Momentum Labs doesn’t think all smartwatches are created equal, and their concept strays away from what seems to be the rectangular, bulky convention. While many place technology before design, Momentum Labs decided that their Moment Smartwatch should first be a watch or an accessory, and second as a device loaded with technology, which is why they came up with its unique design that makes it look more like a bracelet than wrist watch.
The Moment makes the display span around the wrist so the entire device is the display. The band features a 0.9mm-thin stainless steel wristband that has a 1.73″ 150 DPI electrophoretic display, similar to an LCD screen, which has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Momentum Labs describes it as being about the same surface area as most smartphones out today.
The device also features a full QWERTY keyboard that allows you to type out messages, emails and more. It even has a number row on the wristband screen, and the keyboard itself is easy to use because you can twist your wrist a bit to use it.
The Moment also includes a technology called Snapware, which are small hardware modules from both the maker and third party developers, which will add new functions to the smartwatch as they are developed. After its launch, creators look to introduce several modules based on demand like flashlight, biometric sensors, NFC, GPS and more.
The Moment Smartwatch’s 820mAh battery can last an entire month on a single charge, and the watch itself was designed to retain that classic feel and features of a traditional watch, including a dedicated display for telling time. A simple twist of your wrist will showcase what time it is in a contemporary design that’s based on an analog watch displace.
Additionally, not only will you be able to answer calls, texts, and more on the smartwatch, but you’ll also be able to use it as a remote control for a number of things like turning on the lights in your home, turning on the TV and more – all from your wrist. The creators designed the Moment Smartwatch in such a way that you can read messages on the inside of your wrist for added privacy, hiding it away from peering eyes.
Finally, the Moment will come with an IP67 rating for dust and water proofing, in addition to functioning as an alarm clock and night light while it charges on its optional charger cradle. It also comes with a regular USB cable for simple charging. You can also opt to get a Moment Smartwatch in black on silver or white on gold, with a special Kickstarter Limited Edition Color being offered in black on black.
To grab a Moment Smartwatch, pledge $174 for the early bird special on Kickstarter, but quantities are almost gone. After the early-bird, you’ll have to pay $188.
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