1. Lundon44's Avatar
    Curious if anyone here has pre-ordered... https://kairoswatches.com/

    The early bird price is killer but the fact it's a startup, actual design may vary, no demo units can be seen and no cancellations are available has me nervous to drop $499USD.

    Personally it's the only smartwatch I've seen so far I'd actually buy. I love watches and this watch even aside the smartwatch features I feel still make it a beauty. I'm still really curious to see how the transparency looks on the final product. 40% transparency isn't that great.

    watch_large_noreflection_ssw_all.jpg
    06-05-2014 04:53 PM
  2. hotphil's Avatar
    I've been looking at those. They've demoed the screen tech, and the idea of ability to swap-out the electronics as the platform develops is intriguing. But yes, I ain't slapping down several hundred bucks until I've seen them.
    06-05-2014 05:13 PM
  3. Dark_Shroud's Avatar
    I found these a week ago. I would love to buy one to pair with my Lumia 521 since the Agent is mia. I just can't risk that much money until I see an actual working device. On top of that it looks like MS will be releasing their band in October.

    Microsoft Smartband Coming in October with 11 Sensors, Open APIs, and Cross-platform Compatibility
    06-30-2014 03:37 PM
  4. Chris Senn's Avatar
    Seems a bit risky, considering their 0 refund policy
    08-29-2014 10:01 PM
  5. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Out of all the smartwatches, this is about the only one I really like the look of. I need to hear how well it works before I would even think about dumping $500+ on a smartwach.

    Other questions I have, does it have a microphone and speaker? can I call up Cortanna by just hitting a button on it, can I reply to voice texts via it, can I receive a call via speakerphone over the watch ? etc...

    No question, sounds neat and looks awesome, everything I would want with a watch that would look good when I dress up, or just lounging around in jeans and a t-shirt...
    08-31-2014 02:11 PM
  6. hotphil's Avatar
    There's nothing other than a prototype unit, and they've gone worryingly quiet. It's a pity, as it's the only classy looking design.
    09-03-2014 12:00 AM
  7. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Still in Pre-order stage, has anyone heard of them actually shipping any of these and ARE they compatable with Windows phone like they said it would be (but, as more and more watches come out I am hearing this story more and more)
    12-03-2014 09:26 PM
  8. zero157h7's Avatar
    I know this is an old thread but it is STILL in preorder. They were supposed to have been released by now but I had to push things back (this has been a common problem for smartwatch makers new to the business.) They are planning on releasing this year and have received venture funding which helps to ease my mind on it becoming more than vaporware. They have also announced a new product that will bring smart functions to a band that can work with any standard watchband layout.
    02-27-2015 03:17 PM
  9. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Well, looks like progress, some actual images of watches...

    Actual photos of MSW 115 Hybrid models! | Kairos

    I still will have to see/hold one before I would buy it...

    Still no word on a release date or anything on them, it's been a long time and still for users here, even though they said it but, will it have full Windows Phone support on release....that is a big question for me.
    03-04-2015 08:12 PM
  10. hotphil's Avatar
    Nice to see the pics. The white face is definitely clearer. The case though, that's hugely cheaper-looking than the original designs. Too sporty for me. I want a smart watch. Not a fitness band.
    ​No details on connectivity yet from these guys. And the comments make me laugh.
    ​Still, they've not gone broke yet, so maybe they'll get them out the door.
    ​Reckon I'll see if/how their second-gen goes. Unless they knock it out the park on first go.
    03-04-2015 08:23 PM
  11. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I emailed them asking when these watches will be shipping and asked about WP support...
    This is the reply I got...

    Shipment for MSW model will begin from April 2015, SSW from May 2015 and
    T-band from June 2015.

    Our watch will support windows phone.
    03-05-2015 01:06 PM
  12. astondg's Avatar
    Hmm those photos were not what I was expecting, the translucency of the display is disappointing. I used to have a Casio Databank that had analogue hands under a digital display and both could be seen clearly so I was expecting something more like that. https://e-presentes.com.br/6658-thic...k-original.jpg
    03-12-2015 10:33 PM
  13. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Hmm those photos were not what I was expecting, the translucency of the display is disappointing. I used to have a Casio Databank that had analogue hands under a digital display and both could be seen clearly so I was expecting something more like that. https://e-presentes.com.br/6658-thic...k-original.jpg
    Well, you kind of have it reversed there. the watch is a watch and there is a thin layer on top for the display.

    As I agree with you on the pictures but, I don't want to judge it 100% till I see one in person. The concept is great but, let's see how it looks in the real world...
    03-13-2015 09:10 PM
  14. astondg's Avatar
    Well, you kind of have it reversed there. the watch is a watch and there is a thin layer on top for the display.
    Which is exactly what the Casio was (except it was a quartz analogue instead of automatic).
    03-14-2015 01:54 AM
  15. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Which is exactly what the Casio was (except it was a quartz analogue instead of automatic).
    If I am looking at it correctly, The LCD on the Casio is the FACE of the watch, behind the watch hands (or under, how ever), The Kairos has it on the glass with a see through display (on the outer glass, not on the face). I don't think it's possible that the Casio was the same, a LCD behind the hands, sure, was possible years ago, but, the OLED color clear see through display, is rather new in the tech world...

    Anyway about it, neat tech for it's day....
    03-14-2015 04:50 PM
  16. astondg's Avatar
    If I am looking at it correctly, The LCD on the Casio is the FACE of the watch, behind the watch hands (or under, how ever)
    No, the Casio is definitely in front of the hands (just below the outer glass). My display stopped working do I pulled it apart and it's sitting on the desk in front of me it goes face -> hands -> see through LCD -> glass. When it worked anything displayed on the LCD would block the hands. Here's some better images of different models in the range: http://casiogshock.watches-reviews.c...databank-5.jpg
    http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp...mg57238692.jpg

    The display was LCD & only showed one colour (black) but it was a LOT more see through than the Kairos images. If it wasn't displaying anything then I wouldn't have known it was there.
    03-14-2015 09:33 PM
  17. Penguwin's Avatar
    For anyone still interested in the Kairos concept, CNET released a video of a prototype watch on YouTube .

    Here's hoping they can pull it off!
    DavidinCT likes this.
    03-31-2015 03:00 AM

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