Tattoo Audio - the ‘world's first' premium wireless headphone with integrated smartwatch - to smartphone or other smart-connected-device.
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Lack of 'intelligence' within the $3 billion dollar 'premium headphone' market
Premium Headphone Market - Competitor Analysis
The above CHART highlights the 'industry and primary players' within the 'Premium Headphone Market' and MSRP for each model. Based upon market data, the average or (mean) price for 'Premium' headphones is $375/each.
Sensor Functions: Some competitor models offering an incorporated (sensor) providing user's a similar experience - are sold for $400 or more.
None of the Market Leaders - $300 to $450 premium headphones possess an integrated smartwatch from its conveniently integrated - docking station located at the top of Tattoo Audio's over-ear premium wireless headphones.
Market rate MSRP for premium wireless headphones and a separate smartwatch, with similar functions as Tattoo Audio's, is $600 to $700 when purchased separately.
The world's first - (tri-connection) premium headphone with integrated smartwatch!
Incredible! The 'World's First' Premium Headphone with Integrated Smartwatch!
As uniquely 'intelligent' as they are beautiful - Tattoo Audio® is the World's First 'tri-connection' premium wireless headphone with integrated smartwatch - to smartphone or other smart-connected-device!
Tattoo Audio's® innovative game-changing IP technologies sets a new 'intelligent global standard' for next-generation lifestyles trends and emerging technologies within the current $3 billion premium headphone market and the projected $70 billion global market for wearable technology in 2024, up from $14 billion in 2014.
While the industry charges $350 to $450 for just a basic in-line, wireless BT, or (brail) headphones (only) - we took a 'quantum leap' by delivering an ingenious premium headphone with integrated smartwatch all rolled into an extremely fashionable design.
MARKET COMPARISON CHART
PERKS - CHART
Goals & Stretch Goals
How our (tri-connection) premium wireless headphones with integrated smartwatch works
Dynamic Tri-Connection - refers to Tattoo Audio's® products ability to
'ubiquitously' configure its 'Premium' wireless headphones + integrated
smartwatch with your smartphone or other smart-connected-device - all
With Android (Configuration) - a user can 'simultaneously configure' multiple Bluetooth devices (e.g. your Smartphone, wireless headphone and smartwatch (tri-connection) all at the same time). Ubiquitous NFC® touch-and-go pairing from Tattoo Audio's® premium wireless headphones and wireless Bluetooth® 4.0 or later with its integrated smartwatch.
iOS (Configuration) - currently, a user can only 'simultaneously configure' their smartphone or other smart-connected-device to one wireless Bluetooth® device (e.g. your smartphone to our premium wireless headphones, or your smartphone to our smartwatch (dual-connection) with premium headphones in-line).
Note : i). Apple® iPhone® is not ‘Open Source'. ii). Apple® does not currently support multiple Bluetooth® device configuration simultaneously. iii). Once Apple® makes this update, Apple® users will be able enjoy ‘multiple wireless Bluetooth connections' simultaneously.
An integrated docking station conveniently located at the top of the premium headphones provides for quick and convenient attachment and removal of the intelligent smartwatch.
40mm Neodymium Speakers
Bluetooth 4.0 and later
Relaxed or working lifestyleYou could be outside your house working in your yard, washing your vehicle, or just relaxing poolside - all while your smartphone is inside the house on the table recharging its battery.
All phone calls, SMS, Social notifications, Music control functions are right there on your wrist. If a call comes in, answer it right away with our smartwatch, listen and speak with our premium wireless headphones, and End-Call right from the integrated smartwatch. And after ending your call, Music start playing right where you left off! Amazing! No need to have your smartphone with you at all times.
For the multi-tasking 'generation',
true multi-tasking capabilities all rolled into an ingeniously designed
headphone + smartwatch set.
Now the world is finally at your command! You can 'simultaneously' listen to MUSIC, surf the WEB or play GAMES, and keep up to date with the latest SOCIAL conversations - 'uninterrupted' and without missing a beat!
Keeping you intelligently informed, on-the-fly user controls - all directly from your integrated smartwatch. Music, Call answer, end, reject, or dialing, SMS or Social communications - and so much more, faster than it takes to pull your smartphone out of your pocket or purse!
All this packed tightly into a remarkably attractive and unique high-end fashion design.
24 Revisions and 3 functional prototypes later and the Tattoo Audio® TA-220 premium over-ear wireless headphones with integrated smartwatch you see in our video are all real and fully functional products!
