Leatherman Tread Is A Multi-tool Wristband

Posted: Jan 23 2015, 5:20am CST | by , Updated: Jan 23 2015, 8:03am CST, in Technology News


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Leatherman Tread is a Multi-tool Wristband

Leatherman revealed the bracelet for real guys. The Leatherman Tread is a wearable multi-tool. Forget smartbands, toolbands are the new cool. There will also be a Tread Watch. Should we skip smart watches for multi-tool watches?

The famous multi-tool maker Leatherman has invented something new. Meet the Leather Tread, a wrist wearable multi-tool. The Leatherman Tread is crafted of high strength, corrosion resistant 17-4 stainless steel links that include two to three functional tools each, making a total of 25 usable features like box wrenches and screwdrivers.

In the Fall of 2015 will also come a Leatherman Tread Watch. See an image of the the Leatherman Tread QM1 below.

"The idea originated on a trip to Disneyland with my family,"said Leatherman President Ben Rivera. "I was stopped at the gate by security for carrying a knife, when what they had actually seen was my Skeletool. I was unwilling to give it up, so they made me take it all the way back to my hotel room. I knew there had to be another way to carry my tools with me that would be accepted by security."

Rivera started out the development of Tread wearing a bike chain bracelet to see how it would feel. As his thoughts took shape, he brought his idea to the engineers at Leatherman who helped fast track his plans.

Each complex link was metal injection molded for strength and intensity. The bracelet was crafted to be fully customizable with slotted fasteners, so the user could rearrange links, add new ones, or adjust for wrist size to ¼”. Even the clasp is functional with a bottle opener and #2 square drive. Other link tools include a cutting hook, hex drives, screwdrivers, box wrenches, and a carbide glass breaker.

The Leatherman Tread QM1 Watch will feature a unique Leatherman-designed and Swiss-made timepiece with precision quartz movement. A shock resistant sapphire crystal ensures scratch resistance for heavy duty wear, and the curved watch limits reflection and increases outdoor visibility.


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