Kreyos Meteor – The Next Generation
Release date: Nov 2013
Kreyos, the first real smartwatch?
The guys developing the Kreyos Meteor have a motto: Look at any of the current smartwatches out there, and tell me something it lacks: I’ll bet Kreyos does it or has it.
Most of the Meteor features have been announced on June 24, as well as the $100,000 indiegogo campaign. The goal was reached in few days and the developers announced they were upscaling the project with an $300 000 campaign and then a $600 000 one, and finally to 1 million in late July 2013. You can still contribute to the campaign and save $40 on your smartwatch!
What makes the Kreyos so different from the other available smartwatches
As most its competitors, the Kreyos pushes all your notifications from incoming call to Facebook or Twitter messages. It also includes several sport functions such as a pedometer and a 3 axis accelerometer to track your running or cycling workout. Several accessories such as a belt clip or a kind of “necklace” will help you to adapt the Meteor to your favorite sport. By the way, it is waterproof.
On top of that the Kreyos team is currently developing a sleep monitoring program that will combine with the silent alarm. We bet this function will be increasingly popular on the smartwatches to come.
Just like your old iPod nano this smartwatch enables you to change songs with a flick of your wrist, a feature you are most likely to appreciate during your workout. On top of that, the Meteor can connect to most of your current sensors (heartbeat monitors, blood pressure sensors…). It aims at becoming your new health dashboard as you can see on the following picture:
Talk to your wrist!
Although most developers bet people won’t dare to talk to their watch, the guys from Kreyos believe lots of us are former Captain Kirk fans. Voice command apps seems to be one of the key ideas of this watch. It will mostly rely on the built on function from the smart phones such as iPhone’s Siri. The Meteor can also been used as a “communicator” just as an head set. Are you ready to talk to your watch?
To which smart phone can I connect my Kreyos Meteor?
The Kreyos Meteor will connect to any current smart phone including Windows 8. As it is Android and iOS compatible, you will be able to connect it to your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia or Google Nexus (and more).
How can I get my Kreyos Meteor?
You can order today your Kreyos on the indiegogo website for $129 for a delivery in November. The retail price will is announced to be $169, so do not miss your chance to save $40!
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Tech spec, from the manufacturer
- Ultra Low Power MCU
- Ultra Low Power 1.26 Inch Memory LCD Screen 144 x 168 pixel
- 4 Waterproof Buttons
- Vibrating motor
- Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and 4.0 (Low Energy)
- 3-Axis Gyrometer
- 3-Axis Accelerometer
- Water Resistant Mini Speaker
- Water Resistant MEMS Microphone with HIGH SNR and Flat Wide Band frequency response
- Water resistant – Good for swimming and shower (ATMs: TBD)
- 150 mah Lithium Rechargeable Battery (7 days battery life)
- USB Interface for Charging and Watch OS Upd