Mentech debuts Xe1 Smartwatch

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Mentech Xe1. Photo: Mentech

Mentech, has launched the Xe1 Smartwatch on Indiegogo.

Designed for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes, the smartwatch offers real-time data on environmental conditions, exercise tracking, and personalised sports guidance.

The Xe1 Smartwatch has a four-point positioning system, offering real-time location tracking and trajectory analysis. By leveraging GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and Beidou technologies, the company said the smartwatch ensures precise location data, ‘empowering hikers to confidently venture onto new trails without the fear of getting lost.’

The Xe1 integrates with the IBM weather data interface, enabling users to anticipate adverse weather conditions like fog or storms that could impact their outdoor activities.

With a  9-axis gravity acceleration sensor, the Xe1 Smartwatch measures real-time 3D movement. Tracking steps across diverse terrains like uphill hikes, boulder-strewn paths, and rugged trails, it ensures accurate step counting. The smartwatch calculates exercise metrics such as altitude, cumulative climb distance, real-time slope, and cumulative descent distance, providing hikers and mountain climbers with precise assessments of their physical activities.

The smartwatch uses a photoplethysmography (PPG) optical heart-rate sensor for detection, providing extensive health monitoring by tracking heart rate and blood oxygen levels throughout the day. With this information, athletes can gain insights into how their workouts affect their bodies.

Equipped with 20 professional sports guides accessible through the watch’s interface, swimmers, rock climbers, surfers, runners, kayakers, skiers, and other outdoor athletes can analyse their movements and refine their technique. The watch has 5ATM waterproofing.

The Xe1 Smartwatch is available at a starting price of $99 with early-bird incentives and stretch goal rewards.