Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Horological Smartwatch: Where Horology and Technology Meet

February 27, 2015
 

First ever Swiss-made smartwatch launched by iconic watch brand Mondaine

 

First ever Swiss-made smartwatch launched by iconic watch brand Mondaine

 

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015

 

Ever since its launch of the Mondaine/SBB Swiss Railways watch in 1986, Mondaine has been synonymous with Switzerland and, by extension, Swiss watchmaking. Its use of such iconic emblems, such as its SBB Swiss railway clock and the Helvetica® font, has meant it is inextricably linked to this Alpine country and that most Swiss of pursuits.
Now Mondaine has launched a watch that proudly references its past, while simultaneously taking a bold step into its future. The Mondaine Helvetica No 1 Smart will be its first-ever smartwatch.

 

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MMT Announces the Swiss Horological Smartwatch with Launch Partners Frederique Constant, Alpina and Mondaine, Powered by MotionX®

February 26, 2015
 

MMT Horological Smartwatch

 

MMT: The bridge between Silicon Valley and Swiss watch-making

MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies) is a new Swiss Joint Venture SARL formed by Fullpower Technologies of Silicon Valley and Union Horlogere Holdings. Its mission is to bring the MotionX Horological Smartwatch Open Platform to the Swiss watch industry. Fullpower will create and manage the schematic design, firmware, smartphone applications, as well as the cloud Infrastructure. MMT will manage the Swiss watch movement development and production as well as licensing and support for the Swiss watch industry. MMT’s headquarters are in Geneva.

 

“We love working with Philippe Kahn and his team; their approach to technology craftsmanship very much matches our company culture,” said Peter Stas, CEO of MMT and Frederique Constant. “Our intense collaboration and combined strengths have enabled us to realize the exciting Swiss Horological Smartwatch now and will lead to much more to come. The Swiss Horological Smartwatches released today truly show the strength of our partnership.”

 

“We looked for innovative partners in the Swiss watch industry and Peter’s efforts to develop his own high caliber product was unprecedented,” said Philippe Kahn, CEO and founder of Fullpower-MotionX. “We immediately clicked and went to work to help reinvent the wonderful Swiss watch industry.”

 

The beautiful Swiss watch that you love to wear is now smart and connected, powered by MotionX®

 

Powered by MotionX®, these Swiss Horological Smartwatches have bi-directional communication with iPhone and Android Apps. The Swiss Horological Smartwatch is the synthesis of high-tech innovation and traditional Swiss watch craftsmanship; the link between modern and classic; the bridge between Silicon Valley and Switzerland. There is no digital screen on Swiss Horological Smartwatches. Instead, the beautiful laser cut hands on the watch dial analogically display information. The watch retains its classic beauty while delivering the benefits of the quantified self without ever having to recharge a battery.

 

The first Horological Smartwatches will support the following functionality:
– 2+ years battery life
– Always-on-time and date
– MotionX® activity tracking
– Sleeptracker® sleep monitoring
– Sleep cycle alarms
– Get active alerts
– Adaptive coaching
– MotionX cloud backup and restore

 

The MotionX high-accuracy patented sensor-fusion engine tracks activity and sleep patterns. Activity and sleep information is presented accurately in real-time on the Swiss Horological Smartwatch using beautiful traditional analog dials. The Swiss Horological Smartwatch synchronizes on-demand with Apple and Android smartphone applications. On the iOS and Android apps, simple and easy-to-understand graphics highlight how much one has moved and slept during the day, week, or month. Goals and adaptive coaching encourage getting a better understanding of oneself, which in turn helps one’s well-being. Better sleep and a more active lifestyle are widely recognized as simple, effective positive behavioral changes. The Swiss Horological Smartwatch now combines a luxury timepiece with the MotionX quantified self platform to get to know oneself better.

