Saturday, March 14, 2015

Kairos Watches to unveil its hybrid mechanical smart watches at 6th SwissCreativeLab Exhibition during Baselworld 2015

Kairos Watches, the creators of the first and only true hybrid mechanical smart watch, is ready to debut its fully functional and final production watches at the SwissCreativeLab exhibition during Baselworld 2015.

The hybrid mechanical smart watch is the first watch to integrate a Swiss or Japanese powered automatic movement with a fully functioning electronic smart watch in the same watch, ingeniously utilizing a semi-transparent screen that displays smartphone notifications. Kairos Watches came together one piece at a time. From the start, Kairos Watches adopted a “customers first” culture. Pre-order customers took part in deciding the final design of the watches through voting, demonstrating a clear dedication among Kairos’ fan base. After several rounds of research and testing, the startup is readying its highly anticipated watches for wider availability, and the first batch of hybrid watches will soon be on the wrists of early supporters around the world.

Kairos Watches Hybrid Mechanical Smart Watch
The Hybrid Mechanical Smart Watch is the flagship of Kairos Watches and the result of a technologically pioneering effort to integrate a transparent organic LED (TOLED) display into a wearable form factor, while including a prestigious Swiss or Japanese automatic movement. It brings together the timelessness of mechanical movements and the connected convenience of a smart watch into a single timepiece, sporting a contemporary design with an injection of traditional horological design.
The watch is customizable to match individual tastes, with customers given a choice of color, band, smart watch TOLED display type, and Swiss Soprod or Japanese Miyota mechanical movement. The smart watch is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, with actionable notifications through Android Wear coming in the third quarter of 2015.
The Hybrid Mechanical Smart Watch is not rendered useless if the rechargeable battery, though lasting an impressive 2-3 days per charge, runs out—its beautiful Soprod or Miyota automatic movement still tells time.

Kairos Watches T-band
Watches are meant to last and often have significant sentimental value for the owner. The Kairos Watches T-band is a unique solution for those who want to adapt to modern times without giving up the essence of their watch by embedding smart watch technologies into the band of the watch. There will be three variants for the T-band: the fitness-friendly and classy T-Band ND (No Display), the subtly informative T-Band HD (Hidden Display), which displays notifications but hides away when off, and the powerful T-Band OD (PMOLED Display), which incorporates a curved PMOLED display to richly mirror notifications. The T-Band strap is compatible with most lug ends, modernizing even the most classic of watches. All three T-band models have optical heart rate sensors, will feature NFC for mobile payments, and are compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices.

Watches should be designed to last beyond traditional product cycles seen in the technology industry. Kairos designed its timepieces with adaptability in mind—any of the components of the Hybrid Mechanical Smart Watch can be serviced and upgraded, ensuring your watch remains at the forefront of trending technology.

Kairos App
Staying connected is all in the wrist with the Kairos app, which connects your watch to your iOS, Android, or Windows Phone smartphone. Messages, emails, calls, and social media notifications are pushed to your timepiece so you’ll never miss a beat. Camera functions and music playback can be controlled remotely through the watch, and pre-set text messages can be sent when your hands are tied up. Kairos Watches will keep track of every step you take towards your fitness goals with activity and sleep tracking powered by Misfit®. The T-band, with its optical heart rate sensor and galvanic skin response sensor (T-band ND only), will provide a more holistic view of your health.

What’s next for Kairos Watches?
Kairos Watches has already entered strategic collaborations with major companies, from
Microsoft® providing software engineers for Windows Phone integration to Misfit® providing powerful activity tracking capabilities for Kairos devices. As development continues, Kairos watches will continue to seek out strategic partnerships with other companies to provide a robust user experience for its customers. The first batch of Hybrid Mechanical Smart Watches will ship to pre-order customers in the second quarter of 2015.

SwissCreativeLab at Baselworld 2015
After months of development, Kairos Watches is ready to showcase its products to the public ahead of launch, during Baselworld 2015 in Switzerland. In association with SwissCreativeLab®, the premier exhibition for independent Swiss brands, Kairos Watches will be exhibiting at Messe Basel Exhibition Centre, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel 30th floor SkyLounge from 19-26 March 2015.

About Kairos Watches
Founded by entrepreneur Sam Yang, Kairos Watches is a rising star in the smart accessory arena and first came to prominence with the launch of its hybrid mechanical smart watches in 2014.

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