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HOT Smartwatch Wants You to Talk to the Hand…Literally.

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If you thought looking like a cyborg with Google Glass was bad, the HOT smartwatch one-ups Google on the geek factor by turning your hand into your phone. With the new Hands-on Talk, or HOT, technology, the watch literally allows you to answer calls and talk to your callers by talking to your hand.

While this may sound weird, HOT representatives say that this allows for private conversations. Though other smartwatches, like those from Pebble, either only allow you to see who is calling you and still require you to take your phone out of your pocket or bag to answer the call, or watches like the Italian crafted i’m Watch allows you to answer and talk to your watch, those conversations are done through speakerphone and aren’t private.

“Other Smart Watches fail in one major area – they cannot do private calls,” the company’s CTO Ram Pattikonda said. “But we’ve changed that with the HOT Watch. It’s just as easy as raising your hand to your ear. Our vision goes back to well beyond filing for the initial patent in 2010 and we feel we have produced the most complete Smart-watch solution in which, together,  we can change the way people communicate.”

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Image via Bloggedd.com

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In addition to answering calls, the watch supports a number of different gestures to pull up different apps, menus, and commands.

There may be somewhat of a learning curve to learn and remember what all the various gestures do, but the watch can also integrate with apps to display Twitter and Facebook messages. A private SDK will allow developers to integrate their apps with the HOT Watch.

HOT pairs currently with either an iPhone or Android smartphone via Bluetooth. The smartwatch is now in its Kickstarter campaign and the founders are hopeful that they can ship before Christmas.

There are various styles and models for the HOT Watch, but the basic model starts at a $109 pledge on Kickstarter at this time.

The smartwatch market is expected to take off this year. Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is anticipated to launch at IFA, and there may be an Apple iWatch that’s forthcoming. Additionally, Google, LG, and Microsoft are all said to be developing their own competitors as well. Sony’s SmartWatch is already on the market and its SmartWatch 2 will be shipping later this fall.

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9 Comments

  1. Peter

    08/02/2013 at 10:19 pm

    Gosh, from the Kickstarter page this watch sure takes the cake as far as features in such a small package. Look at that list!

  2. Taylor Michael

    08/03/2013 at 8:13 am

    The more I look at this watch compared to the other watches out their on the market; the more I love it! I believe it’s so much better tan any other watch out their. The features it has is unlike the other popular smart watches. I’m a fan of this watch!

  3. Taylor Michael

    08/04/2013 at 8:23 am

    I found an exclusive interview on youtube about watch details with the founder. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQSpzv901To&feature=youtu.be

  4. Taylor Michael

    08/06/2013 at 8:58 am

    The HOT smart watch is the way to go. I’m so impressed with all the technology thats packed into it. Hands down, HOT watch is the best on the market! I love the feature of talking on to your hand, makes work one step easier.

  5. Taylor Michael

    08/07/2013 at 7:23 am

    CNN Money reports that mysterious smart wach maker Kreyos raises $1 million on Indiegogo, The HOT Smart Watch does all the same stuff and has a reputable backing to it. I believe it will totally take off once the public become more aware of it.
    http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/05/technology/indiegogo-kreyos-smartwatch/index.html

  6. Merrick Michelle Pickens

    08/31/2013 at 5:05 pm

    Yeah, I am also all about the HOT smarwatch. They just got the patent to these watches too, which kinda puts them on top! My investment is def here: http://kck.st/16Damav

  7. Aaron (@elmsocial)

    09/03/2013 at 7:55 am

    I’ve very excited for this watch to be released!

  8. Taylor Michael

    09/04/2013 at 9:23 am

    The HOT smart watch is the best smart watch i’ve seen on the market! check it out. http://kck.st/16Damav You answer calls strait from your watch!

  9. Taylor Michael

    09/06/2013 at 6:05 pm

    I’m interested in the HOT Smart watch, with all of its unique capabilities, its hard to beat. Their Kickstarter campaign is a few hours from being over; last chance in getting a discount on buying one by supporting. You can check out the campaign on http://kck.st/16Damav

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