A new watch strap has launched over on the Indiegogo website called the T-Band Smart Strap, that allows you to add the functionality of a smartwatch to a normal everyday watch.
The T-Band Smart Strap lets you transform your favourite watch into a smartwatch with the simple addition of a new strap which is equipped with a hidden display and is available as either T-BAND OD with PMOLED display or T-Band HD (Hidden Display).
The T-Band Smart Strap project is currently over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website looking to raise $50,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production with pledges starting from $129.
“T-BAND HD (Hidden Display) model is designed for people who want all of the smart watch functions while being super discreet. LED panels are embedded below a thin “membrane” like material which hides the display. When it’s turned off (default mode), the T-band HD actually looks like the ND model (rubber band). When there is a push notification or alert, the hidden LED panel lights up and display the necessary information.
Battery life is same as the OD model (200mAH) which is expected to last 2-3 days on a full charge. The HD model however has one downside- it can only display English alphanumeric text and numbers. Non-alphabet characters (such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean Arabic, Russia, etc.) will not be displayed. Images and videos are also not able to be displayed through this model.
T-BAND OD (OLED Display) model is designed for the ultimate techie who also loves his/her analog wristwatch. The unit is comprised of a curved PMOLED display (active viewing area 11mmx25m with 170dpi resolution), touch sensor, and hardened mineral glass with special anti-scratch coating. The display is adequately bright with equally adequate resolution. Kairos has opted to go with these specs in order to maximize battery life.
The unit is powered by ARM® Cortex-M4 processor with Dual mode Bluetooth Classic and BLE. This setup allows the T-band to be compatible with a wide range of smartphone models (from old to new). The OD model is also equipped with an on board Mic for Speech to Text capabilities (requires 3rd party app support). “
So if you think T-Band Smart Strap is something you could benefit from, visit the Indiegogo website via the link below to make a pledge and be one of the very first to own the new and very innovative T-Band Smart Strap.