Smartwatches have been around for a bit now, coming in all sorts of shapes, colours and functions. But how often do you see one that’s built for gamers on the go? That’s the Gameband, a Kickstarter project that will bring the world it’s very first smartwatch made just for gamers.
The Android Wear-based watch is starting at USD$149 (early bird edition!) and will come with titles like Pong, Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede and Crystal Classics, all re-engineered to play nice with the Gamebands’ motion tracking abilities.
As far as specs go, it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor under the hood (the same one that powers the new LG Watch Sport), an 1.6″ AMOLED display, 4GB EMMC storage, 400mAh battery and a microSD slot to let you load up games from the Gamebands’ desktop app.
There’s even a Terraria edition that allows you to connect to your PC via USB-C cable to play the game on a bigger screen. Not entirely sure how it would work yet but apparently it will use “movement, gestures, voice, steps, location and lots more.”
They have since reached their goals and expect to ship the watches out in September. You can check out the Kickstarter campaign here.