackBerry.com, iMore and Windows Phone Central.
We're excited that Smartwatch Fans is our first community that moves its core focus beyond phones and tablets tied to specific mobile platforms. Whether you're an Android, iPhone, Windows Phone or BlackBerry phone fan or device owner, all of us have a common interest in smartwatches. As I type this we're still in the early days of smartwatches, but you can feel the momentum that is building. By being active in the Smartwatch Fans community, you're not just on the sidelines watching what happens, but will be playing an active roll in how the smartwatch story continues to evolve. Manufacturers in the industry pay attention to our Mobile Nations communities, and that means they'll be paying attention to the forums on this site.
Mobile Nations Passport Enabled: It's important to note that if you're already a member of any of our other communities, that your username has already been reserved for you at Smartwatch Fans. To claim it, simply login with the same info and your account will be activated (if you're already logged into one of the other sites, simply click the login link at the top right corner and we'll automatically log you in). Likewise, if you're not a member of our other communities, what you register here you can join any of them in just a click.
Running the Day to Day: Running the day to day homepage editorial content on Smartwatch Fans is your Editor in Chief, Adam Zeis. The forums fall under the management of our Mobile Nations Community Manager, James Falconer.
You'll see plenty of writers from across our Mobile Nations sites joining Adam on the blogs (including me, I love watches!), and as always our forums are supported by volunteers who put in lots of time and love to keep things running smooth.
The goal will also be to deliver a great experience to our users, so expect things to change a lot as we continue to grow and learn, always with that goal in mind.
Why Smartwatch Fans?
Well, whether you love or hate the name, you can can praise (or blame) Adam Zeis for it. We spent a lot of time in 2013 at a team debating what we should name our next site that was more "wearables" focused. As 2013 neared its end and we still had not decided, Adam got sick of waiting. He registered smartwatchfans.com, put up a word press blog, and started blogging himself. Decision made for us by Adam, we kicked things into high gear to get site ready for its January 1st, 2014 official unveiling.
We really like the name Adam picked too. Smartwatch Fans puts the community into the name. And that's exactly what we're doing here. This isn't just a website. Smartwatch Fans is that all encompassing community that will be there wherever you are. Whether you love Instagram, Twitter, Google + or Tumblr, Smartwatch Fans will be there.
Spread the word!
Ok, that's a long enough welcome! It's time to leave and start exploring all that Smartwatch Fans has to offer. Be sure to check out our forum tutorials if you need help getting started, and we always recommend reading through our forum rules and policies - that will help you get your forum experience off to a smooth start.
Keep it Smart, and Keep Watching for more!
Chief Media Officer, Mobile Nations
Man, loving it more everyday. WP8 is a REALLY nice platform.
Glad you're digging it. I'm enjoying my use of WinPho very well. It's just so in the background. Once set up you just go about your day accomplishing tasks easily without a lot of thought put into the mechanics.
Originally Posted by Tre Lawrence
You go a smartwatch yet?
I'm still a looky-lou at this point. Soon though. The beauty of this place is how it will draw a lot of info and user reviews into one source and help us fence sitters decide what to get. Plus after CES there should be whole new range of companies/products to select from
Awesome job Mobile Nations! Wearable tech is a thing and going to become more of a thing in the future. Nice that there is now a dedicated place for us to learn all about what's out there and geek out with others.