SOURCE: Chronos Wearables

October 11, 2016 09:00 ET

Chronos Innovates Breakthrough Technology That Adds Smartwatch Functionality to Any Traditional Timepiece

Slim, Discreet Chronos Disc Allows Consumers to Enjoy the Most Popular Smartwatch Features without Sacrificing Their Sense of Style

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 11, 2016) -  Chronos Wearables today announced the availability of Chronos, a slim and discreet device that attaches to the back of your watch to add smartphone capabilities, giving consumers the freedom to express their unique personal style while also enjoying the benefits of a connected watch. Retailing for $99.99, the Chronos disc easily attaches to the back of any watch and is hidden from view, instantly enabling consumers to enjoy popular wearable technology features like step tracking, notifications and alerts. It's your watch -- smarter! Chronos is currently available for purchase at Chronos.com and will also be available soon at major retailers including Macy's and Amazon Launchpad. All pre-orders will be fulfilled in October.

"Despite the introduction of fitness trackers and smartwatches, people still love to wear their watch, with 1.2 billion traditional watches sold in the U.S. last year alone," said Mark Nichol, CEO and founder of Chronos. "Chronos instantly adds smartphone capabilities to any traditional timepiece. Now, for the first time, consumers can enjoy the most popular smartphone features without giving up their beloved watches."

Smartwatches are packed with features many consumers never use. According to the Wristly research group, step tracking, checking the time and notifications are the smartphone functions consumers use most. Controlled by a free iOS and Android app, Chronos gets rid of the clutter that comes with smartwatches, keeping only the key functions that consumers actually find useful. The Chronos disc securely attaches to more than 80 percent of traditional timepieces sold today, instantly giving consumers wearable tech functionality.

Measuring in at a thin 3mm with a diameter of only 33mm, Chronos is roughly the size of a quarter. Chronos sits hidden from view and attaches to the back of any watch using micro-suction, allowing consumers to mix-and-match their watches with ease without ruining the aesthetic of a favorite watch. Chronos' two-day battery life is perfect for consumers' on-the-go lifestyle and won't slow them down.

Additional benefits include:

  • Express Your Style: Chronos gives consumers the top benefits of smartwatches while also letting them keep their watch style, be it a treasured antique timepiece, a hip retro style, or the latest in watch trends.

  • Fitness Tracking: Tracking steps and burned calories, Chronos helps consumers get closer their health goals. People can simply put on their watch and begin exercising without the need to bring their phones with them, viewing their progress through Chronos' LEDs. When they return, their phones will immediately update to reflect the most current step and calories burned count.

  • Filtered, Personalized Notifications: Consumers have the power to easily add curated vibration and light pattern notification alerts for select contacts, phone calls, calendar invites and notifications like Uber arrivals, so when Chronos "buzzes" or lights up they know it is for something worth checking. Notifications can be easily added, deleted and silenced through the app. This filtering system helps consumers break free from getting alerted for every call, text or email so they can stay connected but not distracted.

  • Remote Phone Control: Chronos lets consumers control their phones through simple taps and gestures. People can silence their phone, find their phone, manage music controls or turn their phone into a selfie stick and take a photo, all with taps.

Priced at only $99.99, Chronos gives consumers an affordable way to get the smartphone functions they crave the most. To learn more, visit https://wearchronos.com.

About Chronos
San Francisco-based Chronos is a modern technology brand designed to deliver the best discreet wearable technology to consumers. Motivated by the principle that the best wearable technology must enhance your life without disrupting it, the ultra-slim Chronos disc seamlessly integrates modern notification and tracking technology with the watches you've always loved to wear. Chronos was founded in 2014 by Mark Nichol, CEO, and Luke Fromowitz, CTO.

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