After aiming to raise $250,000 from its Kickstarter campaign the Blocks modular smartwatch concept is now approaching $1.5 million in funding thanks to over 4,600 backers.
Roughly $20,000 shy of 1.5 million the project still has three days remaining and is expected to raise even more in the run-up to the end of the campaign.
As unveiled last week the project has now partnered with AT&T and includes a number of new modules that users will be able to benefit from including a new fingerprint reader. Watch the video below to learn more about the Blocks model smartwatch as well as the range of modules that you can choose from to customise the smartwatch to your exact needs.
The development team behind the modular smartwatch also explains more about the cellular connectivity if you are outside the US or UK.
BLOCKS will eventually have cellular connectivity enabled in many other countries around the world. We will be announcing affiliates with other telecom providers from around the world in the coming months. We would also like to take this opportunity to announce our partner companies for development of the following Modules:
– Advanced heart rate monitoring module will be developed in partnership with PixArt Imaging, a leading provider of optical sensors, with inbuilt tri-LED pulse sensor
– Biometric Authentication via the fingerprint module to be made available with BioConnect Entertech Systems, a pioneer in intelligent identity management
– Easily customizable and removable covers for each module with British luxury jeweller, Tateossian.
For more information and full specifications jump over to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website via the link below to make a pledge from $285 to be one of the very 1st to be able to wear Locks the smartwatch once it starts shipping during May 2016.