SWATCH has joined the smart watch party and released it's first "fitness tracker" watch aimed at (wait for it) Volleyballers???? I was a little taken aback when I heard Volleyball but after doing a bit of research it seems that with @900 million fans (based on participation through media coverage) it is actually a more popular sport than American Football, Basketball and Golf, who knew! So credit goes to SWATCH for doing their research and looking for a point of difference before releasing their first Smart Watch the Touch Zero One.
As well as the normal functions you would find on a fitness tracker e.g. STEP (calories, distance etc and TIME this watch has a few quirky functions HIT, CLAP and COACH. (You can read more on each function at the end of this post) You will need to download the SWATCH Touch Zero One app from the app store which runs on Android (Bluetooth®-Version 4.0LE, Android 4.4 or higher) and iOS (iPhone 5 or higher running the latest software version) and link your watch through Bluetooth to your phone to access your results and data.
Unless your a tech genius you are going to have to spend a bit of time reading the manual and playing with the watch to get it set up and work out how to use all the functions. It's a bit tricky to use but once you have played with it a bit (a fair bit) you will figure it out. If you get stuck you can access the video guide here http://www.swatch.com/en/swatch-touch-zero-one What I do like is the beach smart band, the PU and elastic are summer trendy and should fit most wrists. My favourite features are the graphics on the app, they are colourful, quirky and fun, you will find the app is much easier to navigate than the watch. On top of everything, Swatch Touch Zero One is a Swatch, so there's no need to charge it up every night. The standard Swatch battery lasts for months and months.
This is a quirky and fun smart watch, if your a Volleyballer then you are going to love it. If you are a SWATCH fan the colours are great for summer days and you have the added benefit of the reliability of a SWATCH. For your local stockist visit http://www.swatch.com/en_au/store-locator#q=AUSTRALIA
Click through for in depth details on each function!
HIT – Strap your Touch Zero One to your active playing hand. In the heat of the game, the built-in sensor records the number of hits and shows the power of each one on the watch display. When the match is over, dig deeper with the Swatch Touch Zero One App for extra info and statistics – including calories burned, the average hit power and a breakdown of the different kinds of hits.
CLAP – You’re in the stands or the sand and you’re doing all you can to encourage your team – put power in your claps to show your support and make as much noise as possible! The Touch Zero One display shows the total number of claps and the average power of your applause on a scale of 01 to 99. Check the App for an overview.
STEP – Touch Zero One counts your steps, plus calories burned, distance traveled and activity time – all on your wrist. Hook up to the App for a graphical activity overview: how many steps walking vs. how many running; total calories burned; 31-day step counter memory. On the watch, you can set a daily step goal in kilometers or miles.
COACH – Coach is the guy who motivates and rewards you — with an ice cream cone if you reach your daily step goal: and the closer you get, the bigger the ice cream! To spur you on, the App lets you choose between 3 built-in coaches with different personalities and motivational styles: LAZY DUDE, TOUGH GUY or SUPERHERO.
TIME – No matter where you are, you’re in the world of time, and like every Swatch Touch, the Touch Zero One has 6 functions: time 1, time 2, date, alarm, chrono (stopwatch) and timer. You can also use the App to set time 1, time 2, date and alarm and to choose different ringtones.