Mobile World Congress 2018
Kairos mechanical watch has a 'floating' displayWild! This classic-looking watch contains some smart secrets.
I've seen a lot of smartwatches but I've never seen anything like the Kairos watch. I'm Scott Stein at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Kairos watch takes a mechanical watch and layers a transparent display on top. This is a prototype that's running a demo loop. That's the first time that we've seen it. And it's basically layering those smart watch notifications on top of a watch. And so you're getting a hybrid. You can see underneath, there are gears. And then here, there are screens, ya know, like, Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling, or you're listening to your music. Now, interesting kind of a gimmick, but wait. Think about where this could go. What if you took something like a glowing display and layered it on top. Of reflected LCD displays. We have sort of a Pebble watch that also had glowing notifications that layered on top of it to save battery life. It's pretty cool. Now I don't know when this is coming out. What it costs. We're just getting a brief glimpse of this at the show. The Kairos watch is only in prototype right now. And it is a big watch. But its a pretty interesting trick, I'm Scott Stein, here at Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona. [MUSIC]