Fastrack launches gesture control smart band

Fastrack launches gesture control smart band

Titan CEO- Watches and Accessories S Ravi Kant (L) and Titan Business Head- Wearables Somprabh Kumar Singh pose with the Reflex WAV watch in Bengaluru on Thursday. DH Photo

The next time when you want to take a selfie, change music or make a presentation, all you need to do is Twist your wrist! Bengaluru-based Titan's urban youth brand Fastrack on Thursday introduced the world's slimmest gesture control smart band 'Reflex WAV', priced at Rs 4,995.

With just 9 mm thick, the smart band is loaded with features like scrolling notifications, calendar alerts, activity tracker and more. And also if you forget to go for a walk or hit the gym, it also has sedentary reminders that will alert you in case there's a lack of activity for a certain period of time. 

"Smartwatches as a category have transformed for over five years now. Actitivity trackers and smart bands are a revolution in the watch category and Fastrack entered into smart space in 2017 with Reflex, followed by Reflex 2.0. Till now, we have sold half a million of these watches," said S Ravi Kant, CEO, Watches and Accessories, Titan Company Limited.

With Reflex WAV, Fastrack believes it would revolutionse the way the youth consume music and take selfies with the help of smart bands. It also has five-day battery life and vibrates alarms to get you up, apart from IP67 water resistance and dust proof.

Its patented algorithm detects patter of hand movement from raw input. Fastrack has tied up with a Bengaluru-based startup for gesture technology.

Smart band as a category is growing in India and by the end of this year, of three million wearables that would be sold in the country, two million would be bands, said Somprabh Singh, Business Head- Wearables, Titan Company Limited. 

According to International Data Corporation's (IDC) latest report, growth continued in the global wearables market during the second quarter of 2018 as shipment volume reached 27.9 million units, up 5.5% from the previous year. The market experienced similar gains in dollar value, growing 8.3% year-over-year to $4.8 billion in 2Q18 fuelled by the continued popularity of smartwatches with their high price tags.