Monday, 19 January 2015

Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap

Below: What if your luxury timepiece can notify you of incoming communication, preview emails, track your health activity, locate your phone or watch and also trigger your smartphone camera shutter for a selfie and more? Think it is too far fetched? Well, look no further than Montblanc's TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap to fulfill these roles! Read on to find out more:-)

Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap
Wearable technology meets fine horological tradition

With the emphasis on wearable technology forecasted for the future of fashion, Montblanc is once again one step ahead of its competitors with the introduction of their latest innovation, The Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap.

Montblanc is the first luxury brand to combine wearable technology with fine watchmaking in the centuries old Swiss horological tradition. The TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap, compatible with contemporary TimeWalker timepieces, is more than meets the eye for a watch strap. It is an integrated technology device that offers an activity tracker, smart notifications, remote controls and Find-Me functions. It connects, via Bluetooth Low Energy, to selected Android and Apple iOS smartphones. For the first time, an owner will be able to wear a mechanical timepiece with highly useful digital functionality. Here’s a rundown of what the e-strap’s technological features:

1. Smart notifications: Be notified by vibrations that acts as an alert of incoming communication without the need to look at the smartphone. It enables the preview of e-mails by topic and sender, read text messages, see incoming calls and status updates of social media feeds or reminders of important upcoming meetings, all on the wrist.

2. Activity Tracker: The activity tracker is a simple tool to monitor the wearer ́s physical activity over time and keep track of his personal daily goals. To do so, it measures the number of steps taken per day, calories burnt and the distance travelled. The accompanying smartphone application enables the tracking of personal progress per week and month. The e-Strap will remind the wearer to stay active through unobtrusive vibration alerts and show at a glance the daily progress.

3. Remote Controls: The remote controls are useful for controlling the smartphone with the e-Strap. The camera remote enables the taking of pictures with the smartphone by triggering the shutter with a tap on the e-Strap thus allowing better and easier selfies or group shots.

Playing, pausing, and skipping music on the smartphone can be also remotely steered with the music control function of the e-Strap.

4. Find-Me Functions: Additionally, the Find-Me function allows searching for the watch or phone within a range of up to 30 meters, either by tapping on the e-Strap to find the smartphone or by using the smartphone application to find the watch.

Beyond being highly intelligent with these technological features, the e-strap is crafted from Montblanc’s Extreme leather where leather is textured and bonded with an innovative treatment that increases the structural strength, delivering resistance against abrasion, water and heat. To simply put it, this is one tough strap to crack! The e-Strap device can be easily fixed and adjusted with the pass-through to all strap sizes 20/22mm. So no hideous bulky attachments to your handsome Timewalker timepieces:-)

The Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap is now available in stores. Go check it out!

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