Its not often that we feature a campaign from the crowdfunding website, IndieGoGo (in fact we never have), but a new campaign that winged its way to my inbox caught my eye this morning.
Called Boddie,its a new idea for a smartwatch, now I know what your thinking, there’s already a ton of those on the market, is Boodie up to scratch to claim some of this market?
I’m not sure, but it needs your backing first.
Designed to be a personal assistant, the designers say that it will allow you to view social media and message notifications, as well as allow you to answer or reject phone calls, and even track your fitness, tracking the number off steps you take and calories you burn.
Aside from notifications, the Boddie is also said to be able to control music from your smartphone, allowing you to pause, play and skip forward and backward between tracks.
Also to be added, Boodie is also said to be able to navigate side presentations with various gestures using the dedicated Windows, OS X and Linux applications.
Boddie will also be designed to show your smartphone’s battery life, alerts from your email and calendar, and even release the camera shutter remotely.
All of which they say can be controlled with a “wave of your hand”, or even turned off with a simple turn of the Boodie itself.
The creators of the campaign say that if backed, the device will be designed to work with iOS and Android connecting via Bluetooth (although I’m not so sure some aspects of this design will work with the iOS counterpart.)
Designed with an aluminum unibody enclosure, the spec list for Boodie is said to include a 1.44 inch display, a battery that can last up to 7 days from a single charge, BlueTooth 4.0, a dedicated OS, 2x16KB of RAM, microUSB port for charging and an accelerometer, gyroscope, 2 thermometers and digital compass.
If backed, Boodie is expected to be launched between Q2 and Q3 in 2013, but in order to do so, they need your backing, costing anywhere from $99 for the Boodie itself, although that is for the early bird package, so if you’re not quick enough, it will set you back from $129 instead.
You can find out more about Boddie at their IndieGoGo campaign.