TA-200 & TA-220 Android compatible models (with integrated smartwatch)
TA-800 iOS & Android compatible models (with integrated smartwatch)
In The Box - Pledge Kits
Who We Are
Corporate value creation through 'intellectual property' (IP) investigation. In accordance with Tattoo Audio's® guiding principles, we create game-changing technologies, products and product-line extensions supported by a solid portfolio of intellectual property (IP).
What We Do
In accordance with Tattoo Audio's® guiding principles, 'we create game-changing technologies, products and product-line extensions' supported by a solid portfolio of Intellectual Property, (IP) that;
- delivers next-generation lifestyle trends and emerging technologies;
- provides a competitive advantage within the global marketplace;
- blocks competitors from directly competing against new IP platforms;
- protects these new high-margin high-growth business segments;
- delivers (breadth and depth) product offerings to both consumer and corporate markets;
- delivers multiple product-line extensions for improving earnings and revenue stories, and
- creates new multi-billion dollar vertical market segments within a specified product category and industry at a global level.
The Value of 'IP' has on an Industry and Business
It has been well documented 'significant' Earnings and CAGR stories predominately come from 'ideation' and creation of intellectual property (IP) providing a ‘competitive advantage' within the global marketplace and thus preserving development of a 'high-growth' and 'high-margin' business model for that particular business entity.
Intellectual Property (IP) creation and management – has been a central part of Tattoo Audio's® ‘Corporate Value Creation' specifically within the current $3 billion Premium Headphone market and the projected $70 billion global market for wearable technology in 2024, up from $14 billion in 2014.
Under our Six-Year Product Development Plan - we believe with innovative IP creation, management, and utilization the Premium Headphone market will grow to $8 billion by 2020.
At Tattoo Audio® we engage with capable EMS and SMT providers - under a full spectrum of new product design, prototype, test, and related engineering services that shorten product development cycles, resulting in faster time to market and reduced costs.
What Makes Us DifferentSolid offshore manufacturing - with a high-quality EMS publicly-listed Asian group, 'clients include Apple and Samsung', has already been carefully put into place. We are relying upon their expertise for delivering high quality products to our customers on schedule - on a global level.
Knowledge & Experience: Our CEO and Co-Founder, Tattoo Audio possesses 20-years expertise living, working and doing business throughout the Asia Pacific Rim region in the capacity of Chief International Executive or Regional Director within the consumer electronics and technology field overseeing product life-cycle management functions: (product concept, definition, specification, implementation, qualification, production, and end-of-life).
Additional information at www.tattooaudio.com
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Graphic Designer - CONTESTS
We are calling a 'shout out' to all great graphic designers!
We have TWO Contests for our Indiegogo Community BUYERS to participate in.
1. Help us select the best GUI Icon – design to be shipped with our TA-220 model products x-factory, and
2. Help us select our FIRST Graffiti Artwork – design for TA-800 model.
We are offering PRIZE MONEY to the WINNING DESIGNERS for both Contests!
TOP entries for both contests as well as FINAL contest results will be POSTED on our web site at;
Who knows - they might just become FAMOUS!
Here's one of our Designer Entries :
YES, you Indiegogo Community can make a difference!
Signing up has never been so easy at: www.tattooaudio.com/gui-artists2signup
We are calling a 'shout out' to all
great industrial designers! After our Indiegogo campaign, as part of our
6-year business development plan, we created Intellectual Property, IP, for
more than a dozen different types of products within the following 'Classifications';
headphones, ear-cups, wireless speakers docking stations and more.
Signing up has never been so easy at:www.tattooaudio.com/id-community.html
Where We Are
TA-220 model, (shown in Video), we are;
- Post – patent(s) applications;
- Post – ID Design concept - (Concept)
- Post – Engineering Validation Test – (EVT);
- Post – Design Validation Test – (DVT);
- Pre– Production Validation Test – (PVT), Volume Production – (Volume), and Excess Obsolescence plans – (EOL);
- Our Authorized EMS Supplier is a solid mainland-China publicly traded group, large customers include – Samsung and Apple;
- We have yet to acquire our: BQB Global license;
- The following Certifications to be completed: UL, CE, FCC, RoHS and IP57;
- We confirmed our tooling and plastics injection molding suppliers;
- We confirmed all our Preferred Suppliers and Vendors for BOM and components with long-order-cycles or volatile pricing;
- Stay-tuned, keep-in-touch, and watch us as we grow around the world!
