When it comes to getting the best smartwatch designs the options are endless. With apps taking over our cell phones and mostly our lives at this point, the smartwatch is the next step to having technology close to your body. Brands such as Apple, Samsung, Fossil and many others have made a huge impact but are still in the search to finding other technologies that they can integrate into these wearable smartwatch beasts.
While designing such a product the designer has to keep in mind that although similar in technology, there is still a difference between a smartphone and smartwatch. Ergonomically speaking, the watch has a bit more physical connectivity in comparison to the smartphone. So there is more to consider AND more that the designer can work with while being smart about the choices. It all boils down to how many of the senses should we use to communicate time and information to the user. Will it be visual, audio, tactile or all?
The golden ticket in conceptual work is that you can use all of these options, but theoretically speaking, you need to only use one in order to communicate. The above design uses the tactile feature which is extremely useful in many cases. especially when you don’t want to look like a jerk checking your watch while conducting and interview, consultation or even a lecture.
Well, the Anti-Watch smartwatch is quite a design that makes you dodge being the bad guy and still gets you the information without anyone sensing anything.
The Anti-Watch is simple enough to vibrate once touched or activated. The way it works is it conveys short vibrations signifying the quarter the time is in. Such as, if the time was – 3:32 p.m. you would get 3 vibrations. Basically for every 15 minutes you get a silent buzz on your wrist.
As a conclusion. I think this might be the next step to wearable watches and how we can use them.