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MyKronoz ZeTime smartwatch coming in September

MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid smartwatch coming September 2017
MyKronoz ZeTime
Advertised as the world’s first fully hybrid smartwatch, the Swiss ZeTime brings together a touchscreen and a mechanical watch, promising to offer up to a month of autonomy on a single charge.

One of the most interesting smart wearables to be unveiled at Baselworld 2017 is MyKronoz' ZeTime. This smartwatch is also present on Kickstarter, where it is already nearing the $500,000 USD mark, ten times the $50,000 USD goal that was supposed to be met by April 27.

MyKronoz ZeTime uses both mechanical hands and a touchscreen display smartwatch. This smart wearable runs a proprietary operating system, and its mechanical hands can work for up to 30 days on a single charge. Thanks to the "Smart Movement" technology, this watch can automatically update the time according to its user's location.

The highlights of this smartwatch also include customizable and interchangeable watch faces and straps, a Corning Gorilla Glass-protected display, 3 ATM water resistance, Bluetooth 4.1 LE connectivity, and compatibility with both iOS 8 or later and Android 4.3 or later devices.

Working prototypes of the ZeTime are on display at Baselworld (D31 Hall 2.2), and the final product is scheduled to hit retail stores in September 2017 for $199 USD. 

Until then, Kickstarter backers could get various ZeTime variants for less - for example, two pieces for $259 USD, a Store Pack of twenty units for $2,800 USD, and so on. Early backers were able to pledge only $119 USD for a ZeTime smartwatch, but the 1,000 units available at this price are already gone.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03-26 (Update: 2017-03-26)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.