Smartwatches have certainly grown popular by tech enthusiasts. These are the smart wearables that you wear on your wrist like a watch. It can give you real time data about your heart rate, order speed and distance traveled. They can even connect to your other mobile devices as well. But, for sale the one thing people always seemed to complain about with smartwatches was its fashion design. They have usually been too bulky or too heavy for many people, link which made them uncomfortable to wear. That is why it should be no surprise that Sony is working on a way to change this.
Sony is working on a new smartwatch called “FES Watch,” which is the first smartwatch to be made out of electronic paper. This would be exciting news to people who know what electronic paper is. For others who have never heard the concept, they might still be thinking of traditional paper. This is understandable because electronic paper has not really gotten much media attention, even though it is a very impressive piece of technology. It is basically a “device” that is about as thin as paper and which you can write on. Then instead of throwing the paper out when you are done writing, you can erase the text on the e-paper and use it to write on again. It can also display upload images, eBooks and any other designs you put into it. So basically, the electronic paper has the ability to change looks at any time it is programmed to.
Sony has branded these electronic paper wearables under “Fashion Entertainments.” Now people will be able to change the design and color of their watches without having to buy a new one. Instead they can experiment with hundreds of designs and even get creative by putting their own designs on the watch. But the excitement of Fashion Entertainments doesn’t stop there. They are also experimenting with bow ties made out of electronic paper as well. Right now the company has used the Japanese crowd funding website, Makuake, to raise money. They have been fortunate to raise $2.7 million yen so far. That is worth about $23,000 in U.S. Dollars. Everyone who contributed to the fund will be able to order the FES Watch in May of 2015. Smartwatches have never really been huge with consumers, but the innovation of the electronic paper being used in wearables will certainly make an impression to tech enthusiasts.