Here it is, geeks and fashionistas! Meet the newest smartwatch to hit the Philippine tech scene – Cogito.
If you’re familiar with the Cookoo watch – read a review of it here – Cogito is basically a more trendy and more water-resistant version of it.
Cogito smartwatches can do what Cookoo smartwatches can – notify you of incoming and missed calls, received email and SMS and the like; and also function as a remote for your phone’s music player, trigger for you phone’s camera, and can also help you find your phone – but ups the ante with 10ATM (vs 5ATM) water resistance.
Meaning, you can use Cogito watches in the shower, when you swim or even when you go shallow snorkeling. Cool, right?
Plus, it’s available in two variants – the Cogito Pop and the Cogito Classic.
Design differences aside, the Cogito classic comes with a dual time display (analog and digital).
SRP of the Cogito Pop is Php5,500 while the Cogito Classic is retailing for Php9,000.
For comparison’s sake, the Cookoo watch is going for Php6,500.
Personally, I’d go for the Cogito Classic ’cause it’s so damn sexy. But alas, I can only stretch my budget so much.
For more info on Cogito’s goodies, check out the two full press releases below:
COGITO CLASSIC Connected Watch Unites Craftsmanship and Connectivity
Balancing fine craftsmanship with smart technical innovations, the COGITO brand comes to Manila this 2014.
COGITO unites classic analog movement with intuitive digital notifications, bringing together the power of a connected watch and the sophistication of a precision- crafted timepiece.
COGITO CLASSIC watches serve as an extension of the smartphone, not a duplication of it, allowing users to organize an array of home, work and social communications. Notifications appear, at a glance, directly on the wrist and provide a seamless link with those calls and messages deemed most important by the user. It is a solution for those who believe life should be enjoyed, not interrupted. COGITO is meant for those whose time matters.
COGITO (Latin, Ko:.gi.to: I think)
The watch takes inspiration from the French philosopher’s famous phrase, as it reflects our own design philosophy. COGITO merges 21st century technology with classic analog movement, because fashion and function are equally important.
Unlike other smartwatches, which are primarily electronic gadgets, COGITO effortlessly balances smart technological innovations with the fine craftsmanship expected in a premium timepiece. Fashion-forward design, precise Japanese quartz movement, high-end finishing and materials are all hallmarks of the COGITO brand.
Henri-Nicolas OLIVIER, CEO of CONNECTEDEVICE and makers of the Cogito brand, says: “We don’t believe it’s necessary to compromise craftsmanship for connectivity. Both Style and Smarts are equally important in our connected watches. It’s a core value in our design philosophy.”
“Watches are different from other electronic devices,” adds OLIVIER. “Because they’re personal, so close to the body, consumers expect something that reflects their tastes and personality. For this reason, the look of a connected watch is just as important as its functions and features. COGITO is unique in this respect.”
Designed in France by award-winner Xavier Houy, COGITO CLASSIC appeals to the busy, social and fashionable crowd. The watch features a lucid digital display overlaid by two hands in traditional analog movement. When linked with the smartphone or tablet app, COGITO allows users to cut through the digital noise by customizing settings based on their priorities and selecting which notifications will appear. On the watch face, users can see who is calling or messaging, and decide whether to answer or mute it. COGITO exudes high style with a selection of elegant color options of silicon wrist straps.
Bluetooth® Smart technology allows COGITO to run on a conventional button-cell battery without requiring a recharge. The battery guarantees many months of uninterrupted power without a charge and, when necessary, can be replaced easily by the user.
“Users don’t want another power-hungry device,” remarks OLIVIER. “They shouldn’t have to remember to charge their watch, too. COGITO CLASSIC, unlike other smartwatches, does not come with the burden of bulky chargers and tangled power cords. It’s the same experience as wearing a conventional watch, only with the added benefit of notifications.”
COGITO is engineered to follow active users, especially in situations when the phone cannot be in their hands. With enhanced water resistance up to 10ATM, the watches safely alert users to calls and messages even in wet situations – under the shower, in the rain, on the beach and at the pool.
The CONNECTED WATCH APP is available on the App store and Google Play store.
COGITO CLASSIC is now available in the Philippines for P 9,500, with a one-year warranty. You can check it out at the following online stores: ava.ph, zalora.com, sistersecrets.com.ph, pormada.com and thinkscapeph.com.
It will be available at select Power Mac Stores and other smart lifestyle shops this June.
COGITO POP Connected Watch Merges Fashion and Function
The award-winning COGITO POP, now available in the Philippines starting May 2014, brings its unique combination of style and smarts to the wrist.
COGITO POP, the connected fashion watch, is part of the global wearable technology trend, intended to maximize the features of your iPhone, iPad, or Android device and simplify your connected life.
Designed in France and engineered in the United States, COGITO POP beautifully combines the power of a connected watch with the timeless appeal of a fashionable timepiece.
COGITO POP serves as an extension of the smartphone, not a duplication of it. The watch allows users to organize an array of home, work and social communications. Notifications appear, at a glance, directly on the wrist and provide seamless link with those calls and messages deemed most important by the user. It is a solution for those who believe life should be enjoyed, not interrupted.
COGITO (Latin, Ko:.gi.to: I think)
CONNECTED DEVICE, the makers of Cookoo and Cogito smart watches, takes inspiration from the French philosopher’s famous phrase, as it reflects the company’s design philosophy. COGITO POP merges 21st century technology with classic analog movement, part fashion and part function in equal measure.
Unlike other bulky smartwatches, Cogito effortlessly balances smart technological innovations with a strong statement of style. Fashion-forward design, precise Japanese quartz movement, and high-end finishing are all hallmarks of the COGITO brand.
Henri-Nicholas Olivier, CEO of CONNECTEDEVICE, says: “We believe a watch should be, first and foremost, a fashion accessory, not simply a digital display on your wrist.”
“Watches are different from other electronic devices,” adds Olivier. “Because they’re soo personal, so close to the body, consumers expect something that reflects their tastes and personality. Both Style and Smarts are equally important in our connected watches.”
COGITO POP is now available in the Philippines for P 5,500, with a one-year warranty. You can check it out at the following online stores: ava.ph, zalora.com, sistersecrets.com.ph, pormada.com and thinkscapeph.com. It will be exclusively available at select Power Mac Stores by end May.
Follow Cogito on Instagram @cogito_manila and http://www.facebook.com/cogitophilippines.