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This HOT new smartwatch acts a phone for private conversations

Is a smartwatch that allows for private phone conversations the holy grail of wearable devices? For many enthusiasts, the answer is yes, and the Hot Watch advertises exactly that capability: You can have a phone call through the ePaper watch but nobody else will hear the conversation.

The “secret sauce” is a patent pending technology called Hands On Talk (HOT), which bounces sound waves from the watch to your ear. How does it work? A speaker in the watch reportedly beams the sound off of your cupped hand, which you place near your ear.

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Think of it like holding an invisible phone to your head. Here’s a video demonstration along with many more details on the watch’s development.

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Although you can make and receive phone calls with the Hot Watch, it doesn’t require a separate phone plan because the phone functions are handled by your smartphone: The watch pairs with your handset over Bluetooth. In some sense, then, the wearable gadget is a unique Bluetooth hands-free device. But it also has other functions expected from a smartwatch: email notifications, texts, social networking support, weather and more.

The Hot Watch is currently a Kickstarter project but it has already blown through its minimum funding goal of $150,000 with 35 days left. At last check, the project topped $210,000. A pledge of $119 will secure your own Hot Watch, which will work with any handset that supports Bluetooth connectivity.

9 Responses to “This HOT new smartwatch acts a phone for private conversations”

  1. junkmac18

    The more I look at this watch compared to the other watches out their on the market; the more I love it! I believe it’s so much better tan any other watch out their. The features it has is unlike the other popular smart watches. I’m a fan of this watch!

    • Well.. I guess they used to be the only Smartwatch with Voice & Gesture control!

      All the same, I see the Kreyos and HOT Smart watch having two separate markets.. Kreyos is clearly more of a sports watch (i.e. it’s thicker, heavy duty and includes the lanyard), whereas the HOT is more of for everyday use. As far as I can tell HOT isn’t waterproof, just resistant, so if you’re looking for that, HOT wouldn’t be a good choice.

  2. junkmac18

    I think this watch it tight! It’s crazy how much tech is in it! For a guy spending a lot of time on the phone on the go, this could make work one step easier! I think the HOT watch is legit.