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Crowdfunding Origin: Venice
THE CALENDAR WATCH by What?
A watch that combines the heritage of watchmaking and one of a kind design with an always visible daily calendar that syncs with the most popular digital calendars, so you can see your day at a glance. After careful testing and studies, we have come to the conclusion that the best user experience is achieved by making the Calendar Watch as simple as possible by leaving all extra features to our App and online calendars. There are no buttons or unnecessary functions.
Product feature: Productivity / Freedom from phone / peace of mind
The Calendar Watch allows you to be on top of your game and gives you the ability to better manage your time.
The watch can also save you time because you are not constantly opening calendars for quick checks and it allows you to focus on what you should be doing. It is an efficiency tool to define your work life. Multitasking drops an average man’s IQ by 15 points (source: Stanford).
Product feature - Freedom from your phone
Nobody likes the guy who is constantly checking his phone at a restaurant, regardless of what’s so important on the screen. Don’t be that guy, yet still know what’s happening in your calendar. On average, a smartphone owner checks their phone 221 times a day (in UK, source: Tecmark) and we think that’s a bit too much.
The battery of the Calendar Watch lasts for weeks and keeps your schedule with you, even when your smartphone dies.
Product feature - Peace of Mind
We didn’t want to complicate your life by adding another complicated device, we wanted to help make your life simpler.
Never be late for another meeting. Calendar Watch gives you more freedom from your phone, increases your productivity, and gives you peace of mind.
Product feature - One of a kind design
The watch is conceived and designed by renowned Japanese art director Masashi Kawamura, who has been featured on the FastCompany’s most creative people list, and Italian industrial designer Umberto Onza, who together have fused the aesthetics and demands of consumers who want to curate their own style with an eye toward story, craftsmanship, and individuality.
With its iconic, refined features, the watch pays tribute to the heritage of watchmaking. It’s polished stainless steel case provides a classic feel, with both comfort and durability, while it’s domed hardened K1 crystal glass is made to last.
Product feature - Various watch models
You can choose from three models: Polar White, Aqua Blue, and Special Edition Black. The models are identical, apart from colors and materials.
Product function - Automatic Time Syncing
The analog movements of the watch are synced with the digital components and the App. So the hands are automatically adjusted to the right time - even when you travel to different time zones.
Product function - Notification
The watch notifies you by vibrating and by blinking the particular segment according to the alert time you have set on your calendar.
Product function - Fixed and flexible modes
The watch features two distinct modes, FIXED and FLEXIBLE, and you can switch between the modes with our accompanying App.The display will be updated segment by segment every 15 minutes in FLEXIBLE mode following the hour hand. In this mode, you always see the next 12 hours. With FIXED mode the display is completely updated every 12 hours and you can set the starting hour in the App. You can choose what you want the watch to show, for example maybe your work day from 9AM to 9PM, or 7AM to 7PM.
It’s up to you!
In Flexible mode, the watch shows the next 12hours from the hour hand
In Fixed mode, the watch always shows a Fixed 12h period of your choosing
Product function - Tapping Input
By double tapping the watch, it shows your next 12-24h schedule for 5 seconds in both fixed and flexible modes. The watch also vibrates for 0.3 seconds as feedback. After, the display refreshes again and displays your 0-12h schedule. With a triple tap the time and schedule are synced immediately with your phone (otherwise the watch automatically syncs every 15 minutes). The watch responds with two 0.3 second vibrations and an animation. When in airplane mode, a triple tap will wake up the watch and turn on the Bluetooth.
Product function - Power Saving
When the watch has not detected any movement for 15 minutes, the watch enters its power-saving mode. This is visualized by the second hand stopping at the 12 o’clock position, while the hour and minute hands will continue to show the time. As soon as motion is detected, the second hand will jump to the correct time.
Time accuracy：±15 seconds per month (23℃ ± 5℃, 73F ± 41℃)
Operation temperature: 0℃ to +45℃ (32F to 113F)
Battery life：~3 weeks
Battery: Li-ion (3.7V, 100mAh), 1pc
Watch keeps 48h schedule
Waterproof: 5 ATM
Assembled in China
Stainless steel case, Double domed, hardened K1 crystal glass, Modern quick release strap, Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0, E-paper Display, Analog 3-hand movement, Vibration sensor, Rechargeable battery (with charger).
From the beginning, it was crucial that the watch should not become another device that needed charge daily. Even with continuous syncing with the digital calendar we have been able to make the battery last for weeks, 3 of them we are confident to say! The watch keeps your calendar even when your smartphone dies. The watch will notify you that the battery is running low by moving the second-hand in 5-second intervals when the battery level is less than 10%, and in 15-second intervals when the battery level is less than 5%. The watch comes with a charging station, which is being designed as we speak. We'll update this page if we get it ready before the Kickstarter campaign ends.
Supported Digital Calendar
Our application and the watch currently sync with the following calendars: iCalendar, Google Calendar, Outlook, Facebook Events, Yahoo!, Yandex, and we will be adding more on the way. Any other calendar suggestions are greatly appreciated.