There’s something cool going on in the world of smartwatches. What started as a bunch of companies trying to out copy one another is slowly becoming a bunch of companies trying to out innovate one another. In other words, we are starting to get new feature sets to add to the usual rigamarole of vitality sensing and text reading. This is obviously a fantastic thing, as innovation only tends to breed more innovation and before long we’ll be wearing some amazing stuff on our poor little wrists. One company is saying they’ve advanced so far that their product isn’t even a smartwatch anymore, it’s a wrist communicator.
The Rufus Cuff is a
smartwatch wrist communicator with a whole host of neat features. First of all, it has the ability to receive and place calls, which is something most smartwatches don’t do for some reason. This gives the Cuff a Dick Tracy quality that, in my humble opinion, is pretty necessary for a smartwatch. After all, it just feels kind of cool to bark orders into your wrist like some kind of awesome mad man. However, Rufus Cuff lacks its own antenna so it still has to route through your smartphone in order to make said calls, but that’s not a huge deal considering it comes packed in with Bluetooth, GPS and a phone tracker. It also works with both iOS and Android(sorry Windows phone people, the two of you.)
The Rufus Cuff has decided to make preorders available on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. You can ensure you get your own wrist communicator resting soundly on said wrist if you cough up $229. They should be shipped by September.