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Looking to add an Android phone to your wrist? The new A.I. Watch is looking to Indiegogo to deliver just that. The smartwatch runs full Android, has tiles like Windows Phone and voice input for text entry or voice control.

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Another smartwatch project is trying to get funded on Indiegogo and this time it’s hoping a blend of Android and a dash of Windows Phone are what people want. The A.I. Watch is looking to raise $100,000 by November 9, with backers of $179 or more getting a full Android phone on their wrist for $100 under the expected retail price.

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The device runs on Android 4.0.4, but it’s hard not to see the nod to Microsoft’s mobile platform as well: The main home screen looks just like Windows Phone, complete with rows of different sized tiles:

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It’s also easy to see that the A.I. Watch is filled with features and radios: It can be a used as a standalone speakerphone thanks to the micro SIM support. The device runs on an unspecified dual-core processor and has access to the Google Play store for apps. I’m not sold that traditional smartphone apps are well-suited for the small 1.54-inch color display (240 x 240 resolution) but you can see that some do work in the product demo video:

The integrated voice support can help work around some text input challenges on the small screen. But pushing a smartphone experience to the wrist — clearly the approach of the A.I. Watch — isn’t ideal. Still, for those who want an Android phone on their wrist, there’s an option out there!

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  1. thx for tip, here’s another harbinger of things to come – live prototype of voice controlled smartwatch for chrome http://goo.gl/8WqMXS

  2. Why do all of these “smart” watches have to look like square phones with wtach bands. Until someone comes up with a stylish device, it wont matter how many features these things have.

    1. One feature smart watches should have is to be waterproof…
      I can just imagine being caught out in the rain…..awww, the watch is destroyed….It contains so much technology yet is at risk from being wet?
      zzz

  3. When I watch the video, the size of his wristwatch is gigantic. It looks very bulky and uncomfortable. Why not just carry a smartphone in your pocket?

  4. I got to get one of them i love that phone watch.

  5. Christian Kepler Thursday, November 7, 2013

    That is my idea of a smart watch… stand alone phone features plus email and bluetooth connectivity for car connection and tablet/desktops….

    One and only question is I’ve owned 2-watch phones both broke the exact same way with breaks to the pads of the p.c.b. charger… so without either wireless charging or external flexible pins to recharge this and/or any watch phone won’t last more than 3-months tops under light usage shorter for heavy calls as it means more charging.

  6. Snowball Solar System Thursday, November 7, 2013

    A built-in heart-rate monitor?

    I don’t recommend it for a large segment of the population who might not be able to maintain a resting pulse if an image of a youngster in a swimsuit pops up on the screen.

  7. We’re to buy one in the u.s or online

  8. The smart watch with full android system doesn’t make sense (and all those features + functionality they put into it). To be successful with customers 1) it needs to look nice and be a good useful watch i.e. waterproof touch display with customisation (different alarms to choose and simple changes of the clock look) 2) build in wi-fi, Bluetooth, GPS for connectivity and navigation instructions 3) informations – voice memos, calendar, reminders, messages, email/phone call notifications (not the ability to make phones at first and of course no keyboard to send SMS) 4) radio & music capable (4-8 GB storage available inside)

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