Nokia Smartwatch concept has us drooling with envy

Nokia has been rumored to be building a smartwatch but as of now, there is little known about the device and there is a good chance the project could be killed with the Microsoft acquisition. But, let’s take a moment to go down fantasy lane and imagine what a Nokia smartwatch could look like if Nokia were to build one.

The concept posted above was created by a Phone Designer who placed the shots on Facebook. The watch is minimalist in nature and appears to only show notifications, unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Gear that tries to do everything, and this could help to keep its cost down.

The watch is designed to be a supplement to a phone and act as a notification center. The concept shows that it can alert its user to phone calls, emails, Skype notifications, text messages, and has some audio functionality built in too.  And depending on what you want in a smartwatch, this could be a great fit as the sleek profile makes for an attractive looking device.

The thing with a smartwatch is that it doesn’t need to be a ‘do-all’ type device. That’s why you carry a smartphone. A smartwatch should be a complement and reduce, but not eliminate, your need to carry a smartphone.

The Nokia smartwatch concept looks fantastic and we can only hope that Nokia will build something similar to this fantastic design.

Source: Phone Designer

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Does it really need to say AM or PM on a watch? How many times are you in a cave and/or bunker for more than 12 hours with only your watch to rely on AND it doesnt do military time?

I bought the first Sony Smartwatch, purely out of curiousity, used, for 20 euro. Since I haven't worn a watch for something like 15 years I wasn't thrilled. But the main problem wasn't that thing on my wrist (it's a lot smaller and prettier than the Galaxy Gear). It's that it's really enough to have the PC, the tablet and the smartphone notifying me about stuff. The only interesting time when I need yet another device alerting me would be in meetings. Yet the Bluetooth connection crapped out about two meters from my seat in the conference room.

Sold it for 40 euro a week later.

Essentially the Pebble can do most of that now. But the design looks nice. Getting it implemented in shipping form is however another matter.

design looks very sleek; in fact i don't know why they can't pick the main reasons designer watches are good: very good design, premium materials and very good UI. The Samsung Gear looks horrible because it's like a smartphone jammed in a small, unaesthetic screen and Peabble still needs to mature more in the design aspects.

Ugh, pogo pins. Why can't it charge using induction? Other than that I think the design is nice. Wish the branding was only on the underside though, walking around with an ad on your wrist is tacky. Pebble wins here.

Geezy said,
Ugh, pogo pins. Why can't it charge using induction? Other than that I think the design is nice. Wish the branding was only on the underside though, walking around with an ad on your wrist is tacky. Pebble wins here.

May be because is expensive, slow and inefficient.

How much of a charge could this watch possibly need? Can't be that expensive, even my cheap toothbrush has this.

Now that looks very nice and would be a nice extension of a WP8.x device. It's also very pretty so this product will never see the light of day because...Microsoft.

Designs are not always looking as the real ones. but if this is the case, it looks cool! sadly it will work with windows phone only... but crossing fingers to make it work with Android, pls!!! Nokia is known for a good hardware devices!!

M_Lyons10 said,
I hate the crap bands they always put on smart watches...

+1
Leather costs $1 and is more comfy than plastic. However, if it is standard then, it is a piece of cake to change it.

The word here is :CONCEPT.

a) Nokia is close to launch it to the market and this concept is just for marketing purpose
or
b) Nokia is just arriving to late to the party for a smartwatch and just designed a 2 day long concept that most likely, they will never sell it or produce a prototype (aka, to the style of MS Courier).

I think that, in this case, is b) and is sad because it looks cool.

I can see this being really handy for notifications, if they keep the price down. I don't always stare at my phone; most of the time I'm at home it is plugged in off to the side, so I don't see notifications. This would also be handy with a commute when you don't want to be holding your phone out.

They key is the price. The current smart watches are just ridiculous.

I think this doesn't show time. coz its just a notification centre . Main feature for a watch should be centered around time.

y2k2r2d2 said,
I think this doesn't show time. coz its just a notification centre . Main feature for a watch should be centered around time.

Time is the biggest thing on this watch...

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