Smartwatches are still a developing market, and is of course still dominated by Apple and Google with their respective platforms. However, a company called Polyera is trying to offer a more complete experience for users willing to walk around with a computer on their wrist. We’re talking about Wove, a device with a large flexible display capable of displaying much more content than an ordinary smartwatch.
As you can see in the photos, when worn, it’s display spans the entire circumference of the wearer’s wrist. According to Polyera, “Wove Band has a flexible multi-touch display roughly five times the surface of a smartwatch.” It’s operating system is a modified version of Android 5.1 Lollipop. However, as the screen has an unique design, apps for Wove will have to be developed exclusively, but still using the same programming languages used for Android.
The other specifications are quite simple, such as a dual-core 1 GHz processor, 4 GB storage and 512 MB of RAM. For now, the device must be paired via Bluetooth to an Android or iOS smartphone to function as it does not have WiFi or 4G for internet access.
The device will only be commercially released sometime in 2016, as its platform is not yet completely finished for now. Wove’s starting price has not yet been revealed, but the manufacturer does confirm it will be cheaper than the most basic Apple Watch. Polyera also works with major software developers to achieve a platform full of already famous apps by the time it launches, but they didn’t reveal exactly which ones.
You can check out their website for more information on the product and even apply for the prototype program if you have any experience with Java for Android or graphics tools.