A new project on Kickstarter is looking to nix the smartwatch and go straight to putting your phone on your wrist. Smartlet is essentially a wristband for your iPhone that keeps your device at the ready when you need it. Instead of having a smartwatch as a go-between or having to pull your phone out of your pocket to use it, Smartlet keeps it ready to go, right on your wrist.
We're obviously big fans of smartwatches so seeing this option seems a bit over the top, but we can certainly see some users adopting it. Rather than having a watch with limited notifications and interaction, you're iPhone is the watch and you can use it as you normally would. You can use it while in the Smartlet, or easily slide it out for normal use. It's similar to the Neptune Pine methodology of having a fully functioning device as your watch, the only exception being size.
The Smartlet is aiming to reach a goal of $30,000 buy January 23rd.