Ritot projection smartwatch displays notifications on the back of your hand
The smartwatch rage does not look like its disappearing anytime soon. An innovative new gadget called the Ritot has emerged, which projects time and other notifications on the back of your hand. This saves considerable battery life that a LED/LCD display would use.
Touted as the world’s first “projection watch,” its developers aim to produce a gadget that is both technically innovative and fashionable. Using the back of your hand as a display, the watch will project the time with a gentle shake of your wrist through its pico projector.
Of course, Ritot can send notifications once paired with a smartphone, as any smartwatch does. It can display information such as texts, caller’s name, reminders, social media alerts, weather alerts, emails, and more. The projection colours and notification methods can also be personalised to fit the users need. Users can also set the smartwatch to vibrate when notifications comes through.
Without having to include a screen, Ritot has been built with a slim design, similar to many activity bracelets and opposite to most bulky smartwatches currently in the market. It is waterproof and comes with a base pad which doubles as a clock. It can wirelessly charge the smartwatch and is also an interface users can use to customise the colour of the projections.
The Ritot has 150 hours of battery life (around 6 days) in projection mode and can standby for up to a month. It has two designs, bracelet and sport, and is currently funding on Indiegogo, having raised over $144,200, well past its $50,000 goal. The campaign is running until 21 August and backers can get a Ritot set for $120 instead of the retail price of $160. Shipment is scheduled to begin at the end of January 2015.