Oru Watch is a dual-display smartwatch with everything you've ever wanted in a wearable

By Adam Zeis on 19 Sep 2014 09:17 am

Many new smartwatches have found their roots on Indiegogo, the latest of which bills itself as the "worlds first dual-display smartwatch." Oru Watch, a new project launched a few days ago, is an LCD smartwatch, E-paper smartwatch, and a power bank all in one device — and almost seems too good to be true.

The Oru Watch features not one — but two displays. On one side is a full-color, high-resolution TFT touch screen. On the other, a low-energy, always on E-paper display. As if that wasn't enough, the Oru Watch also features a built-in power bank that can give your phone and extra 2-6 hours of juice.

The Oru Watch seemingly has it all.

  • It provides notifications for phone calls, email, SMS, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • It is waterproof to 5ATM
  • Allows you to compose SMS and email messages
  • Has Skype calling
  • Alarms, flight alerts, weather, and more
  • Built-in music player
  • Health and sleep tracking

It seems like it's almost the perfect smartwatch — packing in nearly every feature a person could want in a wearable device. But as we've seen from campaigns like this, things don't always work out as planned.

Here's the Oru specs breakdown:

  • Stainless steel dial(316L) with silicone strap.
  • Gorilla® Glass 3
  • The Dial size measurements: 44x42x11m
  • Water resistance - 5 ATM
  • 3 Axis accelerometer
  • 1.54 inch TFT touch, 240x240 pixels
  • E-paper - 144 x 168 pixel display (black and white) Non-Touch screen
  • OS - Android Kit kat
  • Internal storage - 4GB
  • 800 MHz Single core processor with 512 MB RAM
  • Bluetooth - Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and 4.0 BLE
  • NFC

The Oru Watch campaign is fresh and clean, so should you feel inclined, you can get in on the action for as little as $150. Caveat Emptor on projects like this, but it does seem like it could be one sweet device should it all go according to plan.

Reader comments

Oru Watch is a dual-display smartwatch with everything you've ever wanted in a wearable


Charge your phone off a watch with two displays, they can't be serious. I highly doubt most of their specs are real.

I am Dinesh Krishna from Oru Watch, the key feature of this watch is - Batteries in the strap (you can see projections in the strap). There are few watch power banks in the market, but we have integrated that in smart watch. If you have any doubts,, please post detailed question here or send e-mail to oruwatch@gmail.com.

My name is Joshua Sorias and I am the Inventor & the Patent Holder of “WATCH ASSEMBLY WITH A SPARE BATTERY FOR READILY POWERING AN EXTERNAL MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE”- The world's first portable battery watch Charger. US Patent No: US 8,787,119.
I recently did a search on your website and was shocked to see that you copied my invention and developed an identical product to what I invented and patented.

My attorney is planning to start a legal action of an infringement lawsuit in Federal court against your company to enforce all my legal rights, for monetary damages and for infringing on my patents.
I am sure this is an oversight and demands that you take this product off of your website immediately and discontinue selling them. I believe you are actively infringing on my patents.

Please contact me with any questions.


Joshua Sorias
Office: 212.390.0952
Cell: 347.733.7503
Email: Joshuasorias@ymail.com

Zero chance this will come to fruition. And if it does it will be no where near as thin as the video implies.

I am Dinesh Krishna from Oru Watch.
It's 11mm thickness, similar or thinner than other smart watches in the market.
If you want, i can send the size of each components.

Thanks for your comment, this discussion help us to give answers about technical feasibility.

No offense, but while the concept is cool I just have a hard time believing this is a feasible thing. I backed the AGENT smartwatch, which is much more simplistic that this and we are already approaching 1 year from the original delivery date.

I am Dinesh Krishna from Oru Watch.
This is Bluetooth watch like - Pebble, Sony smart watch, etc., not a standalone phone watch like samsung gear.

Before I even read the article I thought "ugh... I bet this is another crowdfunding campaign and sure enough....
No working prototype, just renders. I'll let other people take the risk on this one.

I am Dinesh Krishna from Oru Watch.

Indiegogo let everyone to raise funds for new innovations. This is a platform which is helping people who can't even afford to make prototypes. 95% of projects in Indiegogo are conceptual projects.

You missed something off the spec list. Frickin' laser beams.......

I really hope it comes to fruition.

I really doubt it will though.

Oh, and Kr***s appeared on Indiegogo as well and plenty of folks got their fingers burned with that one.

yours faithfully,

I'm not going to hate on this project... however, there are so many red flags here I don't even know where to begin. *sigh*

I am. For one its a horrible concept. A screen against your wrist with sweat is bound to fail. How is and wires going to be secured in the proprietary band flip all the time? How is the USB port going to work? Actually I'll just stop there. I rather risk $600 on Kairos than this.

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I backed the Agent smart watch; they are a year behind and their specs lacking at this point. Also, recently read the Kreyos smartwatch's CEO's letter of apology for the project failing https://medium.com/@stevekreyos/the-rise-and-fall-of-kreyos-new-ac4e2d84... ....quite sad...makes me weary of supporting these concepts as they don't have a working prototype....who knows Oru Watch might actually have the next best thing but crowd funding for such a project has lost credibility. Good luck!