I am not a wearer of fine timepieces and if I was, I’m not sure I would want to give up wearing a nice Rolex, Blancpain, Panerai (not a chain of soup and sandwich shops), or Cartier (yes, I had to Google those) for a smartwatch. Well, with a new Indiegogo campaign, you don’t have to.
The Classi is a smart watch strap for your non-smart watch. The people behind Classi, MainTool and Arrow Electronics say that you’ll be able to do most things you would be able to do on a smartwatch, such as event notifications, dismiss an incoming phone call, call an Uber, or even send out an SOS in an emergency situation.
Right now you can back the Classi at the $99 level and be wearing your Classi in April 2017. The street price will be closer to $149.