When Swiss Traditional Watchmaking Meets Wearable Smart Technology: Montblanc Launches Timewalker Metro Speed ​​series Electronic Watchband (E-strap)

Smart wearable technology has been one of the hottest topics in the watch industry in the past few months. Discussions about whether ‘smart watches’ will impact the prospects of traditional watchmaking after joining the WTO have also sparked many debates. Montblanc’s upcoming TimeWalker e-Strap series will provide watch fans with another aspect to think about.
Montblanc TimeWalker Metro Speed ​​Electronic Band (e-Strap)

   2014 can be described as the first year of wearable technology. Wearable technology products have been regarded as the most important technology trend of the next generation. The technology industry is bolder to predict that this trend will sweep the world in 2015. Montblanc takes the top watchmaking technology as the starting point, constantly innovates and develops and challenges the limits of watchmaking. In 2015, Montblanc will release for the first time a TimeWalker Metropolis Extreme Speed ​​Electronic Band (e-Strap), a perfect combination of quality and technology. A boutique brand that combines wearable technology with top-end watches that have inherited hundreds of years of Swiss watchmaking tradition, injects a new face of technology into its high-end watches, and throws innovative shocks into the extreme watchmaking industry.
   The newly launched TimeWalker Metro Speed ​​series electronic bracelet combines highly functional electronic straps with the Montblanc Pre-SIHH’s first exposed watch in 2015. The TimeWalker Metro Speed ​​Series chronographs are combined with each other. This electronic strap can be used with ordinary straps. Used interchangeably, it includes integrated technology device, equipped with motion tracker, intelligent notification, remote control and missing search and positioning functions. In addition, this electronic watchband can also be paired with Android and iOS smartphones through a low-power Bluetooth device. This innovative combination enables wearers to wear mechanical watches with digital functions.
Montblanc is expected to be officially launched in June 2015. The optional electronic strap for the new TimeWalker series Metropolis chronograph watches will bring a new look to its top-end watches.

   Montblanc continuously emphasizes the technology, performance and avant-garde style of this watch series. The red element symbolizing the sense of speed and power is used as the design spindle. It is equipped with three features of wear resistance, water resistance and high temperature resistance. The leather strap can be made of material to further enhance the dynamic charm of the watch. This series of extensions will include three new Montblanc models, including a chronograph watch and a UTC watch. Montblanc TimeWalker Metro Speed ​​Electronic Band (e-Strap) is expected to be officially launched worldwide in June 2015. Suggested selling price: about NT $ 14,500. Montblanc TimeWalker will be equipped with the same series of electronic strap.
Montblanc electronic strap (e-Strap) device introduction:
   Smart notifications – send a signal in a vibrating way to notify users of new messages, users can preview the subject and sender of emails, read text messages, review caller IDs, and social media summaries without taking out their smartphone Status updates or upcoming important meeting reminders, many display functions are available on the wrist in real time.
Motion Tracker is a smart function that is extremely easy to monitor daily exercise status. It can monitor the wearer’s physical activity according to time and track his personal daily movement aims. In order to achieve the monitoring function, the exercise tracker measures the daily steps taken by the wearer, the calories burned and the distance, and the included smartphone app can record the progress of the weekly and monthly exercise. The electronic watchband vibrates the wearer to keep exercise, so that the wearer can know the daily exercise progress displayed by the electronic watchband at a glance.
   The remote control function is a very practical function. You can remotely control your smartphone through an electronic strap. The camera remote control function allows the wearer to tap the electronic strap to activate the camera shutter of the smartphone. Whether it is a selfie or a group photo, more Easy and convenient. In addition, through the music control function on the electronic watchband, the wearer can remotely control music playback, pause and skip to the next song on the smart phone.
   In addition, through the missing search and positioning function, wearers can search for watches and smartphones equipped with electronic straps within 30 meters. Just tap the electronic strap to find your smartphone with this feature, or use the app on your smartphone to find your watch. The electronic watchband device has a built-in touch screen display that can display data and browse its functions, and can clearly read the screen display data even during the day. This technical device is covered in a stainless steel case and protected by technology rubber. The design of the straight-through strap makes it easy to install and adjust.
   Depending on the conditions of use, this device must be charged at least every five days and charged using a standard Micro-USB cable. This electronic watch band is compatible with the following smart electronic products: Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, Note 4, or other devices using Android 4.3 system and above, and Apple iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S , 6 and 6 plus.
Montblanc TimeWalker will be compatible with a variety of smartphone models, using a variety of smart functions such as motion tracker
Innovative patented high-performance leather strap

   The TimeWalker series electronic strap is a straight-through strap made of innovative and patented Montblanc Extreme leather. The Extreme leather strap is made by Montblanc’s Pelleteria watch factory in Florence. It is perfectly integrated with the watch: Technical and dynamic elegant appearance. The innovative manufacturing process gives the top layer of the leather strap a unique carbon appearance. After a long and rigorous process, the leather presents a special structure, and at the same time, the surface of the strap is covered with an innovative and exclusive processing method to increase its structural strength. This innovative technology produces high-performance, innovative leathers that are resistant to abrasion, heat, water and fire. The electronic strap device can be used in a straight-through manner with a 20 / 22mm strap, and can be easily fixed and adjusted.
Montblanc e-Strap product specifications
Functional remote motion tracker: measure the number of steps you walk, calories burned and distance, can analyze personal exercise progress in the app. Smart notifications: SMS, email, caller ID, log, event reminder and community summary music playback , Pause, skip to next remote start camera shutter missing search positioning function mute mode
Display Capacitive 0.9 ‘monochrome OLED touch display with 128 x 36 pixel resolution
Power Rechargeable lithium battery, the battery life can be up to five days under continuous use, using a standard Micro USB cable for charging
Connectivity Low-power Bluetooth device
Feedback Technology Haptics
Compatibility All 42mm / 43mm TimeWalker watches
Applicable devices Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, Note 4, or other devices of the same brand using Android 4.3 system and above, and Apple iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6 and 6 plus.
Protective function Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof
Colour: Black
Sensor accelerometer
Operating temperature -10 ° C to 40 ° C (14 ° F to 104 ° F)
Warranty Montblanc 2-year warranty
Electronic strap device size Width: 14.2 mm Height: 9.0 mm Length: 40.0 mm