Jun 24 AT 12:29 PM Nick Gray 10 Comments

KREYOS Meteor looks to challenge Pebble as crowd-funded smartwatch leader


The KREYOS Meteor smartwatch is the latest “must-have” gadget to be listed on IndieGoGo. Like Pebble, the Meteor is a waterproof smartwatch that connects with Android and iOS via Bluetooth 4.0, giving users access to messaging, music and a handful of other smartphone features.The  KREYOS Meteor features a 1.26-inch Memory LCD 144 x 168 display, 3-axis gyrometer, 3-Axis accelerometer, Vibrating motor and a 150 mAh Lithium Rechargeable Battery, which should provide 7 days of battery life.

The KREYOS Meteor outclasses the Pebble in voice and gesture controls, accessories and software. Meteor will be the first smartwatch with built-in microphone and speaker, allowing it to function as a wrist-mounted speakerphone or as a dictation device for rendering and replying to text messages. The 3-axis gyrometer and accelerometer gives Meteor the ability to control music, calls or messages without even pressing a button. KREYOS also plans to use Meteor’s sensors to allow the device to operate as an activity tracker for those who are interested in tracking daily steps, running or biking activity. KREYOS hopes future software development will allow the company to incorporate golf swing or even swimming stroke analysis to help athletes improve performance.

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KREYOS is looking to secure $100,000 in funding through Indiegogo to complete software development and start the initial bulk production run. If funding is secured in the next 46 days, the KREYOS team hopes the Meteor smartwatch will ship by November. So far, more than 800 backers have pledged nearly $80,000 to the project. We wouldn’t be surprised if the full funding goal is reached later today.

It’s hard to say if the KREYOS Meteor will be as successful as Pebble, but it’s exciting to see these small companies looking to make a name for themselves. With the chance of seeing a true smartwatch from Apple, Sony, Samsung or even Google by the end of this year, is the KREYOS Meteor a project you’d be willing to back?

KREYOS Meteor hardware specs

  • Ultra Low Power MCU
  • Ultra Low Power 1.26 Inch Memory LCD Screen 144 x 168 pixel
  • 4 Waterproof Buttons
  • Vibrating motor
  • ANT/ANT+
  • Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and 4.0 (Low Energy)
  • 3-Axis Gyrometer
  • 3-Axis Accelerometer
  • Water Resistant Mini Speaker
  • Water Resistant MEMS Microphone with HIGH SNR and Flat Wide Band frequency response
  • Water resistant – Good for swimming and shower (ATMs: TBD)
  • 150 mAh Lithium Rechargeable Battery (7 days battery life)
  • USB Interface for Charging and Watch OS Update

Source: Indiegogo

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • epps720

    I’m going to wait out the whole smartwatch for at least a year. Before I spend money on an inferior product I’ll wait for the product to iron out some issues. Though this product looks pretty good and definitely better than Pebble odds are it will be outdated before it comes to market.

    • freddiefan

      My thoughts exactly

      • donger

        Wait for the Apple or Google one.

  • thekaz

    yeah, nice feature set, but I’d still like to see what Google comes up with.

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Too big and bulky for me…

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I definitely agree. As a Pebble owner, I love the fact that it’s actually the same size (or even smaller in some instances) than the watches I typically wear. Having voice would be nice, but all the other software features of the Meteor should be achievable with Pebble.

  • Arturo Campos

    Hahaha, nice to see the “developer” playing a terminal video…

  • F

    With Sony SmartWatch now in its 3rd generation and I’mWatch having voice already, there is not much innovation to expect from 100k…

  • Nathan D.

    This looks cool, but like other I want the products to mature more

  • Henry0011

    Check it out here before it is gone http://igg.me/at/kreyos/x/3747233 !!!!! Last 9 days to go!!!