The Kreyos Meteor is perhaps one of the most anticipated smartwatches at the moment. Devices were set to start shipping to backers and pre-orders within the next few weeks, however the folks at Kreyos are pushing things back until April now due to some issues with the current units.
It seems that there is a problem with phone calls on the current Meteor devices, creating an echo loop for callers when using the speakerphone.
From the Kreyos Facebook page:
It is in the process of conducting these same tests where we recently uncovered another issue--The mic and speaker creates an echo in active phone calls which is audible to the person a Meteor user is speaking with. In essence, if you're talking to someone through the Meteor, the person you're speaking with will hear himself or herself slightly. Having a mic and speaker in such a tight configuration within such a small watch is more complicated than what we originally anticipated.
We've seen in the past with companies like Pebble that having good communication is key — so hopefully Kreyos can keep us updated as the process moves along now. It's good that they dropped the note explaining the issues, but of course it sucks for anyone looking to get their hands on one soon.
You can check out the Kreyos Facebook page for all the details and future updates.