Posted by Aaron Kabeya on July 12, 2017
Mondaine's first ever smartwatch: Mondaine Helvetica 1
Mondaine, the great Swiss watch maker has decided to step foot into the smart watch market with its new Helvetica 1 Smartwatch. This piece not only contains an analogue display, it has smart functions: sleep-tracking feature and an activity tracker. The perfect example of a smart luxury design watch that doesn't look too technical or complicated.
Hmm why does this watch looks so familiar?
The model follows the design of the Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Bold watch; stainless-steel case, off-white dial with a date display sub-dial and a smooth suede-leather strap. This smartwatch acts as the models' predecessor.
So, what's the 411 on Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch?
Powered with the "MotionX" software, the Helvetica smartwatch can accurately measure movement tracking and sleep cycles. The Bluetooth 4LE allows for a connection between the watch and the phone via the MMT-335 (Manufacture Movements Technologies) app - available on iOS and Android.
The MMT-365 app gives you access to following features:
The Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch feels absolutely amazing; the leather-straps has a suede-like texture to it making it feel great on the skin and the stainless-steel case has such a good weight to it your wrist won't feel like the watch is weighing you down.
The dial looks similar to your traditional Helvetica watch. This piece on the other hand has a date display and smart information sub dial at the 6 o'clock position. Also, the dial is protected by a super-tough Sapphire crystal lens. This means you watch is protected from the risks of daily life.
What do YOU think of the Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch?
The way Mondaine combined class and technology is brilliant; stainless-steel case and smooth leather (almost suede like) strap. You wouldn't think it's a smartwatch at first glance. I feel like that's what adds to its magic; how the watch has smart functions but looks like your normal Mondaine watch. The piece follows Mondaine's simple minimal design to a T, making it by far the classiest wearable tech piece I've seen so far.
The MMT-365 is a very easy app to use and the tracking technology is so subtle you'd think it's invisible. I'm still in awe of the MotionX software; the way it measures your sleep: how much light sleep and deep sleep you're getting, is amazing. Congratulations to Mondaine for crafting an outstanding watch - Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smartwatch.