First teased back in August , Hewlett-Packard’s new smartwatch was finally unveiled on Friday, and it looks pretty good. Crafted through a partnership between HP and fashion designer Michael Bastian, the MB Chronowing looks exactly like a traditional watch, but also delivers email, stock market updates, calendar information, sports updates and text notifications. See also: Microsoft officially announces wearable after early app release The water-resistant device is available with three interchangeable straps (leather, rubber and nylon), has a battery life of up to seven days and is controlled via an app that is accessed through iOS or Android devices. “As a men’s designer, I’m very interested in all of the recent developments in the ‘tech wearables’ category — particularly smartwatches,” said Bastian, in a statement on Gilt’s website. “With the early devices I’ve seen, the design and feel of the watch takes a backseat to the technology… I really felt there was a need for a device that looked and felt like a stylish watch first.” There’s no touchscreen (it has a monochrome LCD display) and the device won’t track your heart rate, so the minimalist MB Chronowing is likely to appeal more to fans of devices like the Pebble,… Read full this story
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