Basel, Switzerland — Vector formally introduced its first smart watch, the Vector Watch, which is OS-agnostic and boasts a battery life of 30 days.
The Vector Watch, to be available in four styles when it reaches the market this summer, is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and features a sensor-activated notification system that allows users to acknowledge messages with a flick of the wrist.
Vector will also be integrating with the web-based service If This Then That (IFTTT) upon launch. A Vector channel on the platform will allow users to custom mix apps that can be combined using “recipes” to create “do and if” routines to streamline the watch’s functions. The IFTTT service provides connections to more than 170 apps and more than 19 million recipes. Users will be able to create and share their own recipes for a wide range of web-based services including Facebook, Evernote, Gmail and Nest.
The watch will come in two form factors, Luna, with a round design and Meridian, which is rectangular. There will be four SKUs available at launch:
• The Luna Contemporary is a fashion-oriented model with a circular brush stainless steel case with a hardened mineral crystal, polished gun metal ring and a fine grain leather strap.
• The Luna Performance is a ruggedized version with an IP matte black case, polished IP black ring and a silicon strap.
• The Luna Classic has a polished IP Rose Gold case with fine, linear brushed sides and a Rose Gold solid stainless-steel five-link bracelet with solid stainless-steel butterfly closure.
• The Meridian Contemporary has a fine, linear brush stainless-steel case and three-link solid stainless-steel butterfly closure.
All four models offer high-contrast monochrome displays and are water-resistant to 50 meters.
The Vector Watch was developed by a team that includes Joe Santana, former CEO if Timex, and ex-Nike designer Steve Jarvis.
Launch dates, pricing and full product specifications will be released closer to the product launch date, the company said.