FiDELYS: smart watches, fitness tracker and security system
There are even more smart watches: the other day there was information about FiDELYS , an interesting device that differs from its analogues by the presence of some truly unique functions.
This watch, as you can understand from the description provided by the developers, can be used as a security / authentication system, thanks to the built-in Iris Verification technology. Plus, FiDELYS can be recharged using wireless charging.
In principle, this watch can be called very similar to the Moto 360. About the same size, round display, the same "dead zone" at the bottom of the screen. True, there is nothing at all in the Moto 360, but there is a
The metal rim is ribbed, this was done not for beauty (or rather, not only for beauty), but to facilitate its rotation. The bezel is the main element of the control system, there are simply no functional buttons.
In addition, the watch is water- and dustproof (according to the IP-67 standard, which means protection from strong jets of water from all sides).
What can a watch do?
The most interesting feature is the user authentication system using the iris. At the bottom of the display is a scanner, Iris Verification, which allows you to identify a person by the unique structure of the iris of his eye. They say it is more reliable than a fingerprint scanner.
There is an infrared LED next to the scanner, which allows you to work with Iris Verification in dark / low light.
According to the developers, the Iris Verification system solves three problems:
Personal Information Protection
Actually, the standard is already a function for smart watches. This tracker cannot be called advanced. There is only a heart rate monitor and a pedometer, which, in principle, is quite enough for the average person.
Both inductive and magnetic resonance types of charging are supported, so there should be no problems with recharging the battery. Of course, wireless charging is not yet very common, but the situation is slowly changing.
Notifications / Communications
The watch via Bluetooth LE connects to the mobile device, and all the notifications that appear on the device are displayed. SMS, organizer, caller's phone number - all this can be seen on the watch display.
To synchronize with various devices, make bank payments, interact with social networks, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is used.
Price and order
On July 9, a fundraising campaign is launched to launch mass production of the device at the Indiegogo site. The first pre-orders can be made at a price of $ 200. The full price of the device will be 350 US dollars.
If everything goes well, sales will start in April 2015.
Official device site: FiDELYS .