 

Frederique Constant Smartwatch powered by MotionX

 

Frederique Constant, Alpina, and Mondaine will launch ten different Horological Smartwatch models in 2015 for both ladies and gents

 

Powered by MMT’s MotionX technology platform, these leading brands will offer ten different models in designer collections for both women and men, delivering 24/7 MotionX activity tracking and sleep monitoring with over two years battery life and support for Apple and Android smartphones worldwide. The initial partners are Frederique Constant, the Geneva based luxury watch manufacturer of classical watches; Alpina, the Swiss Sports Watch manufacturer founded in 1883; and Mondaine, well known for its SBB Swiss Railway watches. MMT’s MotionX horological open platform allows for each brand designer to focus on their own identity. 10+ Swiss Horological Smartwatch styles for both ladies and gentlemen will be available in stores worldwide starting in June 2015.

 

MMT Alpina Ladies Smartwatch powered by MotionX

 

“Our Horological Smartwatch is no less than a revolution for the Swiss Watch industry by extending the concept of traditional craftsmanship and design to the actual improvement of personal lifestyle and fitness,” said Guido Benedini, CEO of Alpina. “Being the inventors of the original concept of the Swiss sport watch in 1938, we are extremely proud at Alpina to re-invent such a concept in 2015 by partnering with the leading and proven MotionX technology platform.”

“Having launched the Mondaine Helvetica watch family, named after the most famous font, in fall 2014, this iconic timepiece will now be equipped with a true innovation in the watch industry,” said Ronnie Bernheim, CEO of Mondaine. “Uniting distinguished, modern, yet timeless Swiss design with the technology and functionality of the MotionX module, the new Mondaine Helvetica Swiss Smartwatch brings consumers the conventional look of an analogue watch with huge opportunities to transmit essential information of daily life between the watch and a phone, tablet or computer. We are very happy to be part of the first brands to launch this MotionX technology.”

 

MMT Mondaine Smartwatch powered by MotionX

 

About MotionX®
The Swiss Horological Smartwatch is powered by the MotionX® technology platform, providing a comprehensive summary of your daily progress, including activity and sleep. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, but the vast majority of people have little to no insight into their sleep habits,” said Philippe Kahn, founder and CEO of Fullpower. “The Swiss Horological Smartwatch is a leap forward in changing what we know about our daily behavior thanks to tracking and analyzing more than 170 million nights of sleep and years of research and development on the biomechanics of natural human motion. Whether you are sleeping or awake, the Swiss Horological Smartwatch gives you accurate sleep and activity tracking information using patented advanced sensing technology, and you never have to recharge it!” More information at www.motionx.com.

 

About Frederique Constant
Frederique Constant is a family owned watch manufacturer based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland. The company is involved in all stages of watch production, from initial design to final assembly and quality control. Frederique Constant develops, manufactures, and assembles in-house calibers,18 different versions since 2004. Frederique Constant watches are defined by their high quality and differentiation and precision in design and manufacturing. Their perceived value, through quality of design, materials, and manufacture, is a key component of their success. Each watch is assembled by hand, with the latest equipment and extensive controls, to ensure maximum quality and durability. The company embraces innovation to offer creativity and exceptional value. Its 32,000 square foot facility in Geneva is ultra modern and offers the best environment for its passionate watchmakers. More information at www.frederique-constant.com.

 

About Alpina
Alpina, famous for its red triangle signature, is a fine watch manufacturer based in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1883, Alpina’s watchmaking history spans more than 130 years. A true pioneer of the Swiss watchmaking industry, Alpina has been the source of numerous innovations, patents, and calibers. With the birth of its legendary Alpina 4 in 1938, Alpina invented the concept of the sport watch as we know it today. Faithful to its long tradition of creating mechanical calibers, Alpina manufactures in its Geneva manufacturing facility four movements in-house: the Tourbillon, the World Timer, the Automatic Regulator, and the Small-Date Automatic. Alpina’s mission is to design and engineer luxury sport watches that operate with the greatest precision and reliability possible in the most demanding sporting environments, like the Alps. More information at www.alpina-watches.com.

