As soon as we talk something about a new product with a great technology, something else pops up which beats the previous one with some special inclusions. Same is the case with the new smartwatch Kreyos Meteor, which excels in a lot of stuff that is still called Smart and has a limited functionality in quite a few other devices. Talking about it, it’s the first SmartWatch in the interactive category which lets you use your voice and gesture controls to control the smartphone, all through the watch.
This Kreyos Meteor SmartWatch is already much anticipated, with the project on Indiegogo being funded almost 9 times what was being asked to kickstart it. When we talk about something that’s new in concepts, there’s comparisons, and looking at the sheet, one can easily see how the Meteor beats the Pebble SmartWatch, the Sony SmartWatch 2, Agent, Martian and the MetaWatch in many ways, primarily the hands-free voice and gesture controlling.
Kreyos Meteor SmartWatch Features
First off, we are mentioning about the SmartWatch because of its syncing and functionality possibilities with the Android smartphones. Syncing the watch with the smartphone would allow the following possible functions:
- Answer phone calls
- When connected to iPhone, activate Siri remotely
- Making phone calls
- Respond to Text Messages / SMS
- Change music tracks
- Share / post on social networks – Facebook, Twitter
- Reply and send Emails
- Receive and reply to Notifications
- Set up the Alarms and Appointments and Reminders
- Access a few allowed applications
There’s no continuous syncing needed with the watch, as the Kreyos Meteor can keep time and do a few limited functions when the phone is disconnected. There are a few inbuilt widgets which can still function even if the phone is not connected.
- Daily Activity Tracker
- Countdown Timer
- Sports Mode – Walking, Running & Cycling
- Multi World Clock
- Analog Display
- Digital Display
- Multi Silent Vibrating Alarms
The Kreyos Meteor would come with the free Kreyos app which would help in all the gesture controls, where shaking your hands while wearing the watch can help in some gesturing, and 3-axis gyroscope aids in that. There are four different wrist motions configured within the system of the Meteor, which are for the specific actions, and the functionality would be later on increased when the developers start integrating the gestures for functions within different applications.
All the controlling is done using the Bluetooth, thus you won’t need the smartphone always in your pocket. The connectivity on-the-go with the various smartphones with Android OS, the iPhone and Windows 8 devices helps in instant synchronization, and there’s a support to a total of 8 unicode languages.
Fitness with Kreyos Meteor Smartwatch
On the fitness side, Smartwatches are expected to provide some good support, and the Meteor is no exception with the waterproofing which helps swimmers, while there’s a lot for the runners, bikers and golfers too. Kreyos Meteor will work directly with bluetooth or ANT+ sensors without being connected to the smartphone. There’s a sports mode for people who wants to track their sporting activities, including the Walking, Running and Cycling. There’s various grid options.
The various options included under the the grid options:
a) Total Workout time
b) Time of the day
c) Total Distance
e) Elevation Gain
g) Average Speed
h) Top Speed
j) Average Pace
k) Calories Burned
l) Current Heart Rate
m) Average Heart Rate
n) Max Heart Rate
o) Current Lap Time
p) Average Lap Time
q) Best Lap Time
Kreyos Meteor SmartWatch Specifications
- Ultra Low Power MCU
- Ultra Low Power 1.26 Inch Memory LCD Screen 144 x 168 pixel
- 4 Waterproof Buttons
- Vibrating motor
- Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and 4.0 (Low Energy)
- 3-Axis Gyrometer
- 3-Axis Accelerometer
- Water Resistant Mini Speaker
- Water Resistant MEMS Microphone with HIGH SNR and Flat Wide Band frequency response
- Water resistant – Good for swimming and shower (ATMs: TBD)
- 150 mah Lithium Rechargeable Battery (7 days battery life)
- USB Interface for Charging and Watch OS Update
How do I get a Kreyos Meteor SmartWatch?
You can still get the watch for $129 which is the available option, because many of the other options are sold out, and there’s discounts for multiple watches ordered together. Check out the page on Indiegogo – Kreyos Meteor on Indiegogo.
There’s still 15 days left for the project funding to end, so get one for yourself before the time ends.