BOLDR Watches: Sleek Design Meets 'Clever' Functions
The BOLDR Voyage combines a stylish, aviator analog dial with smart wearable technology in a sleek, modern watch for the urban wearer.
Meet the BOLDR Voyage - an all-new 'clever watch', designed to be the perfect blend of form and function. With an analog aviator-style dial on the outside, but packed with smart wearable technology inside – the Voyage represents the collision of classic style and modern technology. Nearly a year of meticulous design and research went into creating the custom internal components and stellar design of this first collection and we need your help to bring this project to reality.
"the right balance between the traditional and the new" - Worn and Wound
"enough smarts to tell you something is happening on your phone." - Mashable.com
"Being dubbed a 'clever watch,' this wearable is a classic" - WAREABLE.com
"rocking traditional tick-tock hands and a physical watch-face." - Tech in Asia
"sleek classic design belying the infusion of modern technology." - Vulcan Post
The BOLDR Voyage isn't your average smartwatch - which is why we call it a ‘clever watch’.
The Voyage is packed with cutting edge wearable and assistive technology, tucked away behind a sleek analog dial. With a strong, bold look, the Voyage was designed to be subtly helpful yet distinctively stylish.
The Voyage seamlessly pairs to your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0; timekeeping is powered by a flawless Miyota 2025 movement while the smart features are powered by a BOLDR Smartmodule. Thanks to it's proprietary technology, the Voyage give you the best of both digital and analog worlds.
The internal components have been custom-designed to fit snugly within a classy 43mm case with solder-on lugs. Packaged with a 22mm premium leather strap with quick release tabs on the underside - the Voyage line comes in 6 striking colours to suit any style.
The BOLDR belief led us to create beautiful yet useful pieces of assistive technology. In other words, every feature we’ve packed into our watches has been meticulously designed to be of help, rather than hindrance.
We added a “GMT function” to the Voyage to help travellers and globetrotters keep track of different timezones, all the time. So no more finger-calculations of what time it is back home, or planning multi-time-zone conference calls - just raise your wrist and the Voyage will help you out.
Sometimes, giving 100% just isn't enough. The Voyage features an in-built pedometer to track your daily exercise goals. Just sync up your daily goals via the app and the watch will monitor your progress, with each numeral marking 10% of your daily goal. But the Voyage won’t let you fill up the dial until you exceed your target - so get used to giving life 110%.
No charging, no cables - no worries. With the Voyage, we included an easily replaceable battery (CR2032) that powers the BOLDR Smartmodule for up to 6 months. Coupled with a separate 3-year battery for the Quartz watch movement, you are free from cables or charging.
Packaged with a 22mm premium calf-leather watch strap with quick release tabs on the underside for easy switching.
Stay connected, stay focused. The Voyage comes with seamless connectivity via Bluetooth 4.0; pushing call alerts, message and app notifications to your wrist watch via embedded LEDs and a built-in vibration motor. You can customize the alerts via the app - so no more missing out on what’s really important in life, be it on your phone or right in front of you.
Never lose your phone again. For even more peace of mind, whenever you (and your Voyage) stray too far from your smartphone - the watch will immediately let you know. You’ll never have to fret about leaving your phone behind again. Just set the distance threshold on the app - and worry no more.
Taking selfies has never been easier. The Shutter function on the Voyage lets you remotely activate your smartphone camera at the push of a button. No more awkward angles, the Voyage frees you up to take the pictures you want, how you want.
BOLDR watches are collectible, with constantly updated designs in limited quantities every year - making them almost as unique as you are. Each season, new BOLDR Watch editions are released - allowing you to choose your favourite from the ever-growing collection.
- CAD$4500 / US$3400 - 30 BOLDR Voyage Watch
This debut line will also feature a limited, one-time only “Kickstarter Edition” engraving on the back of the watch. Once it’s made available in stores (by 2016) the Voyage will retail at USD $179; buy now and you save USD80!
BOLDR watches are designed to be stylish and fashionable, yet useful. Strapping one to your wrist is more than just a fashion statement - it’s leveling up the technology you’re carrying and changing the way you live your life.
With the support of the Kickstarter community - we’ll be able to achieve 2 things:
- Further develop and refine the iOS and Android apps for the BOLDR Voyage - making them better and preparing for the next set of features to be rolled out via the app. When we release new features - you won’t have to buy a new watch, just update the app (for free) and you’ll have access to the latest functions.
- Kick-start production of the first round (Kickstarter Edition) of the BOLDR Voyage watch and deliver them to our Kickstarter Backers.
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Being our second Kickstarter Campaign and with the valuable lessons we learnt from our first campaign (the Heirloom Series), we are confident in delivering this watch to our backers on time and with the high standards of quality we've come to expect from ourselves.
At the heart of the Voyage watch is the custom BOLDR Smartmodule which houses a number of components, such as the built-in accelerometer, bluetooth 4.0, vibration motor and IC Chip. The challenge in designing this proprietary smartmodule was getting all the components to fit within the watch’s casing without adding too much bulk.
As with most hardware products, manufacturing is often subjected to delays and setbacks. We are able to minimize such issues by engaging top manufacturers trusted by major international brands. Over the past year, we've already built strong working relationships (in person) with our manufacturers.
Transparency is key in gaining the confidence of from our backers. We will notify all backers of our progress on a regular basis and we can be easily contacted via Kickstarter or our website.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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