Turn Any Watch Into a Smartwatch With Glance
Would you switch from classic wristwatch to smartwatch? A lot of us would probably opt for something fashionable over something practical, but a Kickstarter project called Glance by Kiwi Wearables allows you to keep that stylish, traditional timepiece and get all the benefits of a techie watch. Think of it as an accessory for your accessory.
Glance is a small aluminum band that fits underneath your existing watchband. The crazy-amazing tech piece has built-in Bluetooth, along with 3D motion detection and hooks up to your smartphone. And, because the device fits snugly under your wristwatch, you can use it daily without compromising your outfit. So if you want to wear a menswear-inspired watch one day and a skinny ladylike one the next, you can still use the Glance. Woo hoo!
One of the coolest features of this watch involves your television. Let’s say, hypothetically, that you’re not quite happy with what your roommate’s watching on the tube. You can use the Glance to (secretly) switch the channel! Not only can you go from ESPN to the Food Network without touching your remote control (sorry, boo), but you can also respond to text messages, control your computer and track your activity all with this awesome device.
As if Glance wasn’t already impressing the heck out of you, here are some more details that we know you’re curious about. Is it waterproof? Why, yes, as a matter of fact, it is. Glance comes in three strap-width sizes and has a rubberized grip to make it comfortable for all-day wear. You also may be skeptical about the battery life, but have no fear. It lasts around a week on a single charge!
Currently, it’s only compatible with Android and iOS, but don’t worry BlackBerry and Windows Phone users; plans for Glance to work with your devices are listed as stretch goals. The piece costs $70 to pre-order, with a target ship date of October 2014.
Would you wear the Glance? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
(h/t Tech Crunch)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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