With the world waiting to see if the rumors of an Apple iWatch will come to be, other manufacturers are taking their own approaches to the Smartwatch. Remember the Pebble Watch? One reason to take a look at this new bridge to your smartphone, via your wrist, is the controls. The Dew Motion iStick Playtime (iSport Playtime) is targeted towards sporty folks and is more of an armband than a watch. The Playtime can be worn on your wrist or forearm or attached to your bike, backpack or other gear. Read on for more details.
The face of the Dew Motion iStick Playtime has an e-ink display, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a joystick type controller. At a quick glance you can view/control the time, phone calls, text messages, sports apps, and your music. The unit also has a built in microphone and speaker for handling text messaging and phone calls without reaching for your Smartphone.
The iStick Playtime is currently trying to raise money to make this $75 product a reality. Check it out here at Indiegogo.