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Smart Bracelet Keeps Tabs on Your Cell

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Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   7/10/2014 8:55:14 AM
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I like how some of the new wearables are merging both design and fashion, but I'm not sure how I feel about always being alerted by a bracelet when someone is trying to reach me on my mobile. Sometimes it's nice to be out of touch. Then again, I imagine the customization options make this problem go away--and it's probably good for people with kids if they always need to be in touch with a caretaker, or for emergency situations. At any rate, it's definitely an interesting device.

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naperlou   7/10/2014 10:57:30 AM
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Elizabeth, that is probably what has been missing from a lot of wearables in the past.  They simply looked too technological.  When you are wearing technology you want to hide the fact.

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Cadman-LT   7/11/2014 12:09:52 AM
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Pretty cool. At first I was thinking all it does is light up? Might not see that at some clubs. So it vibrates too. Seems to have a lot of customization too as you mentioned Elizabeth. Too bad I don't wear jewelry.

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Daniyal_Ali   7/11/2014 2:04:32 AM
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Very right Liz. I even get annoyed by the notifications of my cell phone when i am working or i am busy somewhere as they cause a lot of distractions. But as you said, i love the option of personalized profiles and VIPs feature, as now one can adjust just a few important notifications and wear the bracelet. The illumination feature is very nicely designed; it really adds a lot of beauty to the product.

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Cabe Atwell   7/11/2014 4:45:42 PM
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I have an item like that, connected through bluetooth. But it would always crash my Treo 650 after a while!

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NadineJ
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NadineJ   7/12/2014 1:04:59 AM
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It's a nice idea but I don't know how commercially viable it is. My devices are always on vibrate and I can here them 30 feet away. Once you set your ringtone, you're almost linked to it. The way your dog knows your footsteps and is waiting with the tail wagging before you open the door.

Some popular songs use common tones from consumer electronic devices.  It's funny to see how many people jump and look at their phones when some songs play in the stores.

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bobjengr   7/12/2014 12:21:31 PM
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Elizabeth--I think this is a great idea and I will one of the first to buy one----for my wife!!!!!!!!!!!  The only problem might be she won't turn it on or keep it charged, just like her cell phone.  Maybe she needs a pair of ear rings that play the National Anthem when I call. (Of course we have been married 48 years so she probably is just avoiding me!)  

I'm all in favor of "wearable technology" if it's functional and this seems to be an ideal use and a great idea.  Thank you for bringing it to our attention.  Also, would you please post again to notify us as to any commercialization data?  Great post.  

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   7/14/2014 6:11:38 AM
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What do you have, Cabe? Was it something you bought or invented?

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   7/14/2014 6:13:11 AM
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Yes, Cadman-LT, I think there are different types of alerts you can program, such as lighting up and vibrating depending on where you are and what kind of alerts you need to get. It seems like the designers have covered alot of bases here in terms of various scenarios of use.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   7/14/2014 6:29:28 AM
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Yes, Daniyal, I think while sometimes we actually want to be left alone, allowing for personalized settings gives people using this product the option to stay peacefully without mobile-device interruption if they so choose. And it actually looks pretty cool as well.

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