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While most traditional Swiss watch makers are reluctantly embracing the smartwatch revolution, they frankly don’t have much in way of innovation. Their timepieces are undoubtedly impeccable, but technologically archaic. In an era of wearables, this gives tech giants like Apple and Google an edge.

While most traditional Swiss watch makers are reluctantly embracing the smartwatch revolution, they frankly don’t have much in way of innovation. Their timepieces are undoubtedly impeccable, but technologically archaic. In an era of wearables, this gives tech giants like Apple and Google an edge. That said, there is something special about a traditional watch, and that’s why smartwatches are not exactly setting the house on fire.

Montblanc is taking a different approach to this wearable wave. Instead of reinventing, its timepieces, it is adding the smarts to its straps with its e strap. This is an all new approach.

At the end of the day,
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the reason one wears a band is to keep a track of time and because of the aesthetic value the timepiece represents. Smartwatches flounder in timekeeping once their meager batteries run out and their aesthetics so far have not reached the levels of Switzerland’s best.

Connected with a smartphone app, the e strap adds a basic fitness tracker and notifications hub within the band. This way, Montblanc retains the dial of the watch, which is autonomous for timekeeping and all the smartwatch like extra functionality is transferred to the e strap.

In its current avatar, the e strap is super expensive and rather rudimentary. For around 250 pounds one gets a band made out of Florentine leather, and a sensor hub/display out of carbon fiber, which Montblanc calls diamond like in nature. This ensures Montblanc’s premium build and image, but its smarts are limited to notifications and data from an accelerometer.

It does not have the advanced health tracking sensors of an Apple watch or even some of the Google Android Wear products.

This band is being treated as an add on by Montblanc, so it should be interoperable with most of its watches if not all. Though, still, it is not known if it will be compatible with watches from other watch brands.
discounted mont blanc pens strap adds smart to analogue watches