Plastic Logic, a household name when it comes to glass-free electrophoretic displays is providing the e-paper display technology for a new hybrid smartwatch – Ad Maiora – being developed by the Czech Republic-based start-up, Leitners.
There isn’t going to be a touchscreen display as seen with most smartwatches. Rather, the Ad Maiora will have an e-paper dial sourced from Plastic Logic. It is going to have the look and feel of a traditional analog watch while also having the connected features of a smartwatch. Also, as it is with the e-paper display, the e-paper dial on the Ad Maiora is going to be extremely frugal at best. Readability is also excellent from almost any angle.
Leitners earlier had managed to raise about $220,000 on Kickstarter to fund the hybrid smartwatch development program. The Ad Maiora is expected to cost around Euros 1100 when it eventually launches around the end-2021. The timing of the launch couldn’t have been more opportune given that a report by Juniper Research claimed hybrid smartwatches will make up half of all smartwatches sold in 2022.
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