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.
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.
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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.