It’s amazing how technology has evolved over the past years. The continuous advancement of technology has made our lives easier. Though most will argue that it comes with its own disadvantages, there’s no denying that the good outweighs the bad. And it’s so cool to discover new things to geek about, just like Mutewatch, a touchscreen watch that works like a charm while disguised as a high-end baller ID to me.
When this was sent over for review, I was definitely dying with curiosity. I was like, "What is up with this watch?!". Let me tell you what I found out.
First off, Mutewatch was designed and developed in Stockholm, Sweden. It has gained popularity over the years, especially after Steve Wozniak – yes, the co-founder of Apple, said the following as a show of approval of this technology:
I have a mutewatch, which is almost undetectable as a watch. It looks like a blank gray rubber strap around my wrist. One end of the strap has a USB connection for charging. You flip your wrist or tap the watch to have some segments light up white. It’s a masterpiece of combining materials in ways I’ve never before seen. Very creative and unique. It has alarms and timers and all. You swipe your finger, gesture style, on the display to set it up and control it.
The material is water-resistant and hand-washable. Even the LED display. So, you can clean it up when it gets real dirty.
The wristband is also adjustable. And you can turn it around, so the LED screen is on the inner part of your wrist to give it that baller ID look.
Aside from being a touchscreen watch, Mutewatch features a silent, vibrating alarm. That’s why it’s called "MUTEwatch", get it? 😉 Seriously, if you’re someone who HATES the sound and vibration you get from your clock, wristwatch or your phone’s alarm, you will love this.
The watch has a built-in motion sensor that registers your movement. It automatically adjusts the stress or strength of the vibrations, so if it recognizes that you’re resting or asleep, at the gym or at a presentation where you’re limited to talk for only a set amount of time, you won’t be bothered by this watch alarming you to move on to what you’re doing next.
It has 3 functions that you can use – clock, alarm and timer. To switch to the different functions, all you have to do is swipe on the touchscreen to navigate to the next option. If you need to change the alarm or time, just tap on the digits. If you tap on top, it’ll go to a higher number; bottom, lower.
It’ll display the time when you flick your wrist or tap the touchscreen. It’s pretty easy to use this. I suggest you check out the video below this post. 🙂
Mutewatch lets you off the hook from buying or replacing the battery of your watch every few months. How? Because this watch can be recharged through a USB connection to your computer! The cable is underneath the soft box where the watch is firmly seated when you unbox it.
Connect it to your USB port and the front display will give you a blinking orange light to indicate it’s charging.
One issue though is it’s quite difficult to keep the USB cable connected to the watch because the closure or wristband keeps on pushing it off the USB cable. Anyway, I was able to work around that, so I’m sure you will too. Charge it for 2 hours to refill the battery completely.
Mutewatch also comes with a firmware which you can upgrade through USB. For the complete specs, see below:
– LED display at 100 Hz rate
– Capacitive and easy-to-use touch screen
– Automatic adaptation to the surrounding light intensity for optimal glow
Give a little love
– Hand wash
– Protect from strongly colouring substances (for example: soy sauce, tomato, jeans)
BATTERY & POWER
– Normally 1-3 weeks of operation depending on usage
– Device warns when battery level is low (by showing "BATT")
– 2 hours charging (from USB-port) refills battery
– Enters into hibernation mode when battery is too low
– 1 week without usage automatically sets device in hibernation mode
– Plug device in USB-port to awaken from hibernation mode
– Device arrives in hibernation mode
Upgrade and move on
– Mutewatch firmware can be upgraded via USB
– See webpage for news: mutewatch.com
MODEL & DIMENSIONS
The one size adjustable wristband
– Total weight: 42 grams
– Minimal wrist size: 14 cm
– Maximal wrist size: 18,5 cm
– Width of the bracelet: 25.4 mm
– Thickness of the strap: 3,2 mm
– Width of the display: 25,4 mm
– Thickness of the display: 13 mm
– Width of the display: 40 mm
Detection of your motion
– High level of movement triggers an increase in the intensity of
the vibrating alarm
– A simple flick of the wrist activates the glowing display
Digital Walker Trinoma
Virra Mall, Eastwood
Alabang Town Center
PRICE: SRP 12,950
I know, it’s too pricey. But, from the looks of it, I bet it’ll last a very long time. And if you’re like most people who don’t like seeing others wearing the same accessory and you have the budget, this is for you. 😉
Here’s a cool video I found showing us how cool Mutewatch is: