Halo Enters As The New Analogue Smartwatch

Posted: Oct 11 2014, 2:38am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Halo enters as the new analogue smartwatch
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If features a transparent OLED display and runs a customized version of Android Ginger

The gradual ascent of the smartwatch, particularly now that Apple has bounced into the conflict, has traditional watch brands sort of scrambling to join the fleeting trend. Notwithstanding, not everybody is ready to become tied up with how present enormous players like Google, Samsung, and Apple might want to characterize what a smartwatch is and how it would seem that. Some, in the same way as German organization Longshine, has thoughts of its own as seen in Halo, a smartwatch that tries to join the best of both simple and computerized in a somewhat special manner.

Very nearly by definition or by desire, a smartwatch, since its a wearable cell phone, utilizes an advanced showcase and an LCD or OLED screen. The closest it can get to set simple is to utilize a watchface that tries to imitate a simple clock, however that is just a fantasy. On the opposite side of the comparison are simple watches, basically the bastions of timepiece complexity and plan, that are, unfortunately, truly restricted regarding the matter of showing and cooperating with advanced substance. At the end of the day, it means it is restricted at turning into a smartwatch.

This is exactly where we want to introduce Halo which is a smartwatch that combines a 100 percent authentic analog watch face and a touchscreen display. And if you’re asking yourself why then it’s pretty simple since it makes use of a transparent OLED screen as the glass on top of the analog watch. When it’s working under its normal operation mode, it would appear as any other regular analog sportswatch, though a rather bulky one at that. But with a single button, the watch turns into a magical device which is now displaying icons on the screen which can be interacted with. This is just like a smartphone where you are given access to the notifications, messages, calls, and other bits and pieces of data that can be gleaned from a paired smartphone.

What appears inside this Halo smartwatch is even more interesting and unique. It is powered by an Intel XMM 2231, a rare ARM Intel chip that runs at 300 MHz and is designed around Android. However, you shouldn’t be expecting this Android to be fresh and it certainly isn’t the Android Wear. Instead the watch gives you the Android 2.3 Gingerbread which would be highly customized. All other specs of the device match with the ones we normally find on smartwatches these days. The watch has a 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage and a display resolution of 96x96 and the color depth 8-bit or a range of 256 colors only hasn’t made us happy at all.

source: mobilegeeks

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