Convert any watch into smart watch with smart buckle. Launches on Kickstarter for $39.99

Gadgets, Wearables

Give your old analogue watch a smart makeover with Gooseberry’s Smart Buckle – a wearable tech device which intelligently upgrades your old watch by adding health and fitness features

Designed to fit easily, quickly and discreetly into the strap of almost any watch – from the classy family heirloom you’ve inherited through to the cool new designer timepiece – the Smart Buckle is embedded with state-of-the-art motion sensors and software.

It is engineered to fit standard 20mm leather, rubber and cloth watch bands and can be easily installed to watches with pin or deployment/steel clasp buckles.

Compatible with Apple Health and Google Fit, it is, claims Gooseberry, an accurate activity tracker. It sports a battery that lasts a week after one quick 60 minute charge.

Smart Buckle is available via Kickstarter at a discounted rate of $39.99. At the time of writing the project had attracted nearly $17,000 of its $25,000 goal on the crowd funding website.

You can see the YouTube video for the Smart buckle here:


Smart Buckle Features:

  • Move: Move mode tracks your active minutes, calories, distance, pace and steps. With continuous view of your history you can track your activity on daily, weekly or monthly basis.
  • Sleep: ​Smart Buckle is designed to track your sleep states. Its algorithms are designed to understand light movements, heavy bed turns, wakeful state and deep peaceful sleep.
  • App Experience​: The app is designed to be simple and intuitive, allowing users to monitor insightful data easily. Smart Buckle helps push all data to the iOS or Android app of your choice with your data securely stored in the cloud and easily accessible from anywhere and any platform.
  • Seamless Style: Smart Buckle is designed to be worn in a way that fits seamlessly with a busy life. Once connected, you can go about your daily life with comfort and ease while learning insightful data over time to improve your overall health.
  • Apple Health + Google Fit: ​With Smart Buckle, health data can be easily synced to Apple Health and Google Fit. Users receive a comprehensive report of activity trends, sleep patterns and daily, weekly and monthly reports effortlessly.
  • Water Resistant and Dustproof: ​Smart Buckle has been thoroughly tested to ensure it can withstand harsh conditions. Smart Buckle can be worn in various weather conditions as well as during daily activities. With a waterproof level of IP57, your Smart Buckle is well protected against dust and immersion.
  • Technology: Smart Buckle manages data to work cohesively with the power management system and can also store health data for up to two weeks. Smart Buckle automatically syncs data whenever it is connected to the Smart Buckle app.
  • Build Your Collection: The Smart Buckle app is designed so that more Smart Buckles can be added to a collection. All your health data will automatically sync to give a complete, cohesive overview of daily activities no matter which timepiece is worn.
  • Battery Life: ​Smart Buckle has a long battery life and its power management system is optimized to last up to one week, which is based on regular wear usage of a classic watch, eight to ten hours per day. Smart Buckle can be fully charged within 60 minutes.
  • Strap Fit: ​Smart Buckle is designed to fit leather, silicon, or cloth straps with a pin buckle or a deployment/steel clasp with the width of 20mm for the best fit. The buckle is made to fit over 500 different watch brands.
  • iOS and Android: ​The ​Smart Buckle app is available on both Android and iOS. Smart Buckle will be compatible with major Android devices (Android 4.3+) and iOS 7+ devices (iPhone 5+). Specs:
  • Product Size: 23.4mm width, 42.4mm length, 8mm thickness
  • Product Weight: 14.8g





Chris Price
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