With smartwatches dominating the timepiece market, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. But what if you could have all the features of a touchscreen smartwatch with the added extra of some physical hands? While it may sound completely bonkers, that’s exactly what new smartwatch ZeTime is offering!
ZeTime is the world’s first hybrid smartwatch combining mechanical hands with a full round colour touchscreen. Using ground-breaking technology to mount watch hands through the centre of the high-resolution TFT colour display, ZeTime blends the classic design of a traditional timepiece with the most advanced features of a smartwatch.
The most obvious question you’ll be asking is, “won’t the hands get in the way of the screen?” Well, ZeTime assure customers that’s not an issue. With their Smart Movement technology, the mechanical hands are controlled by the watch CPU so that they’ll be moved if needed, separating the screen in two horizontally.
A classic take on the wearable with colour display, ZeTime boasts a sleek 44mm stainless steel watchcase inspired by the finest Swiss design. It’s easy to use as well with navigation through the various menus and screens achieved with the smart crown on the side of the watch.
As well as plenty of face customisation options, ZeTime will automatically update the time in synchronisation with your smartphone according to your location and will work up to 30 days on a single charge. It also comes with a heart-rate monitor which is controlled thanks to an ultra-accurate 3 LED optical sensor, and it’s waterproof up to 30 metres too.
Whatever you think of the name or the design of the ZeTime touchscreen smartwatch, it’s clearly caught the imagination of a heck of a lot of Joes. Currently being funded over on Kickstarter, the watch has received over $3,000,000 of pledges. That may have something to do with the very reasonable price of around £110 ($139). Head over to the ZeTime Kickstarter Page now as there’s less than a week left of funding!