BLOCKS, the modular smartwatch, will work on AT&T, might feature an AMOLED display

BLOCKS, the modular smartwatch, will work on AT&T, might feature an AMOLED display
Have you heard about BLOCKS, the world's first modular smartwatch? The device is being funded via an already successful Kickstarter campaign (which currently has over 4,000 backers), and should be released next year.

The BLOCKS smartwatch is comprised of a "core" with a circular screen (360 x 360 pixels) and pretty standard specs for such a device: quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal memory. While it runs Android, it's not Android Wear, but a modified version of classic Android. What makes this watch unique is that its bracelet is comprised of different, easily changeable modules that can serve different purposes: GPS, NFC, extra battery, heart rate sensor, and so on. There will also be a SIM card module, and BLOCKS today announced that it has partnered with AT&T to offer cellular connectivity in the US, and with EE for customers in the UK (however, this particular SIM card module isn't yet available to order).

At the moment, BLOCKS has raised almost $1.45 million via its Kickstarter campaign. If funds go up to $1.5 million before the campaign ends (8 days from now), BLOCKS will upgrade all its watches with AMOLED screens before shipping them to backers. Speaking of shipping, BLOCKS expects to deliver its smartwatches to customers starting May 2016. If you want to, you can currently order a BLOCKS core, plus 4 modules of your choice, for as low as $285. Interested?


source: Kickstarter

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3 Comments

1. slvnofrr

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

Great idea.

2. engineer-1701d unregistered

i think i backed this years ago and nothing happened just like half the things on kickstarter.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

so this really modular smartwatch really happen.. look interesting, but i'll wait until they make android wear (and fix their design)

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