All you have to do is touch the middle part and this is what you get.
Meet the Mutewatch - a digital watch that can easily pass for a mere bracelet.
It turns on when you touch the middle part. Or just turn your arm 90 degrees and the movement activates the watch to turn on. The Mutewatch lets you set an alarm. Yes, you're limited to just one alarm but it can be set to go off daily at the same time. It's also got a Timer mode and is charged by plugging it into a USB port. According to the blogger who was using the review unit, it runs 2-3 days on a full charge.
Watch this video.
I saw boxed versions of the Mutewatch at Digital Walker in V-Mall. This comes in 2 variants: Charcoal Grey (which is shown above) and Poppy Red (below).
I was thinking this would be great for frequent commuters who are afraid that their watches could be a target -- till I saw its selling price, PhP 12,950. Wahhhh!
At the moment, I do not know if this kind of watch will really appeal to yuppies as it commands a hefty price and does not really do much except show the digital time. No days of the week either. My smartphone can do so much more than this gadget.
But maybe it will appeal to fashionistas who want to be different. Who knows?
The Mutewatch is available at all Digital Walker stores.