This wearable needs you to spend extra time with your folks

This wearable wants you to spend more time with your friends

How a lot time do you spend with the individuals you’re keen on? That is the query that Concepter needs you to ask your self with its off-beat wearable, the Soul time tracker. Its hardware could not be easier — only a black-and-silver wristband (or a keyfob) with a bluetooth chip inside and a battery that is good for a yr. It is innocuous sufficient that I might haven’t any concern sporting it. Nevertheless it’s the software program for the band that is fascinating right here. See, the Soul app retains tabs on different Souls you meet, logging how lengthy you spend with the varied individuals in your life, and prompting you to do one thing about it.

Earlier than you write this off, you do not truly want to influence everybody in your life to purchase a brand new wearable. There will probably be a free app for iOS and Android hat does the identical factor — as long as you’ve Bluetooth turned on. The band or keyring will value lower than $30 by way of Indiegogo, and the corporate hopes to get a marketing campaign up-and-operating by the top of the month. This would possibly not be its first marketing campaign, and also you may acknowledge the Concepter model from its efficiently crowdfunded wi-fi digital camera flash for smartphones. It is optimistic that, with a totally-funded marketing campaign behind it, it might attain its (as-but-unspecified) objective once more.

This wearable wants you to spend more time with your friends

The Concepter soul in keyfob type, together with the companion app.

I am fairly enamored with the Soul idea. Sure, there are tons of the way to maintain monitor of your mates and relationships, however the Soul platform is a really targeted factor. And though single-use wearables are undoubtedly a troublesome promote — it might maybe make extra sense as an app for smartwatches — that is certainly one of a small variety of merchandise at CES that appears to return from a very good place. And I like that.

Supply: Concepter
Aaron writes about design, know-how, video video games, and no matter ‘tradition’ is meant to be. After chopping his tooth at The Verge, he joined Engadget as a Senior Editor in 2014. In his spare time he enjoys scouring the world for lovely furnishings, taking lengthy walks on the seashore, coaching orphaned dolphins, and making up details about himself.

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