Here at smartwatch.me, we do our very best to cover smartwatches that are at the forefront of the market, but we would be remiss if we forgot to cover smartwatches that are breaking through and redefining the smartwatch as we know it. One such company that seeks to break the traditional mold and hold of the market is Henlen Watches, a Canadian startup that has created the world's first interchangeable smartwatch.
The Henlen smartwatch, at first glance, appears to be your typical smartwatch, featuring a 1,39-inch, AMOLED display with a 400 x 400 screen resolution, 1.2Ghz, dual-core MediaTek processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 450mAh battery, with Henlen's own customizable user interface that's built on stock, vanilla Android (Google's own mobile smartphone platform). These specs, particularly the AMOLED display, will make this watch a gorgeous sight alone, but Henlen seeks to distinguish itself from the rest of the market by making its watch interchangeable: The Cell, the core of the Henlen smartwatch, the smart component, can be removed from one smartwatch and implanted into another smartwatch. This means that you need not ever worry about your smartwatch turning obsolete in two years - a potent smartwatch critique that we've heard about all too often. And, if you use one or both of the two major mobile operating systems, you need not worry: the Henlen smartwatch will work with both Android and iOS regardless of preference.
The Henlen smartwatch will launch at Kickstarter this Thursday, May 5th, with Henlen offering one cell and one watch body for $275, early bird deals ($185), and four styles of watches to choose from. If you're interested, you can find out more and sign up for an early bird special at www.henlen.com. Before so doing, take a look at one of the first interchangeable smartwatches, called the Commander Black, below.
We're curious to know your thoughts: are you excited about this interchangeable smartwatch? Do you feel as though this is the ultimate smartwatch that you've been holding out for? Have any questions for Henlen you'd like to ask? If so, feel free to provide them here.