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Kreyos Meteor smartwatch entering Earth’s atmosphere in 3, 2, 1

Kreyos Meteor smartwatch entering Earth’s atmosphere in 3, 2, 1

UPDATE: The Kreyos Meteor Smartwatch has launched! There’s a crowd-based fundraiser awaiting your pledge.

What’s that in the sky? It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a Meteor! Okay, that’s a cheesy intro, but it is well suited for something that is named after something that is out of this world. The Meteor smartwatch by Kreyos is a product that literally fell from the sky and landed in my Facebook feed yesterday. Try to find more info about Kreyos and you will stumble around some contacts, but nothing pin-pointing about their company at the core. The Meteor project by Kreyos is still very much a mystery as it doesn’t appear to have gained any attention from some of the traditional media outlets that are big on new technology, but maybe Kreyos isn’t soliciting publicity from the bigger news outlets.

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Their seven month old campaign is being broadcast on Facebook with some interaction on other social media networks as well, but mostly centered on Facebook where there are some interesting historical facts about the advancement of smart watches. The product itself is intriguing  to me since it boasts that it does a few things better than current smartwatches on the market. For instance, the company says this watch is capable of accepting voice commands and will be able to change music tracks (playing on your phone) with the flick of your wrist. The Kreyos Facebook page says that the Meteor smartwatch will interact with multiple mobile operating systems like Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry with Bluetooth 4.0 support as well. We’re guessing the amount of OS support depends on the support of the developing community through the means of an SDK application. This line of smartwatch will come in 5 different colorful flavors: white, black, green, blue, and pink and we wonder if those bands are interchangeable, because a couple of them are a little bright for everyday wear around the office or those special events like your wedding. Never-the-less, I still have my eyes on that blue one.

Although the company has only had an online presence for seven months, we have word that Kreyos has offices across the globe that are prepared to launch this product June 17th, world wide with multi-language support.

We here at HTCSource, welcome innovation and the little guys stepping up to the plate with creative products that keep the players in the field on their toes in anticipation of their swing. We have been in contact with Kreyos and may have a review unit in our hands in the near future for a full review. Should we get our hands on this watch, we would really love to know what questions you might have about this piece of technology for your wrist so leave a comment below for us to investigate. What do you think HTC would name a smartwatch if they announced their own lineup? HTC Watch is already the name of a service for streaming media through your phone.

Kreyos is running a campaign for 45 days to generate some user-based attention to the Meteor. Sign up on the registration page to be a part of their giveaway and head over to their website to get the most up-to-date info about when to get the watch and for how much. Providing your email address on their website will make you eligible for an exclusive discount for early adopters so don’t miss out.

 

About Andy Medders

With over a decade of IT experience working in and for the US Army, Andy has helped implement pilot programs using Android devices at work and helps others learn how to turn a smartphone into a tool for getting things done. He started a blog about HTC as an outlet to share HTC news without spamming his friends on common social networks, but decided to combine forces with HTCSource to have more of an impact on the HTC community. Andy has had an HTC in his pocket since the days of the T-Mobile MDA.

  • Jared

    If tou do get a demo unit. I would be interesred in finding out about the sport functionality. Especially compared to the Nike GPS watch.

    • Shiv

      Sorry, my comment below should’ve been in response to your comment

  • Shiv

    A friend of mine writes reviews and let me play around with his “review model” (he’s not the active type, unlike me…he’s got more of the brains)
    This watch worked without any problems for the 60 miles of running I logged, and for my bike this watch also did the trick. I originally ran with my Nike+ SportsWatch, but my biggest problem with it was that it was geared only towards running. When I would take my Nike watch cycling I experienced major problems (Inaccurate distances,
    speeds, etc). When I took this watch cycling it appeared to be much more
    accurate and was nearly as useful as my bike computer (Garmin Edge
    800). I’m considering selling my bike computer and replacing it with the one
    I just ordered. Granted it can’t do everything my bike computer can,
    but then again, I never really used my bike computer to its full
    capacity, so this would be more than sufficient.

    There is also a possibility of it recording data about how you swim and would be the perfect training partner for a triathlete.

    I decided to pre-order one, and I would recommend it to anyone who has
    even just a mild interest in fitness (or wants to start a new fitness
    program). If you order it now, there is a plethora of perks/savings you can take advantage of. http://igg.me/at/kreyos/x/4074286