Next week on the website Kickstarter will start collecting money to release the world’s first modular smart watch called Blocks. British developers of the gadget twice cancelled the launch of a crowdfunding campaign. In one case this was due to protracted negotiations with the manufacturer.
Blocks will work on the platform Android Wear. Their customers will be able to install in your gadget extra battery, add NFC module for contactless payments, GPS, a slot for SIM cards, flash memory, kinetic charging, vibration motor, programmable button and all sorts of biometric sensors including a heart rate monitor, a sensor, which measures the level of oxygen in the blood, a sensor of air quality, system and even a fingerprint scanner.
Of course, all of these modules may not be placed in a compact case, so they will be made in the form of segments of a strap. In other words, the replaceable modules are parts of the bracelet “smart” hours. Thus, the user can construct a bespoke product to fit your needs.
Blocks you plan to create with an open architecture that will allow you to create segments to third parties. The question is, how the project will be viable and what will be the cost of the finished product.