Available in two versions — Sporty Chic and Urban Explorer — the new Cookoo also has new features that include the ability to see who is calling, right on the watch face. Icons light up for other alerts like email, SMS and social alerts, and users can still control their camera and music from the Cookoo watch.
CONNECTEDEVICE INTRODUCING THE NEW COOKOO, NEXT GENERATION CONNECTED WATCH
The groundbreaking COOKOO connected watch is updated and enhanced with new look and new functions.
Hong Kong, July 15th, 2014 — Building on the success of the award-winning COOKOO, one of the world's first connected watches, CONNECTEDEVICE Ltd introduces a next generation model adding more functionality and enhancing the user experience. The new COOKOO features a new design, new display, new materials and new colors.
The spirit of the new COOKOO remains the same as the original, uniting classic analog movement and intuitive digital notifications. Wearing COOKOO is as natural as wearing a conventional watch, yet offering the important benefits of connectivity. The new COOKOO serves as an important extension of the smartphone with essential notifications delivered, at a glance, right on the wrist.
Henri-Nicolas OLIVIER, CEO of CONNECTEDEVICE, says: "The new COOKOO is a direct result of our conversations with customers. We kept all the fundamental aspects they love about COOKOO, like the attractive analog face and long battery life, while adding a sharper display, more functionality and premium materials."
Acclaimed French designer Xavier Houy, a winner of multiple prestigious awards for the first COOKOO, renews the watch's cool look. He maintains the grace of the analog movement while incorporating a variety of new digital notifications. COOKOO users will also recognize a rich new color palette to complement the new materials.
"Once again Xavier Houy succeeds with a brilliant design," adds Henri-Nicolas OLIVIER. "It's a real work of art. He updates the COOKOO watch with more features and functions, without sacrificing the beautiful aesthetic and intuitive user experience."
The new COOKOO offers users a choice of two collections to better match individual lifestyles and personal tastes. The Sporty Chic collection features a seductive, soft-touch silicone band. Urban Explorer boasts a robust, form-fitting nylon strap. Color options range from a timeless black to an opulent purple.
With the addition of a digital display on the watch face, users can now see who is calling and decide whether to answer or mute it. Icons alert users when they have an email or a message on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Line, WeChat, WhatsApp and more. The easy-to-use interface lets users manage not just calls and messages, but also trigger their camera, control their music and locate their phone.
Unlike other smartwatches, COOKOO does not need to be charged. Bluetooth® Smart technology allows COOKOO to run on a conventional button-cell battery. Depending on usage, the battery can supply uninterrupted power for many months without a charge and, when necessary, can be replaced easily by the user.
"With COOKOO's long battery life, users can forget bulky chargers and tangled power cords," says Henri-Nicolas OLIVIER. "They already have to remember to charge their PC, tablet and smartphone every night. They don't want to charge their watch, too."
The new COOKOO is 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 watch safely alerts users to calls and messages even in wet situations — under the shower, in the rain, on the beach and at the pool.
*The compatibility list below includes devices tested and verified by CONNECTEDEVICE.
The new COOKOO is compatible with devices that support Bluetooth® Smart technology. The CONNECTED WATCH app is available for both iOS 7-enabled and Android-enabled (4.3 and upward) smartphones and mobile devices. Compatible iOS 7 devices include iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, iPad Mini, iPad 4th & 5th generation and iPod Touch 5th generation. Compatible Android devices include Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S4 Mini, S4 Active, Galaxy Note 3, Note 2, HTC One, LG Nexus 5, Nexus 4 Moto X, Sony Xperia, Huawei P7, XiaoMi Mi3, and HongMi.
Starting at US $149.99, the new COOKOO offers both fashion and function at half the price of the major smartwatch brands.