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Temperature Adjustable Mug by Ember


Smart notifications, signaled by vibrations, provide users with an alert of incoming communication without the need to look at the smartphone. This means users can preview e-mails by topic and sender, read text messages, see incoming calls and status updates from social media feeds or reminders of important upcoming meetings, all on their wrist.

The activity tracker is a simple tool for monitoring wearers’ physical activity over time, letting them keep track of their personal daily goals. It measures the number of steps taken per day, calories burnt and distance covered. The accompanying smartphone application enables users to view progress per week and month. The e-Strap reminds wearers to stay active via unobtrusive vibration alerts and shows daily progress at a glance.

The remote controls are used to control the smartphone with the e-Strap. The camera remote enables the taking of smartphone pictures via triggering the shutter with a tap on the e-Strap. This allows easier and better selfies and group shots.

Playing, pausing, and skipping music on the smartphone can be also remotely steered with the e-Strap’s music control function. 2

Additionally, the Find-Me function allows users to search for the watch or phone within a range of up to 30 meters, either by tapping on the e-Strap to find the smartphone or by using the smartphone application to find the watch.

The e-Strap device has an built-in touch screen display, readable in daylight, to display the information and navigate through the functionalities. The technical device is encased in a stainless steel case with rubber protection and can be easily fixed and adjusted with the pass-through strap.

Depending on usage, the device needs to be recharged every 5 days using a standard micro-USB cable and is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, Note 4, selected Android Devices running Android 4.3 and upwards as well as Apple iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6 and 6 plus.



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