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MetaWatch Strata and Frame smartwatches soon heading to Best Buy

Posted In News - By AndroidPress on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 With No Comments »

Best Buy will soon be adding a few additional smartwatches to the available lineup. The latest are coming from MetaWatch and will include the Strata and Frame. These will be exclusively available with Best Buy and available online and in-stores beginning on November 3rd. Each of these watches has a bit of a different look, however they both bring support for Android smartphones.


First things first, the Strata will be $179 and the Frame will be $229. The folks at MetaWatch tout these two as bridging the gap between fashion and technology. But perhaps more important are the specs and features. Each of these watches have a battery that should be able to last for roughly 5 to 7 days between charges and they will each also serve as companion display for your phone.

These pair using a Bluetooth 4.0 connection and will provide “subtle” vibrations for messages, emails and calls as well as upcoming appointments, tasks, reminders and more. And similar to what we are seeing with other smartwatches, that ‘and more’ also includes music controls. MetaWatch users will also get glanceable information in the form of weather, stock info, phone battery life and more. Both models have a display that should be easily readable even in direct sunlight.


While these two watches share many of the same specs, there are some differences. The watch sitting towards the top of the post is the Strata and the one further down is the Frame. The Strata is a sport watch with a 5 ATM water-resistance . The Frame is touted as being “stylish and elegant” and features a leather band with polished stainless steel case. The Frame is water resistant to 3 ATM. Lastly, Best Buy will have the Strata and Frame in retail stores in black with additional colors available online.


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