Smartwatches are certainly of no shortage right now and while most offer elegant and unique designs, there’s still much left to be desired from these wearable gadgets. Battery life is one of the biggest issues and Oru Watch seems to have a solution.
The device is actually a smartwatch with dual displays. There’s a TFT panel on the front and an e-paper screen on the flip side. The main display is an LCD for colored visuals and if you plan on staying away from a wall socket for long, you can flip over to the e-paper panel which promises low power consumption and an always on mode.
If that wasn’t enough for you, the maker of this accessory mentions that it can be utilized as a power bank as well, to provide around 2 to 6 hours of talktime for your smartphone or tablet. A 300mAh battery can be found inside the main unit, while a 400mAh cell is located in the silicone strap. With the LCD panel, you can expect over 5 days of activity, while the e-paper screen will stretch that to more than 30 days.
The device is water-resistant, so you probably won’t have to take it off when going for a swim or taking a shower. Android 4.4 KitKat powers it up and along with alerts of messages, emails and Skype calls, you can get notifications from apps like QQ, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Key specs of the Oru Watch:
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 1.54-inch TFT touchscreen, e-paper monotone secondary panel
– Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM
– 800MHz processor
– NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
– Stainless steel water-resistant design with silicone straps
– 300mAh main battery, 400mAh secondary cell
The Oru Watch is compatible with iOS and Android devices with Bluetooth 2.1 and up. It’s currently listed on crowdsourcing website Indegogo where the developer is looking to raise $25000 to bring the device to the market. Funding ends on October 9 and sadly, there only seems to be a single backer for now.