Product Development Cycle Chart
We work with equipment suppliers for developing next-generation products and product-line extensions for global markets utilizing our core IP and related technologies through electronic manufacturing systems, (EMS), product development processes provided in ‘chart form' at http://tattooaudio.com/mfg.html.
Why We Chose Indiegogo?
Prior to Indiegogo - the world of fund raising and bringing innovative products to market was controlled by the top 1-percent. Wealth creation was predicated upon passing these 'gatekeepers'. Indiegogo - has leveled this playing field for the 99-percent of us and now everyone has the 'potentiality' to build real wealth, bring their 'visions' to life and make this world a better place!My how things have changed. Thank you - Indiegogo!
If you 'LOVE' our products and what we have created for you, please give us a 'thumbs-up' by pledging as 'intensely as possible' and choose to make a difference in this world today!
Our Pricing Strengths
Premium Headphone Market (Factoids) :
- In 2012, overall U.S. headphone market sales were $2.4 billion up from $1.8 billion in 2011 and in 2013 surpassed $3 billion.
- 73-percent – Growth of U.S. sales in 2012 of headphone that costs more than $100/set.
- 50-percent – of the market is classified as ‘Premium' headphones.
- Currently, ‘Premium' wireless headphones range between $350 and $450/each.
- Recent acquisition of Beats for $3.2 billion - 'validates' the importance of the global 'Premium Headphone' vertical niche market.
Global Smart Watch Market (Factoids) :
Similarly, high-end 'smart watches' range between $250 and $300/each.
Global Wearable Technology Market
Wearable technology global spending is projected grow from $14 billion in 2014 to $70 billion in 2024.
Establishing an MSRP
The market sets 'Premium Headphones'
MSRP with intelligent-sensor, NFC, and Bluetooth integration between $350 and
The market also sets 'Smartwatch' MSRP with integrated functions and quality materials between $250 and $300/each.
A consumer would have to spend between $600 and $750 to get almost 'the same specs' as our integrated tri-connection products.
Long-Term Global Sales
Less than 30-percent of global sales
will be derived within the United States of America and Canada.
More than 50-percent of sales will be within the Asia Pacific Rim region, (where new advanced high technology products are more frantically acquired by the Youth Market, some purchasing several of the same types of devices annually), with the remaining sales from Europe, South America and other regions of the world (combined).
Global Buyers: We have already signed Country Sole Agent Agreements with (quality) groups for the following countries; United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Middle East (region), Scandinavia (region), and currently in discussions for the countries of Thailand and People's Republic of China ( PRC ).
Products Shipped by Contributor Level
Products shipped straight off the production line (directly from the factory) to you:
- Senior Funding Partners
- Funding Partners
First products shipped from our U.S. warehouse/distribution center in Seattle, Washington to you:
- Distributor Pack – All distributor pack buyers
- Early Birds - All early birds for any model or style
Next products shipped from our U.S. warehouse/distribution center in Seattle, Washington to you:
- Late Birds - All late birds for any model or style
- Standard Buyers: All standard buyer orders
What We Want From You!
After receiving your Tattoo Audio® products by MAIL, (HURRY!) and send us (Selfie) photos with you and your Tattoo Audio® headphones with integrated smartwatch together in action - in your life.
We envision creating Contests for the 'Best Photos' and 'Best Videos' plus give Awards for the top photos we select for our Corporate Collateral's and global media platforms!
Pledge $10,000 or more: All Funding Partner's that pledge $10,000 or more will be recognized and have your names listed in the Tattoo Audio® User's Manuals for Indiegogo shipments under ‘Funding Partners - Honorable Mentions' as well as your name listed on the Companies Corporate web site. Two (2) Tattoo Audio® models – in colors of your choice - we will pay for the shipping worldwide.
Pledge $20,000 or more: All Senior Funding Partner's that pledge $20,000 or more will be recognized and have your names listed in the Tattoo Audio® User's Manuals for Indiegogo shipments under ‘Senior Funding Partners - Honorable Mentions' as well as your name, photo and short Bio listed on the Companies Corporate web site. Two (2) Tattoo Audio® models – in colors of your choice - we will pay for the shipping worldwide.
Available in: S, M, L and XL. Just let us know your size after the indiegogo listing and we will ship out our AWESOME t-shirts as quickly as possible.
Start sending us (Selfie) photos of you wearing our Tattoo Audio® t-shirts in action in your daily life, and we'll post as many as we can on our corporate web site and social media platforms.
Thank you so much for your support - Indiegogo Community!
