Smartwatches, smart fitness bands, and smart activity trackers have gone mainstream, but why stop at these few “jewelry” types when there are others such as rings and bracelets? Chicago startup company Polyera plans to branch out into a new smart jewelry area with its upcoming smart bracelet called Wove.
The Wove is a flexible display/E-ink combination
The Wove smart bracelet will have a monochrome, E-ink display that is utilizes a flexible thin-film transistor (TFT) screen to create a bracelet that can withstand the elements. Think of this as taking the Youm concept demonstrated by Samsung with regard to flexible displays and merge it with the famous E-ink displays of the first-generation Pebble and Pebble Steel smartwatches, not to mention Amazon’s original Kindle Keyboard. Some could even go so far as to say that the Wove smart bracelet resembles the slap-bracelet of the 1990s.
The Wove will be one of the most customizable devices yet
What makes the Wove special is that it will allow you to customize your smart bracelet any time you want, without having to choose one smartwatch or smart fitness band based on what you get at the store. Whereas current smartwatches come with one look at purchase, and offer another if you purchase additional bands afterward, the Wove will allow you to change the design on the Wove smart bracelet whenever you want – making your device truly customizable and fulfilling your fashion statement needs on the go.
Wove specs, features, and availability
We don’t know specs and features outside of the bendable transistors, flexible displays, and E-ink technology, except to say that Polyera also wants to bring the weather, news headlines, email, and other information, much of which will be Polyera’s own unique apps and services (similar to how Pebble offers its own while remaining cross-platform). Polyera says that you can expect the Wove smart bracelet to arrive on the market in 2016.
See how the Wove smart bracelet is shaking up the smart jewelry industry.