A chinese company called iMCO launched a new stainless steel round-faced smartwatch — the result of crowdfunding campaign for this CoWatch. And putting Amazon’s Alexa on the smartwatch as a personal assistant is the big idea.
The concept isn’t new with Apple’s Siri and Google voice recognition, but it’s the first instance of Alexa that can be seen in a wrist watch.
The CoWatch is made of stainless steel, including a ceramic ring for its looks and for boosting wireless technology. There is a single button on the side to turn the display on and off. With a long press, it brings you to the settings menu. It has a display of 1.39 inch touchscreen and AMOLED display with resolution of 400 x 400.
It has the standard set of sensors for basic fitness tracking, including accelerometer, gyroscope and even an optical heart rate sensors.
The CoWatch runs on an Android-based OS called Cronologics — all of the computing happens either on the watch itself or in the cloud means that there is no need for a smartphone to make it work.
Cronologics co-founder Leor Stern said, “We’re trying to make it much more akin to a traditional wristwatch.”