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Blocks – World’s First True Modular Smartwatch

Modules

BLOCKS concept is very simple : No need to buy a new Smartwatch when you can purchase Modules separately and upgrade the Smartwatch

Works on Open Platform

As an open platform, BLOCKS allows any company or individual to develop Modules. There can be Modules for gaming, sports, healthcare, the workplace, or even experimental ones for academic research. All this means even more choice for you.

BLOCKS’ operating system is based on the latest version of Android and is running on a powerful and efficient Qualcomm processor.

Design

Based on your wrist size, you can fit a different amount of Modules.

Small wrists will be able to fit the Core, 3 Modules and the adjustable clasp, while the mean wrist size will be able to fit the Core, 4 Modules and the adjustable clasp.

Blocks Modules

Phase 1

  • Extra Battery
  • Heart Rate
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • Adventure – Altitude, Pressure and Temperature

Phase 2

  • Sim Card
  • Finger Print
  • LED
  • Programmable Module

Phase 3

  • Air Quality
  • Camera
  • Flash Memory
  • Stress Level
  • Body Temperature
  • Expansion

Blocks Core – Watchface

The Core, or watchface, is fully functional on its own and has all the features you would expect from a smartwatch, such as phone notifications, activity tracking and voice control, and comes with a full round colour touch screen.

Hot Swappable

Modules are hot swappable and easily replaceable. Swap in and out any Module in seconds. You don’t need to restart the watch when you connect a Module, and it will work straight away

Easily swap in a battery Module if you notice that your smartwatch is running low on power, or connect a heart rate Module before heading to the gym.

Smartphone Compatibility and App

BLOCKS will be compatible with both iPhones and Android smartphones. It works with iOS 8 and above, on iPhone 4s and above. It also works with all Android 4.0+ phones including those from LG, Motorola, Sony, Samsung, HTC, Xiaomi and more.

Water Resistance

BLOCKS watches are IP67 certified, which means they can withstand immersion up to 1 m for certain periods of time. This will keep you covered in case your watch gets wet in the rain or you accidentally drop it into a puddle.

Color Options

BLOCKS will be available in 3 colour options, which you will be able to select after launch, and will be made from a high quality polycarbonate. Casings in other materials and colours will be made available next year onwards.

Developer Modules

As an open platform, BLOCKS will be releasing a special kind of module to allow anyone to prototype their own technology. BLOCKS developers would be able to build their own modules to add to their watch, and may even offer them for sale to the BLOCKS community via the BlockStore.

Each BLOCKS module contains an ultra low powered ARM Cortex M0+ microcontroller that allows BLOCKS to effectively ‘sandbox’ a sensor inside a module and control it individually. This not only frees up the communication bus between modules from constant load, but improves the overall battery usage.

Price

Starting at $195, BLOCKS is competitively priced with any other Android based smartwatch. You can add even more functionality to your BLOCKS watch and get 4 Modules at prices starting from $250.

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