Turning your hand into a WATCH: £70 wristband beams the time, tweets and texts on to your fist

(By Victoria Woollaston)

Inspired by future technologies we wanted to create a completely different, original timepiece. Ritot is the first projection watch.

You’ll soon be able to know the time like the back of your hand with the world’s first ‘projection’ watch.

The Ritot is fitted with a projector that beams the time, as well as notifications from a connected smartphone, on to a hand or wall.

The time is projected by tapping or shaking the Ritot and projections last for 10 seconds.

The watch was designed by Ukrainian-based Michael Medvid and its projector displays notifications and the time on the back of the wearer's hand (pictured). Called Ritot, notifications are projected by tapping or shaking the bracelet

The watch was designed by Ukrainian-based Michael Medvid and its projector displays notifications and the time on the back of the wearer’s hand (pictured). Called Ritot, notifications are projected by tapping or shaking the bracelet.

The watch was designed by Ukrainian Michael Medvid.

It syncs with a smartphone via Bluetooth.

Once connected, projections reveal the caller’s name, text messages, reminders, emails, tweets, Facebook posts, and more.

Notifications, including the colour, can be customised using the Ritot app, and can be dismissed by shaking the device.

Alternatively, the watch will vibrate when notifications are received, and it comes with a built-in alarm.

Medvid is currently seeking crowdfunding on Indiegogo and a single bracelet costs $120 (£70) – although it is expected to retail for $160 (£94) when it’s released.

The Ritot syncs with a smartphone via Bluetooth. Shaking the wrist reveals the time, and notifications are beamed automatically as they are received on the phone. Projections reveal the caller's name (pictured), text messages, reminders, emails, tweets, Facebook posts, and more

The Ritot syncs with a smartphone via Bluetooth. Shaking the wrist reveals the time, and notifications are beamed automatically as they are received on the phone. Projections reveal the caller’s name (pictured), text messages, reminders, emails, tweets, Facebook posts, and more.

The campaign began earlier this month and runs until 21 August.

Designers were originally asking for $50,000 (£29,500), but have already raised more than $498,600 (£293,640).

Ritot is available as a bracelet, and a sports band. 

The bracelet version is made of leather, while the sport version uses plastic and rubber – both models come in black and white.

Its battery is said to last more than six days (150 hours) in projection mode, and one month on standby.

Future models of the sports band will be available in red, green, blue and yellow, and the bracelet will also come in copper and bronze.

Medvid said: ‘Inspired by future technologies we wanted to create a completely different, original timepiece. Ritot is the first projection watch.’

The company is hoping to start shipping watches to buyers by February next year.

Source: Dailymail

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