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)