Design submitted by Sam from Germany & Peter from the UK.
Sam & Peter say: When Pete’s Bio-Metric fingerprint watch concept showed up in the blog, I was like nooooooooo because I had some display tests ready by then – great minds think alike! No other fingerprint concept has been made since then (2011!) so I took my drafts and showed them to Pete. I thought, if there is a new fingerprint watch concept, he should be involved. Pete said yes in perfect english so he and I came up with some ideas for a watch.
We were happy at first but the next ideas turned out to be better so the watch developed and the display with it. Pete’s final idea was completely convincing so we’re now proud to present the new Fingerprint coloured epaper watch concept.
Yes you read right: coloured epaper! The watch can be super thin and curved, the display can be always on and is clearly visible in all angles. How the colours come into play we’re not sure. Maybe a colour film on top or coloured particles? Being touch sensitive would be probably too expensive so we suggest a classic button control. If two touch areas could be implemented, we would support this with a big grin.
The display is a set of… let’s call them rectangular rings. These rings are conceptually representing those of your fingerprints. There are some cleverly placed gaps and if you look closely, you can find four numbers in the display. It’s completele cryptic for the untrained eye so some practice is needed. There is an easy mode for those in a hurry. But if you want to baffle the grandma next to you in the bus, the pro mode has to be it.
The watch design is from the future. It’s like the display: super simple with some cleverly placed twists to make it look cool. We’re showing different versions: IP-black, full metal, white acetate and metal with silicone strap.