Swiss firm MyKronoz has announced today the debut of its ZeTime hybrid watch. The device will be on display at IFA in Berlin and from September 12th at MWC in San Francisco.
The firm’s timepiece has raised over $6 million through crowdfunding earlier this year. The amount of money makes it the most-funded crowdfunding project ever from a European company.
“…With this launch, we are not only reimagining the experience consumers have with technology. Most importantly, we are creating a new standard in both wearable and traditional watchmaking industries. ” said Boris Brault, MyKronoz CEO.
“This marks a turning point for our company, and shows our commitment to become tomorrow’s leader in this new generation of connected watches.”
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The big attraction is that ZeTime is the world’s first hybrid timepiece combining mechanical hands with a full round colour touchscreen. That means, its bringing you the best of both worlds. Unlike others, the watch will still tell time even when its touchscreen is turned off. To achieve this, there is a hole drilled at the center of the console onto which the hand gears are secured.
ZeTime sports some clever technology to move the hands out of the way when you are reading notifications, along with up to 30 days battery life, water resistance, an optical heart rate sensor, and other smartwatch and fitness tracking features. The watch is equipped with a 3-axis accelerometer and optical heart-rate sensor, and can track heart rate, steps, distance, calories, active minutes, and sleep.
Created to fit all styles, MyKronoz is looking to start shipping their watch to backers in September. Keep an eye out for our review in the coming weeks.
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