When it comes to wristwatches, you want one that can multitask as much as you do. Obviously, a smartwatch that tells you the hour, keeps your notifications and calls under control and analyzes calories burnt and steps taken is a dream come true. Unfortunately, even performant ones like Huawei Watch 2 or LG Watch Style/Sport can’t help you get over the chunky, sporty design. But what about a minimalist, super slim watch with analogue face? Before you say it doesn’t exist, check this piece from NOWA #objectmagic
A new company from Paris decided to make a smartwatch that doesn’t appeal only to runners or cyclists, but to travelers and frequent fliers, too. Shaper by NOWA has the looks of an analogue wristwatch, with a very slim case and minimalist dial. The casing is made from durable stainless steel, couple with a Sapphire coated glass.
Shaper has a 20mm width at lugs, features interchangeable straps and a light indicator that notifies you of incoming calls in a discreet way. If you want to reject a call, just push the button on the crown once. If you need to find your phone, push it twice. Fancy taking a selfie? The smartwatch lets you control your smartphone camera, too.
Designer Eric Gizard believes it’s a perfect fit for those of you who switch time zones on a regular basis. Shaper syncs automatically with your smartphone, so you’ll always know what time it is at home or when to get in touch with your colleagues back at the office. As most smartwatches today, the piece can keep track of your activity, too. The number of calories burnt, hours slept and steps taken are automatically recorded in Apple Health or Google Fit, depending on your OS.
NOWA says Shaper can store your information for one week before having to sync with the NOWA Watch app. As for battery, your watch can last eight months on a single standard CR2025. Afterwards, you have to take the watch to a NOWA center for assistance.
Shaper is now up for order on Kickstarter from $139 with shipment set to begin this July.