While some were waiting eagerly for the Apple Watch, and others got taken in, there are still those who choose traditional watches. That’s the marketplace Sony intends to appeal to with a brand-new hybrid watch called Wena (which apparently stands for ‘‘ wear electronic devices naturally’), which it’s pitching on its Japanese crowdfunding website First Flight.
It’s mostly a traditional analogue watch, however a connect to an iOS app offers it restricted smartwatch performance. On the smartwatch side, you get fitness band performance, and notifications are echoed to the watch in the type of an LED and vibration …… There’s no digital display,
however, so you still need to check your phone to discover what the notification was– perhaps convenient if you frequently miss informs on your phone in loud environments, but otherwise likely to be irritating. Frustratingly, contactless payment is supported, but just
the Japanese FeliCa requirement, not Apple Pay. What you will certainly get is battery-life. The watch itself will run for either 3 years(standard design) or five years(chronograph ), while the clever functionality developed into the band will last around a week between charges. If it gets funded, rates will certainly vary from a little under$ 300 to around$580.
While it’s a fascinating concept, I’m not fairly sure who it’s focuseded on. Gadget enthusiasts will want the
full capability of the Apple Watch, while I ‘d have believed watch people would wish to use their own collection rather than a Sony design, however possibly I’m missing out on something? Take our survey and let us know. IDC just recently estimated that Apple offered 3.6 M Apple Watches in Q2, amounting to 20 % of all wearables.
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