2014 was the year the smartwatch emerged as a category all of its own. It certainly hasn't come of age yet and the devices on the market at the moment are very much first generation, but they offer an intriguing look at where we are going in terms of wearable technology.

And while these devices may still be very much for the early adopters, there are enough interesting devices on sale to give you a choice when it comes to picking the smart timepiece for you.

We have rounded-up the 10 best smartwatches launched in 2014, and while all may still not be available to buy (Apple Watch we're looking at you) this gives you a sense of just where the smartphone market is at the moment.

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