Wearables, disrupting an industry and helping you to “feel sound like never before”

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In a world where we thrive off of live experiences, it’s a wonder that most of us are still living in stereo. Sure, we attend live events. We might even know the soft spot at the movie theatre. But, on a daily basis, we are literally just getting by on “right, left, center” technologies, and so far — no one has done anything about it!

In a world where we thrive off of live experiences, it’s a wonder that most of us are still living in stereo. Sure, we attend live events. We might even know the soft spot at the movie theatre. But, on a daily basis, we are literally just getting by on “right, left, center” technologies, and so far — no one has done anything about it!

Today, we watch movies in surround sound. We play games using our headsets. We live the virtual experience, but our audio keeps us grounded. The good news is… that’s all about to change — and, it’s thanks to Kickstarter, wearable technologies and a team of lifelong audiophiles.

Meet Woojer.

Woojer, Born to Feel. Courtesy of Woojer on YouTube, 2019.

Woojer, a company based in Tel Aviv, has been dedicated to bringing biotechnologies to the world of consumer audio design. Their mission is to introduce consumers to immersive experiences and allow them to feel the sound just as they would in real-time. They do this by tapping into the acoustics and frequencies that we feel, but naturally, we cannot hear.

Founded in 2008, Woojer has been working diligently to study, design and perfect those technologies in which are soon to become acknowledged as a standard for the “new norm.”

With three separate Kickstarter campaigns, starting in 2013, the company has been introducing their product in phases, aimed at perfecting their line, their designs and in creating a more 360 experience. Introducing and reintroducing each product, based on the feedback of research and development and the patents they received, they are now ready to launch their new high-fidelity products into global markets, worldwide.

An introduction to innovation.

In the Streets. Courtesy of Woojer on YouTube, 2019.

Since the beginning of the year, Woojer began teasing their products at festivals and conferences all over the world, including E3 and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2019. Disruptive to an entire industry, thousands have lined up to experience the power of stimulating gameplay, haptic transducers and polyphonic experiences first-hand. They now await mass production, which should wrap up by the end of November and deliver to more than 900 early adopters by the end of December.

With 55 days still left to their campaign, Woojer has already surpassed its initial goal of $20K by more than 904%!

Reproducing dynamic sound systems on a more personal level, the new Woojer products allow consumers to feel the “oomph of bass and the pulse of energy” with frictionless motion and dynamics falling outside of the standard 20Hz to 20kHz range. Soon, they will be able to experience frequencies as low as a 1Hz tone with adjustable sensations and volume control.

Strap Edge Vs. Vest Edge Technologies.

Strap vs. Vest Edge Technologies. Courtesy of Woojer on YouTube, 2019.

Strap Edge and Vest Edge technologies include patented OSCI transducers, haptic feedback and sensors that guarantee full immersion, precise harmonic reproduction and durability for everyday use. Consumers will be able to feel the sound through waves of pressure and the caustic movement of air. With the patented oscillating frame, movements are accurately reproduced, as frequencies are played at up to 500Hz, including the subsonic frequencies, undetectable by the human ear.

Both devices are ultra-silent, have low-latency and can get up to eight hours of battery power per charge. Equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and analog headphone amplification, The Vest Edge targets sensory points in key areas of the human body that allows the wearer to “feel sound like never before.” The Vest Edge was created for use with virtual reality, gaming and music production. In fact, Woojer’s Kickstarter pagegoes on to state:

“The Vest Edge gives you 360 degrees of immersion, delivering accurate and detailed sensations that’ll raise your pulse. It’s got out-of-the-box stereo haptics and is the perfect companion for at-home gaming and VR. If you’re a music pro- this’ll pump the low-frequencies through your body as it engages you in a unique and mesmerizing audio experience.”

