Blocks might let you assemble a modular smart-watch sometime in the future

Blocks might let you assemble a modular smart-watch sometime in the future

Like Project Ara, but for smart-watches. This is Blocks in a nutshell. It's a concept that will let you, the user, choose what you need in a wearable. The hardware and software platform will be open for developers and manufacturers that wish to come up with their own apps and modules. The selection of blocks will include mobile technology staples, such as GPS chips, modems, microphones, fingerprint sensors, and in the smart-watch's case, different wristband segments. Likewise, the app store will offer apps for email, social networking, sports, notifications, and more.

The modular device concept sounds great on paper and has the potential to be the next truly innovative event in mobile technology evolution, but will it really let users create the exact device they need? It will be a while before we get the chance to see for ourselves. Both Blocks and Moto/Google's Project Ara are in their infant stages, with no release date in sight. However, the leaps in component shrinking which happen on a yearly basis will certainly make such devices possible.


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4 Comments

1. boblight

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Nice ! I'm not really into the smartwatch scene ( maybe the Razer Nabu is an exception ). But this is an interesting concept !

2. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Sooo, this modular thing might come before smartphones? Makes sense.

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

MOTO MAKER SMARTWATCH!!!! $100-$300 custom smartwatches would be epic and bury Samsungs Gear.

4. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I wonder if a standalone smartwatch can be made... Neh, phablets all the way

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