I suspect Pi may be the most disruptive technology since the cell phone.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
Sensorstream is pleased to announce the release of its touchscreen smart watch called Pi. The 60mm Sensorstream Pi touchscreen wrist watch functions independently of a cell phone and uses one of the first truly circular touchscreen displays. Its patent-pending watch case design (29428155) incorporates a button-free ergonomic design, marking the first time a wrist watch is completely controlled by a touch screen and form-fitted to the contours of a user’s wrist.
No buttons, no knobs, and no cellular plans are needed. Pi was designed specifically to surf on and off wireless hotspots thereby avoiding hefty cellular subscription costs. Its special glass interface is one of the most durable ever fabricated into a touchscreen system, and the water-resistant open source electronics package redefines cool. Pi offers owners the ability to use a single device simply and conveniently for many of their daily activities.
Keys, wallets, and smartphones can all have their functionality integrated into Pi. Applications like Mobile Pay allow users to pay for gas, groceries, and virtually anything on the go. Security is a breeze with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology offering verified access to user-designated locations, systems, and equipment. Social networking now just got a whole lot easier too, simply tap and hold one Sensorstream Pi next to another to share contact information. All of this functionality is the result of a novel power system designed around the belief that form and function are equally important.
The Sensorstream Pi uses a dual core lithium battery system to ensure time/date functionality “always” works and a second rechargeable battery via a charging mat to power all the applications. Inevitably, most mobile devices fail at just the wrong time and rarely offer any further functionality. Pi, however, alerts the user with visible hash marks and then defaults to the time/date mode when the application power is exhausted. Pi’s goal is to ensure the user always has the date/time functionality and also an accurate visual estimate of remaining application power.
“Pi is our entry into the growing wearable consumer electronics market,” Tom Rapko, founder of Sensorstream, commented. “There are billions and billions of wrists out there, and no other company has a smart watch like Pi on the market. For a robust product with the right functionality, the adoption rate will be huge. I suspect Pi may be the most disruptive technology since the cell phone.”
The Sensorstream Pi is available for pre-order immediately; pricing and availability will be determined by initial indications of interest, case material selections, and component volume discounts offered by Sensorstream’s suppliers. Additional information can be found at: http://www.sensorstream.com
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