Bridging the gap between horology and technology seems to be of much discussion over the last few years.
A lot of different watch companies are attempting different ways to make this happen, Watch brands Alpina & Frederique Constant have released the Swiss Horological Smart Watch. The Swiss Horological Smartwatches (SHS) are capable of bi-directional communication with iPhone and Android apps. The SHS is the synthesis of high-tech innovation and traditional Swiss watch craftsmanship; it a the link between modern and classic, and the bridge between Silicon Valley and Switzerland.
The SHS is powered by MotionX, which is patented sensor-fusion engine tracks activity and sleep patterns with high accuracy. Activity and sleep information is presented in real-time on the SHS using traditional analog dials. The SHS synchronizes automatically with applications on Apple and Android smartphones. On the iOS and Android apps, simple and easy-to-understand graphics highlight how much one has moved and slept during the day, week, or month. This data will assist users to better understand themselves, and along with appropriate goal setting and intelligent coaching, will improve their well being. Better sleep and a more active lifestyle are widely recognized as simple, but effective, positive behavioral changes.
There is no digital screen on the SHS. Instead, the laser cut hands on the watch dial display information in analog form. They retain their natural classic beauty and can deliver the benefits of the quantified self, all without ever having to recharge a battery.
The first SHS will support the following functionality:
– Always-on time & date
– MotionX activity tracking
– Sleeptracker sleep monitoring
– Sleep cycle alarms
– Get-Active alerts
– Adaptive coaching
– 2+ years battery life
– MotionX cloud backup and restore
Frederique Constant and Alpina will launch more than ten different Horological Smartwatch models in 2015 in styles for both ladies and gentlemen.