Progress does not stand still, but classics are always in demand and respect. Yesterday we wrote about the development round smartphone as a pocket watch, and today came the news of Swiss watches, apparently kept a respectable gloss classics, but inside stuffed with the latest “smart” technology.
Following the French bridge between quartz classics and smart new time clock transferred Swiss manufacturers with classic names Frederique Constant, Mondaine and Alpina, and by new technologies – the company Fullpower, develops software for motion tracking. Interestingly, the company reported this virtually on the eve of the upcoming presentation of Apple Watch.
Swiss are created taking for us
New watches are specially designed platform, called MMT Horological smartwatch platform: this is the work of sensors to track the movement and sleep phases, software and cloud file storage. As for the design, the Swiss are created taking into account the capabilities of the new platform are three models of classic watches (each manufacturer has created a model).
Externally watches look exactly like the famous prototypes. LED-screen is missing. Hours interact with your smartphone on iOS or Android using applications and technology Bluetooth. “Filling” hours – modular components: micro-motors and sensors. The lack of screen positive impact on energy consumption.
And, of course, the “Swiss” smart watch will cost a lot more than they are now on average are similar models. The starting price ranges from $ 500 to $ 1,000. Home sales are expected in May 2015.
Recall that a completely different way was chosen by Montblanc.