Q. Are Tattoo Audio® headphones NFC enabled?
A. Yes. We incorporated NFC® technology into our premium headphones making it (tap-easy automatic connection) to configure its Bluetooth® connection to a ‘smart-device'. Just touch-and-go! If you hate tediously manually-pairing your headsets required for standard Bluetooth® headsets you know what we're talking about.
If you jump between multiple types of smart-connected-devices at different times of the 'day' and 'night, (like we do), ubiquitous NFC® touch-and-go pairing of devices is the only way to go!
Q. Are Tattoo Audio® headphones Bluetooth enabled?
A. Yes. All models of Tattoo Audio® premium wireless over-ear headphones are both Bluetooth® v4.0.
Q. Does Tattoo Audio® headphones offer high-quality audio coding?
A. Yes. Integrated with both Tattoo Audio® premium over-ear wireless headphones TA-200 and TA-800, AAC and aptX® audio coding (audio codec compression algorithms) delivers high-quality coding wirelessly over Bluetooth®, enabling users to lose the wires without compromising on audio quality. To find out more go to: http://www.csr.com
We tried our very best to eliminate the lag, delay, or break in music or other audio traditionally experienced using Bluetooth by integrating high-quality coding technologies wirelessly over Bluetooth® with our premium over-ear headphones.
Q. Does Tattoo Audio® headphones have any type of integrated intelligent sensor?
A. Yes. Set Them Down.. really! And tad-a! Music and phone conversations immediately stop and Tattoo Audio's® intelligent headphones hibernate to conserve power resources.
Pick Them Back Up.. and WOW! Music starts playing right where you left off and never missing a 'beat'.
Tattoo Audio's® 'ingeniously' integrated smart-sensor is at your command. On/Off integrated button to the ear-cups makes it quick and convenient to turn the sensor On/Off for cases when you listen to music or watch a movie lying down.
Q. What does (tri-connection) mean?
A. 'Tri-connection' means our premium over-ear headphones can be connected wirelessly to your smartphone while simultaneously being connected wirelessly to our integrated smartwatch. Android compatible smartphones can simultaneously connect to more than just one device by wireless configuration.
Tattoo Audio® is the World's First (tri-connected) premium headphone with integrated smartwatch. (Wow, this is ingenious!)
Q. Are iOS devices able to connect to multiple devices simultaneously?
A. Currently No. Apple's iOS, built on CSR 8670 platform, only allows one iOS device (such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc...) to be simultaneously configured. (There are rumors Apple might be updating their iOS to enable multiple wireless device configuration. As soon as this update is made, iOS users will be able to experience simultaneously connecting to multiple devices by wireless connection).
Q. How long does the battery last for the premium headphones?
A. The internal rechargeable lithium ion battery keeps our headphones going for about 15 – 16 hours typical use.
Q. How long does it take to recharge the headphones battery?
A. Typical charge time is 2-3 hours by micro-USB connection or A/C adapter included (in the Box).
Q. Can the headphones lithium ion battery be removed for charging or replace with another?
A. No. In order for us to pass the ‘Safety Drop Test' we had to build the lithium ion battery as non-removable to our premium headphones. ‘It's a safety issue, not a technical issue'.
Q. Are Tattoo Audio® headphones ANC enabled?
A. Sorry, not the first two models. Including ANC technology will increase development costs and test-validation time frame 2-3 months. Plus, every ANC headset when QC inspected during production has to be individually hand tested one-by-one increasing unit costs above our budget.
If consumer demand is there, we will certainly come out with a 3rd generation headphone model specifically catering to ANC (Active-Noise Cancellation).
However since ANC headsets are currently less than 10-percent of the ‘Premium' headphone market, we can only cater to the much smaller niche ANC market with later versions. We have already created Six-Generations of headphones and our IP supports more than twelve-generations, so the ANC feature will be addressed within our 'six-year product development plan'. *Remember, crawl, walk, and then run!
Q. Are the ear-cup padding to the headphones replaceable?
A. Yes. We designed our soft memory foam ear-cup padding to be replaceable over time as the memory foam wears out. Replacements will be made available on our global e-commerce web sites.
Q. Can Tattoo Audio® headphones be used to listen and speak with incoming Calls?
A. Yes, absolutely. You can listen and speak with incoming calls (wirelessly or in-line) with our premium headphones from your smartphone.
Q. How far away from the Smartphone can I be?
A. The industry predominately utilizes Bluetooth wireless protocol providing up to 10-meters (or 30-feet) range between wirelessly configured devices. As such, a person can be this far away from their smartphone while wearing and enjoying our premium over-ear wireless headphones and integrated smartwatch (simultaneously or individually).
