CES 2013: COOKOO Watch Brings 'Bluetooth Smart' Connectivity to iOS Devices

One of the technologies that we've been looking forward to becoming more prevalent in iOS accessories is the incorporation of low-power Bluetooth 4.0, now known as Bluetooth Smart. The technology allows for low-power long term connectivity between your iOS devices and your accessories. Kickstarter-backed e-paper Pebble watch was one example that generated an enormous amount of interest with over $10 million in pre-sales.

ConnecteDevice today announced the worldwide launch of their COOKOO watch which also begin life as life as a KickStarter project.

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The company describes the watch as a designer watch that combines analog movement with a connected digital display. By using a freely available app, users can pick and choose which notifications that appear on their watch.

The watch can display notifications for:

- Incoming Calls
- Missed Calls
- Facebook Messages and Posts
- Calendar Reminders
- When a Smart Device (iPhone, iPad, etc..) is out of range
- When a Smart Device (iPhone, iPad, etc..) is low on Battery

It also has a customizable command button which can find your phone, snap a photo, check-in to Facebook or tag your location on a map.


The watch uses a standard button-cell battery that will last up to one year. It is scratch resistant and water resistant. COOKOO supports the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad mini, iPad (4th & 3rd generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). The watch is priced at $129 in 5 different colors.

ConnecteDevice says the watch is shipping now and they will be showing it at CES 2013. Based on comments by early Kickstarter backers, it seems there are some dropped-connectivity complaints with the first version of the software that the company says they are addressing in an upcoming update.

Top Rated Comments

NutsNGum Avatar
127 months ago
Am I the only one who doesn't understand why these watches are such a big deal?
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdowns Avatar
127 months ago
These so-called smart watches have no appeal to me. They seem like a solution looking for a problem.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yanki01 Avatar
127 months ago
So you don't have to take your phone out of your pocket, I assume.
because that's so hard to do. :rolleyes:
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mkjellman Avatar
127 months ago
that video is enough for me to not want this product. who signed off on that music?!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Redbeard25 Avatar
127 months ago
This will die a very quick death... on the name alone.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NedBookPro Avatar
127 months ago
Good idea, but the watch is so chunky. Way too chunky.

The woman in the first segment of the video looks like she's wearing a lump of brick on her wrist.

I'd love to see a nice looking watch with this functionality.

.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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