The technology industry today is buzzing with advancements in wearable technology, connected devices, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence. While the smartwatch has found its bond with consumers, a new trend of ‘Hybrid Smartwatches’ is carving a niche for itself. As the world transitions from a traditional analogue watch to digital smart watches, a young start-up based in Mumbai by the name of Sanzar Futureteq Private Limited has taken the route of launching Hybrid Smartwatches. The company’s first launch is the Gekko GX1 – Hybrid Smartwatch.
As the name implies, the watch is the hybrid of an analogue watch and a digital smartwatch that caters to a wide consumer base of teenagers and young adults.
It incorporates an,
- analogue screen display,
- provides fitness statistics via a companion app and
- has notifying capabilities of a smartwatch.
The Gekko GX1 comes with a host of features that would appeal to individuals who appreciate a trendy, yet rugged watch. The battery on the GX1 lasts a whole year and doesn’t require like the digital smart watches.
Gekko GX1 Hybrid smartwatch is priced at Rs.4,995
Features of the Gekko GX1 Hybrid Smartwatch:
Watch Design: The screen features a sapphire glass dial, which is scratch resistant and has great strength. The sturdy design of the watch means it will endure any bumps and knocks that it may find its way. The watch scores very high on its aesthetics and provides the wearer with a sense of machismo.
Sleep & Calorie Monitor: The Gekko GX1 watch tracks the duration and quality of sleep. It also tracks the wearer’s sleep trends via the smartphone app to help improve sleep habits. Additionally, it also monitors the number of steps that are taken and daily calories burnt, to provide the wearer’s fitness trends.
Altitude-UV-Temperature-Barometer Pressure: With the help of the watch, data such as altitude, UV index, temperature and barometric pressure is recorded and pushed to the companion app. All this data is ready to view on the watch and app to provide essential outdoor information required for such activities.
App Notifications: Receive phone calls, WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and several other notification alerts on the GX1 watch.
Remote Camera: Taking pictures is made easy, as the watch acts as a remote control for picture-clicking via the user’s smartphone camera.
Battery Life: The GX1 comes with a coin battery that lasts for up to one year and can be easily replaced at any local watch store.
1 Year Warranty: The GX1 has a 1-year local warranty that offers a direct replacement of the product in case of manufacturing defects. Moreover, an after-sales service team and a service centre is located in Mumbai, to ensure maximum customer satisfaction
Speaking about the launch Sanskar Sharma, Co-Founder of Sanzar Futureteq said,
“We are thrilled to introduce the Gekko GX1 – Hybrid Smartwatch in India! We endeavour to bring a wide range of smart wearables that mesh the best of the tech and fashion worlds to create tech-friendly, fashion-forward products”.
About the company:
Sanzar Futureteq is a start-up on a mission to provide innovative, yet user friendly wearable devices. Producing wearables that take cues from the tech and fashion worlds respectively, and amalgamating them to create tech-friendly, fashion-forward products of desire is the start-up’s mantra. With the launch of the Gekko GX1 – Hybrid Smartwatch, they have taken their first step towards this mission, with more unique products in the pipeline to be launched in the near future.