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    Cogito Classic Smartwatch Review

    Cogito Classic Smartwatch has a lucid digital display

    Yes, another Smartwatch, but this latest from Cogito, the Cogito Classic Smartwatch, may gain interest with its simplicity and style. Designed for the busy and fashionable crowd, COGITO merges classic analog movement with a lucid digital display in their latest Cogito Classic Smartwatch.  When linked with the smartphone or tablet app, COGITO allows users to cut through the digital noise by customizing settings based on their priorities, and selecting which notifications will appear.

    Cogito Classic Smartwatch looks analog

    On the watch face, users can see who is messaging or calling, and decide whether to answer or mute it, allowing you freedom from continually checking your phone. Available in 4 colors — including Deep Purple, Green Velvet, Silver Arrow, White Alpine and the cleverly named Clockwork Orange — the Cogito Classic is compatible with both Android and iOS devices, as well as a selection of tablets.

    Cogito Classic Smartwatch you can get all the usual notifications

    Cogito Classic Smartwatch Features

    With the Cogito Classic Smartwatch, you can get all the usual notifications, including social media messages, SMS and email, as well as Caller ID alerts for incoming or missed calls.  Other features include water resistant body with a replaceable battery, Bluetooth 4.0 and Bluetooth Smart, which uses only a small amount of energy.  It’s even possible to control your phone’s camera function from your wrist with an available third-party app.

    Cogito Classic Smartwatch has bluetooth 4.0


    The Cogito Classic Smartwatch looks just like a traditional watch. It has chunky and manly styling, with a nice blend of analogue and LCD digital displays.


    Classic and Modern Function

    While previous iterations had reports of apps not working properly, the updated Classic has no issues, although in our tests, it seemed that loading up too many third-party apps did cause some bugs and delays, but a handful of apps worked just fine. Processing speed on the built-in apps is decently fast, and the touch screen responds well. Bare in mind, the Cogito Classic Smartwatch is an alert-only device, so while notifications can be received, the lack of any sort of calling, call receiving or responding to an email or text is obviously absent as an available function.

    The back light feature is bright enough, and it’s very adequate in low light. The ‘find my phone’ feature, which alerts you when you go out of range, is a pretty nifty add-on as well, although you have to reconnect the Bluetooth each time you use this feature.

    Bottom LineCogito Classic Smartwatch is smaller

    The Cogito Classic is a pretty well-priced smartwatch at $179, although again, it only functions as a notification device, which is good enough if that’s what you’re looking for.  Let’s be honest, the advent of the smartwatch actually came into existence for this one sole feature…to notify you of what you’re phone was doing.  Granted, the smartwatch has evolved into a much more robust interactive experience, but most primarily still function as tandem devices anyway, used in conjunction with your smartphone, and in the end, the smartwatch’s main function IS to notify you, and free you up from constantly pulling out that phone to check it. So as a notification device, the Cogito Classic Smartwatch works very well, and the styling is one of the best we’ve seen because its smaller on the wrist, and won’t weigh you down.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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