Extend your Smart Phone with the Cookoo Watch

The wristwatch seems to be making a comeback for smart phone owning geeks. Just last month the Pebble E-Paper Watch set a Kickstarter record when it reached 1 million dollars of funding in 28hrs. Now we have another smart phone extension watch looking for backing on Kickstarter. It’s the Cookoo, an Android and iOS compatible watch that will put simple notifications on your wrist. The watch face has small  icons to let you know when you have a new tweet, email, text message, call, appointment or need to charge your phone. A $50 pledge will get you one of the first edition Cookoo watches.

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  • Ian Lim May 24, 2012, 9:08 am

    Just be aware that it only supports Bluetooth 4.0 for power consumption reasons so compatibility with current devices is limited.

  • Julie May 24, 2012, 9:23 am

    @Ian good catch, I didn’t notice that fact.

  • anson May 25, 2012, 12:14 am

    i was under the impression that Bluetooth 4 devices would be able to play nicely with Bluetooth 3.0 and 2.0 devices, no? (just not vice-versa)

  • Ian Lim May 25, 2012, 7:21 am

    Yes they are compatible however only 4.0 supports Bluetooth Low Energy. I suspect that they’ve knobbled the backward compatibility in the bluetooth stack on the watch only to work with 4.0 devices. This way they can get the 1 year battery life that they’re touting as a selling point as without this the watch battery would probably only last a couple of days. Just my guess :)

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