 

About Mondaine
Founded by Erwin Bernheim in 1951, and managed by the brothers Andre and Ronnie Bernheim today, Mondaine has gained recognition as a leading family owned player in the watch industry. Already on the front line developing LED and LCD timepieces in the early 1970s, the independent, innovative, and marketing driven company with a state-of-the-art factory in Switzerland is now known for its ability to transform Swiss cultural icons into Swiss watch icons. After creating and marketing the Mondaine/SBB, Official Swiss Railways watches and clocks worldwide for almost 30 years, Mondaine now launches its Helvetica watch family, bridging aesthetic graphics and culture with high quality Swiss watches, based on the world’s number one font Helvetica. The now released Mondaine Helvetica Swiss Horological Smartwatch adds features to the well-received collection and demonstrates again Mondaine’s ability to be at the forefront of technology and satisfy the needs of modern consumers. More information at: www.mondaine.com.

 

About Fullpower-MotionX
Founded in 2003, Fullpower’s world-class team leads the wearable revolution. The MotionX® Platform includes a suite of tightly coupled and integrated firmware, software and communication components that are the building blocks for new breakthrough, non-invasive, wearable wireless devices with ultra-long battery life. Fullpower drives wearable solutions for market leaders such as Nike, MMT, Alpina, Frederique Constant, Mondaine, Jawbone and others. The Fullpower wearable patent portfolio includes more than 50 issued patents (and another 50+ patents pending) covering Sleeptracker®, MotionX®, bands, pods, smart watches, eyewear, clothing, sensor-fusion, health, medical, wellness and machine learning. More information at www.fullpower.com.

 

About MMT
MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies) is a new Swiss Joint Venture SARL formed by Fullpower Technologies of Silicon Valley and Union Horlogere Holdings. Its mission is to bring the MotionX Horological Smartwatch Open Platform to the Swiss watch industry. Fullpower will create and manage the schematic design, firmware, smartphone applications, as well as the cloud Infrastructure. MMT will manage the Swiss watch movement development and production as well as licensing and support for the Swiss watch industry. MMT’s headquarters are in Geneva. More information at http://mmt.ch.

 

MMT Custom App Experience

 

PR Contacts
Americas: Caitlin Shockley, caitlin@mehtamediagroup.com
Europe: Annabel Corlay, corlay@mmt.ch
Japan: Ms. Yoshino, yoshino@gm-international.jp
Silicon Valley: Leslie Ruble, leslie.ruble@fullpower.com
Mondaine: Beth Hurtubise, beth.hurtubise@bdeonline.biz

 

Automatic Activity Identification Patent Critical For Smartwatches and Activity Trackers Awarded to the Fullpower MotionX Platform

February 4, 2015
 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – (Feb 4, 2015) – Fullpower® today announced it has been awarded another important patent covering key practical aspects of automatic activity identification in wearables with a February 2008 priority date. Automatic activity identification is crucial for most smartwatches and advanced fitness trackers such as the Jawbone UP24™, UP MOVE™, UP3™ and many upcoming smartwatches.

 

“Smartwatches and advanced activity trackers get turbo-charged by automatic activity identification and early priority date IP is critical,” said Philippe Kahn, CEO of Fullpower. “As the sensing technology leader for smartwatches and activity trackers, our IP portfolio represents a sizable strategic advantage for our partners such as Nike, Jawbone and others.”

 

These patents are part of an intellectual property portfolio from Fullpower that includes more than 47 issued patents with over 77 patents pending. Broad coverage for the MotionX® Technology Platform and Sleeptracker® technology introduces a new and necessary approach for continuous activity and sleep monitoring and analysis, with applications spanning a variety of smartwatches and activity trackers as well as health and fitness, medical, business, lifestyle and navigation applications. Fullpower’s ongoing innovation translates into continually broadening and deepening of this patent portfolio.

 

The patent for invention number 8,949,070 relates to gesture and current user activity recognition. This patent supplements the Fullpower patent portfolio for the MotionX Sensor-Fusion technology.

 

Fullpower US Patent 8949070

 

 

Important Links:
www.fullpower.com
www.motionx.com

 

About Fullpower
Fullpower® provides the leading MotionX-365 patented ecosystem for wearable and IoT sensor-based solutions supporting state-of-the-art sensor arrays. For the “Quantified Self”, Fullpower has developed the MotionX® Technology Platform for smartwatches that include automatic activity and sleep monitoring. Fullpower powers market-leading wearable solutions from Nike, Jawbone and others.

