Friday, June 21, 2013

Embrace+ : High Tech Bracelet for Smartphone Notifications

By on Friday, June 21, 2013 6 Comments

There have been some novel high tech jewelry in recent years - mainly wearable USB drives and blue tooth jewelry like the Novero line.  Pretty but didn't really make it with the mainstream crowd. Is the tide turning for wearable tech now that Google Glass is out?  Do people really want to wear their devices like jewelry? Or put it another way, do we want our jewelry to be tech smart?

Embrace+ is a smart bracelet which saves you from having to refer to your smartphone all the time or annoying those around you with beeps and rings. Your smartphone remains in your purse or pocket and out of sight.

Your smartphone though remains in contact with the tech bracelet via an Android or iPhone app. The bracelet lights up with a predetermined color code notifying you of an incoming call or messages, whereby you could then retreat to a better place to whip out your cellphone.

The silicone bracelet was launched as a Kickstarter project with an accompanying video.

The crowdsourcing site recently helped the inventors raise raise more than 3x the sum they needed to take their device to market.  Evidence the high tech bracelet does fulfill a need.

You can put in an advance order for the Embrace+ on their website.

Would you wear one of these?  Please share your comments!


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  1. though it sounds cool and I am already used to color light indication on my phone's transparent panel, I wouldnt wear the bracelet for it somehow reminds me of a tracker anklet constantly reminding you that something else is happ somewhere

  2. For Pete's sake! Can't anyone go anywhere without being glued to their cell phone or ipad? The only thing this device would accomplish is the lack of the phone ringing.
    The person would still answer it, and 99% will not excuse themselves to go to a more remote area. I find it so annoying to go to a restaurant and have to listen to everyone's phone conversations. Even more annoying is when you are having a face to face conversation and that person keeps answering their phone multiple times--enough so that they have not even noticed that you left.

  3. I have to admit I was tempted. I am very attached to my smartphone but I am self conscious about checking it!

  4. Since I do not have a smart phone, and have no plans on purchasing one, the question about whether I would or would not wear such a piece of jewelry is rather mote.

    Personally I think jewelry should just be jewelry and serve as personal adornment only (except for those life bracelets or pendants that warn of one's medical conditions,such as severe allergies, or that one is diabetic etc.).
    However the bracelet is colorful and attractive, I would probably wear it if it were not linked to technology. :)

  5. I'd love one - and I'm not only tempted by the tech side but just by the piece itself. Imagine a collar at the disco - so funky!

  6. A necklace is something I didn't think of! It would be awesome. Set up a series of scheduled email messages and it would be really funky at the disco!