Smartwatches are all the new rage, huh? It seems to have taken off when the e-paper Pebble watch was Kickstarted into distribution. Then, although proven to be just rumors, their was talk of Apple working on their own version, then Samsung and not to mention the independently manufactured models from small businesses that are becoming available all over the web. Today, we’re checking out one that falls in that category.
The VEABuddy is a unique watch with a streamlined, super intuitive user interface. VEA Digital and Caiman Design, the collaborating companies behind VEABuddy set out to create a non-intrusive, lightweight and attractive alternative to using a smartphone for everyday, simpler tasks.
Users can view most of their important notifications like answering phone calls, navigating music, viewing e-mails, SMS and MMS messages, Twitter and Facebook feeds and navigation updates. If one uses their smartphone majorly for these reasons, the company encourages them to keep it in their pocket all day — everything they’d need is right on their wrist.
What’s cool about VEABuddy is the connectivity with your smartphone is via Bluetooth, meaning that if your phone is capable (it should be,) it can work regardless of what OS your phone runs on. It’s two-inch touch screen is water resistant up to 3 ATM and it’s battery life is listed at 10 days or about two weeks in standby.
The companies are currently in the middle of a indiegogo campaign with 28 days left as of this publication. For $99, you can reserve your black version with an estimate shipment in August. It beats the $249 list price at launch. See the crowd funding page for more information.