A smart strap watch has a unique appearance and looks like a traditional watch, but can also display notifications, call features, monitor fitness, store security or transport passes and more. It’s great for those that have an expensive or sentimental watch they’d love to add functionality to.
The Smart Strap has electrodes that, when touched, can read measurements such as weight, body fat and muscle mass. It communicates this information to your phone via low-energy Bluetooth.
1. Smart Alerts
The Samsung TipTalk is a smart strap that adds notifications and calling features to traditional watches. It also has fitness tracking capabilities and uses the latest UX. It is a great choice for those who want to keep up with family and friends, stay on top of their health and fitness goals, receive emergency alerts and more.
Unlike medical alert necklaces that require an additional pendant, medical alert smartwatches use a combination of 4G cellular coverage and GPS to track location and send location data to a call center when a button is pushed. This helps provide a much greater range of mobility and safety for seniors, who may not want to wear a necklace.
Smart Alerts are based on a combination of historical, real-time and current sensor data to create an anomaly corridor for your loved one’s location. The number of available Smart Alerts in your subscription will be reflected in the “Smart Alerts” tab within the navigation bar. If your team has not yet reached the maximum allotment of alerts, please speak to your iWave account manager about purchasing more.
2. Personalized Caller ID
Having the ability to know who is calling you without having to look at your phone is a great feature. This allows you to avoid unnecessary rings and pings, especially in meetings where you may not want to seem rude by checking your phone. This is possible with a smart strap watch.
Developed by Modillian, the smart strap is designed to allow users to receive notifications via vibrations that are passed through their watch buckle. The strap can be programmed to only alert you to contacts who you have designated. This way you can avoid getting calls from people you do not want to hear from.
The E-Strap is aimed at those who have an existing watch they don’t want to give up and still want the functionality of a smartwatch. It works by using a small sensor and microchip built into the strap that connects to a mobile app. It will track steps, calories, and sleep while also showing your daily goal progress. It will also monitor heart rate and blood oxygen levels as well as body water percentage. The smart watch can also be programmed to detect falls and will automatically call 911. It will also send an SOS message to up to five emergency contacts with your location information included in the message.
3. Fitness Tracking
Many smart strap watches feature built-in fitness trackers to help you achieve your goals. They can measure steps, pace, distance, calories burned, and even sleep patterns. These are great features to have if you are an athlete or busy professional who wants to keep tabs on their health and fitness levels.
Most smart fitness trackers work best when they are active, so they are ideally worn while participating in sports or leisure activities. They can also alert you to notifications and incoming calls, so they are useful in business situations where you don’t want to be interrupted by phone rings or buzzes.
However, these devices are not as accurate as chest-worn heart rate trackers. There are many things that can impact blood oxygenation, including changes like vasodilation when lifting weights or during exercise. This can lead to inaccurate interpretation of the user’s heart rate, which can be frustrating. Smart Buckle was designed to overcome this challenge, and it is a sleek solution that attaches easily to a traditional watch with a standard or deployant clasp. It can provide activity and sleep insights without compromising your classic style.
4. Sleep Monitoring
A good night’s sleep can make all the difference in your overall health and well-being. Many smartwatches have built-in sleep tracking capabilities, allowing users to gain a better understanding of their nightly habits.
Often, tracking devices use advanced sensors to monitor heart rate and respiration during sleep. This data is collated in the morning and displayed in a companion app to allow users to easily view their history, assess their sleep quality, and find areas for improvement.
Some tracking systems will even offer tips on how to improve sleep. For example, some will suggest avoiding caffeine before bed or waking up in the lighter phase of your sleep cycle.
The smart strap watch has been kicking around for a few years now. Several Kickstarters have sprung up to try and bridge the gap between traditional watches and the emerging smartwatch industry. IWC seemingly toyed with the idea with their Modillian watch, and Montblanc debuted a smart strap solution for its timepieces at CES this year. It consists of two parts: a thin and reportedly lightweight smart module with an underlying strap to fasten the piece to.
5. Contacts Management
Last year was a busy one for wearable tech, and some of the oddest gadgets got the most attention. Among them was Sony’s Wena Wrist, an unusual upgrade that makes traditional watches smart without changing their look, mainly by packing the gadgetry inside the strap.
The Twin’s smart module is housed in a thin case that doubles as a watch clasp, and it has a curved OLED display that can display phone notifications and track activity. It can also make mobile payments and show daily goal progress, essentially everything you’d want from a smartwatch without putting your favorite mechanical timepiece in a drawer.
The Twin’s app lets you set downtime schedules and communications limits, and it has parental controls that allow you to see the activities your child is doing on their phone or tablet. You can also use the app to delete messages or call logs, and you can even set a lock that requires a password before a device can be used again.