Sunday, 28 December 2014 21:57

VIDEOS: Kairos launches way to turn any watch into a smartwatch on Indiegogo Featured

By

Do you have a beloved mechanical watch that you wish you could turn into a smartwatch, or want to buy a mechanical watch that’s a smartwatch, too?

A new project on crowdfunding site Indiegogo to either turn your mechanical watch into a smartwatch with a new band, or to sell you a mechanical watch that has a smartwatch built into its band, has been funded.

The project, by a company called Kairos, sought US $50,000, and has already raised US $73,849 at time of publication.

You can see a video embedded below of the various watch bands and the mechanical Kairos watch with smart band - and you can see the Indiegogo page for the funded project here.

At the Indiegogo page, Kairos notes that: ‘Watches express who you are’, and that the ‘Kairos T-band allows you to wear your favorite wristwatch while enjoying all the benefits a smartwatch can bring.’

Kairos says that ‘We are now seeing more and more app support where you can control music, turn speech to text, GPS navigation, and also remote starting your vehicle. More recently a lot of attention has been given to the health benefits of a wearable device. The ability to constantly measure your heart rate, sweat, stress levels, etc., can help analyze your body in a manner we have never seen before.’

The watch uses ‘Kairos OS’, which looks like it is very similar to Android Wear in various ways, but at its FAQ page https://kairoswatches.com/faq/ says: ‘Kairos OS is made so that the watch can be compatible with Android, iOS and Windows Phone. We will also have SDKs for third party developers. BB 10 is not official yet, but we are looking into it.’

Kairos Watches also say on its site that: ‘Kairos (καιρός) is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment)’.

The company also has a jab at Samsung and LG when it says ‘Not everyone is a techie and may not want to wear a watch with the same brand that makes refrigerators. The solution? Kairos T-band!’

However, that’s not all. At the Kairos Watches site, the company is also offering pre-orders on a hybrid mechanical/digital smart watch that has both an analogue, mechanical face that has a transparent display screen layered on top that can display the kind of information you expect from a smart watch - we have a video of that watch embedded below, too.

So, the Apple Watch - which still looks like it will be the non-mechanical best smart watch of them all - has even more competition before launch.

The Smart Watch wars have barely begun, and already they are in full swing!

Read 6165 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here
BACK TO LATEST NEWS here




ENABLE HYBRID CLOUD & REDUCE NETWORK LATENCY WHITEPAPER

Hybrid cloud promises to bring together the best of both worlds enabling businesses to combine the scalability and cost-effectiveness of the cloud with the performance and control that you can get from your on-premise infrastructure.

Reducing WAN latency is one of the biggest issues with hybrid cloud performance. Taking advantage of compression and data deduplication can reduce your network latency.

Research firm, Markets and Markets, predicted that the hybrid cloud market size is expected to grow from US$38.27 billion in 2017 to US$97.64 billion by 2023.

Colocation facilities provide many of the benefits of having your servers in the cloud while still maintaining physical control of your systems.

Cloud adjacency provided by colocation facilities can enable you to leverage their low latency high bandwidth connections to the cloud as well as providing a solid connection back to your on-premises corporate network.


Download this white paper to find out what you need to know about enabling the hybrid cloud in your organisation.

DOWNLOAD NOW!

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Alex Zaharov-Reutt

Alex Zaharov-Reutt is iTWire's Technology Editor is one of Australia’s best-known technology journalists and consumer tech experts, Alex has appeared in his capacity as technology expert on all of Australia’s free-to-air and pay TV networks on all the major news and current affairs programs, on commercial and public radio, and technology, lifestyle and reality TV shows. Visit Alex at Twitter here.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments