Every year there is a Watch and Jewelry trade show in the spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland. This Baselworld has many leading watch and jewelry on display, and it should be no surprise that smartwatches made an appearance.
For example, there is a Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch, a watch is a hand-made in Switzerland with an analog face. It can connect to both Android and iOS phones, and it is a fitness and sleep tracker.
In case you haven’t heard of the Vector, they are working on a watch that can give an impressive 30 days of battery life. Seriously, a watch that you only have to charge once a month? You will probably forget to charge it? This watch is compatible with iOS, Windows, and Android phones with a monochrome display for calls, texts, general notification and fitness activity. This watch has been making waves all week.
Also, TAG Heuer announced a partnership with Google and Intel to create an Android Wear smartwatch. Gucci was on deck with the former Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am to discuss a smart band that works independently of the phone.
Then there is a B55 smartwatch, which isn’t really a smartwatch for fitness or notifications. It can line to the phone to instantly change time zones on the watch, not to mention flight times. It is pretty expensive at $10,000, so I don’t know, I guess pilots are the target audience.
One of the last fancy watches is the Mondaine Helvetica 1 smartwatch, which is another analog watch that can keep track of steps and sleep. It is quite minimalist, and costs a lot at $900.
As you can see, that is a lot of smartwatches on display at what would normally be a place to show off jewelry. Yet another way that smartwatches are becoming more and more classy every day.