Apple or Google Needs to Make a Smartwatch Like This

Apple or Google Needs to Make a Smartwatch Like This

Gábor Balogh, a freelance designer from Hungary, has designed a smartwatch that not only looks nice but that is actually smart. The concept design has been posted on Behance.

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The design is based on a concept from Swedish watchmaker Triwa's Havana timepiece (of course with the company's permission to use the design) but replaces the watch face with a circular display. Balogh said:

"In this concept the UI does not have a predefined style, but it would match the housing. Only the navigational patterns have to be taken into consideration."

In an interview, the designer talked about how he likes products with discrete technology. The concept does not utilize a touchscreen or voice control, instead it uses the buttons and the bezel around the watch. The bezel is key to the design, acting almost like the one found on the Nest Thermostat.

Of course, Balogh is not an engineer so before the watch could be manufactured, some technical issues would have to be overcome. The concept brings a design and function, something we hope to see Apple incorporate into their rumoured smartwatch devices.

[via Behance]

image credit: Gábor Balogh

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