Love “em or hate “em, the smart watch parade is one that definitely isn”t coming to an end any time soon. To that end, the folks over at E Ink have decided to start making displays custom-built for watch applications.
Yes, other watches have made use of e-ink (generic) displays in the past, but this looks to be (at least to my knowledge) the first time the E Ink corporation has focused in specifically on a smaller panel destined for your wrist. How small? Try a 1.73″ measurement, with a 320 x 240 grayscale resolution.
Fortunately, it looks like this one isn”t vaporware – there”s already one vendor, Sonostar, lined up to use this in their Mobius watch. To be sure, these displays aren”t nearly as flashy as what you”ll find in your cell phone – but as a complement to your phone (which most of these hook up to), a lower-power display makes sense.