The Strap Edge, on the other hand, was created to be worn on the hip, chest or across one’s body, providing a polyphonic, stereo experience. It was created for everyday gamers and music enthusiasts, on-the-go. Basically, no matter which device you choose, you will be able to feel the music as if it was flowing through your veins, giving every performance an additional boost of reality.

Both devices can be paired with the Woojer Haptic Metronome App, helping you to live life to a new beat. When synched, the metronome works with the rhythm and tempo of the music, providing additional training and sophistication to the audio pro or music producer.

The rapid growth of wearable technologies.

Lee Shupp — “The Future of Wearables.” Courtesy of TEDx on YouTube, 2015.

In 2014, CCS Insight predicted that within five years, the Wearables Industry would only be worth $25B by 2019. Instead, it hit $21.7B in 2016 and according to MarketsandMarkets™, the Wearables Market is set to grow at a rapid CAGR of 15.5% and expected to reach $51.6B by 2022 — more than double what we had expected to see in previous years. Whether you’re a music producer, avid gamer or simply an investor, Woojer is definitely worth checking out.

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A Wearable for the Spine, ALEX Has Your Back

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As the healthcare market is exploding with new technologies centered around wearable technologies, ALEX enters the scene with one of the most genius wearables to date. In fact, this is probably one of the most beneficial wearables to date.

Over the years, there has been a ton of research put into the human spine and its effect on not just our physical health, but also our mental health. Our ancestors even depicted the spine as a portal into the universe. The caduceus is a representation of how the spine is representative of overall health.

Bad posture can contribute to pain, unnecessary health complications, and even obesity. It can cloud our judgment because we are unable to think clearly. It can lead to complications later in life and leave us unable to remain active in our elderly years. It can increase levels of cortisol in our bodies and decrease testosterone in men. This undeniably leads to stress and depression.

ALEX seeks to change all of that.

A wearable device that fits comfortably around the back of our neck and hangs firmly around our ears, ALEX becomes our posture coach and tracker, synchronizing with our mobile device and reminding us to sit straight in our seats.

In the days that we are huddled over portable devices and laptop computers, it’s getting harder to keep our posture — especially if we are too busy to exercise daily. As our spines begin to straighten, we will discover more energy and less pain in our day-to-day lifestyles.

ALEX discreetly reminds us to sit up, forcing our smartphones to vibrate. It also vibrates within itself. This could be extremely beneficial while in a boring board meeting.

ALEX accurately measures the angle of your neck and position of your head, customizing the experience for each user. Not only does this device detect bad posture, but it also tends to detect pain points that create soreness and stiffness on the human body. This aids the device in personalized tracking of your posture throughout the day and even year.

Because the device is trackable in real time, one can become more familiar with what proper posture actually feels like. This type of feature definitely helps women who have spent the last 9 months carrying a baby as their bodies return back to normal.

Operating under Bluetooth 4 technologies, this device is slow at killing your smartphone battery. Flash memory that temporarily stores information before periodically sending it to your mobile device also helps your battery to last longer.

With such an innovative and breakthrough device, many are excited to try it on for size. Expected to launch in May of 2016, the company is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production, marketing, and upgrades. They have already surpassed their initial goal of $50K. As for the marketing, this product speaks for itself. This device is sure to go viral in 2016.

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Rapid Adoption of Wearables Reflects Personality, Loyalty, and Convenience

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In 2016, we will see a sharp influx in the production, delivery, and adoption of IoT technologies and wearables. Here, at Digital Pivot, we have disclosed quite a launches set for later this year. But just how rapidly are these technologies becoming part of our everyday lives?

The NPD Group broke down dollar and unit sales for 2015, analyzing details related to the wearables industry, and came up with some pretty cool insights.

In fact, it seems that we are starting to spend double that of the previous year just to have the top new wearables on the market. As wearables evolve, they are adopting the features we are disappointed our current version is missing. For this, we are okay with buying the product again — just because we need that upgrade. Spoiled, aren’t we? Not so much. It actually goes deeper than this.

