Chinese company iMCO’s new CoWatch has everything a smartwatch these days needs to offer: activity-tracking sensors (including heart rate), smart-home integration, compatible with iOS and Android, 1GB memory and 8GB storage, and an impressive battery life (purportedly 32 hours with normal use). Setting itself apart from the competitors, however, CoWatch will be the first to incorporate Amazon’s cloud-based voice assistant Alexa—making it the first voice-controlled shopping watch, and supporting third party integrations. You’ll be able to order an Uber, ask questions, hear the weather and more via voice alone. CoWatch will be running on newcomer Cronologics‘ OS which is built on Android, but introduces a new UI that’s more simplified, usable and watch-centric. All functionality in Chronologics is accessed through the watch-face complications.
An Indiegogo pledge of at least $159 gets you a CoWatch, with the unusually speedy delivery date (at least, relative to other crowdfunding campaigns) of June 2016. It will later roll out to the public at a price of $279.
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