MyKronoz reveals its first smartwatch with analogue hour and minute hands

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MyKronoz, which burst into life following a $6 million round of crowdfunding, will unveil its ZeTime hybrid smartwatch at a consumer electronics show in Berlin tomorrow.

The ZeTime, which was shown in prototype form at Baselworld, has mechanical hands in front a TFT colour touchscreen.

Its proprietary ‘Smart Movement’ technology enables ZeTime’s always-on hands to function for up to 30 days with a single charge while the touchscreen needs charging most days.

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The hybrid device is available in 44mm and 39mm models and is priced starting at $199.90.

“ZeTime 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.

ZeTime users can control their phone’s functions from their wrist: view incoming calls, read social networking notifications, check weather forecasts, play music, take a photo, and more.

The smartwatch is 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.

The device is water resistant to 5 ATM.

 

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The stainless steel watch uses sapphire glass. It can change style instantly with different digital watch faces, and has a range of straps and bands in silicon, genuine leather, carbon-fiber and more.

The ZeTime app runs on Android and iOS phones (Android 5.0+ or iOS 8.0 and above).

It joins a growing range of wearable devices from MyKronoz that includes full touchscreen smartwatches and fitness trackers with prices ranging from £35-180.

 

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