E-paper bracelets are steadily emerging in the fashion tech industry. Riding on this trend comes Bracelite, an interactive watchband that allows the consumer to express their own style and personality.
The Italian-made band has a 4.9” curved e-paper display with a pixel resolution of 720X120, and a density of 150 pixels per inch. According to the creators, the wristlet display is black and white with 16 levels of grey scale, which contributes to perfect visibility in direct sunlight. Bracelite has a high capacity battery that lasts up to two weeks without recharge. Because EPD technology can hold static text and images without electricity, the band will continue to display its most recent image even after the battery runs out.
Compatible with both the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch Models, Bracelite is designed to be an ever-changing band versus a wearable on it’s own. Because of this, Bracelite does not include functions such as notifications, but merely displays a variety of designs through its Android and iOS app. The app enables the user to select patterns based on their mood, the weather, events and occasions, and smartphone pictures. Those that are interested in the band but don’t own an Apple Watch can breathe a sigh of relief; Bracelite can also be worn on it’s own as a bracelet.
Bracelite is currently on Kickstarter, and is available for €250 (approx. $265 USD) from the Super Early Bird tier. Estimated delivery is April 2016.
For more information, see the Kickstarter campaign here.