 

January 2nd, 2015

January 2, 2015
 

Philippe Kahn and Sonia Lee wish a prosperous year from Fullpower MotionX for the year of the Apple Watch, Google Wear, Jawbone Up

 

Philippe Kahn, Sonia Lee, Fullpower, MotionX wish a prosperous year to Apple Watch, Google Wear, Jawbone UP

 

Fullpower Awarded Motion and Gesture Control Patent Critical for Wearable Devices

December 8, 2014
 

Fullpower-Patent-8902154.pdf

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Dec 8, 2014) – Fullpower® today announced it has been awarded another key sensor-fusion patent for motion and gesture control in wearable devices with a 2007 priority date. Motion and gesture control are crucial for wearable devices such as the Jawbone UP24™ and UP MOVE™ wearables.

 

“Fullpower’s wearable patent portfolio is growing by leaps and bounds with early priority date IP,” said Philippe Kahn, CEO of Fullpower. “As the technology leader for wearable, our IP portfolio represents a sizable strategic advantage for Fullpower partners embedding the MotionX technology platform in their solutions such as Nike, Jawbone and others.”

 

These patents are part of an intellectual property portfolio from Fullpower that includes more than 45 issued patents with more than 75 patents pending. Broad coverage for the MotionX® Technology Platform and Sleeptracker® technology introduces a new and necessary approach for continuous activity and sleep monitoring and analysis, with applications spanning a variety of health and fitness, medical, business, lifestyle and navigation applications. Fullpower’s ongoing innovation translates into continually broadening and deepening of this patent portfolio.

 

The patent for invention number 8,902,154 relates to gesture and user current activity recognition. This patent supplements the Fullpower patent portfolio for the MotionX Sensor-Fusion technology.

 

Important Links:
www.fullpower.com
www.motionx.com

 

About Fullpower
Fullpower® provides the leading patented ecosystem for wearable and IoT sensor-based solutions supporting state-of-the-art sensor arrays. For the “Quantified Self,” Fullpower has developed the MotionX® Technology Platform for activity tracking and the Sleeptracker® sleep monitoring solution. Fullpower powers market-leading wearable solutions from Nike, Jawbone and others.

 

JAWBONE INTRODUCES UP MOVE

November 5, 2014
 

Jawbone Unveils New Entry-Level Activity and Sleep Tracker, Powered by MotionX®, To Help You Move More And Sleep Better

 

SAN FRANCISCO – November 4, 2014 – Jawbone® today announced UP MOVE™, a new, easy-to-use activity tracker that helps you get fit, lose weight and have fun doing it.

 

At just $49.99, UP MOVE by Jawbone is the simplest way to get credit for your steps, exercise and calories burned while also capturing detailed information about your sleep. And UP MOVE lets you learn more with Smart Coach – the UP® App’s intelligent approach to personalized guidance and deeper insight that helps you move more every day.

 

“UP MOVE is a fun, easy way to track activity and at just $49.99, it’s a great option for anyone at the beginning of a fitness or weight loss journey,” said Travis Bogard, vice president of product management and strategy at Jawbone. “Incorporating the same best-in-class lifestyle and activity- tracking features of our UP and UP24 bands, the UP MOVE tracker combines style, versatility and comfort with highly accurate tracking and personalized guidance.”

 

Stylish New Design

 

Press the face of UP MOVE to see its sleek, hidden LED display light up to show you your progress toward your goals at a glance. Press once to display your step progress, twice to display the time, and three times to display your sleep from the prior night.

 

Made from a durable, nylon-like anodized aluminum, UP MOVE comes in five brilliant colors with corresponding clips so you can easily fasten it anywhere. Place the tracker discreetly in the coin pocket of your jeans, or use it with the clip to wear it on your sock, belt or bra. Colorful hypoallergenic wrist straps are also available in two widths, slim and standard, allowing you to wear UP MOVE on your wrist and mix and match it with your personal accessories.

