Kairos confirms Windows Phone support for its hybrid smartwatch

Kairos confirms Windows Phone support for its hybrid smartwatch
Yesterday, we saw a new hybrid mechanical smartwatch from Kairos, which (if real) looks like a potential game-changer in the burgeoning smartwatch market. The device will essentially be a traditional mechanical watch that has a transparent OLED display on top in order to serve up notifications, alerts, media controls, and more.

The watches will feature a proprietary Kairos OS and the website specifically lists Android and iOS compatibility, but it doesn't mention anything about Windows Phone. It seems that there were enough people interested in the watch and asking about Windows Phone support that Kairos has decided to add in support for Windows Phone 8.1. Kairos didn't specifically say, but we assume WP support will be available at launch since the devices aren't planned to ship until December. 

The Kairos watch certainly looks amazing in the renders, mixing traditional style with smartwatch functionality and getting impressive battery life in the process. Even more interesting is that Kairos is planning an upgrade system rather than forcing buyers to purchase a new version of the hardware. Starting at $99, you can send your Kairos back and have them upgrade any of the electrical components, including the battery. 

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13 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7523; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The prices start at $499 and go up to $1199 for their smart watches. I love watches, just not at those prices. I like to buy watches that are usually cheaper then the price of my smartphone.

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You're not very much into watches my friend. This is on my Christmas list along with the iwatch.

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I dont see why you say that.....I never spent more than $200, $250 for a watch. Some may spend more...like you. Some may spend less. Doesnt mean I'm not into watches...just means me and him arent into...expensive...watches.... Next you will be saying if we dont buy exotic cars...we arent into cars...or if we dont spend a certain amount we arent into cars...

12. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

That's not your typical digital watch, it's an actual Swiss watch!

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!.... Don't understand why someone who hates WP would come to a WP article just to voice how they don't like it... I really don't understand how someone, who hates WP, could come to a totally WP related article and not even have anything to say about it... Wow!!

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wp smartwatch. I don't think this will sell that much Nokia is having and going through hard times, what good will this do? I wonder how many users asked… 2thousand…

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Your posts make it seem like you don't have a brain. Read the title properly before commenting! Unfortunately that's something you won't be able to do for a while.

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

SMH.... That's your boy... Lol.

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Uh...this looks nice....real nice Hybrid mechanical? What? Send it in for upgrades? What? Might have to keep my eye on this....

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Looks good, they should make a iced up one.. Bling bling , ha

10. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

This watch is NOT gonna happen - I don't buy it!

11. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I agree with you... And it does? Its gonna be thicker than that, the only transparent screen I've seen, was bigger and just a prototype

14. TouchWiZSucks

Posts: 53; Member since: May 12, 2014

Now tht Motorola made moto 360 All companies will try their hands on Round faced smartwatches Such a shame seeing a struggling company like motorola actually come up with something and then have it copied by other big companies :/

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