CES 2015: You can customize the Blocks modular smartwatch as you want
With the smartwatch market seeing new products every day, unique features and innovative technology are essential factors that are must needed to succeed in this competitive field. That is why, smartwatch manufacturing companies and designers try to incorporate unique and advanced features into their product to woo the consumers. Well, Phonebloks, the company which was the first to develop the prototype of a modular smartphone called the Project Ara phone before it went to Google has taken a different approach in a creating a new wearable smartwatch. The company have introduced Blocks, a modular and customizable smartwatch that will let you add and replace different features as per your likings and needs.
The early prototypes of the Blocks modular smartwatch was showcased by the company at Intel’s booth at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. As the name suggests, the wearable is made from modular blocks besides the main face which serves as the brain of the watch. You can add modules for different features such as GPS, contactless payments, a microphone, battery life, a SIM card slot and a heart-rate monitor. A user will be able to customize his wearable as each module will come with swappable faces that will let him switch out colors and textures.
The Blocks smartwatch by Phonebloks will hit the Kickstarter campaign in second quarter of 2015. The main module with the screen is expected to cost $150 and users will have to pay $20-$40 for each additional module. However, if somebody wants a complete set, he had to pay a total of around $330.