Two new smartwatches from ConnecteDevice
We knew CES was going to be big for wearables, and the latest news from ConnecteDevice is that they have just launched the Cogito and Cogito Pop smartwatches as the newest in their lineup. Last year the folks from ConnecteDevice announced the CooKoo, and the Cogito and Cogito Pop are follow ups to that device that bring a bit more style. Both of these devices combines an analog clock face with digital notifications, giving you the best of both worlds.
Unlike some of the other smartwatches on the market at the time the Cogito and Cogito Pop will only display notifications on the device, they won't give you what the message says, or allow you to preview other notifications. These "are meant to be an extension of the phone, not a duplication of it" says ConnecteDevice which they feel is very important as the customization will allow users to set priorities and determine what notifications they need.
The Cogito is going to be the higher end device with a more sophisticated style. Featuring the analog display with digital technology it will show notifications, display who is calling and allow you to select whether you wish to answer or mute it, right from your wrist.
On the other hand the Cogito Pop is the lower priced version that comes in various vibrant colors instead. The Cogito Pop uses LED technology to display notifications, but is designed to have more of a mainstream type appeal to it.
Both of these devices have tap-to-act technology so they rely on users pressing the buttons on the side of the watches to dismiss notifications and move through things, which is pretty standard. Utilizing Bluetooth 4.0 low energy they are able to put a conventional watch style battery inside that won't require recharging regularly, and can easily be changed when it needs to be.
With the Cogito Pop coming in at $129, and the higher end Cogito coming in at $179 these devices both currently in stock and ready to be ordered today.
CONNECTEDEVICE LAUNCHING COGITO CONNECTED WATCH BRAND AT CES
The fast-growing maker of COOKOO will expand its offering with the
introduction of COGITO and COGITO POP connected watches at CES 2014
Hong Kong, December 6, 2013 — CONNECTEDEVICE Ltd will introduce COGITO™ and COGITO POP™, the newest additions to its family of connected watches, at the International CES 2014. Joining COOKOO™, one of the first connected watches for the mainstream, COGITO and COGITO POP similarly deliver essential notifications from the smartphone directly to the wrist.
COGITO and COGITO POP will be on display at CONNECTEDEVICE's booth (LVCC, NORTH HALL, BOOTH 6628) at the International CES trade show in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2014. The new connected watches will also be showcased inside the WristRevolution Tech Zone (LVCC, SOUTH HALL 3, 30442J).
Henri-Nicolas OLIVIER, CEO of CONNECTEDEVICE, said "We are proud to expand our product portfolio with the addition of the elegant COGITO and the playful COGITO POP. These watches stay true to our design philosophy of creating intuitive, fashionable and cutting-edge wearable technology."
"COGITO and COGITO POP are meant to be an extension of the phone, not a duplication of it. This is an important distinction," adds Henri-Nicolas OLIVIER. "When linked with the app, the watches allow users to customize settings based on their priorities and select which notifications they need. Less is more. Most users do not want, or need, full phone functionality on their wrists."
COGITO: the elegant connected watch
COGITO brings together the power of a connected watch with the sophistication of a precision-crafted timepiece. Designed for the busy, social and fashionable crowd, COGITO merges classic analog movement with a lucid digital display. When linked with the smartphone or tablet app, COGITO allows users to cut through the digital noise by customizing settings based on their priorities and selecting which notifications will appear. On the watch face, users can see who is calling or messaging, and decide whether to answer or mute it. COGITO frees users from continually checking their phones.
COGITO POP: the fashion connected watch
COGITO POP collection offers a connected twist on the fashion watch, blending vibrant colors with wireless connectivity. 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 can alert users when they have a call, an email or a message on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and more. The easy-to-use interface lets users manage not just calls, but also trigger their camera, control their music and locate their phone.
Both COGITO and COGITO POP feature an advanced tap-to-act function. In addition to actions controlled by the side buttons, users can simply tap the watch face to acknowledge an alert and clear that alert. Tap-to-act is a key enhancement to the watch's time-saving attributes, offering a faster and easier response to the information available at a glance. COGITO also feature a tap-to-light function.
Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy technology allows COGITO and COGITO POP to run on a conventional button-cell battery without requiring a recharge. The battery will power the watch for well over one year without a charge and, when necessary, can be replaced easily by the user.
"Users don't want another power-hungry device," remarks Henri-Nicolas OLIVIER. "They shouldn't have to remember to charge their watch, too. COGITO and COGITO POP, unlike other smartwatches, don't have the burden of bulky chargers and tangled power cords."
Award-winning French designer Xavier Houy created COGITO as a watch that consumers would want to wear, one that naturally merges connectivity with a conventional timepiece. Users can express their own style through a variety of vibrant color choices and materials.
"Wearable devices are different from other electronics," says Henri-Nicolas OLIVIER. "Because they're so personal, so close to the body, consumers expect something that reflects their tastes and personality. For this reason, we believe COGITO's look is just as important as its functions and features."
COGITO and COGITO POP are engineered to follow active users, especially in situations when the phone cannot be in their hands. With enhanced water resistance up to 10 ATM, the watches safely alert users to calls and messages even in wet situations — under the shower, in the rain, on the beach and at the pool.
Starting at US$179, COGITO offers elegant connectivity at half the price of the major smartwatch brands. COGITO POP's mainstream appeal also extends to its price, starting at just US$129 and fitting well within the budget of the market majority.