Most of the smartwatches available today have rectangular or square displays. None of them has a projector and that’s what Ritot is banking on. It is billed as the “first projection watch” and instead of using a conventional display the smartwatches uses a pico projector. Ritot projects everything on the back of the hand and its claimed to be “absolutely safe for your skin and health.”
Users can change the projection color in just one click, they have the ability to choose from more than 20 colors. Available in Sport or Bracelet designs Ritot offers vibrating notifications, messages and alerts. A shake of the wrist will dismiss a notification.
Notifications like emails, calendar alerts, text messages, caller ID, Facebook messages, tweets, weather alerts and more will be projected by Ritot. After 10 seconds the projection will automatically disappear. Battery life is said to be good for 150 hours in projection mode and 1 month in stand-by mode.
Even though the team behind it says that the pico projector is good enough for use in both night and day, we really have to see it in the flesh to ascertain how good or bad the readability is under direct sunlight.
Ritot’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has been fully funded, raising almost double their original $50,000 goal. For $120 in pledge a Ritot can be claimed which is $40 off the future retail price. Delivery is expected around February 2015.