As innovation continues to build upon itself, we, as advanced users, seek sophistication in products that we use every day. While we aren’t necessarily looking for complexity, we do like to have a product at our fingertips that brings us little need for outside device utilization. We master products that we love and simply seek more from that point of view.

Once upon a time, we could have a blood pressure cup, radio, camera, and house phone, put it in a bag…call it a day. This is no longer feasible. It is no longer convenient. In fact, when we have too many devices and too many objects, we tend to neglect them, getting less usage out of each on whole. We also tend to lose them more easily. We seek integration.

In 2015, connected activity trackers reflected a 110% increase from 2014, up from an 85% increase from the previous years. The average going price for many wearables has shot up from $96 to $109. We’re also fine with that.

Ben Arnold, Executive Director and Industry Analyst for The NPD Group, states that “This, combined with unit growth, shows that prices aren’t failing to drive demand. Demand is increasing along with rising prices.” As integrations continue and more features are added, it is also the small details that matter the most.

Faced with growing competitive markets, industry leaders are not losing footing as we show loyalty for premier product lines — quicker to adopt their latest model over full-featured entry-level competitors and happy to give up our wallets for a product that we know will meet our everyday needs. Anything else is just a gamble.

We can compare this to MP3 players in the early 2000s and the little impact they made on the iPod and iPad markets. As history repeats itself, loyalists will happily purchase a product based on little change whatsoever and will do this simply because of how the product personifies them.

An alteration in size and a new variety of color options will continue to contribute to our purchasing power. And, yet, we will rush to the store and camp out days prior to the release of a major upgrade. We do this willingly, because we are comfortable in our purchases of new product generations under beloved branding. This has certainly been the case for wearables and trackers that weren’t previously appealing to our senses.

Because personality yields conversation, the growing wearables market has boomed. Product designers are learning that colors are important to attracting potential customers almost as much as product features, shape, and size.

Arnold tells us about this mindset as related to fitness trackers on the current market.

“A confluence of factors has contributed to the growth of connected fitness trackers. Greater awareness of the products is leading to increased interest; new colors and designs have made trackers more appealing. There are more opportunities to buy the products due to increased distribution. The dedicated fitness tracker market will continue to thrive as products evolved to cover a wider range of users’ fitness needs.”

Fitness trackers are being included in the category of smart watches and other wearables. The numbers show that over 33M devices were purchased in the United States alone in 2015. Smart watches, however, have only shown a 13M ownership rate for this same year. This includes a variety of styles, both futuristic and traditional. Many of these purchases were made due to enamored users in need of integration. Many of these results were hindered due to awareness. Product availability was also a factor.

The Apple Watch was released in April of 2015. From there, many knock-off brands took form. Top manufactures such as Samsung then began creating their own versions for Android. Because Apple products are not compatible with Android, users had to wait until later in the year to purchase a smart watch to compliment their current devices.

Stoked that trackers were implemented into many of these smart watch devices and able to be synchronized with their favorite mobile apps, end-of-year results showed a rapid adoption rate of such devices. Purchases are set to soar in 2016. There are users that are loyal to previous devices and opt to use both, comparing results for more accuracy.

While some find no need to adopt such a device, intending only to use fitness trackers during exercise, the rest of the population seems to show interest in adopting smart watch technologies this year. Since the multiple smart watch releases, experts show that there has been an 83% growth amongst consumers in this category, as opposed to a 75% growth for standalone trackers. These numbers are also reflected within other categories of smart devices and wearables. It is expected that the United States will have ownership of over 30M smart watches by the end of 2017 — conservatively speaking.

For this, we wonder what the adoption rate of those smart shoes, aimed for release in September, will be. Those could be the smartest wearables of all time!

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eMindful, Muse, and Goldie Hawn Team Up to Promote Meditation for Brain Health

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“I understand that maybe you can’t dedicate an hour a day to meditation. But if you can’t even take 20 minutes for yourself to meditate, you’re just letting your ego get in the way.” –Sabir Bey, Host of The Sabir Bey Show.

