Balogh Smartwatch Concept

Here’s a classy smartwatch concept that companies should be looking into. It is the brainchild of Gabor Balogh, a Hungarian freelance designer. Not only does this device look good, but it’s also packed with the most wanted features in the smartwatch market.

This design was inspired by Triwa, a Swedish watchmaker. Interestingly, it isn’t equipped with a touchscreen. Notifications for phone calls, email, messages and other apps appear on its screen.  The wearer has to make use of the classic buttons and bezel in order to tinker with this watch. This design gives off a modern yet vintage feel.

Of course, the watch can be connected to a smartphone. When it isn’t paired with one, it can still be used as is.

Some of us might be willing to shell out some money for a good looking watch like this, but unfortunately, this remains as a concept for now. Hopefully, a big company will take notice of it and maybe develop it into something even better.

Blocks Smartwatch Overview

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you get to customize a device according to your needs? Blocks gives you just that. Choose from a standard list of features: GPS, activity monitor, music player, microphone, etc. Mix and match according to your preference and you’ll end up with your own personalized smartwatch. You’ll have everything you need and you won’t be wasting storage by having features you don’t need.

It’s pretty handy since you won’t need to shop for a smartwatch that sports the apps and features that you want. You actually get to make one just for you. Best of all, Blocks will have its own community where users will be free to develop apps to share.

Of course, this project is still in the works. Hopefully, we’ll get to hear more about this interesting innovation soon.

Nokia to release own smartwatch

It seems that everyone wants in on the smartwatch race. Rumors about a Nokia smartwatch have been going around recently. Currently, its being tagged with an interesting codename, the FACET.

Nokia won’t be wowing everyone in the tech world with a modern-looking smartwatch because, apparently, its version will look like a regular watch. The catch, however, is that the band will feature a display. The Facet is described to have a modular design. Rumors say that it might even be sporting two displays. The dual screens will be interactive. Users can swipe on one and allow information to move to the other screen.

This remains as a concept. Until an official announcement is made, this will probably remain that way.

Razer Nabu Smartband Overview

Razer has been wowing the tech community with its mind-blowing innovations. Though smartwatches seem to be the “in” thing lately, it seems that the company doesn’t want to go the same path. However, it does borrow heavily from the concept. The Razer Nabu, according to CEO Min-Liang Tan, is a “smart band.”

You get the best of both worlds in the Razer Nabu because it comes off as a cross between a smartwatch and a fitness band. It features two small OLED displays which show notifications and other text. The band is capable of tracking the wearer’s location, altitude, number of steps taken, and other information. Also, it’s compatible with both iOS and Android.

Tan added that the creation of the Razer Nabu would pique the interest of developers. This, in turn, could give way to the birth of augmented reality games.

Expect this baby to be out by the end of the first quarter of 2014.