Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately, in order to provide the stellar (up to 1 year) battery life we must use the Bluetooth SMART technology only available in Bluetooth 4.0 and the phones must support the Connected App. Therefore the cookoo™ watch will not connect with legacy Bluetooth phones.Last updated:
The cookoo™ watch is water resistant to 5 ATM. This means you can take it into the shower, wear it at the beach, or go for a swim in the pool all while receiving notifications on your watch and not having to worry about exposing your phone to the elements.Last updated:
At the moment, Bluetooth 4.0 support is available in iOS 5.x and Android 4.x. We will initially be supporting the following devices with new ones being added as we validate the customer experience:
* iPhone 4S
* new iPad
* Samsung Galaxy S3
* HTC One XLast updated:
The battery life estimate for the connected system is based on a continuous connection with the phone and will vary based-n the number of notifications you receive.
The analog movement lasts for up to 3 years and is not affected by the phone connection.Last updated:
We are considering other phone operating systems besides Android and iOS. Stay tuned - we will post an update if and when we decide to add support for Windows phones.Last updated:
Yes - your cookoo™ watch should not interfere with your other Bluetooth wireless connections and you should be able to enjoy both the cookoo™ watch experience and talk hands-free without any impact on performance.Last updated:
The cookoo watch's analog movement is independent of the connected system. This means that it will behave just like a regular quartz watch and does not synchronize its time to the phone's network time.Last updated:
The COOKOO keychain is the perfect complement to your COOKOO watch and with it you can:
1) Use it as a remote for your camera — snap a picture remotely using the keychain
2) Use it as a waypoint remote — mount it on your bike, hang it from your backpack, etc. and drop a virtual pin on the connected map when you are out and about.
3) Use it as a phone finder when you know your phone is near, but can't seem to find it
Just like the COOKOO watch, it can also alert you on command (e.g. "find my keys") or when you have a notification and uses a Bluetooth SMART connection. Because of this, it has a 1 year battery life (just like the COOKOO watch) and can be used with the Connected App without interfering with your COOKOO watch experience.
It comes with a replaceable CR2032 battery (just like the COOKOO watch) and you can replace it yourself.
Best of all, its a great tool for developers and will ship in September so that you can develop your Connected Apps before the COOKOO watch is ready.Last updated:
For Canadian or International backers, we have two options for the shipping if you wish to ADD a keychain to your order:
Option 1: Get your keychain EARLY—if you would like to receive your keychain in September (in advance of your watch), make sure you add shipping for both the watch ($10 for Canada, $15 for International) and the keychain ($5 for Canada, $10 for International) for a total of $15 shipping for Canada and $25 for International.
Option 2: Save on shipping and get your keychain and watch TOGETHER when the watch ships in November - add only $10 for Canada or $15 for International shipping.
For US backers: keychains will be shipped separately and arrive in September (in advance of your watch).
For backers at the $23 (keychain only) level—please ensure to include the keychain shipping in your pledge ($5 for Canada, $10 International).Last updated:
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