Q. How long does the battery last for the integrated smartwatch?
A. The internal rechargeable lithium ion battery keeps the TA-220 model smartwatch going for 1-2 days full-time use and 3-days standby.
The TA-200 and TA-800 model has 3-4 days normal usage and 5-7 days standby. Yes, we realize other smartwatches provide up to 7-days standby, however they utilize a different OS, processor, e-paper screen, (not a vibrant 65k full-color screen), and battery size.
Q. Does the integrated smartwatch display stay on all the time?
A. Yes. The display shows a watch face at all times.
Q. What type of display are you using?
A. A vibrant 1.6” TFT, 65k (16bit) – pixels (240 x 240) touch-sensitive display.
Q. Is the watch waterproof?
A. Yes. Our smartwatches will be Certified water resistant to IP57 standard. The same Standard as multi-billion dollar conglomerates smartwatches on the market today.
A. Our smartwatches have a scratch and shatter resistant lens with an anti-glare optical coating.
Q. Does it use up my smartphones battery?
A. Our premium wireless headphones with integrated smartwatch are both wireless Bluetooth® devices. Yes, it does affect the battery life of your Smart phone, usually using up an extra 5-10% per day.
Q. How do I charge the smartwatch?
A. We include (in the Box) x1 connection-pin cable for the smartwatch.
Q. How long does it take to recharge the smartwatch battery?
A. Typical charge time is 2-3 hours.
Q. Can I replace the watch band?
A. Yes. Although we had to ingeniously design an integrated docking station to our premium headphones for quick and convenient (removal and storage) of the smartwatch and bands, this unique feature making it impossible to use standard belt-type watch bands found in the market (they won't fit within the incorporated docking station), we resolved this issue by offering replaceable 6-color watch band sets as an Accessory item to match your clothes, mood or even smartphone.
Color 'theme' packages are being developed to 'trend' with iPhone and Android color variations and popularity. As time goes on, we will introduce a plurality of replaceable watch band sets including fashionable graffiti artwork designs in our famous 'Designers Series'.
Q. Are Tattoo Audio® smartwatches Bluetooth enabled?
- TA- 220 smartwatch is Bluetooth v2.1 & v3.0,
- TA-200 smartwatch is Bluetooth v4.0 and later, and
- TA-800 model smartwatch is Bluetooth® v4.0 and later.
Q. Can TA-220 model Bluetooth v2.1 & v3.0 also work with Bluetooth v4.0 or later model Android smartphones?
A. Yes. Absolutely.
Thus far, we have tested all major brands of Android model smartphones (such as; Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Huawei, and more) and Note 1, 2, and 3.
Q. What kind of functions can the integrated smartwatch provide?
A. Keeping you intelligently informed, on-the-fly user controls - are directly at your command from the integrated smartwatch.
With Voice, Vibrate and Display - Call record, answer, end, reject, dialing, (SMS), SMS or social communications, Music, in-phase Phonebook, call logs and Search features, anti-loss, find my smartphone - and so much more faster than it takes to pull your smartphone out of your pocket or purse!
Q. Can I speak into the integrated smartwatch for user-control-functions?
A. No. Just like market leaders, we tested and found that the sound quality for such a small speaker is not that good, (you have to actually hold the smartwatch up to your ear to listen and then hold the smartwatch to your mouth to speak).
Our IP approach by integrating a premium over-ear headphone with a smartwatch is a more brilliant way of resolving device audible sound quality issues.
Q. Can I use the premium headphones with integrated smartwatch while my smartphone is charging or in another room or while I'm outside?
A. Yes. Your smartphone can be in another room recharging or just safe in the house, while you're outside washing the car or working in the yard, freely enjoying MUSIC, reading the latest SMS and Social happenings, and even answering or making phone calls!
- Try doing that with your top branded $400 to $450 Premium headphone!
Q. Do I have to use both the premium headphones and integrated smartwatch both at the same time?
A. No. You can chose to use both the premium headphones and integrated smartwatch simultaneously or one at a time. It's really up to you.
The point of inventing and developing our IP is to give you the advantages of utilizing both devices simultaneously - in keeping up with Youth Markets active lifestyles, trends and social happenings.
Q. Do I have to use the Premium headphones wirelessly?
A. No. You can chose to use our premium over-ear headphones wirelessly or in-line to a smartphone, tabletPC, digital music player, or other smart-connected-device. It's really up to you. The point is we give you a choice, while the world does not.
