Business planning

Smartphone-inspired wristwatch

Michelle Hammond /

Earlier this year, Canadian start-up InPulse launched a wristwatch, which includes elements of smartphone-like computing.

 

Founder Eric Migicovsky, an avid cyclist, wanted a way to check his emails, phone calls and text messages on a hands-free device while cycling. Using a smartphone didn’t make sense because he wasn’t able to use his hands.

 

So he started thinking about how he could add smartphone capabilities to a watch, which he always wore when exercising. Thus, InPulse was born.

 

The device connects via Bluetooth to the user’s phone and delivers email alerts, text messages and calls directly to the watch.

 

The watch can connect wirelessly to all kinds of host devices including computers, laptops and smartphones. It’s a two-way connection, so InPulse can send packets back to the host based on user interaction.

 

What is really innovative about InPulse is the ability to create apps for the device, which adds some impressive functionalities to a watch.

 

As mobile devices continue to pick up pace among consumers, why not develop your own technology similar to that of InPulse?

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