It’s time to bridge that gap, because Chronos will make your regular watch ‘smart’ and will, thus, bring a new possibility for those who do not want to part with their classical watches.
- Chronos is 33 mm in diameter, and 2.5 mm thick
- It has a 36 hour battery life, and is waterproof
- It will work with any watch, and multiple apps, notifications, and fitness trackers
- Chronos will launch mid-2016 for $130, and is now available for pre-order at $100
It’s been a tough sell until this year for manufacturers such as Apple or Samsung to bring smartwatches to the front and center. This is mostly due to the fact that people who like watches want them to stay that way. The rest of the functionality is meant to remain on their phones. Besides, it’s rarer that you would see one boasting about their collection of smartwatches.
The classics do have certain advantages, including the fact that there are numerous models and more brands. It’s hard to make some break away from that original function to the more modernized one. Enter Chronos.
Chronos is essentially a small metal disc that users can place below their watches. It sticks between the watch and your wrist, flawlessly kept firm without too much of a hindrance. It’s only 33 millimeters across and 2.5 millimeters in thickness. That makes it unlikely to create discomfort as long as it’s placed on the back of a flat surface from a classic watch.
Through an array of sensors, LED lights, vibrations, and battery, Chronos turns the classical watch into a smartwatch by providing additional services. Notifications, fitness trackers, and some various functions like camera control are added. It would perfectly sync with your phone just like any smartwatch, be it Android or iOS by the time it launches.
What was once an old, vintage-looking watch may be transported into the future. The little plaque promises to be comfortable, practical, and pretty much invisible. It will provide with different patterns of vibrations, so that the user may understand what each stands for. If they wish, they could also enable lights of varied hues.
It’s a definite advantage. Chronos will allow you to keep your classic watch, and make it smart by a simple and thin addition. It will work with numerous apps, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, or Twitter, along with providing more services. The vibrations could be associated to multiple apps for better personalization.
By attaching the small disc on your watch, any timepiece will become ‘smart’. It’s as simple as that. It also has a 36 hour battery life, and can be charged without being taken off your watch.
Chronos is now available for pre-order at $99, at a discounted price. When it will officially release, mid-2016, it will go for $129, or $189 if you’re going for the Chronos Double Pack. It does seem handy, easy to use, interesting, and a way to bring fans of classical watches into the smartwatch market.
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