While the big players in the smartwatch market continue to tweak their designs, searching for a device with the right mix of functionality and style, others are banking on the latter being the force to drive mass-market appeal. Finnish company Creoir Ltd certainly fits this description. Its concept Ibis Dual Face Smart Watch on show at this week's Mobile World Congress bears a closer resemblance to a piece of jewelry than other smartwatch designs on offer.
The Ibis features a stainless steel and crystal body, the design of which was inspired by a flying bird spreading its wings to protect a younger bird on its back, intended as a metaphor for the personal information carried by the watch.
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Though technical specifications of the Ibis are scarce at present, we do know the watch will feature an OLED display with integrated touch and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB connectivity. A built in accelerometer and e-compass give some indication of a scope for gesture control and or location-based apps.
Running on an Android platform with a custom user interface, Ibis will be compatible with iOS and Android. It will be capable of receiving notifications from your smartphone and act as a remote control, though the company has yet to divulge the full extent of this function.
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