MedGizmo - Eyecatcher: The Smart, Large-Display, Super-Charged Wearable
16.11.2015, 13:38   LOOKSEE LABS

Eyecatcher: The Smart, Large-Display, Super-Charged Wearable

by Team Eyecatcher
A smart bracelet that fuses art, fashion and technology by displaying custom images, slideshows, app-notifications and breaking news.


Forget smartwatches, £155 Eyecatcher 'Kindle' bracelet shows notifications, tracks your steps and lasts a YEAR on a single charge
  •     The Eyecatcher was designed by Looksee Labs in Oakland, California
  •     It has a curved, 5-inch display that wraps around the wearer's wrist
  •     This 'always-on' display shows notifications from a connected smartphone
  •     Looksee Labs claims the device will last a year on a single charge
By Victoria Woollaston for MailOnline  7 October 2015
If smartwatches just aren't fashionable enough for you, designers from California are hoping a smart bracelet will tempt you into the world of wearables.
The Eyecatcher has a curved, 5-inch display that wraps around the wearer's wrist and this 'always-on display' shows notifications from a connected smartphone.
Wearers can select which notifications they receive and even change the device's wallpaper to match their outfit.
The Eyecatcher was developed by Looksee Labs and the firm has set up a Kickstarter campaign to fund the gadgets. There are three models - two for women and one for men - and each come in small, medium and large. Each uses a low-power e-ink screen and the designers claim the devices will last a year on a single charge

There are three models - two for women and one for men - and each come in small, medium and large.
The female Mercury model is made from white bronze while the Venus model is made from sterling silver. The male, Mars model is made from stainless steel.
Each device connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone app where wearers can select a display design, manage their notifications and choose which widgets appear. These include activity tracking, calendar events (pictured), maps, text messages, breaking news, and stock details
The bracelet uses a low-power e-ink screen and the designers claim the device will last a year on a single charge.
The early bird prices for the bracelets have all gone but the next-level prices start at $239 (£155).
Looksee Lab warn that if interested buyers don't take advantage of this offer 'prices will go up', and the recommended retail price is expected to be $400 (£260).
Shipping across the US is free.
Customers in Canada have to pay $18 (£12) for shipping, which increases to $30 (£20) in Europe excluding the UK, $38 (£25) in Mexico, $48 (£32) in the UK and $45 (£29) for the rest of the world.
This does not include VAT.
At the time of writing the campaign had raised more than $58,310 (£38,100) of its $75,000 (£49,000) target with 43 days to go.
If the campaign is successful bracelets will be shipped in February 2016.
The Kickstarter early bird prices for the bracelets (pictured) have all gone but the next-level prices start at $239 (£155). Looksee Lab warn that if interested buyers don't take advantage of this offer 'prices will go up', and the recommended retail price is expected to be $400 (£260)

16.11.2015, 13:38   LOOKSEE LABS
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