Watch maker Montblanc has announced its first step into the wearables market – not a smartwatch, but a smart watch strap.
The 'e-Strap' features a 0.9" monochromatic touchscreen mounted on the underside of the user's wrist, connected to their iPhone or Android device via Bluetooth.
The strap will be able to remotely control the paired smartphone's camera or selected apps, and display notifications with vibrating alerts. It will also track the wearer's activity with a pedometer and accelerometer.
The device charge via a micro-USB port, and Montblanc promises a battery life of around five days of continuous use.
The e-Strap will be offered as a optional extra for Montblanc's Timewalker Urban Speed collection of watches, or to buy separately for €250 (£195) in combination with any of its 42-43mm watches.