View Full Version : Awesome! Seiko made a new E-Ink watch!


Sunspark
03-20-2010, 10:12 PM
http://www.seikowatches.com/press/2010/mar_rls1003-06.html

The watch below is the showcase model, the one that will be for sale in Autumn 2010 will be slightly modified.

http://www.seikowatches.com/press/2010/images/mar_rls1003-06_01.jpg

Nakor
03-20-2010, 10:52 PM
The one thing in that article that truly interests me is this part:

SEIKO has succeeded in reducing the power consumption very considerably, such that the watch requires just 1/100th of the power needed to run a same sized display using the current e-Book technology.
Imagine a current eInk device's pages-per-recharge count, and multiply it by 100. That'd be pretty sweet.

jseay
03-20-2010, 11:15 PM
This looks very interesting. I wonder how much it will cost.

HarryT
03-21-2010, 11:07 AM
Mobile phones with eInk screens have been out for quite a while; I guess watches were just a matter of time!

Linda!
03-21-2010, 11:20 AM
Mobile phones with eInk screens have been out for quite a while; I guess watches were just a matter of time!

The clock has been ticking on the introduction of an eInk watch. :D

Steven Lyle Jordan
03-21-2010, 11:28 AM
The watch below is the showcase model, the one that will be for sale in Autumn 2010 will be slightly modified.

I sure hope so! I'll pass on any watch that recalls my high school days...

wallcraft
03-21-2010, 12:15 PM
From 2007, see E-Ink Watch now for sale (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17524). The primary website would not come up for me, but they are available at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/?brand=Phosphor&ref_=bl_sr_watches&node=377110011) for $162-$190. The Seiko watch face looks much nicer.

pilotbob
03-21-2010, 12:24 PM
Mobile phones with eInk screens have been out for quite a while; I guess watches were just a matter of time!

:rimshot:

<groan>

BOb

rcuadro
03-21-2010, 12:34 PM
From 2007, see E-Ink Watch now for sale (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17524). The primary website would not come up for me, but they are available at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/?brand=Phosphor&ref_=bl_sr_watches&node=377110011) for $162-$190. The Seiko watch face looks much nicer.

Ha! At the rate that I go through watches I will just stick to the $19.95 specials from Walmart :)

Ben Thornton
03-21-2010, 12:49 PM
I don't understand what problem this solves - what does it do other than tell the time? I have a watch that does that already.

HarryT
03-21-2010, 01:04 PM
I'd guess that it has a very long battery life compared with a mechanical or LCD watch.

ardeegee
03-21-2010, 01:13 PM
I don't understand what problem this solves - what does it do other than tell the time? I have a watch that does that already.

Maybe it doesn't need to "solve a problem?" Maybe it is just another display technology that can be used? Why not? I'd LOVE to have the watch on that photo (I wouldn't wear an analog watch if you gave me a Rolex.)

CleverClothe
03-21-2010, 01:36 PM
The one thing in that article that truly interests me is this part:


Imagine a current eInk device's pages-per-recharge count, and multiply it by 100. That'd be pretty sweet.

I think this is just poor wording. They probably mean "through the use of E-Ink we have achieved 1/100th the power consumption of same sized screens" (of LCD).