Here Comes the Swiss Luxury Smartwatches with 2-year Battery Life

Here come the Swiss Luxury Smartwatches with 2-year Battery Life

Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Horological Smartwatch

Three Swiss watch brands adopt the new MMT MotionX platform to offer luxury smartwatches in 2015.

MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies), a new Swiss Joint Venture SARL formed by Fullpower Technologies of Silicon Valley and Union Horlogere Holdings. The company announced the MMT MotionX Horological Smartwatch Open Platform aimed to bring Swiss watch industry into the Smartwatch era.

“We love working with Philippe Kahn and his team; their approach to technology craftsmanship very much matches our company culture,” said Peter Stas, CEO of MMT and Frederique Constant. “Our intense collaboration and combined strengths have enabled us to realize the exciting Swiss Horological Smartwatch now and will lead to much more to come. The Swiss Horological Smartwatches released today truly show the strength of our partnership.”

Powered by MotionX, these Swiss Horological Smartwatches have bi-directional communication with iPhone and Android Apps. There is no digital screen on Swiss Horological Smartwatches. Instead, the mechanical hands on the watch dial analogically display “smart’ information. The watch retains its classic beauty while delivering the benefits of the quantified self without ever having to recharge a battery.

We are assuming that the Swatch CEO Nick Hajek had the MMT MotionX platform in mind when he teased the Swatch Smartwatch last month. He said that the Swatch smartwatch would be internet connected and does not need to be charged. Sounds exactly what the MMT platform offers for watch makers like Swatch.

Swatch has not been named yet as customer of MMT. I would though not be surprised at all if Swatch is using them for their first-generation smartwatch. The MMT MotionX technology is a threat to fitness band makers, but not to the Apple Watch. 

Frederique Constant, Alpina, and Mondaine will launch Swiss Smartwatches based on MMT’s technology in 2015 for both women and men.

Frederique Constant

Powered by MMT’s MotionX technology platform, these Swiss watch brands will offer ten different models in designer collections for both women and men, delivering 24/7 MotionX activity tracking and sleep monitoring with over two years battery life and support for Apple and Android smartphones worldwide.

The initial partners are Frederique Constant, the Geneva-based luxury watch manufacturer of classical watches; Alpina, the Swiss Sports Watch manufacturer founded in 1883; and Mondaine, well known for its SBB Swiss Railway watches. The first Swiss Smartwatches go on sale in June.

Horological Smartwatches Features:

  • 2+ years battery life
  • Always-on-time and date
  • MotionX activity tracking
  • Sleeptracker sleep monitoring
  • Sleep cycle alarms
  • Get active alerts
  • Adaptive coaching
  • MotionX cloud backup and restore

The MotionX high-accuracy patented sensor-fusion engine tracks activity and sleep patterns. Activity and sleep information is presented accurately in real-time on the Swiss Horological Smartwatch using traditional analog dials.

The Swiss Horological Smartwatch synchronizes on-demand with Apple and Android smartphone applications. On the iOS and Android apps, graphics highlight how much one has moved and slept during the day, week, or month. Goals and adaptive coaching encourage getting a better understanding of oneself, which in turn helps one’s well-being. Better sleep and a more active lifestyle are widely recognized as simple, effective positive behavioral changes. 

Via MMT.


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