Kairos T-band: a smart health connected bracelet to transform your mechanical watch into a smartwatch


Kairos returns with a new original smart health smart health connected object, the Kairos T-band. It is a bracelet, whether or not surmounted by a screen, to attach to your mechanical watch to make it a smart health smart health connected object.

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It’s not the first time we’ve heard of Kairos. Behind this young brand hides a small team from South Korea, Europe and the United States, which had amazed many techies in the middle of the year by announcing the Kairos Smartwatch, a superb watch capable of displaying a transparent OLED screen over the hands of a mechanical watch. Kairos returns today with a new project, the Kairos T-band, a smart health connected bracelet that can be attached to any mechanical watch. The latter then becomes an activity tracker, or even a smartwatch if you opt for a bracelet surmounted by a screen.

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Kairos has just presented this new product on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The T-band is therefore a bracelet that can be worn on different watches. It is able to adapt to watches with a strap width ranging from 18 to 24 mm. Three different bracelets are available, with more or less functions. The T-Band ND is a smart health connected bracelet without a screen. It has a vibrator and a multicolored notification LED, is capable of monitoring the user's sports and sleep and has autonomy estimated at 7 days with a 200 mAh battery. This bracelet also has a nine-axis gyroscope, a compass, an optical sensor and a galvanic sensor for measuring skin temperature and sweat rate. This is available for $ 129 on the crowdfunding site.

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The Kairos T-Band ND bracelet

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A prototype of the Kairos T-band OD

Two other bracelets are also planned. The HD T-band (for Hidden Display) and the OD T-band (for PMOLED Display). These two bracelets are surmounted by a screen. The first is an LED screen capable of displaying basic information (a few Latin characters and numbers) on its screen while the T-Band OD is a curved color OLED and touch screen able to display notifications from your phone, emails, SMS, etc. The T-band OD also has a microphone, an ARM Cortex-M4 processor, supports Bluetooth and runs on Kairos OS, an in-house software. On these two models, the autonomy is however reduced, of the order of 2 or 3 days for the T-band HD. The price of the first HD T-bands is $ 159 on Indiegogo ($ 179 once the first 300 copies are ordered) and $ 179 for the OD T-band ($ 199, once the first 300 copies are ordered).

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Kairos is currently asking for $ 50,000 for " share its progress with its first buyers ". In other words, this crowdfunding campaign is mainly there to promote their new device. Currently Kairos has raised just over $ 16,000 and there are still 34 days left before the campaign ends. Kairos specifies that its previous semi-mechanical smart health connected watches, half-smartwatches, have already been funded thanks to pre-orders. These new bracelets allow to launch a more affordable product and perhaps a little more general public. The delivery of the bracelets and watches is scheduled for April 2015. We will follow all this very closely.



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