In Brief

The Olio Model One watch takes a minimalist's approach to smart tech through design and function

It used to be the case that people cherished their watches, wearing them everyday, replacing the batteries when needed, fixing when broken, even handing them down to next generations. Now, our watches languish in drawers while our smartphone do most of the work. Enter smartwatch Olio, which is set to change all that, combining smart technology with a luxurious, to-be-cherished design.

At this stage in their history, connected watches have diverged into two categories—the luxury heritage watch with smart features like tracker watch Withings Activite Pop, or the phone-as-watch category which has been filled with offerings from Pebble to Samsung, and on April 24 Apple.

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