Apple AirPods rival alert: Swiss smartwatch maker MyKronoz unveils ZePods at MWC 2019

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Swiss smartwatch brand MyKronoz has unveiled its foremost range of wireless earphones ZePods at one of the largest tech show in the world – the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 taking place in Barcelona right now.  

The hi-tech earbuds come as a direct competition to heavily priced Apple AirPods as they feature great sound quality and come with a USB-C charging case. The case carries a 400mAh battery with up to 15 hours charge capacity. Further, ZePods boast a 40mAh battery for up to 5 hours of playtime.

Bluetooth 5.0

Featuring Bluetooth 5.0 technology, ZePods enable users to manage music, calls and voice commands with seamless touch. MyKronoz offers these earpods in six variant colours including black, white, pink, red, green and blue. The earbuds come in two versions such as ZePods and ZePods+.

ZePods comprises a USB-C charging case that looks like a stylish lighter and will be available from April 2019 at a price €79.90. On the other hand, ZePods+ comes with a Qi-certified wireless charging case resembling Swiss traditional pocket-watch. It is expected to be available in the second half of 2019 at a tentative price of €99.90.

MyKronoz Founder and CEO Boris Brault articulated, “Building on our Swiss DNA for design and our strong background in wearable technology, we believe that MyKronoz has a tremendous opportunity to seize in the flourishing market of wireless earbuds. The launch of ZePods appears as a natural and strategic evolution for our company to leverage expertise in developing affordable consumer-driven products and diversify to offer a full ecosystem.”

Affordable smartwatches

MyKronoz has also introduced several affordable smartwatches and fitness trackers at MWC 2019. ZeTrack is an activity tracker with a colour touchscreen and carries pricing around €29.90. Further, ZeNeo is an impressive smartwatch with mic and speaker and will be available at €59.90 April end onwards.

ZeRound3 is a stylish smartwatch with an AMOLED display and carries a price tag of €99.90. Besides, ZeRound3 Lite is a lite version having a price €79.90.

Sold 3 million+ products

Headquartered in Geneva, MyKronoz was founded in January 2013. The company produces smart wearable for the tech-savvy generation. The innovative sleek product ranges include activity trackers, smartwatches, hybrid smartwatches and watch phones. All the products are compatible with iOS and Android.

MyKronoz maintains its presence in more than 40 countries through major retailers and partners and has sold 3 million+ products worldwide.

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