 

UP MOVE comes with a replaceable battery that lasts up to six months, eliminating the need for regular recharging. It uses the same circular batteries found in digital watches and remotes, which are long- lasting and easy to replace.

 

Move More with Smart Coach

 

The accelerometer built into UP MOVE counts your daily steps without missing a beat, no matter where you go or how you wear it. UP MOVE can also be worn in bed to accurately track sleep, including hours slept and sleep quality. For optimum results, wear the comfortable wrist strap accessory during sleep.

 

UP MOVE connects wirelessly with Jawbone’s industry-leading UP App via Bluetooth® Smart, syncing regularly in the background to track your progress throughout the day and night. Smart Coach, the UP App’s intelligent guidance and insight system, stays with you every step of the way to help you understand what changes you should make, and encourages you to move more each day. You’ll get a deeper understanding of how your diet, sleep, activity and other choices affect your overall health and well-being, and you’ll be motivated with personal challenges like drinking eight glasses of water in a day, or taking 2,500 more steps.

 

With UP MOVE, you can connect with anyone in the UP system, regardless of whether they use Jawbone’s original UP® and UP24™ bands, or simply the free UP App for smartphones and wearables. Members of the UP community who have three or more teammates are likely to take 1,000 more steps per day which equates to 10 extra miles per month, according to Jawbone data. Use the new UP leaderboard to see how you stack up against your teammates for a little healthy competition.

 

Powered by MotionX®

 

The tracker is powered by MotionX® technology to provide a comprehensive summary of your daily progress, including steps and sleep.

 

“We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, but the vast majority of people have little to no insight into their nightly sleep habits,” said Philippe Kahn, founder and CEO of Fullpower. “UP MOVE is a leap forward in changing what we know about our daily behavior thanks to more than 170 million nights of sleep tracked and analyzed, and years of research and development on the biomechanics of natural human motion. Whether you are sleeping or awake, UP MOVE gives you accurate sleep and activity tracking using patented advanced sensing technology enabling ultra-long battery life.”

 

Available This Month

 

UP MOVE by Jawbone includes the pod-style tracking device, a corresponding clip and a replaceable battery, and it comes in a selection of five brilliant tracker and clip color combinations including:

 

Black Burst, Onyx Clip
Blue Burst, Fog Clip
Grape Rose, Purple Clip
Ruby Rose, Red Punch Clip
Slate Rose, Yellow Clip

 

It will be available for pre-order in select colors on Jawbone.com beginning November 5, and will be available for purchase at Jawbone.com, Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and Target stores later this month. The Grape Rose UP MOVE will be offered exclusively at Best Buy stores and on Jawbone.com.

 

Wrist straps for UP MOVE – available in slim and standard widths – will be sold separately in Onyx, Fog, Red Punch, Purple and Yellow as single straps for $14.99, and in assorted three-packs for $29.99.

 

The UP by Jawbone App for UP MOVE will be available on iOS and Android devices beginning this week as a free download from the App Store and Google Play.

 

About Jawbone®

 

Jawbone® is a world-leader in consumer technology and wearable devices, building hardware products and software platforms powered by data science.

 

The UP® system helps people live better by providing personalized insight into how they sleep, move and eat. Its open platform includes an ecosystem of apps and services that integrate with UP to offer new, customized experiences. The company’s approach to lifestyle tracking is unique, with over 1000 patents granted or pending related to its ecosystem and wearable technology manufacturing processes.

 

Jawbone is also the creator of the best-selling JAMBOX® family of wireless speakers, the award-winning Jawbone ERA® Bluetooth® headsets, and NoiseAssassin® technology.

 

Headquartered in San Francisco with offices globally, Jawbone products are available in over 40 countries around the world.

