If you are looking for a convenient way to be notified of updates that arrive on your smartphone without the need to be wearing it on your person, you might be interested in a new device called the Vybe smartphone notification bracelet.
Vybe has been design to provide the wearer with subtle notifications when their smartphone rings, receives a SMS message and has a range of around 50ft from the location of your smartphone. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Vybe project and see it in action.
Vybe currently supports iPhone 4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S and all Android, Windows, and Blackberry models that support Bluetooth 4.0. The Vybe bracelet can be charged from flat in around 2 hours using a microUSB cable and will last around 4 days on a single charge.
Vybe has been designed to vibrate once for a message, and then will vibrate at 1 second intervals the whole time your phone is ringing. Its developers explain:
“Even if you’re not paying attention, you’re still covered. Thanks to Bluetooth 4.0, Vybe silently holds its connection with your phone using minimal battery. As long as Vybe is on your wrist, it will start vibrating rapidly when you stray too far from your phone. You’ll never misplace your phone again.”
The vibe bracelet is now available to pre-order directly from the official Vybe website with packages starting from $39.