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Old 01-17-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Interesting eInk concept

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Because this watch is using E Ink and doesn’t really have any smart functions, it can run for at least a month on a single charge and should last for 15 years. It comes with a neat-looking inductive charging dock that can fill the battery in just 10 minutes. The dock is actually used to set the time in addition to charging the watch.


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Old 01-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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Nifty! I'd buy one, except at that price I'd prefer to be able to load tons of books onto it too. Maybe I'll look at version 2.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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No way I'd pay that much. Not even the original $99. It's a watch with less features them my Timex digital for a lot more money. Plus, it looks like a girl's bracelet. Very poor design (IMHO). They need to make one in a man's style.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #4
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Wow, a watch with a battery that lasts a whole month!

Why, I have to change the battery on my old-fashioned LCD watch at least... every three or four years!

I don't see this as something that will catch on.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:07 PM   #5
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Limited visibility in low lights without a lighting source would make it pretty useless as well.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:08 PM   #6
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Wow, a watch with a battery that lasts a whole month!

Why, I have to change the battery on my old-fashioned LCD watch at least... every three or four years!

I don't see this as something that will catch on.
Good point there. Nowadays I don't even wear a watch, I just carry my cell phone.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:21 PM   #7
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I've got a Citizen watch with a photovoltaic background that lasts forever (and glows in he dark), so this makes no sense.
Motorola tried E-Ink as a cellphone display some years ago, but never seen a v2 ofthis model
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:49 AM   #8
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Can you change the font on that thing?
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:40 AM   #9
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Can you change the font on that thing?
No. it's a segmented eInk display, like a watch's LCD display, not a pixel-grid display like the eInk screen on an ebook reader.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:59 AM   #10
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What a pity. Those numbers are ugly.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:22 PM   #11
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As a first try, it's pretty interesting. I'd like to see if they can refine/diversify the concept.

My battery powered analog dial watch gets a little more than a year per battery and cost me $11. I'd assume there would be some way to get a reasonable lifespan out of a non-rechargeable battery and get a little more creative with the display.

It could be interesting.
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