Smart Buckle: Convert your regular watch into a smart watch

Smart Buckle: Convert your regular watch into a smart watch

As technology becomes smaller and smarter, its becoming easier to integrate it into every day objects.

A new project just launched on Kickstarter uses miniaturized high tech to convert any standard watch into a smartwatch. It does this by squeezing activity tracking sensors (3-axis gyro, angular velocity, and motion sensors), and latest smartwatch technology into a traditional watch strap.

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The Smart Buckle is designed with high grade stainless steel finish and fits seamlessly with most standard 20mm watch bands. Its as easy as removing your old watch buckle and replacing it with the intelligent one. With the right tools, it can be done in less than 30 seconds.

Going for only $39 on the crowdfunding platform, the smart clasp keeps tabs on steps, pace, distance, calories burned, and sleep patterns (Light sleep, Deep sleep and total sleep). The data is communicated via Bluetooth to the accompanying iOS or Android app, which shows in detail your daily, weekly and monthly trends.

The data syncs with Apple Health and Google Fit so you can keep all you health and fitness information in one place. Smart Buckle has an internal memory that can keep a record of health data for up to two weeks, so if you don’t have your smartphone around you can rest assured you will still get credit for your fitness activity.

Sporting a 19mAh Li-Po battery, the buckle lasts up to a week on a single 60 minute charge. Its also water-resistant (IP57 rating, ie. splash-proof) and dust proof.

If you want to rejuvenate your existing traditional timepiece and transform it into a smart health and fitness device, you have another 30 days before the campaign ends. Just a few days in, its already half way to meeting its $25,000 goal. Delivery is scheduled for August.

Price:$39 and up

Funding open:
$14,940 pledged of $25,000 goal
30 days left

Estimated delivery: August 2017

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Smart Buckle: Convert your regular watch into a smart watch

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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