Swiss watchmaker MyKronoz announced this week availability of ZeTime Petite, a smaller version of its popular watch. The device will be on display at CES in Los Vegas which runs from January 9th to 12th.
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The news follows its historic crowdfunding campaign in 2016 which raised more than $6 million to develop this unique timepiece. The main novelty is that ZeTime is the world’s first hybrid watch combining mechanical hands with a full round colour touchscreen.
This means, the stainless steel, sapphire glass device is bringing you the best of both worlds. Unlike others, the watch will continue to 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.
We’ve seen the release of the Regular, 44mm version, last year. The new ZeTime Petite sports a watch case measuring 39mm, a screen measuring 1.05” (versus 1.22” on Regular), it has an 18mm band (versus 22mm) and weighs 80 grams (versus 90 grams). Other specs are pretty much the same.
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You still get the same smart movement technology which shifts watch hands out of the way when you are reading notifications, along with up to 30 days battery life (3 days in smartwatch mode), 5 ATM water resistance and other smartwatch features. When it comes to tracking your fitness, 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.
“MyKronoz wants to set a new standard in both the watchmaking and wearable industries. With ZeTime, we have created the first smartwatch with no compromises, bringing the best of Swiss design and expertise into a wearable device” said Boris Brault, CEO and founder of MyKronoz.
“As we pursue our ambition to become tomorrow’s leader in new generation of watches with attractive price positioning and innovative technologies, we are beyond excited and proud to present our game-changing product line at CES 2018.”
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