Wearable industry is on the rise, specifically smartwatches. Many technology giants have released their own smartwatches, while others are expected to introduce a few in the coming months -- based on Google's smartwatch-based Android Wear OS. There are other OEMs as well who are solely focusing on wearables, and Wellograph is one of them. Wellograph is a premium smartwatch, which also acts as a fitness tracking device, compatible with iOS and Android via a companion app.
Recently, the company announced that their smartwatch will be compatible with Windows Phone devices when it launches in July. A companion app for Microsoft's operating system will be released at launch, which will be compatible with Windows Phone 8.1 with Live tile support. The app will connect via Bluetooth, and will show information such as total steps walked, heart rate, and exercise score directly on the Start screen.
"We're excited to be bringing Wellograph to the millions of users who love and enjoy their Windows Phones," stated Nick Warnock, president of Wellograph, Inc. "Wellograph represents the first fitness tracking device dedicated to Windows Phone users and we're committed to supporting our customers using the growing platform."
"Windows Phone is supported by a rich app ecosystem that offers a variety of quality apps and games that take advantage of the platform's unique features and design such as Live Tiles," said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Apps and Store, Microsoft. "The companion app for Wellograph's new wellness watch demonstrates the kind of groundbreaking fitness and wearable technologies supporting Windows Phone, and matches the operating system's personal style and individual self-expression."
Wellograph appears to be decent in terms of looks, and comes with a 1.26-inch display with a sapphire crystal screen and stainless steel. The wearable device also features a heart rate monitor, activity tracker, pedometer, and a watch in one device, making sure you can measure several health-related metrics on your wrist. The smartwatch is also water-resistant up to 50 meters and comes with an impressive two weeks of battery life. Obviously, we'll have to test out the proclaimed battery life once the device hits retail.
The company is currently taking pre-orders of the device for $349 with an expected shipping in July. The pre-orders are for the classic silver satin design color option, but the first 10,000 users can get the limited edition Black Chrome watch as well.