Maintool's 'Classi' Band Turns Regular Watches into Smart Technology

By: Joey Haar - Oct 17, 2016
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Maintool, a start-up based out of Madrid and Paris, has created a smart wearable that addresses a dual-edged problem with the current industry.

Smart watches are clearly part of the tech scene, but many smartwatches have been unpalatable from a style perspective, with the same sort of connotations that Bluetooth earpieces brought about years ago. On the other hand, Swiss watchmakers with classic style have been slow to accommodate smart technology into their timepieces. To satisfy both these issues, Maintool's Classi is a smart watch band that has all the tech of a Silicon Valley wearable, yet can be outfitted with any Swiss wristwatch.

Maintool's Classi offers heart rate monitoring, footstep tracking, calorie burn, and, once connected to smartphone apps vie Bluetooth, can send its wearer alerts via subtle vibrations.