The world’s first solar-powered smartwatch
Solar-Powered Smartwatch: Battery life on smartwatches is, in a word, bad. And while most of the watches of the today can more or less make it through a day they are still a far cry from the months or years that conventional watches may run for.
Imagine if you never needed to charge your smartwatch? That’s the guarantee a new Kickstarter job that claims to be the world’s first solar-powered smartwatch, of Lunar. Wristwatches aren’t a particularly new concept; Citizen and Casio are brands. Lunar is not the first smartwatch to try and resolve the battery issue, either: a firm called Sequent took a stab at it before this season utilizing charging, also.
However, Lunar does seem to be the very first to apply technology to a smartwatch — or at least, a smartwatch that is hybrid. The business says that the watch can bill off both lighting, and will run off as small as an hour of vulnerability every day. (The company also comprises a classic inductive charger for a backup.)
As the watch, it is a standard smartwatch power 17, for. It will be in a position to do the activity that is basic and sleep tracking, provide some restricted notification support and mechanically set time zones via a smartphone app that is connected. Given the need for low power consumption for the charging to get the job done, there is no display on the Lunar. Rather, there a ring of LED lights at which hour mark are, situated.
From a style perspective, Lunar does not look awful it’s a straightforward watch face ornamented with a few concentric rings that are ornamental. The case measures 41mm and can be created from stainless steel, although the crystal offers a choice of either sapphire crystal glass or sapphire-coated glass. The largest problem is that the giant, off-center “Lunar” emblem that overlooks the 4 o’clock area of the face, which lends a tacky texture to the whole thing.
Lunar is a company, so the typical warnings to use your best judgment apply. That said, the organization does seem pretty far along, promising to send the initial devices by December 2017, and it is certainly a good sign (assuming it actually manages to take action).
The Lunar watch can be found on Kickstarter for an early-bird price of $138. But that model only offers the sapphire-coated glass, maybe not the sapphire crystal, that will not ship till 2018 and starts at $ 169.