Near future: Watch Smile SmartWatch smartphone with flexible screen




Near future: Watch Smile SmartWatch smartphone with flexible screen


While some companies only think about how to move a variety of communication devices with our hands and place them on our wrists (just remember the clock Pebble or mythical iWatch by Apple), companies such as Emopulse bolder move toward the goal, going from a simple concept on paper to the finished product. Such a product will Smile SmartWatch – smart, entertaining gaming hub, the center of social interaction, news ticker, personal assistant, a digital clock and a wonderful example of futuristic design of the device that may soon be on our wrists.

In fact before us a smartphone with two screens, which can be worn on the arm and wear as a bracelet. As reported by the original poster, a working prototype of this device uses experimental flexible displays . Their first batch was monochrome, but now screens – this full-color OLED. The upper display is automatically activated as soon as a bracelet worn on the arm, the lower starts when a person turns him over. SmartWatch housing is made of aluminum, the displays also covers the moisture and shock-resistant glass manufactured by Schott.


“We are working with two companies to produce flexible screens, and each of them tries to stand out from the other,” – says Nick Koloskov (apparently a native of Russia), the head and founder of the California-based company Emopulse, which is working on the device for the past four years .

“Our partners are guaranteed to be able to deliver flexible displays by the end of this year (by the way, was the main reason that the device has not appeared on the market at the beginning of this year).”

Spikelets emphasizes that Smile is very hi-tech and become regular Pebble (which, although initially aroused interest among buyers, but sweep them off the shelves is not very much and it is active). Their device is on quality rather like the iPhone. Moreover, the influence of the “apple” of the product is felt even in the OSD menu, where icons are arranged in three rows, as is the place to be at the iPhone 4S ».


At the same time the head of the company understands that Emopulse may eventually engulf companies such as Apple and Samsung, but then notes that the driving force behind the desire to surpass all expectations of customers in terms of quality and functionality of their devices.

Smile working on a software shell on Linux and have multiple sensors that collect information about the owner and use it to automate certain processes. For example, after watching a movie or listening to music tracks, the system may recommend that the owner of such content is more, focusing on the tastes and emotional state. The accuracy of determining each time will increase. In addition, the sensors will be used in conjunction with integrated peculiar sports advisers who will help to make a customized program of sports training.


The device will operate on the basis of as yet unreleased energy-efficient and high-speed processor OMAP 5 from the company Texas Instruments, which has a fairly powerful integrated graphics core, which is more than enough to handle video at a very high resolution and games. If you believe the official site Emopulse, the company has already signed the necessary agreements. Smile has 2GB of RAM, and will be offered in versions with 128 GB and 256 GB of permanent storage.

Another key feature of the new items can be regarded as the availability of slots for the nano-SIM card. The device can easily be used as a standalone smartphone with support for LTE or connect the strap to the other smartphone using a Bluetooth-connection. The main display at the Smile automatically replaces night and day modes. Additional display will remain active and display messages of missed calls, automatically redirect calls to voice mail, and so on.


Another chip Smile is to support wireless technology. The gadget has no port for charging the battery and connector for headphones. Instead, the new product offers support for Wi-Fi technology and NFC, which turns the device in almost anything – from credit cards and digital finishing digital key to open the front door. All information in this case is reliable protected, and if you inadvertently lose the device or it is stolen, the Smile is automatically blocked.


The only connector you can consider retractable connector USB 3.0, which among other things, plays the role of a holder that allows you to keep the device on your wrist. On the official website of the company also indicates if the port Thunderbolt 10 Gbps, but Koloskov has admitted that the current version of the prototype has some difficulties with it, so the first batch of Smile that port will not be supplied.


In the words of the developers, the battery capacity of 2500 mAh Smile should be enough for two days of intensive use, or up to seven days at Idle. However, the company is going to produce a more advanced version that will be able to offer the battery capacity is 3000 mAh.


Technology Purepath, which is used in Smile SmartWatch, promises a very high-quality sound output. However, to enjoy the music, the user will have to use a wireless headset (no audio ports). The developers promise that in this case, the sound quality is comparable with CD. In addition to that offered a pair of small stereo speakers.

Another feature that distinguishes Smile against ordinary smartphone – is the presence of three cameras and three microphones. The front camera is located just above the main display and is designed for video calls. At the top of the unit is the basic 12-megapixel camera with video recording at 1080p. The third camera is mounted on the rear Smile. It functions as a scanner. Thanks to it you can read bar codes, QR-code, or URL-links with information that will be immediately displayed on the screen of the device.


Currently holds Emopulse company’s investment site Indiegogo to raise funds for the start of mass production of Smile SmartWatch. However, the two versions of the device is already available for pre-order . One offers 128 GB of non-volatile memory and is worth $ 480, the second version has 256 GB of on-board non-volatile memory and is available for $ 550.


Emopulse going to start producing Smile SmartWatch in two stages. The first batch of such devices will be designed to have the support of developers and wireless technologies. This version will go on sale in October this year. Mass production of futuristic gadget is going to start by the end of 2013 (all depends on the insufficient number of flexible displays in stock). In addition, in early 2014, the company Emopulse about to launch an app store for Smile.

Demo video showing the capabilities Smile SmartWatch can be viewed below.

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