It’s safe to say that wearable technology is the next big thing. We’ve seen a lot of effort shown by big name tech companies in the past year or so, and there are even rumors that Apple could be entering the fray, which is why it isn’t surprising to see that smaller and less well-known companies are looking to make their mark as well.
That being said, a company by the name of Wellograph has announced a smartwatch of their own which they are planning on launching in July. The company will be marketing the device as a “premium” smartwatch that will be compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, which is admittedly a nice touch since many developers tend to neglect Windows Phone and only support it as an afterthought.
In terms of design, the Wellograph smartwatch certainly does have a premium feel to it. The watch will pack a 1.26-inch display with a sapphire crystal screen which will help prevent it from being scratched, while the body of the watch will be made from stainless steel. It also features water-resistant capabilities so you don’t have to be worried about it getting wet. Wellograph even claims that the watch will have a battery life of two weeks which is mighty impressive.
The watch itself will feature a bunch of fitness-related trackers, such as a pedometer, heart rate monitor, and will even provide the user with an exercise score which we guess will help motivate those who are feeling particularly competitive. The watch itself will pair with smartphones via Bluetooth and the companion app for Windows Phone will also gain Live Tile support.
Microsoft seems particularly pleased by Wellograph’s Windows Phone support in a statement made by Todd Brix, the general manager of Windows App and Store at Microsoft, who said, “The companion app for Wellograph’s new wellness watch demonstrates the kind of groundbreaking fitness and wearable technologies supporting Windows Phone, and matches the operating system’s personal style and individual self-expression.”
Priced at $349, the watch is currently available for pre-order via Wellograph’s website where the first 10,000 users get to choose a Black Chrome limited edition finish, if not there is also the silver satin design to choose from.
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