Braille smartwatch won’t replace e-readers but it does tell the time brilliantly

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The Dot braille watch is a smart device designed to enable visually impaired users to read smartphone data in real-time — including e-books, directions and text messages. But as the Fast Company has reported, the smartwatch is actually best suited for its least flashy purpose — telling the time. Dot is a digital e-reader which syncs with the user's smartphone, and displays tactile messages via pop-up braille characters on the device's changing display. The problem is that the display only hosts four characters at a time, and even though it refreshes at an adjustable reading speed, the stream of broken…

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