Most people don’t understand the importance of meditation, especially its importance for clarity, rest, and keeping the mind agile. But meditation is extremely important, especially at a time when we overload our minds with digital insight and allow that same digital platform to continue “thinking” on our behalf. For this, two leaders in meditation technology have teamed up to launch “a national challenge to ease people into mindful living.”

The companies also partnered with the Goldie Hawn Foundation to promote “mindful thinking” to children and educators. A headband created by Muse sets out to motivate people into adopting a better understanding of their minds during meditation.

At the onset of 2016, millions of people have publicly set resolutions to lead healthier lifestyles, and a sound mind is one of the most important elements of the “get healthy” process.

This nationwide initiative is leading a “1% Challenge that encourages people to dedicate at least 1% of their day to improving personal well-being” through mindful meditation. The challenge only takes up 14 minutes of a person’s day and can impact years of their life. This particular program is made up of expert-led “mindfulness sessions,” guiding habits and behavioral changes through sensor-monitoring technology.

Small changes to a person’s behavior have been proven to be more impactful than if a huge change was made at once. For this, many innovators in the tech world have been devising strategies that help bring about good habits and positive change to our populations. This particular movement is aimed at making mindful change through meditation. Meditation is essential to living and highly beneficial to one’s health.

The 1% Challenge has aimed at further impacting the lives of our children by teaming up with the Goldie Hawn Foundation, “an evidence-based curriculum and training program for educators and children” that was founded by the actress in conjunction with researchers, psychologists, and educators in growing a foundation for our future leaders. Together, Muse and eMindful are contributing to MindUp, the foundation’s program, based on participant activity in this program. Not only are participants helping themselves, but they are also helping our youth.

“Massive, redirectional changes are hard to sustain,” said Kelley McCabe, eMindful chief executive officer. “Our 1% Challenge starts with the premise that anyone can improve by taking small steps and building upon them. Over the course of one’s life, that can be transformational.”

Leading and guiding our youth to healthier transformation at a time that their brains are most elastic has the ability to create a more informed, more educated, and more intelligent generation than we have yet to produce in our lifetime. Many of our children have been left behind, but we are seeing the chance to turn around their futures and create a better tomorrow on their behalf.

This headband by Muse monitors brain activity through sensors that have been providing participants with real-time feedback through InteraXon Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technologies. Meshed with eMindful’s suite of evidence-based mindfulness programs, games, and exercises, people are able to improve and shape their health, wellbeing, control of chronic pain, and weight, many of which are all triggered through stress. The program also provides solutions to handling and maintaining stress, which in turn controls other elements taking place within the human body.

This tag team exercises the most important muscle in our body while allowing it to relax. The control we are then given over our minds, bodies, and souls is unprecedented and can save lives.

“For us at Muse we felt that a partnership with eMindful under the context of boosting awareness for meditation and healthy minds made a great deal of sense,” said Derek Luke, Chief Executive Officer of InteraXon, the company that develops Muse.

These technologies have been adopted by employers and health insurers all over the country, as well as by researchers and clinicians at over 100 top hospitals and universities. This speaks volumes for what this technology is doing for meditation and healing. Likewise, it’s something to keep in the back of your mind while shopping for resources in brain health and productivity. Your insurance company might just have your back on this one!

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Pet Care Moves Into the Cloud with PetPace’s Wearables

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Taking pet care to a whole new level, PetPace has released a new mobile app aimed at bringing the cloud to pet care monitoring. A healthcare tool for our furbabies, veterinarians are able to analyze pet health data on-the-go and make sure that critically ill animals are still being cared for around the clock.

Animal care professionals have the power to access an app that stores pet health charts and provides them with ongoing monitoring of temperature and vital signs, allowing real-time communications that include respiration, pulse, activity, positions, pain, calories, and more.

