Kairos isn’t the only company that figures there are folks in the market for a smartwatch who don’t want to give up on luxury time pieces… so the solution could be a smart wrist-strap.

Luxury watch company Montblanc has just introduced it’s own smart accessory, which it calls an e-Strap. It’s a leather wrist-strap with an OLED touchscreen display that can show notifications from your phone.

montblanc e-strap

This lets you wear a mechanical watch, but interact with smart features by twisting your wrist so you can see the screen.

The display is an 0.9 inch, black and white, 128 x 36 pixel screen and you can pair the e-strap with your phone over Bluetooth to view notifications for phone calls, text messages, email messages, appointments, reminders, and social media. It also has a vibration motor to send you alerts when you may nto be looking at the screen.

There’s also a pedometer function that lets you use the device as a fitness tracker.

According to A Blog to Watch, the e-Strap will sell for about 250 Euros (about $300 US), which may seem expensive when you can get a full-fledged smartwatch for less money. But if you’re the sort of person who would spend thousands of dollars on a Montblanc watch in the first place, a $300 strap probably seems like a bargain.

via TechCrunch

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3 replies on “Montblanc e-Strap makes your luxury watch smart(er)”

  1. Would expect some chinese companies to hammer out something similar on the cheap now that the idea is out. This is after all pretty much a continuation of the bluetooth wristbands they have been making for years.

  2. Do they make one for the athletic crowd? -because jocks need support.
    Maybe they could call that model the j-Strap?

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