Here is a smartwatch that is a lot like any other conventional watches we have known for years. Enter ConnecteDevice’s Cookoo series of elegant smartwatches that conveys a sense of understated style and offers two different devices right now. What makes the Cogito different is that they incorporate an analog watch face, unlike the digital displays that almost all other smartwatches have incorporated.
As for the “smart” attribute, the watch comes with a series of LED icons which acts to keep the user updated of any notifications received on the smartphone. Also, you might have guessed it right; the Cogito is designed to work in tandem with a smartphone and not independent of it. As ConnecteDevice officials have pointed out, their decision to design the Cogito to offer only notifications and not enable them to be viewed on the smartwatch itself stems from their findings that people are more likely to see them on their smartphones rather than pecking on the tiny display that smartwatches have to offer. Battery life claimed is a commendable 1 year before the battery will need to be replaced, which is another aspect akin to conventional watches. The Cogito is designed to be compatible with smartphones running iOS 7 and Android 4.3 and above.
As for the device itself, the range starts with the Cogito Pop for $129 and is expected to hit streets by end Feb. Next in line is the Cogito that costs $179 and comes with added features such as caller ID, ability to mute incoming calls and so on. Expect the Cogito to reach markets by the middle of March.
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