Wearable technologies allow synchronization via pet collars, servicing both dogs and cats as little as eight pounds in size. Furparents can monitor their babies from home or work, providing them just a little additional support and keeping clinics free of unnecessary calls to check up on a pet repeatedly. In fact, there is a much more thorough flow of communication in this manner, which allows clinics to be more productive.

Available on both Android and iOS, this app takes pride in expanding trends in mobile healthcare and wearables to the pet care industry, saving lives as a result.

Real-time alerts will now keep pets even more looked after than ever before. Pet owners will also receive live updates and reports on their pet’s health status. This means that you may actually know more about your own pet — and earlier — than if you were standing in the clinic yourself! There is also a deeper sense of accountability through this monitoring process.

“The Mobile Health revolution, already making great strides in people medicine, is expanding into the veterinary world,” said Dr. Asaf Dagan, DVM, DABVP, and Chief Veterinarian for PetPace. “Veterinarians and caregivers can now be constantly connected to their patients. This not only brings pet healthcare to a whole new level, but also measurably strengthens the bond between veterinarians and their clients,” he concluded.

At high-traffic and short-handed clinics, pet care can become a very difficult task. Vets also have lives outside of the clinic that include necessary sleeping, eating, and showering. Already putting their own lives on “paws” to make sure our babies are healthy and full of life, our favorite vets will now be more productive outside the office and are able remain on-call while spending just a little bit more time with their own families. Thanks, PetPace! That’s definitely something we can shake on!

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Smart Shoes Kicking Jordan to the Curb and Doing the MoonWalk…Literally!

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We have all heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), but what about the social media of things? In 2016, we will be seeing a shift in wearables that will bring us all closer together. We will also see a shift in how we connect with one another. Many product developers are finding ways to “reinvent the wheel,” and apparently shoe designers are no different.

MoonWalker, on the other hand, is not reinventing the wheel; they are changing the game. Launching an IndieGoGo Campaign, MoonWalker already has people talking about the new direction of wearables…social shoes that defy gravity will “kick” it all off! Ladies and gentlemen, Digital Pivot is pleased to introduce you to 20:16 – the shoe of the future! Can you tell that we’re totally stoked?

Let’s break this down. Please hold applause until the end of this article.

MoonWalker has figured out a way to defy gravity, using a magnetic force that simulates the feeling of walking on the moon. In fact, the engineering of these shoes has literally allowed the layers to hover over one another, ensuring the perfect moonwalk every step of the way!

True, we have heard of many products that are “space age” and “NASA-approved,” but what’s truly amazing about these shoes – whether they can delivery the “floating feeling” or not – is that they are really “smart” shoes. This doesn’t, however, mean that you won’t still be dancing with two left feet. You will be putting those Jordans away in a nice safe place.

Lightweight and water resistant, the only thing missing from these kicks would have to be the little wheels that pop out of the bottom. Then again, that would be quite difficult ushering in the future with your hoverboard in “toe.” Let’s get into the smart portion of these shoes.

Have you ever wanted to customize your kicks? Maybe you have spent extra revenue to have your shoes customized to include your company logo, name, or maybe favorite cartoon character, perhaps. Maybe you were a proud owner of Kashi Kicks before they sold to Nike. If so, you “gotta” get a pair of these.

You will be able to customize the sole. Version 2 will connect directly to social media via smartphone and allow users to be engaged in the social realm. Not only will they be able to tweet to their “soles” content, but they will be able to measure their daily activity in staying health conscious. Brands will be able to include their logo in-app to project awareness for their shoes.

As the health industry’s impact on mobile technology evolves, these shoes will more accurately keep wearers in shape and in control of their own personal destiny. Not only will the dynamic of the shoe keep users in comfort all day long, but they will also allow for increased proactivity. We’re curious if this will lead to any changes in the way athletes play basketball. Will the levitating technology allow them to jump higher? Will it allow them to tweet during an NBA game without getting fined?

