Last week we caught word of a new Bluetooth clasp that will make nearly any regular watch smarter. Modillian is a small clasp that fits over a standard watch band and provides light vibrations for alerts on a connected smartphone. So rather than swapping out your classic timepiece for a smartwatch, you can simply add Modillian to your collection and make all of your watches smartwatches.
The Indiegogo campaign kicks off on June 10th, but we reached out to Modillian to get some more details on the upcoming device.
Modillian will work much like you'd expect — connect it to your smartphone over Bluetooth and go about your business. The app will allow notifications for email, text messages, calendar events, and phone calls. It will also alert you when your phone is out of range. You'll be able to fine-tune specific alerts to fit your needs depending on the situation as well, giving you the ability to cut down on broad alerts. For example, choose to receive only alerts for emails from your spouse or notifications for your next meeting, and nothing else. The app itself will be updated the future with more functionality as well.
Modillian also consumes very little energy and thus will only need to be charged about once per week.
On the topic of price, Modillian says that their target market is people who already wear expensive watches and won't have a problem with a $200 accessory. The Smart Strap is made from high quality materials and many luxury watch owners already spend $200 or more on straps or bracelets for their watches, so why not spend the same for a Smart Strap as well? Modillian is also considering a lower-cost model with similar functionality in "more modest" packaging.
Just a few more weeks until the Modillian campaign kicks off on Indiegogo where there will be plenty more in store.
What do you think of Modillian? Would you add one to your favorite watch?