This year’s edition of CES is expected to carry a heavy dose of smartwatch news and offerings have already started to flow. MetaWatch has come up with its Meta line of smartwatches which promises to up the style quotient without sacrificing on substance. The Meta is also the first smartwatch that has evolved out of the joint collaboration between MetaWatch and smartphone designer Frank Nuovo who has earlier been associated with Vertu and Nokia.
While looks can be subjective, the Meta smartwatches feature a stainless steel build enclosing a rectangular watch body with leather straps holding on to the watch via pivotal joints. There will be quite a few choices with the colors of the wrist band as well as the watch face. The screen is essentially an e-paper display with high resolution that allows for easy reading even in direct sunlight conditions. Also, the other inherent benefits of e-paper include a low affinity for battery drain while also being always on.
As for its functionality, while the details are yet to be made public, MetaWatch did mention the Meta watch line-up confirms to the company’s “Art of the Glance” theme. Users will be saved from having to glance at their smartphone each time there is a new call or notification. Instead, a glance at the smartwatch worn around the wrist can work wonders.
Actual shipment schedule or pricing isn’t available, but we expect it to hit streets around spring. The Meta shouldn’t be expected to come cheap either.
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