Get™: a bracelet designed to help reduce your screen addiction

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Get is a bracelet designed to help in the battle against screen addiction. It comes with bone-conduction technology, fingerprint authentication, payments, voice control and more.

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Between televisions, smartphones, computers, tablets and mobile phones, we spend way too much time in front of displays. And let’s face it, most of us are guilty of this. If you find yourself staring at screens most of the day, a new crowdfunding project might pique your interest.

Get™ is a high-tech wrist wearable that represents a blend between a smartwatch and fitness band. The list of things it can do is quite impressive.

To start off the bracelet allows you to privately listen to audio content, text messages, and answer phone calls via bone-conduction and a microphone. This type of technology sends sounds to the inner ear primarily through the bones of the skull, which means no need for headphones and no cords to get tangled in. Simply lift your finger to the ear. The ear canal remains open so the hearer stays in touch with his immediate surroundings at all times.

There’s also an NFC chip inside the bracelet allowing you to make payments on-the-go. You can safely store credit card details on the device, too.

Other smart functionality includes fingerprint recognition, the ability to receive directions and notification through vibrations, gesture control for mobile apps, and Alexa, Google & Siri functionality. All of this should hopefully reduce the need of the wearer to reach for their smartphone.

On top of all of this, Get™ functions as a basic fitness tracker. It does this via biometric sensors like accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers. No heart rate sensor, though.

The Italian-based outfit has decided to design the wearable so that it has no screen or buttons. All interaction and communication is done through gestures, microphone, haptic vibrations, sounds and LED signals.

This is certainly an innovative wearable that has the potential to reduce the amount of time we spend glued to screens. With two days to go before it closes, the campaign is comfortably above its $24,500 goal. If all goes well, backers should expect to receive their Get™ next Spring.

Price: $128 and up

Funding open:

$87,532 raised out of $24,500 goal
2 days to go

Estimated delivery: March 2020

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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