Mad Gaze is like a remote control that sits on your wrist. Users can use hands and fingers to interact with the watch and smart devices in their surroundings without physically touching them.
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The watch was originally demoed at CES 2020 at the start of this year with visitors trying out the features at the booth. Now the Indiegogo campaign to make it a reality has launched. Interest is high, and with 38 days to go the funding goal has been surpassed more than six times.
Mad Gaze is marketed as the first gesture controlled watch. There’s a cutting-edge 9-axis gyro and acceleration sensor inside, which are able to capture different vibration waves and movements of your hand and fingers. This is analyzed with an advanced intelligent algorithm and translated into software instructions.
The thing is able to recognize 33 simple gestures such as tapping a surface, snapping different fingers, turning your wrist or tapping the back of your hand. These can be used for a variety of tasks including opening apps, playing music, taking pictures, picking up phone calls, replying to text messages, accessing social media, connecting to smart TVs and other intelligent home products. The list is only limited by your imagination. Those that are into AR and VR gaming can also use Mad Gaze for more natural gameplay.
Gesture control aside, the Wear OS device comes with some decent specs. There’s 1 GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM onboard, along with the usual fitness tracking sensors (including heart rate), GPS, microphone, speaker and Nano sim with 5G.
The device is rated IP67 for water resistance and comes with between 1 and 2 days of battery life (620mAh). The standby time is 90 hours.
A $139 Indiegogo pledge (51% of RRP) will get you a Mad Gaze Watch in one of 16 colors, with the first batch expected to ship from June. Usual warnings about crowdfunded projects apply.
Price: $139 and up
$65,550 raised out of $10,000 goal
38 days left
Estimated delivery: June 2020
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