The HeadWatch is a mix between a smartwatch and a Bluetooth headset


Meet the HeadWatch – a new IndieGoGo project, which couples an Android smartwatch with a Bluetooth headset. Similar to the Huawei TalkBand B1 smartband, this wearable comes with two detachable parts – a wrist strap and a touchscreen/headset. Whereas the purpose of the former is clear, the latter comes with an implemented speaker, a microphone, and a hooking mechanism, enabling you to snap the display over your ear and make а call. However, the strange shape of the detachable headset makes us think that wearing it won't be as comfortable as the aforementioned Huawei smartband

The HeadWatch is waterproof up to 3 ft of water and has no buttons at all. The user can interact with the gadget via touch inputs and gestures. The wearable comes with various sensors on board, such as a 3D accelerometer, light and temperature sensors, etc. There are two RGB light strips on the front of the device, which flash when you have a pending notification.

The developers say that the HeadWatch is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. Users can respond to texts, answer or reject calls, and view various push notifications from their smartphones. It is touted that the battery of the HeadWatch provides up to 2 days of battery life.

The developers behind the unusual wearable have priced it at $200. Still, the first 500 backers will get it for $169, whereas the next 1000 people will get the HeadWatch for $189. However, the HeadWatch might only see the day of light if it raises some $300,000 via IndieGoGo. At the time of writing, HeadWatch has been backed with $2,446 and the crowdfunding campaign will continue until May 7, 2014. If the campaign proves to be successful, the backers will receive their wearables almost a year later, in Q1 2015.



source: IndieGoGo via IntoMobile

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10 Comments

1. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

looks nice... but where are the only functions? just bluetooth and message? .. I think in this year there are a lot of potentials, even more than this one... and I don't know.. I haven't been impressed yet.. only the Samsung gear cough my attention a liltle

2. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

instead of *only* I mean 'other'

3. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I still dont get it, why do I need a smartwatch if I have my smartphone right in my pocket??

4. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Because smartphones nowadays are too big to handle (?)

5. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

So no need to an apple smartwatch

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I highly doubt they are making one anyways

7. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Who knows, maybe they will release an iPhad after all :D

8. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I am wondering why phonearena wrote an article about something that only has $2,500 in funding....

9. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

backers only received it a year later? but until that time, much of the specs had already been upgraded to a whole new level...

10. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

You're talking in past tense. The watch won't come out for another year or more. That is what is confusing. This will be pretty old news in a year even if it does manage to get more funding.

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