Okay, it doesn’t make your watch super futuristic gifting it a touchscreen display and dedicated on screen UI but this small disc can do (for the most part) everything a smartwatch does. In essence, Trivoly attaches itself underneath your regular watch, so nothing odd happens to your original timepiece – it does however, pack some great features in its small body.
It secures itself on to the underside of your watch via Gecko-tape, a derivative of a suction cup mechanism. Measuring just 3mm thin, you’re likely to notice a bump but not by much. Once placed, it’ll sync up to your smartphone and provide notifications by vibrating or lighting up its LEDs to correspond to your settings. Trivoly’s UI lives inside an app, allowing you to do some great things when you tap around your watch face (actually the side of the disc but it’s all the same).
The app lets you personalise your notifications by setting different colours and vibration patterns. There’s also a discreet function to avoid certain interruptions by prioritising the contacts you’ve managed. Inside the disc lives an optical heart rate sensor and accelerometer to support your fitness lifestyle by enabling advanced tracking for exercise on the dedicated app.
Other features included are multimedia controls for apps like SONOS, iTunes and Spotify by taping from the top, bottom, left and right – each functioning differently and acting as a remote control of sorts. Lastly, it’ll also act as a wireless picture taking controller; up to 25 feet away, a simple tap will start a countdown timer and after 3 seconds a photo is taken.
Hypo allergenic in nature and water resistant, the manufacturer promises the device will give you up to 4 days of battery life. Currently, it supports iPhone 5’s (and up) on iOS 8 or later, as well as Android smartphones that run at least 4.2 (and up).
There will be two versions of the Trivoly, as the low end variant doesn’t have the fitness tracker component. At this current time, Trivoly 1 costs US$ 99 (RM 427), while the higher-end Trivoly 2 goes for US$ 129 (RM 556). The makers promise to have the device shipped to you in February 2016.
Trivoly’s invention should be compared to the Mi Band – that offers almost the same thing (minus the camera, music control option and smaller form factor) and that only costs RM 69 (that’s nearly 6 times less), so choose wisely if you’re interested in pledging.
Head on over here to find out more about the Trivoly Kickstarter project.
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