Kairos is back and it wants to introduce its strap to make your favorite watch a smartwatch – the T-Band! And Kairos is opting for Indigogo to get you to participate in its project! Basically, you keep your traditional watch head and just change the strap to a T-Band and you have a smartwatch.
There are three T-bands in the works. The first in the T-Band HD which is the most interesting among the trio. It looks like a normal watch but there is display hidden in the band that lights up when a notification comes in. The display however, is a basic LED panel and is limited in display as only English alphanumeric characters will be shown on the screen. With normal use, battery life can last up to three days.
Next, is the T-Band OD which is the basic smartwatch. It has a full color 170dpi curved touch panel PMOLED display which measures in at 11mm x 25mm and is powered by the ARM Cortex M4. This model comes with a mic for speech-to-text capabilities.
Lastly, is the T-Band ND has a LED notification light and vibration to notify users of incoming messages and calls. This watch has all the fitness and health sensors any user would need. Battery life will last any user about a week on normal usage.
The bands of all three will be made of rubber and the displays will be below the watch head facing the inside of your wrist. The T-Band will be running on Kairos’ own software. In addition, the T-Band has Bluetooth connectivity which allows its to connect to any OS and smartphones.
The T-Band is made to go with any analog watch but it is made specially to go with the Kairos analog watch. Price wise, the early bird T-band ND cost USD$129 (MYR451), the early bird T-band HD is priced at USD$159 (MYR556) and the early bird T-band OD cost USD$179 (MYR626).
If you want to get the T-Band and the Kairos watch, there are bundles with watches which cost from USD$399 (MYR1395) to USD$1148 (MYR4013) depending on which watch you choose to take. You can visit the Kairos T-band Indiegogo page before the end of December 31st 2014. You should receive your order by mid 2015.
Source: Android Authority