The World’s First Hybrid Smartwatch with Mechanical Hands over Color Touchscreen Showcased at MWC Americas in San Francisco:
Swiss watches are famous worldwide for their excellent built quality & long lasting accurate working but in the era of smart watches from tech giants like Apple & Samsung, one may question the future of Swiss watches & its survival against the digital & smart watches which comes with more functionalities. Will Swiss watches lose its majority of the market to smart watches & become only the symbol of royal luxury to very few selected elites. Fortunately some Swiss watch maker is adapting to the technology with innovation & at the same time preserving its rich culture & standard of watch making.
The world’s first hybrid smartwatch with mechanical hands over a TFT color touchscreen, ZeTime blends the classic design of a traditional Swiss timepiece with the most advanced features of a smartwatch. MyKronoz’s proprietary ‘Smart Movement’ technology enables ZeTime’s always-on hands to function for up to 30 days with a single charge, ensuring the primary function of the watch – to tell time – is always running. The hybrid device is available in size Regular (44mm) and Petite (39mm) and is priced starting at $199.90, making it both aesthetically pleasing and affordable for all.
Being a true crossover wearable with no compromises, ZeTime is a demonstration of the MyKronoz company vision. “Ze time has already made history thanks to the support of over 30,000 backers, becoming the most-funded hybrid smartwatch and the largest campaign ever from a European company. With this launch, we are not only re-imagining the experience consumers have with technology. Most importantly, we are creating a new standard in both wearable and traditional watchmaking industries. This marks a turning point for our company, and shows our commitment to become tomorrow’s leader in this new generation of connected watches.” says Boris Brault, MyKronoz CEO.
With ZeTime, users can control their phone’s functions right from their wrist: view incoming calls, read social networking notifications, check weather forecasts, play music, take a photo, and more. The hybrid smartwatch is also equipped with a 3-axis accelerometer and optical heart-rate sensor to track activity by monitoring heart-rate, steps, distance, calories, active minutes and sleep. ZeTime will also alert users to extended periods of inactivity to encourage them to be more active. Additionally, the device is water-resistant to 5 ATM.
Created to fit all styles, ZeTime’s elegant aesthetic features a sleek stainless steel watch case, sapphire glass, and a variety of interchangeable digital watch faces and bands including silicon, genuine leather, carbon-fiber and more. ZeTime seamlessly connects via Bluetooth with both Android and iOS phones (Android 4.3+ or iOS 8.0 and above).
There is something in traditional mechanical watches that majority of digital watches & some cheap smart watches with lots of forceful functionality can’t match with the genuine organic connection & feel of standard swiss watches. But this hybrid watch seems to do a fusion of technology with its traditional Swiss cultural standard with innovation beautifully.
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Article By Rohit Sangale