(English) Design submitted by Firdaus from Malaysia.
Firdaus says: Personally speaking, I have get my hand a Sony android smart watch that cost $100. Pretty decent for an OLED watch. I also aware of Pebble watch and other smart watches that pretty decent functioned and priced. When first time I get info about Tf making a segmented LCD or LED smart watch, I ask myself, how to make the smart watch compete with other decent watches available out there? How to make it is worth it to have a watch with this limitation. How to justify the price tag?
Well, I tried LED first since its more fancy with light and futuristic, but I think it might not really usable as for smart watch, the drawback is LED poorly visible in sunlight but eat lot of battery. I want to design a watch that looks cool in daylight, and shine in the dark while at the same time usable as smart watch.
So I designed a jewel. A hexagon. A 3d lens. A 3d-cubed-hexagonal color clear mineral lens. A high contrast mirror+black LCD. Acetate + stainless steel = beauty. The result is premium looking jewellery time piece. This is Kisai Element, a smart watch design. Instead of featuring techie design, Element looks more identical to a gadget from terrestrial element from another dimension far far way. Operating the watch feels like communicating with your reptile friend in the spaceship.
Time telling in spirit of TF, Element display is divided to three 12-5-9 set of numbers, mixed with smart watch icons. All are in line and equal in size, because every element is important. From left side, is 1-12 hour digits, the right is 1-5 (x10 minute) digits, and the bottom is 0-9 +minute digits. The smart watch icons is well located and easy to find and see.
The time is told by blinking of the digits. For example, the time is 12:59am, then the digits 12, 5, 9 and am will blink. Alternatively, the digits can just disappear or in contrast, other digits and icons deactivated at the same time retain the active time digits. This can also be applied to other functions, for example music control. In normal operation mode, the digits and icons, when active will just blinking.
There is battery indicator icons, and ever changing second icon (will be visible like cryptic animating dots). Since the LCD segment is well aligned, the watch can have many ways of animation mode, fancy or useful ones.
The lens and watch face is very unique, unlike any other watches. Its not geometrically even, rather the shapes follow the geometry of cube-cut that forms hexagonal face and give the watch a holographic or 3d look, depends on which direction the lens is aligned, can be seen inside or outside surface of cube. The overall design looks fabulously unique and precious, like a futuristic gemstone alien communicator not from our human world.
Element watch design is surely unique, cryptic and packed with fun and functionality. Can be made available in array of variations, this design ensure the everlasting limited edition possibilities.