If you’re earching for a nice-looking smartwatch, but not interested in having the kitchen sink Gammatek has gone and introduced a new set of analog timepieces that are all about being as minimalistic as you can get without removing the “smart” element entirely. Cogito consists of two models, and although there really isn’t much difference between the two, the more expensive one is the more elegant option. The watches promise to be extensions of the phone, rather than replacements, and each features a series of LED icons that light up when you have a notification waiting for you on your handset. The company believes this is the ideal use for a smartwatch, since many people don’t care to interact with the notifications that start buzzing on their wrists.
The higher-end Cogito (Classic) which retails at a recommended R2499 differs from its counterpart (Pop) – at a lesser R1299 – by offering Caller ID and giving you the option to mute incoming calls, as well as the ability to tap the watch to light it up so you can see your alerts and a phone finder option. Gammatek’s presser boasted that both watches will easily last up to a year before you need to replace the battery, a remarkable length of time that’s likely the result of Bluetooth 4.0+LE support. The watches are compatible with iOS 7 and Android 4.3+, have camera and music controls and watch (pun not intended, but welcome) for both these wearables at Incredible Connection, Dion Wired, select Vodacom stores and your usual consumer electronic stores.