The Embrace+ smart notification bracelet arrives on Kickstarter, colored alerts for your iPhone
There has been a lot of chatter recently about smart watches that have the ability to alert you graphically and audibly but this Kickstarter project wants to put a slightly different spin on that theme. The Embrace+ is not as smart as a smart watch as it doesn't have any display but what it does offer is colored notifications. These notifications can be set to a huge selection of colors each specifically matched to an apps notifications. If you tend to keep your iPhone in your handbag or deep pocket, this bracelet could be ideal so you never miss a call or an important text or email.
The Embrace+ comes with a companion iPhone app that will let you customize color schemes and set up all of your color notifications and even flashing patterns for lots of different applications. You can even drill down to individual caller ID notifications so you can see who is calling as long as you have a great memory for colors and different flashing schemes.
The Embrace+ is looking for backers on Kickstarter so if you want to become an early adopter you can pledge $39 or more to get one. It’s not looking great for the project as it has only reached just over $35K and needs to reach over $220K to become a reality.
What do you think of the Embrace+? Could you see yourself wearing an accessory like this or would you rather get a really smart accessory like the rumored iWatch?
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