The Creoir Ibis is a smartwatch unlike any other that we’ve seen so far. Launched at the MWC, the Ibis brings a much needed infusion of style in the genre that is comprised mostly of devices that boasts of high end features but are pretty bland looks wise. A unique aspect of the Ibis smartwatch prototype is that it incorporates an analog watch with an OLED display beneath it that adds the smart aspect to the watch. Fortunately, the Ibis does not attempt to pull off a lot of tasks, but instead aims for elegance.
Adding to the style is its stainless steel and crystal composition. The device is based on a simplified version of Android but is compatible with iOS as well. The OLED display is touch enabled and is designed to keep the user informed of notifications from the phone. The Ibis also offers Bluetooth 4.0, USB, and Wi-Fi connectivity options. The Ibis comes with a built-in accelerometer, e-compass, and an ambient light sensor.
“We believe the demand for smart watches will be driven by fashion and sport brands, and the Ibis exemplifies the type of product that we create for fashion brands,” said Pekka Väyrynen, CEO of the Creoir, the Finland based design studio.
“Every brand has its own design language, so with each client we start from scratch to develop a product that specifically matches the brand and their audience. With our expertise, we can provide consumer brand owners with everything they need to have a real advantage when entering the smart device space,” the CEO further added.
However, no matter how appealing the Ibis may be, it’s just a concept right now. The smartwatch was on display at the Creoir booth and as such, we aren’t sure of a launch date or cost. In any case, it’s refreshing to see someone come out with a device that impresses with its style and functionality rather than tries to overwhelm users with an absurd list of features.