Smartwatches are the talk of the town these days, with anyone and everyone rumored to be creating their own take on the evolution of the venerated timepiece. It will probably only be a matter of time before someone makes a smartwatch that outperforms a smartphone in some way, like, say, taking photos. And that’s exactly the claim being made here with the Hyetis Crossbow smartwatch.
The Crossbow is supposedly Switzerland’s first foray into the smartwatch market and boasts of a truly Swiss design. That should probably already interest some, but wait until you hear about its other premium features. It is also equipped with a 41 megapixel camera, complete with ZEISS lens. Yes, “ZEISS”, at least according to their website. That’s definitely more than a match for any smartphone, except maybe the Lumia 1020. But as they say on TV, wait, there’s more!
You’d be forgiven if your eyes glaze over at the litany of juicy hardware that this smartwatch is supposed to contain. High resolution touchscreen, connectivity with iOS, Android, or Windows Phone smartphones via Bluetooth or WiFi, NFC, microphone, GPS, and barometer, all in one small package. Battery life is advertised at an amazing four days, with two rechargeable batteries hidden somewhere in the wristband. And of course, it features wireless charging of under a few hours.
If that hasn’t made your jaw drop to the floor, the price tag of $1,200 probably will. The Hyetis Crossbow is expected to ship later this year, so it’s only a matter of time before we get a glimpse of this unbelievable creature. With so much features, it’s amazing it can’t do calls, at least not yet. But yes, it can also tell the time.