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Moment smartwatch wants to mix fashion with 30 days of battery life

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Moment smartwatch wants to mix fashion with 30 days of battery life
There have been a few smartwatches to come along recently that we have a hard time believing could be real devices. Not so long ago, Kairos announced plans to make a traditional mechanical watch with a translucent OLED display to add smartwatch features. An amazing idea, but hard to believe can be made just yet. Now, Momentum Labs is showing off its Moment smartwatch which aims to offer 30 days of battery life and much more.

The Moment has an interesting design, because it is a simple bracelet with a digital watch face on top and all of the important smartwatch stuff on the display that sits on the inside of your wrist. The idea here is that messages would be kept a bit more private than if it were on the top of your wrist. Although, the entire surface of the wearable would be a 150 dpi display with full touch capability. The inside of the band would display a full QWERTY keyboard, which Momentum claims isn't "inconvenient", but looks pretty awkward to us in the demo video below. 

To make the device even harder to believe, it houses a curved battery, the likes of which we've never seen even in concepts, all housed in a body said to be 0.9mm at the edge (likely thicker at the middle) and weighing under 100g. And, to top it off, the inside of the band has a spot for "Snapware", which is a swappable module that could add new functionality by upgrading biometric sensors and more. 

The company is aiming to eventually offer the Moment smartwatch for $230 retail, but will be starting out with a Kickstarter campaign. The Kickstarter will attempt to raise $300,000 for the materials and tools to build an initial run of just 500 units. It certainly looks too good to be true, but we love technology enough to hope it can be a reality. 

source: Moment via VentureBeat

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posted on 16 Jun 2014, 23:04 1

1. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

More like a Bangle. .

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 13:38

8. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

Where is the adjustability? Not everyone has the same sized wrist either

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 23:08 5

2. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)

This idea of privacy is just stupid. We walk around with giant phones today, do you notice people gazing over your shoulder to read the text that your girlfriend just sent you? No one gives a crap about some message you just received.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 00:35 1

3. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)

Design: It's basically a huge bangle; some women might pull it off, but too pimp for men. Ergonomics: Reading and typing on the inside of your wrist is awkward, no matter the sales pitch. The natural place to do either would actually be on the thumb side of the wrist. Privacy: Not a problem with smartphones - not a problem with smartwatches.
Bottom line: Nice idea, but needs lots of development yet...

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 01:23 3

4. alumoyo (Posts: 369; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)

The style is a bit too GAY!

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 12:54

7. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

and with such a stupid name

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 04:43

5. Af1rPA (Posts: 711; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)

Good on them for being innovative, but dudes dont where braclets.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 09:17

6. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


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