Smartwatches from Switzerland–7 Swiss smartwatches to pay attention to
It seems like the Apple watch and the Samsung Gear watch is going to have some competitors this year, as more and more Swiss brands come out with their own smartwatches.
The smartwatch market is clearly getting bigger so it is really important to know these products and agencies should consider app development for smartwatches if they don’t want to lag behind.
1. Tag Heuer Connected – a stylish choice
Tag Heuer designed a luxury smartwatch with titanium, sapphire, and an outstanding touchscreen technology. You can access thousands of apps with Android Wear, and it also comes with a built-in directional wind and weather monitoring. The smartwatch is compatible both with Android and iOS, it has 1 GB of main memory and 4 GB of storage memory. The product does not come cheap with the recommended price of $1500, but Tag Heuer offers a trade in option after 2 years if you are not satisfied.
2. Breitling B55 Connected – the watch for pilots
This watch was developed, assembled and finished in Switzerland, and even the app was made by the Swiss. It is more like a connected watch, than a smartwatch, it uses Bluetooth LE to connect to a smartphone, this way you can add functions like alarms and vibrating reminders. It has an analog and digital display as well, comes with a black titanium case and at a price of $8900. Primarily B55 is aimed for pilots, so it has limited functions such as flight time logs and countdowns to mission start.
3. Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smart Watch – the fitness tracker
This watch was inspired by the iconic Helvetica® font, it comes with a stainless steel case and genuine leather straps. It is compatible both with Android and iOS, and it uses the Horological Smartwatch Open Platform developed by Fullpower Technologies and Swiss company Union Horlogère. The activity tracker built-in measures the steps, calories, and distances, and the sleep tracker offers sleep monitoring and sleep cycle alarms. You can get it at the price of $950.
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4. Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch – modern and classic at the same time
This horological connected and smartwatch comes in a stainless steel case with leather straps. Powered by MotionX, it can connect and communicate with with iPhone and Android Apps. It has no digital display, instead the arms on the watch analogically display information, creating a beautiful combination of a traditional watch and a smartwatch. This means that there is no need to recharge the battery, plus it can also function without a smartphone to track your sleep patterns and your fitness actitivies. It costs $995.
5. Alpina Horological Smartwatch – technology combined with luxury
This watch is also powered by MotionX, and it is really similar to the Frederique Constant watch, having the same bi-directional communication with iPhone and Android apps. With this watch you can always see the most up-to-date information on the analog dial about your sleep and fitness activities, as it tracks them, has sleep-cycle alarms, get active alerts and adaptive coaching. If you have troubles staying active and getting up well-rested, this is the watch for you. Its current price is $1199.
6. Kairos Hybrid Watches – mechanical smartwatch
Depending on your budget, you can choose from a number of Kairos hybrid watches, as prices range from $1190 to $2549 on their website with rubber, metal and leather straps. The face of the watch is 40-60% transparent, so behind the OLED display, you can also see the mechanical elements of the watch, which makes it quite unique. It is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows smartphones. Its features include GPS, a microphone, receiving notifications, and also sending pre-set and typed text messages.
7. Movado Motion watches – analog smartwatch with led lights
If you want a bit less expensive Swiss smartwatch, Movado Motion watches cost $695. Engineered by HP, they come with bluetooth connectivity, and are compatible with iOS and Android. It functions as an analog watch, the ‘smart’ part comes from the little LED lights around the edge of the watch and the haptic feedback, which can indicate phone calls, appointments, emails, text messages or social media alerts. It may sound difficult to learn at first, but this techonology keeps the watch looking so simple and clean, yet elegant.
There is more of the smartwatches then Apple & Samsung, and the Swiss are definitely in the race. We at Swiss Tomato are happy to assist you in any digital projects involving mobile & smartwatch apps, web design or digital marketing.