By David Ponce
Back in the early days of this website we liked to focus on nicely designed things; we used to try to find items at the intersection between consumer electronics and aesthetic perfection. Needless to say, it was hard to find enough things to write about. But to this day my eyes are drawn to simple and elegant lines. Like the ones on this watch. It’s called Mutewatch, most likely because it just looks like a lowly wristband until you activate it. It only gets better from there:
The Mutewatch is designed to be simple and intuitive. Just tap the flat surface and the touch screen lights up, then swipe through the functions clock, alarm and timer.
You set the time for your alarms by tapping directly on the digits – tap on the top of the digit for a higher number or on the bottom of the digit for a lower one. When you want to erase an alarm, simply pinch the touch screen.
The Mutewatch also features a built-in motion sensor. High levels of movement trigger an increase in the intensity of the vibrating alarm and a simple flick of your wrist activates the glowing display. So, whether you’re sleeping, on stage giving a presentation or doing your work out, the Mutewatch will keep you updated on your next step.
Sadly, like most things that have had a lot of thought and effort put into them, the price tends to be a little steep: $258. It is however available now and ships worldwide.