BLOCKS claims to be the first intelligent, modular clock that will hit the market before Google believes phones with these features, and before any large company has taken to think about this possibility. He will get through a successful Kickstarter campaign, with more than 1.6 million raised, something that not many can say in the world crowdfunding.
I teach everything that was known about him late last year, but the real market arrival approaches, we have a refined version of the watch – inside and out – with the modules in sight. We will not miss the opportunity to teach the video that we show it.
BLOCKS is essentially a smartwatch as those that are coming to market in the past two years. But there are two distinct parts: a core with display, processor, memory and connectivity, which is what we call sphere. The other part is the modules, which are on the belt, physically connected.
How is the Core?
The core or core BLOCKS is a watch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, strange is not Android Wear. As expected we have different designs for spheres, voice control, phone notifications, and monitoring activities.
The final design implements a AMOLED screen and a housing built in stainless steel, available in both black and silver. As you can see in the video below, it has refined the design with smaller modules, and a new connector plug and play which makes joining the parts easier.
Entering more concrete specifications say that the screen is 1.39 inches with a resolution of 400×400 pixels, the chipset that gives life to all this is a Snapdragon Wear 2011, there are 512MB of RAM, 4GB storage, and several sensors and connectivity: 9 – axis accelerometer, gyroscope, vibration, microphone, WiFi n, Bluetooth 4.1.
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What modules are in development?
Among the modules we find a flashlight, a heart rate sensor, barometer, extra battery, GPS, or a programmable button. If we feel like we can put a normal belt and have added technology.
- SIM card slot
- Fingerprint Sensor
- System controlled by gestures
- Temperature sensor
- Mechanisms for measuring air quality
- Memory slot
- Sensor to measure stress levels
Its creators tell us that at this time are in a final phase of optimization to step into the big production, and a first sale scheduled for fall. Can you stay? Yes, it is possible to get a clock with four modules for $ 330. For more visit http://wikimodel.org/.