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When we go to the casino with my grandma, she is constantly checking her watch. We always have a meeting time, and I can always be sure she will be there and ready at that time. But if I hit a jackpot and want to call her and share the good news, I’m not always sure she will hear her phone ringing. And there are times when she has an alarm set to take her medicine, but the noise of the slot machines sometimes drowns out the alarm’s ringing.
When I heard of the Cogito watch, I knew it was something she absolutely needed.
The Cogito watch, if you’ve never heard of it, is a watch that connects to your smartphone. Via the free ConnectedWatch app, you’ll be notified — on your watch — about incoming and missed call alerts, email alerts, alerts from messenger apps like Viber, WhatsApp, Skype, etc., calendar reminders, and low battery alerts.
It gets better. You can also use it as a remote control to skip, pause and play music, and trigger your device camera. That’s pretty brilliant.
Although I really do want this for my grandma, she won’t use it for email or apps. If you could text from it, well, she would use that.
If you’re not constantly connected to social media, this is still just a watch at the core. Yes, it tells time. When it’s not worried about your calls and apps, it just tells time. And that’s great. What’s also great is it comes with a button-cell battery that lasts for up to a year.
Because of its capabilities, it isompatible with iPhone 4S and up, iPad 3rd & 4th Generation, iPad Mini Running iOS 8 and Android 4.3 upwards on Samsung S3, S4, S4 Mini S4 Active, Note 2 & 3 & HTC One. So you do need a smart phone in order to use this watch … which means I would first need to upgrade my grandma’s phone first.
If you want to grab this, now is the time to do it. Cogito is having a Black Friday sale. Now through November 30, you can get a $50 USD store credit with the code BLOG50. Although I only featured the black watch in this post, there are other colors too. If you do order this, be sure to let me know what you think.