Hot on the heels of its announcement of the new Cogito Fit connected watch yesterday, Hong Kong-based CONNECTEDEVICE has announced a new activity monitoring feature coming to its CONNECTED WATCH app and current line of COGITO CLASSIC and POP watch models.
Here are the features that the CONNECTEDEVICE says you can look forward to with its new activity tracking feature:
With the Activity Monitor feature, users gain the ability to:
Track their steps
Track distance walked or run
Track total calories (including calories expended while resting)
Track active calories (calories expended while running or walking)
CONNECTEDEVICE Ltd, maker of fashionable connected watches, announces the addition of an activity monitoring feature to its full range of COGITO watches. Coming in the first quarter, the new release of the CONNECTED WATCH app and the related over-the-air watch software update enables the activity function in all COGITO CLASSIC and COGITO POP models, including those currently in use and on store shelves.
Different from step-centric Fitness Trackers, COGITO takes a holistic approach to monitoring overall activity levels. COGITO divides time into three activity levels — very active, slightly active and at rest — providing valuable insights into the user's lifestyle. The user interface is not about improving performance, but instead helping consumers improve their life through incremental changes.
"The activity feature is designed for everyday usage, like the watch itself," says Henri-Nicolas OLIVIER, CEO of CONNECTDEDVICE. "Whether at work or at play, out shopping or out to lunch, COGITO is there for every step, every day. It's all about promoting an active lifestyle with a tool that supports good health and wellbeing."
Henri-Nicolas OLIVIER continues, "Through the app, the goal of the activity experience is to enable users to learn about their habits, and to use that learning to create meaningful change in their lives. The COGITO activity monitor puts the step count in context — it's not about obsessing over steps, but rather creating balance in your life."
All COGITO watches are equipped with an internal accelerometer. Existing users will be prompted to initiate an over-the-air watch software update, a process which will activate the accelerometer. The addition of the Activity Monitor feature in the new release of the CONNECTED WATCH app will then enable the full activity experience.
Industry analysts cite activity monitoring as a key application area as the mainstream appeal of the smartwatch continues to grow. According to GfK research, activity/fitness is the most desirable new feature for a smart-enabled watch. An online survey of 1,000 smartphone users in every major market polled (USA, UK, Germany, South Korea and China) ranked activity/fitness as the top feature.
"COGITO delivers the activity feature in a way that offers the consumer real advantages," continues Henri-Nicolas OLIVIER. "The activity monitor continues with or without the phone in your hands, and it does not require a recharge. COGITO remains the no-charge smartwatch, even with the addition of this great feature."
With the Activity Monitor feature, users gain the ability to: Track their steps Track distance walked or run Track total calories (including calories expended while resting) Track active calories (calories expended while running or walking) Track activity level (rest, light activity, vigorous activity) Receive inactivity reminder to notify you when you have been inactive for a period of time.
COGITO CLASSIC brings together the power of a connected watch with the sophistication of a precision-crafted timepiece, seamlessly uniting classic analog movement and intuitive digital notifications. When paired with the app, users can manage a wide range of smartphone functions directly on their wrist — call notifications, social media and message alerts (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, WhatsApp, WeChat), music control, camera activation and more. On the watch face, users can track their step count.
COGITO POP is a fashion watch with a connected twist, blending vibrant colors and trendy design with essential notifications from the smartphone. Created for maximum mainstream appeal, COGITO POP combines fun and functionality to make the smartwatch more accessible to a larger public and a more natural experience for the user. LED icons on the watch face alert users when they have a call, an email or a message on social media sites. The easy-to-use interface lets users manage not just calls, but also trigger their camera, control their music and locate their phone.
COGITO FIT keeps connections beautifully simple, with only the most essential notifications and features the user needs. The COGITO FIT experience becomes more personal, with new activity and IFTTT features, and more personalizable, with a new fashion concept supporting changeable plugins. COGITO FIT allows users to stay fit with activity monitoring, keep a close fit with their personal style and make a better fit with their digital life.
Unlike other smartwatches, COGITO never needs to be charged. The button-cell battery provides uninterrupted power for months (depending on usage) without requiring an external charge. With the addition of the activity feature, COGITO continues to offer the full benefit of long-life, no-charge battery.
Water resistance up to 10 ATM allows COGITO to follow active users, even in wet situations when the phone cannot be in their hands. The watch can be worn in the rain, at the beach and similar activities without worry.
This week CONNECTEDEVICE showcases its solutions on its booth (SANDS Expo, Booth 70858) at the International CES trade show in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2015. The company officially unveils the new COGITO FIT at the event, at the same time announcing the release of a new activity feature for all COGITO models.
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About CONNECTEDEVICE Ltd.
CONNECTEDEVICE Ltd is a pioneer in the design, development and manufacture of digital lifestyle products and solutions — technology that is both intelligent and intuitive, functional and fashion-forward. Based in Hong Kong, the company has an R&D office in Seattle, Design Studio in Paris and QA Office in Shenzhen. www.connectedevice.com