Currently seeking funding through Indiegogo, the Kairos T-band is a stylish strap for existing timepieces that features a small screen and standard smartwatch functions.
The popularity of smart wearables in 2014 is undeniable. Smartwatches are not only an entirely new product in themselves, but theyr’e also reviving the analog wristwatch market. While those with expensive Rolexes or precious heirlooms with sentimental value won’t be looking to replace them with a digital alternative, there are ways they can benefit from smart functionality. Currently seeking funding through Indiegogo, the Kairos T-band is a stylish strap for existing timepieces that features a small screen and standard smartwatch functions.
Each T-Band E is equipped with a special clamp design that allows it to adapt to any watch, regardless of the style of its strap attachment. That means that even vintage analog watches can be updated with smart functions. The T-band itself comes in three different models.
The standard T-band OD features a portrait PMOLED touch display, as well as an array of sensors and Bluetooth connectivity so that wearers can track their health data, control music and get GPS directions, among other features. The T-band HD — which stands for ‘Hidden Display’ — replaces the standard screen with a text-and-numbers LED screen that disappears when not in use. Finally, the T-band ND doesn’t feature a screen for those that want a more subtle look. However, it does feature single LED and vibration notifications, while also featuring all of the capabilities of the other options when connected to a smartphone or device.
Watch the following video to see the Kairos T-Band in action:
Providing the capability to keep their favorite watch while also taking advantage of new technology, the Kairos T-band offers a middle ground between analog and smart, potentially making it easier for consumers to make the jump to a fully-fledged smartwatch in the future. Backers can pre-order the T-band ND from USD 129, while the full-function T-band OD is available from USD 179. The Indiegogo campaign runs until 31 December.
Indiegogo : www.igg.me/at/kairostband