(English) Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: This is Elevation, my suggestion for a Bluetooth “Smart Watch” Project.
I chose an LCD display because it’s the best for what I’ve planned. The time is told by four squared numbers that have been tilted 45∞ and made 3D by giving them a depth. It’s basically an isometrical view of vertically standing number blocks.
The numbers can animate by rising into sight and leaving the display again. Their body lengths can be adjusted from MAXIMUM to ZERO. The latter case shows the mere numbers and is super easy to read.
The tilt angle can be set to -45∞ or +45∞ to have the numbers facing the wearer if the watch is worn on the left or on the right wrist so he/she’s not really forced to look at the display at 0∞ (which is rarely done with any watch actually).
The smart part.
Indicators on the left and right side of the display highlight functions, that are mentioned on the display frame. These indicators follow the 45∞ angle of the time display and blend in stylistically.
On the left side there are suggested ‘smart’ functions. Entering a function makes the display show according information. Since the time telling requires a lot of LCD segments, there is quite some freedom in what else to display for each function. A mere “on” and “off” for bluetooth and sound alert is a piece of cake.
On the right side there are functions MAIL,CALL,CHAT,EVENT and I added MEMO (something like “Grab a new Azuki Coke at Shibuya Eki before meeting Ken”) Whenever something happens in these topics, one up to three indicators appear, telling the wearer, it’s worth to check the phone.
I wanted to include three elements and kept the general design pretty minimalistic. These three elements are: a curved lens like on the ONLINE (but less extreme) because it adds a cool dynamic to the watch; the bevelled display frame that fits well into the 3D- and 45∞-topic and then the v-shapes LEDs that are also a part of this topic.