It may look like a classic chronograph, but the Moskito is that and so much more. Hidden beneath the analog watch face is a ton of modern technology that turns this not only into a smartwatch, but also a bike computer of sorts.
Moskito is first and foremost a classic Swiss watch with precision quartz movement and a supple leather strap. But to that you add on a USB-rechargeable battery with a long runtime (6-24 months) and smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth (and corresponding app). When connected to your phone, Moskito informs you immediately of calls, messages, or emails — simple glance at the dial is all that is needed.
In addition to its function as a chronograph, Moskito works as an analogue tachometer that tells you everything you need to know when on your bike — speed, the distance travelled, and your average speed. But that’s not all. Would you like to know if you have set a new personal best on a specific section of the route? Moskito tells you in real-time while in the challenge mode. After your rides you can easily upload your data to Strava or Garmin Connect.
Water resistant up to two meters, Moskito easily pops out of the watch band and connects to your bike in two different ways — via a head cap mount or road bar mount that puts the speedometer out in front of your handlebars like other bike computer mounts.
The Moskito looks extremely similar to the OMATA analog bike computer that hit Kickstarter last spring. The main difference is that this can be used as a watch while not on your bike and makes use of your phone to record/store the ride data. The prices are similar — an early bird pledge of $525 is over $200 off the eventual proposed retail price.