At this moment in time, there’s only one smartwatch with an e-ink paper screen that deserves to be called great, and that is the Pebble watch. However, Sony might soon join this market, thanks to their newest creation- a $240 e-ink smartwatch which can last as long as two months on a single full charge. Known by the name of the FES Watch, this device will surely improve does who are pretentious when it comes down to design.
According to the latest reports, this device will go on sale for the price specified above in Japan, where the company will get to analyse the market and see whether putting the watch on sale in other countries is worth the investment and the effort. The watch was created thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, carried out on a site known by the name of Makuake, where hundreds of people helped Sony raise money for the device.
In terms of its design, the smartwatch has the loved round-look, and looks just like a traditional watch. It weighs 50.6 grams, has a dial that is 4cm in diameter, and a case which is 7mm thick, thus making it extremely easy to handle, and wear. When it comes down to its actual functions, it’s worth pointing out that the device comes along with the usual smartwatch functions including notification alerts, sensors used to collect data, LEDs and more.
One great feature of the device is its screen, which was designed in such a way to make sure that it does not produce glare, which makes it readable in bright sunlight. This aspect can also grant it some edge when compared to our tables, phones, but also to the other smartwatches available on the market.
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