Just when it seems like watches have faded into the technological sunset, along comes Mutewatch, a minimalist time management device with a touchscreen that specializes in subtle reminders.
If you tap the screen or flick your wrist, its numerals light up, inviting you to swipe through its timer, alarm and clock functions. Its specialty is vibrating reminders, and with the help of its motion sensor, it perceives when you’re active or sleeping, adjusting the intensity of its vibrations accordingly.
Sure, your smartphone can provide vibrating timers and alarms, but can it do that with such mysterious style? Mutewatch first appeared as a design concept last summer, but now its maker says the real thing will be shipping in July for $259, available in Charcoal Gray, Poppy Red or Pure White.