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Kreyos came to Indiegogo in June asking for $100,000 to get their Meteor smartwatch to market. It's been nearly two months, and the company is walking away with over $1.5 million instead. People clearly want a smartwatch done right, and this speakerphone-equipped model, with its relatively small promises compared to other offerings, looks quite feasible.

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The Meteor comes with a backlit "special LCD" black and white non-touch display. Wearers can issue voice commands, activate gestures by moving their wrists, or fall back to the traditional buttons situated on both sides of the device. It will pair with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8 devices, but it comes with a selection of widgets that operate independently of a smartphone. These include both analog and digital clocks, a calendar, timer, daily activity tracker, and an alarm clock. There's also a sports mode geared at walking, running, and cycling, though it's also great for doing yoga atop a surfboard.

As is par for the course, the Meteor also supports the usual social media sites and will have an SDK for developers to create apps for the device. Something more distinctive, though, is the watch's bright style. It will ship with any number of vibrant wristbands, all of which are removable, giving more active users a range of options for where they want to clip the device.

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It's too late to jump in now, but those who have can expect their smartwatch to arrive this November.

KREYOS: The ONLY Smartwatch With Voice & Gesture Control

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Ark

    Go Go Power Rangers

  • PamelaLibrarian

    This actually looks pretty cool. It's cheaper than my Garmin sports watch, if the MSRP of $169 from Indiegogo is correct, and seems to do a lot more. Waterproof too? That's hard to believe. I'll definitely be curious about this one in the real world.

    • Mike

      You do know that the Sony Smartwatch 2 is waterproof...right?

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

        Nope, I did not.

  • solbin

    Its nice to see so many smartwatches coming out. Just a matter of time until a mass-market watch will be around $50.

  • taxi333

    The girl in the video, :jumps to the water: "wait a minute, my smartphone is not waterproof :("

    • Guest

      Sh..t!

    • Wilson Wong

      Get the Sony

    • Alvaro

      Connect bluetooth gives you the easy 10 meters distance

  • Ryan

    ha, I love the "developers" computer screens. #HACKTHEPLANET

  • Aleksey_US

    Meh... after messing with the Pebble for a few months and selling it, I've decided to wait for offerings from Samsung, Google, Apple, MS, etc... hopefully coming this fall...

  • Matthew Fry

    Well... if you're going to post about kickstarters and indiegogo campaigns you might as well give us 24 hours to decide to jump on the bandwagon.

  • steelew

    Can't wait to get mine!

  • lulz_deliver

    U MAD???

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