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New iWatch concept beautifully builds on the Nike FuelBand concept

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New iWatch concept beautifully builds on the Nike FuelBand concept
A few months ago, we saw a concept for the Apple iWatch from designer Thomas Bogner that modeled the device after the Nike FuelBand, and it was one of the better designs that we had seen (regardless of how realistic of a design it would be). Now, designer Todd Hamilton has expanded on that design and added in the iOS 7 UI, which looks very at home on a wearable.

As far as the design of the hardware itself, Hamilton has only made a couple tweaks, but seemingly important ones. First off, he has given more thought to the materials of the device, blending the screen with a glossy outside, and making the inner part of the band rubber. The other big change was in changing the orientation of the screen. Bogner's design had information displayed horizontally, which looks nice in a concept, but makes very little sense when placed on a human wrist. Hamilton has the data displayed vertically, which makes the whole system make more sense. 

Additionally, the iOS 7 icons, clean design, and ambient color look far more dynamic and interesting on a smartwatch than you might expect. This looks like a device that we'd love to use. Of course, realistically it is fairly impossible right now for a device like this to be made, because we don't yet have quality curved batteries, flexible cables, and the other components to make it a reality. Still, we definitely prefer this idea to the silly iWatch S and C concepts we saw recently.


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posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:18 4

1. tykemp7 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Looks like a Bracelet to me.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 18:24

9. stealthd (Posts: 966; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


It's almost like a bracelet and a wristband are practically the same thing. . .

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:42

2. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


This would be perfect if my wrist loved to hoola hoop.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:48 1

3. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 809; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Swipe away the screen to the back of your wrist, with the new iBracelet. Patents pending....

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 16:12 1

4. 777light777 (Posts: 53; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


I love how there seems to be the most concepts of apple devices!
People feel so limited at the choices on apple devices, that they have to create their own!

Not to mention that apple never releases anything like the concepts. (OMG iPhone 6 can haz bigger 4.3" screen!) LOL!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 18:26

10. stealthd (Posts: 966; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


That's because Apple is known for good design. Their competitors, not so much, although some of them are getting better.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 16:48 1

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 11300; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nice concept, would rock if it looks like this. Personally, I'd like to see it be a little wider. It's clear at this point, apples bringing the noise this year...I'm bringing my wallet. I little less spending on protein powder, more spending on iDelight.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:54

6. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


How much wider do you want it?

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 18:06 1

8. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 294; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


I agree, a little wider would be something I would like. Papinyc asked how wide. For me, I would say possibly up to 3 inches would work. i think 3 inches wide and really thin would be awesome. It would look big without feeling big. That is really important. All of the cool smartwatches right now are just too bulky.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 18:40

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 11300; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm a pretty big guy, with large arms. The width would give me more of a manly look, and of course more real estate. 3 inches would rock. +1

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 18:47

13. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 809; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


You need more of a manly look? ;)

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:54

7. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Cool concept; too cool for Apple.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 18:43

12. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Nope. Not into this concept.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 19:47

14. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


Too complicated!! Small screen to save battery, gps, fitnesstracker, water and dustproof, small and simple is way better.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 14:08

15. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Please NO

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