One of the new entrants in the smartwatch business would be HP - the popular PC maker. The company which also makes tablets off late first teased the recently launched smartwatch back in August 2014. Now, Hewlett-Packard's new smartwatch has been finally unveiled, and it looks pretty unique, compared to all those present in the market.
Dubbed as MB Chronowing, the new smartwatch from Hewlett-Packard is designed by Michael Bastian and looks like a normal analog watch. But don't get deceived, as it is actually a smartwatch that can connect to your smartphone to notify you with mild vibrations when you receive texts, emails or notifications, has stop watch, syncs your calendar and can also be used to control music on your smartphone. It basically does everything that a smartwatch is suppose to do.
However, there are few things missing in the watch, which you surely would be expecting. Firstly, there's no touchscreen (it has a monochrome LCD display) and yes, it is not a health gadget. HP would probably like to keep it simple, we believe, so no heart rate monitor. However, what this watch delivers is the looks. It is pretty amazing in terms of design and also in form and function it sounds pretty likable device.
As far as the compatibility is considered, it works with iPhone 4S or later and Android smartphones running Android 4.3 or later. Moreover, the smartwatch promises seven days of battery life.
The water-resistant MB Chronowing is available with three interchangeable straps (leather, rubber and nylon), has a battery life of up to seven days and is controlled via an app that is accessed through iOS or Android devices.
The HP MB Chronowing smartwatch would go on sale through Gilt and is priced at $349 (Approx. Rs. 21,447). According to The Wall Street Journal, the limited-edition (only 300 pieces) model in black with a sapphire-glass crystal and an alligator strap would be available for $649 (Approx. Rs. 39,890).
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