Griffin Montblanc Launches Its First Smart Bracelet for Traditional Watches

2014 was the year of smartwatches. This market, therefore, is very recent. So it’s not as saturated as smartphones. For this reason, we can still have new brands joining the team of smart watch manufacturers, bringing truly innovative ideas to the industry. And this is precisely the case with the Montblanc luxury watch brand .

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The brand launched a new category of wearable devices; The smart bracelet . With e-Strap, any watch will be able to turn into a smartwatch.After all, the really smart part of the device is going to be the leather strap.That way, you will not have to give up the exclusive design and pure luxury that traditional branded devices such as Montblanc provide.

The bracelet comes textured Italian leather to keep the touch refined to the tech piece. The screen is hidden in the part of the wrist facing the body. The touchscreen display of the e-Strap is 0.9 inches with a resolution of 128×36 pixels. The fact that it is a monochrome OLED should make the panel have a minimal impact on the battery life.

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E-Strap synchronizes via Bluetooth to your smartphone, receiving notifications such as emails, text messages, ongoing calls, reminders and updates on social networks.All these news will be warned to the user with a luminous warning and a discreet vibration.

The wristband also comes with health monitoring functions.Your sensors track user activity.For example, e-Strap can count how many steps the user has taken throughout the day, the calories burned and the distance traveled in the last 24 hours.

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Other interesting functions of e-Strap is that you can manage your smartphone from a distance. With its smart bracelet, you can control the music on your smartphone, or even command the camera to fire. Also, if you’re not finding your phone, just use the Find-Me command on your wristband, and it will find your phone if it is within 30 meters.

The bracelet can withstand 5 days of loading according to Montblanc. Its values, however, are not very accessible there. Only e-Strap goes for 250 euros, well above the market smartbands. If you want to buy in conjunction with the Timewalker Urban Speed watch model, the price goes for “nice” $ 3,600.For the company’s customers, however, this is a value compatible with the other products of the brand.