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Kairos High-End Mechanical Smart Watch Features a Transparent OLED Display

Many companies have now launched their own smartwatch, and with the exception of models such as Motorola Moto 360, they are not always the most stylish you can find. Kairos, a Korean start-up, is about to change that, as it has designed an interesting and good-looking watch that, most of the time, just looks like a standard mechanical watch.
Kairos_Mechanical_watch
But it can actually connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth LE?, and receive notifications for SMS, emails, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat etc… just like any other smartwatch via a thin 1.1m transparent OLED (TOLED) display that can turn 60% opaque.
Kairos_smartwatchThis type of watch also have some practical advantages. The Kairos watch will make use of either a Japanese (Miyota) or Swiss (SOPROD) automatic movement, which will still work, even if the battery is depleted. Since the OLED display is only used to show notifications, the battery is expected to last about a week on a charge.

The company did not release any technical details, and is pretty wary of disclosing too many details, as even their video demo is password protected. There’s however a countdown on their website, and the watch will be available for pre-order on May 15, for $499 according to TechInAsia. You’ll have to be patient though, as Kairos watch is scheduled to launch this December, and is expected to cost about $1100 retail, and be sold via high-end watch shops.

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  1. Occam49
    May 13th, 2014 at 09:28 | #1

    Guess I won’t be getting one of these in my Christmas stocking

  2. May 17th, 2014 at 11:21 | #2

    Pre-order is up.

    They finally posted the specs:

    Connection:
    Bluetooth BLE (4.0)

    Display:
    TOLED RGB Full color (36mm x 1mm)
    40% transparency
    Optional Choice:
    ICON Type Transparent Display (Static icons, Numbers & English text only)
    60% transparency

    Sensors:
    Touch sensor, 3 axis accelerometer w/ gesture detection, Gyroscope

    Processor:
    Arm Cortex M4 / Intel (TBD)

    Battery:
    180mAh (5-7 days)

    Battery power is expected to perform better than competitors due to the fact that power is not consumed in order to “display time”. Power is only consumed when alerts are pushed through to the watch.

    Charging:
    USB charging cable with magnetic connector

    Operating System:
    Kairos OS (Compatible with IOS + Android)
    Optional: Android Wear OS

    Dimensions:
    Case: 46mm diameter x 16.5mm height
    Band: 22mm wide (replaceable)

    Movement:
    MSW 115: Miyota 82S7, 42 hour power reserve, 21600 bph, 21 Jewels. Automatic movement.
    SSW 158: Soprod A10BV-2 Swiss Automatic Movement, 28800 bph, 25 Jewels, 42 hour power reserve

    Materials:
    316L Stainless steel, Genuine leather band, Crystal Sapphire Glass

    Water Resistant
    3 ATM

  3. May 17th, 2014 at 11:24 | #3
  1. May 19th, 2014 at 19:50 | #1