Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
Anders says: “I’ve been wanting to do a design using e-paper, as well as one with a wrap-around display for some time. Also, I’ve wanted to use square displays more. It’s not until now however I’ve come up with a combination of these components in one idea I feel is strong enough.
The design features connected displays around the armband, with numbers displayed across the face of the watch on a hidden screen, making them customizable. The time is pointed to by animated elements shown on the display(s). To conserve energy, the screens are bi-stable, such as e-paper or cholesteric liquid crystal.
The real trick with this design is the display, which could show almost any image or animation (downloaded via a mini-USB port or Bluetooth). This means that it could appeal to almost anyone, since the wearer could choose their favorite theme. It also creates an aftermarket for custom display animations.
Beyond the possibility of buying alternative screen animations, wearers could make their own, making the potential for personalization effectively unlimited. This would appeal to anyone seeking a truly personal, easy to read time-piece, and should be a big draw for the hardcore tech-nerds out there. You know who you are.”