Chronos pad next to a watch
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Sticky disc makes any watch a smartwatch

A gadget that promises to turn almost any regular watch into a smartwatch is being developed in the US.

The Chronos pad can light up and vibrate when your smartphone receives new messages or calls.

It is expected to cost $99 (£66) when it goes on sale in 2016, making it less expensive than an integrated smartwatch.

However the device does not have a screen or voice control as found on most fully-featured devices.

The company's co-founder Mark Nichol told BBC technology reporter Chris Foxx he had focused on including the most 'critical' functionality.

  • 04 Dec 2015
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