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Use The “cookoo” Watch To Connect To & Manage Your iPhone!

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In a new Kickstarter project, the “cookoo” watch enables you to connect to your smartphone, or iPhone, and keep you updated on the device’s status without having to look at the smartphone.

The watch connects through Bluetooth 4.0 and gives you alerts when you have a call, message, email, or low battery on the smartphone. In other words, you can be away from your iPhone and still be notified of alerts.

The watch works with a companion app that enables the smartphone alerts to be sent to the watch. The app enables users to manage the alerts and notifications that are received on the watch. Users can customize which alerts to receive and whether the alert should have an icon, a beep, or a vibration.

There is also a button on the watch called “Command” that may be customized to do any of the following:

  • Check in: be the first to check in on Facebook—with more apps to come.
  • Tag a location: tag your current location on theConnected App’s map—later you can add notes, pictures, and even share your map with others.
  • Take a picture: use the command button as a remote for your phone’s camera—perfect for taking group shots!\

The watch also has a Find My iPhone-esque function where one button press will send a sound command to your device for easy locating.

As of this writing, the project has 807 backers with just under $65,000 of support. There are 43 days left and the entry level pledge is $80 which gets you one (1) black first edition cookoo watch in your choice of black on black or brushed stainless on black. The watch comes with the iOS app too.

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  • Jeez. I’m not usually one to hate on things. If it’s not my style, that’s all there is to it. But am I the only one who finds this watch absolutely unappealing visually (almost repulsive even). It’s bulky and I know this is what it’s going for, but it’s just got an “thick old cheap plastic watch” look to it.

    I’m personally waiting on Pebble to be out of kickstarter and into the real world. I’m still waiting for my kickstarter waterproof iPhone case, yet I already have a Lifeproof one on my phone right now. So I tend to wait on kickstarter projects now. Anyway, my point with this watch is that although the idea is good, the execution seems awful to me. Like I said, I’ll wait for Pebble thank you very much.

  • peggy

    very ugly and serves very little purpose 1face watch on the other hand is a watch that will change the world

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