Q. I love your smartwatch, can I buy the smartwatch only?
A. Yes. As requested by Tattoo Audio's® Fans, TA-100SW model enables consumers to purchase just our 'sexy' Smartwatch on our website. Simply click on TA-100SW section of our website to place an order after our Indiegogo Campaign at http://www.tattooaudio.com/ta-100sw.html.
Q. Will you ever sell your Premium Headpones only?
A. Yes. Our Country Sole Agents have significant demand generation from their distributors, dealers, wholesalers, importers and retailers to support such product introductions at a global level model is TA-800-HD. Although the functions to our premium over-ear wireless headphones are being sold for $400 to $450 each by market leaders, our Intellectual Property, IP, does enable us to develop next-generation headphones which are actually intelligent, like us, not year-after-year producing old-school brainless in-line, wireless and (brail) control function headphones like market leaders.
Q. Does the smartwatch possess voice control functions?
A. Sorry, but No. All technologies providing voice recognition or speech enabled navigation we tested the accuracy rate was not high enough to be confident in adding this feature with our products or Brand at this time.
We would rather do it right, than have critics complaining our 'Voice Control' accuracy rate is less than 80-percent as global market leaders products have experienced. (Remember, crawl, walk, and then run!)
Q. Does your smartwatch possess integrated sensors for fitness tracker?
A. No . We chose not to integrate 'sports or fitness' tracking functions such as 'accelerometer' to our initial premium wireless over-ear headphones and integrated smartwatches because;
• health and fitness is such a small percentage of the overall user mass-market for premium headphones and smartwatches;
• higher certified water and dust resistant design is mandatory so users can jog, run or play in the rain, snow, or other extreme weather conditions;
• it would be more logical to come out with a line of premium headphones with integrated smartwatch 'specifically designed' for the Health & Fitness market after our patent portfolio is more fortifyed blocking inevitable competitors; and
• design and development costs to introduce high-quality premium headphones with integrated smartwatch within the Health & Fitness market is actually more expensive than the mass-market line. Unfortunately we're not a multi-billion dollar multinational conglomerate with an almost unlimited R&D budget. Remember, crawl, walk then run!
The next premium headphone with integrated smartwatch for the 'Health & Fitness' market is scheduled to be our next model introduced under our six-year product development plan. Careful patent mapping is required to secure our IP development processes.
Q. Does your smartwatch possess an integrated digital camera?
A. No . We chose not to integrate a digital camera to our smartwatch device because the quality attained from smartwatches that do possess an integrated digital camera pales in comparison to the level of quality attained from a smartphone today.
Q. Does your smartwatch possess an integrated GPS chip?
A. No . We chose not to integrate a GPS chip to our smartwatch because this would drive up BOM, unit costs, and MSRP pricing that would drastically reduce volume sales for our initial models. GPS functions will be integrated into our next-generation 'Health & Fitness' model scheduled to out in 2015.
Q. What are the methods of notification for the smartwatch device?
A. Audible, vibrate and full-color back-lit touch-sensitive display.
Q. How do you handle developing the global markets?
A. We appoint Country Sole Agents who either handle a specific Country or Region (group of countries) who are in charge of all aspects of sales, marketing, distribution, advertising, public relations and event management.
Q. What Countries have already been taken?
A. United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Japan, Australia, Middle East (region), Scandinavia (region) and (in discussions) for People's Republic of China ( PRC ).
Q. Can the integrated smartwatch provide push-notifications?
A. Yes. Our TA-220, TA-200, and TA-800 models integrated smartwatch all provides push-notifications for users, however.
Compatible smartphones and OS : Many Tattoo Audio® Smartwatch features require an internet connection via Bluetooth™ tethering. Tattoo Audio® TA-200 model Smartwatch requires Android 4.0+ operating system and TA-800 model Smartwatch requires Android 4.0+ or iOS® 4+ operating system.
• Not all smartphone models allow Bluetooth™ tethering.
• Not all versions of the same Operating System allow Bluetooth™ tethering.
• Not all smartphone versions allow Bluetooth™ tethering.
• There are at least 16 different types of the same (model) smartphone sold by region around the world. Not all smartphones even of the (same) model provides actual SMS and Social message. Some provide - Notification Only.
• Not all mobile network operators allow Bluetooth™ tethering.
Note : Tattoo Audio® Smartwatch is not a standalone smartphone and therefore needs to connect to smartphones.