These shoes will literally change the game. With 32 days left to their campaign, this company is already 36% to their goal of $20,000. The official release is said to be September 2016. That is only one month away from the release of LifePrint’s video photography. In April, Handscape releases their see-through tablet technology. Sleek, comfy and not just another smart watch…not just another gadget. We’re ready to give in. Here, MoonWalker, take all of my money! Just take it!


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UICO and HiCling Team Up To Release Fitness Band, Powered By duraTOUCH Technology

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UICO, a technology company dedicated to durable product solutions, recently announced the release of duraTOUCH, an innovation in all-weather use for Shanghai-based HiCling’s health and fitness wearable, clingband. UICO brings together global touch sensing experts in developing solutions to surface-related issues with touch enabled devices and providing users with high-performance, super-low power, touch sensing technology.

UICOs additions to the clingband design have allowed for minimal power requirements, meaning that it doesn’t need to be charged on a daily basis. Users can monitor their health and fitness around the clock, accessing vitals, sleep and daily activity, athleticism and fitness, UV index and ambient light. The unique wristSENSE, a touch and skin sensor, along with other touch sensors, triangulate data simultaneously for multi-dimensional health tracking.

“The touch performance of UICO’s technology is simply the best in the industry,” says HiCling CEO, Richard Chen. “The water immunity on clingband is unparalleled, and will provide the highest user satisfaction compared to other solutions in the market. We are very excited to be partnering with such a world-class company as UICO.”

The company has patented a duraTOUCH technology that allows the clingband to work seamlessly against the elements of water, sweaty hands and dirty screens, through fabric and in extreme weather conditions. These are things that you can’t even do with the market’s top waterproof phones. For this, much of the industrial world has quickly adopted duraTOUCH technology to allow usability and durability of their device under intense conditions.

Users can actually workout, build up a sweat and then use their phones. Joggers often enjoy a trek in the rain, now they can. Even an all day trip to the beach won’t require special care instructions to the device. This would mean the clingband could stay on – even while in the water. Caution: clingband does not protect against rough waves. You might loose the clingband if it isn’t strapped securely.

“The touch functionality on many of the current bands and smart watches is frustrating for consumers, and does not provide a seamless user experience,” says Binay Bajaj, UICO’s Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. “HiCling implemented UICO’s duraTOUCH technology for its superior experience under fitness activity conditions. UICO provides a simple, pragmatic solution and a game-changing differentiator in the explosive wearables market.”

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Turn Your Hamburger Into A Cell Phone

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Seeed, a hardware innovation platform, is preparing for its newest release to date, allowing the everyday enthusiast to create their own phone from the inside out. With the RePhone Kit, the world is introduced to the first open source and modular smartphone technology. In just minutes, users will have access to “slim modules, accessible software and customizable phone enclosures.” Well, that is if one chooses to actually use the precut phone enclosures. There are, of course, other options.

Seeed Studio’s RePhone allows users to turn literally anything into a mobile device. If you remember the ’80s and ’90s, you have inspiration to do so. If you have a more creative imagination, there really is no limit, and you can become your own James Bond in the making. There are several tools included in each kit that allow for the non-inclusion of GPS and any other feature that one would usually turn off for privacy reasons.

All RePhone GSM and Bluetooth tools include the world’s smallest System-on-Chip (SOC), used in Wearables. Supporting quad-band speeds, they can be plugged into any GSM network with 2G nano SIM cards. Core Module 3G devices support audio interfacing, as well as USB input. All standalone components are also attachable to touch screens and sensors. For users who are not trained in soldering or breakboarding, there are options for connection devices with conductive sewing thread and easy-to-use pluggable cables. The enclosure “Kraft Paper” materials protect the inside from normal wear-and-tear of mobile devices. The kraft paper can be sewn and washed and is easy to draw on.

