Every time you turn around these days, another wearable wants your attention -- and your cash. You can find wearables to keep you alert, find your lost phone or even track your heart rate. Sadly, most aren't particularly attractive, except the new Elemoon smart bracelet.
Journalist-turned-entrepreneur Jing Zhou created this fashionable wristlet with smart functionality. The Elemoon can match your outfit by changing its color via LED lights, but it does so much more. It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and will notify you when you have a call or message. The bracelet also has custom notifiers that can tell you exactly who is calling. Elemoon can also help you find your phone via an audio tone, if you give the bracelet a little rub.
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The Elemoon is made of a mixture of opaque plastic, copper, stainless steel and natural polymer. It is splashproof and designed for heavy use. The visual design draws from a mixture of Native American jewelry and Impressionist paintings.
Jing Zhou and the Elemoon team are currently trying to raise $100,000 on Kickstarter for the first order. Backers can preorder their own Elemoon for $199. You can also get two Elemoons with custom engravings for $399, or four Elemoons with custom engravings for $1,899. Backers can get their bracelet in either gold or silver, and can wear one of two sizes. The company hopes to have models delivered by Valentine's Day in 2015.
We think the concept of Elemoon opens up the wearable market to a more fashionable crowd. But we do wish that the Kickstarter offered more details about battery life, charging capabilities and more technical specs.