Smartwatches, for the most part, tend to look pretty plain. Most of the time they feature square/rectangular displays and aren’t exactly the epitome of elegance. Of course there are exceptions to the rule, like the Moto 360 by Motorola, and now the Kairos smartwatch. However unlike normal smartwatches that features a digital watch design, the Kairos smartwatch will set itself apart by calling itself a mechanical smartwatch hybrid. What this means is that the watch itself will feature a mechanical timepiece complete with the hour and minute hands which will be used to tell the time.
If you’ve been looking at the current crop of smartwatches and said, “meh, not fancy enough for me“, we recommend you take a look at the Kairos smartwatch. The watch aims to combine a traditional mechanical automatic movement watch with a custom smartwatch overlay that’s compatible with Android and iOS. What makes the watch interesting (at least in its current render form) is that the display is a transparent OLED layer over the hands and exposed movements of the watch. But the Kairos does not look to come cheap, especially for something that we’ve only see in renders. First previewed a week ago, the Kairos has a much more traditional appearance to it than most smartwatches. We’ll reserve judgement on the aesthetics, though we know the look isn’t for everybody. Inside that stainless steel body will be a Bluetooth 4.0 LE radio, 3-axis accelerometer, vibration motor, and a 180mAh battery that Kairos claims to be good for 5-7 days life (which is a pretty ambitious claim).