Coming in various shapes and sizes, this kraft paper is fully customizable, but not necessary for a device enclosure. In fact, any surface enclosure can be used — a dog collar, a sneaker, a rubber ducky. The choice is yours. Just as the enclosure is totally your own, the software itself is also fully customizable and can be programmed to the logical settings that please your innermost techie. Software builds can be created by users and shared amongst the culture created by this new device. It could quite possibly replace the Apple Watch amongst tech enthusiasts worldwide. This is the perfect device for law enforcement, corporate spies, and private investigators. This product can make lives efficient and allow for more lives to be saved in the process. 

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Smart, Sexy, and Powerful: Introducing the Smart Bracelet

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Forget wearable watches by Apple. They’re a done deal, and it might be a good thing.

Elegance, flair, and pheromones for the tech world are soon to be unleashed in the form of Eyecatcher by Looksee Labs. Gaining popularity on Kickstarter, this developer is currently raising 224% over the proposed need of $75K. They only have 36 days left in the campaign and still have the potential to reach a “stretch goal” of $250K. Meeting this goal will mean that it will be available on Android as well as on the iPhone. The iPhone was the first choice for the developer.

​Eyecatcher reminds us that “smart and sexy is a powerful combination.” Without the need to recharge often, one will wonder if it needs any power at all. As a matter of fact, the rechargeable battery is said to last up to one year on a single charge. This means there will never be another excuse of a “dead battery.” Ladies, we know what your boyfriends will be getting this Christmas. Yes, this bracelet could be dangerous!

For the ladies, the developer has created two bangle watches. There is an option of a thin, white bronze or a thicker sterling silver design. For the men, the flexible, stainless steel, form-fitting bracelet is the only option. The good news is that all watch-bracelets are purely customizable. In fact, Looksee Labs promotes it as “A smart bracelet that fuses art, fashion and technology by displaying custom images, slideshows, app-notifications and breaking news.” Somehow this doesn’t seem to quite sum it up. This watch is a game changer and a powerhouse for fashion. On top of that, they’re waterproof. You can’t go wrong when technology is waterproof.

As customizable as this product is, you will be snapping pictures of your clothing in no time. Your outfits will coordinate perfectly with your watch face. Bluetooth Low Energy file and app sharing allows for your watch face to be customized to implement accessibility, productivity, and easy access to your every day life.

Each device can be programmed to receive all text messages or specific text messages. Get up-to-the-minute breaking news and sports scores without digging out your phone and searching for it. Done subtly, you won’t become distracting or offensive to clientele at your next meeting. By the way, Eyecatcher is the only reason you remembered you had scheduled that.

Supporting a healthy lifestyle, this device tracks your daily activity as well. Live GPS feeds will allow you to see the terrain and a live map, which makes things a whole heck of a lot easier for the biker or walker going to a new location for the first time ever.

A large 5”, always-on display will not dim. You won’t have to click or swipe anything. There is built-in memory for slideshows. There are expansion slots. And this device will sync with your mobile device. This ensures that text messages, stock notifications, and even calls will be displayed on your wrist for quick glances and catching your attention. A true friendship bracelet, social sharing is made possible through push notifications to other Eyecatcher owners that you are connected to.

Ranging from $400 to $700 a device, not everyone will be so quick to purchase this device. It comes out on markets next April, so enthusiasts have time to save up, although getting it now through pre-order will save them a killing in the long run.

For users with an active lifestyle, it will be interesting to see how many times these watches will need to be repaired, as one crashes, bangs their wrist, and goes through a series of other indirect self-abuses on a daily basis. Just how much impact will it take to cause damage? Because this product uses bronze and stainless steel, it can be assumed that it’s pretty resistant to impact and even heat. Because the bracelets are somewhat flexible, it is also less likely that the screen will crack easily.

Could this be the gadget we have all been waiting for? I really don’t want wait until April to find out! What about you?

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