 

Visit Jawbone.com/trademarks for more information on trademarks owned by AliphCom dba Jawbone. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

 

About Fullpower-MotionX

 

Founded in 2003, Fullpower’s world-class team leads the wearable and IoT revolution. The MotionX Sensor-Fusion Technology Platform includes a suite of tightly coupled and integrated firmware, software and communication components that are the building blocks for new breakthrough non- invasive, wearable wireless devices. Fullpower powers market-leading wearable solutions from Nike, Jawbone and others. The Fullpower wearable patent portfolio includes more than 45 issued patents and more than 75 patents pending covering Sleeptracker®, MotionX®, bands, pods, smart watches, eyewear, clothing, sensor-fusion, IoT, health, medical, wellness and machine learning. Fullpower showcases some of its MotionX Technology Platform via its iPhone and iPad applications, which lead the App Store in the Medical, and Navigation premium paid categories.

 

Media Contacts:

 

press@jawbone.com
fullpower@43pr.com

 

For more news and stories from Jawbone, please visit blog.jawbone.com.

 

Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say

September 29, 2014
 

Dorene Internicola, Reuters.com

 

Women walk together up a hill as they participate in some morning exercise during a visit to Torrey Pines State Park in San Diego

 

(Reuters) – Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star.

 

For author and scientist Katy Bowman, walking is a biological imperative like eating. In her book, “Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement,” she suggests there are movement nutrients, just like dietary nutrients, that the body needs…

 

Click here to read the full article at Reuters.com

 

Bad Cops Can Be Fixed With More Video…

September 15, 2014
 

Bad Cops Can Be Fixed With More Video… Maybe Even the Ones in Ferguson

 

By Kevin Maney, Newsweek

 

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Tiny cameras are one thing. Instant upload adds another dimension. Now that we have ubiquitous wireless networks—whether cellular or Wi-Fi—services like Google+ can upload video to the Web as soon as it’s shot. As Philippe Kahn, who invented the camera phone in the 1990s, told Newsweek, police or soldiers or mobs who see you shooting video might smash your device. But if the file is already on its way to the Web, the toothpaste, you might say, is out of the YouTube. “The truth gets shared,” Kahn says.

 

Click here to read the complete article at Newsweek.com

 

HOW THE NAPA EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED BAY AREA SLEEPERS

August 27, 2014
 

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The South Napa Earthquake was the strongest to hit Northern California in 25 years. Our data science team wanted to quantify its effect on sleep by looking at the data recorded by Jawbone UP wearers in the Bay Area who track their sleep patterns.

 

Click here for the full article

 

Fullpower® Awarded One More Key Sensor-Fusion Patent for Activity Identification

July 23, 2014
 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – July 23, 2014) – Fullpower® today announced it has been awarded another key sensor-fusion patent. This patent outlines a method to identify a person’s activity using sensor-fusion.

 

“Wearable and IoT depend on sensor-fusion to deliver,” said Philippe Kahn, founder and CEO of Fullpower. “Jawbone UP and Nike+ Running, for example, are showcase implementations and this is just the beginning.”

 

The patent for invention number 8,784,309 relates to monitoring human activity, and more particularly to accurately calculating user activity statistics using a location sensor and an inertial sensor. This patent supplements the Fullpower patent portfolio for the MotionX® Sensor-Fusion processor technology, which includes US Patents 8,568,310, 8,187,182, 7,647,195, 7,970,586, and 8,320,578 among others.

 

The Fullpower Patent Portfolio
These patents are part of an intellectual property portfolio from Fullpower that includes more than 45 issued patents with dozens of patents pending. Broad coverage for the MotionX® Technology Platform and Sleeptracker® technology introduces a new and necessary approach for continuous activity and sleep monitoring and analysis, with applications spanning a variety of health and fitness, medical, and navigation applications. Fullpower’s ongoing innovation translates into continually broadening and deepening of this patent portfolio.

 

Important Links:
www.fullpower.com
www.motionx.com

 

About Fullpower and the MotionX Technology Platform

 

Founded in 2003, Fullpower’s world-class team leads the wearable and IoT revolution. Fullpower powers market-leading wearable solutions from Nike, Jawbone and others. The Fullpower wearable patent portfolio includes more than 45 issued patents and more than 75 patents pending covering Sleeptracker®, MotionX®, bands, pods, smart watches, eyewear, clothing, sensor-fusion, IoT, health, medical, wellness and machine learning.

 

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