Apple isn’t the only player interested in smart wearable devices. Earlier in January, Luxury watchmaker Montblanc shared its plans to enter the smart wearables market with a smart watchstrap.
Called e-Strap, the smart wearable offers a wide variety of functionality: smart notifications, previews of email, text messages, incoming calls, and status updates from social media feeds, alongside reminders. It also packs an activity tracker that measures steps and calories burnt. It even allows users to interact with their phone’s media player, acts like a camera trigger, and includes a Find Me function, which means users can locate their phone if it’s within a 30-metre range.
All of that is happening on the user’s wrist. While this may sound like a great idea, since the strap is a — yet — unused space, its success depends on the design. Well, Watch-Insider is back with a set of images showcasing how the actual device, e-Strap, will look (via MacRumors).
Well, it’s disappointing.
The images reveal a bulky device with a low-resolution display (128 x 36 resolution) — I remember the good old days when I used a pager — which accompanies a traditional watch somewhere on the wrist, where it is supposed to sit comfortably.
e-Strap will connect to the user’s iPhone or Android device using an app that allows minimal customization options. Let me know if you will be willing to pay €250 for this device.