v2BLOCKS -The World's First Modular Smartwatch

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    1. Arash Delijani on

      This a big improvement over the last version you'd sent me. I'm sure the grammar, wording, and spelling is still not finalized so I'm not gonna point out any mistakes there.

      I only noticed a couple of things that need improving.

      1. In the picture with all the different blocks labeled, there should be no labels that go off the image.

      2. When you say "We engage in diverse activities and live unique lifestyles", the second part may be a bit redundant.

      3. I don't really dig the teal/azure color you're using for the modules available now.

      4. "Assembly and regulatory" doesn't make much sense in the timeline.

      5. I think it's a good thing that you moved away from the message of making electronics more open. It's good to have an altruistic undertone, but since you guys are a for-profit company and developers have to adhere to your sdk/mdk, that would have been a bold claim that would've given rise to a lot of useless debate.

      I'm looking forward to seeing the videos, as well. Tbh, that's the only thing I spend time on when I land on a kickstarter page. And the video really has to get me hooked in order for me to go through the page and read the rest. Good luck!

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v2BLOCKS -The World's First Modular Smartwatch

The world's first modular smartwatch is here. With any function of any wearable, It's the last smartwatch you'll ever need.

v2BLOCKS -The World's First Modular Smartwatch

The world's first modular smartwatch is here. With any function of any wearable, It's the last smartwatch you'll ever need.

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About

BLOCKS is made of two key parts; the core which has all the features you would expect from any other smartwatch and the modules which can be just about anything.

Manifesto

Choice

We are all different. We engage in diverse activities and live unique lifestyles. But we all have the same devices that look similar and perform essentially the same functions. Blocks allows you to customize your smartwatch and make it unique to you.

 The BLOCKS core - The brains behind your BLOCKS

The core of your Blocks watch is capable of performing all the functions available in most other smartwatches today.
For the techies - scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the detailed tech breakdown

Blocks Modules - The HEROES

Modules are what makes Blocks truly unique. Each module has a unique feature that you can add to the already functional core. Choose modules to add to your Blocks watch to build a device that can do everything you dream of. Here are the modules that are available during the Kickstarter campaign. As Blocks continues to grow, we will release many more modules.

Add as many extra battery modules and keep your BLOCKS watch on forever. Each extra battery module gives at least 20% more charge. 

Get accurate reading of your heart rate, and get the best of your exercise.

With other smartwatches, you are dependent on your phone for GPS data. With a GPS module, you can leave your phone at home, and still track your runs.

Contactless: Never take out your wallet again. Paying for something is as simple as a flick of the wrist.

Outdoors: Get live readings of temperature, pressure, and altitude. Use it while hiking, climbing, extreme sports, adventurous trips, and any type of outdoors activity. 

Blocks is all about choice. We want to be able to provide you with as many modules options as possible so that you never have to feel restricted about functionality. Here are some modules that will be released imminently if our campaign receives enough support!

Sim card - leave your smartphone at home and go away. You will still receive your notifications, emails, text messages, send text messages or reply to emails with voice. Your watch can still work without a compromise if your phone is not around. 

Fingerprint - authenticate contactless payments, prevent theft and enter your home! 

LED - Use it is a torch or as an indicator light while cycling. Multiple colours for notifications 

Programmable button - Program it to trigger any action through your phone. Emergencies (SOS button) for elderly, take a picture.

Design

(Image of Blocks watch with splashes of water on it - showing water resistance)

Blocks will be available in 3 colour options. Choose from:
i) Matte Black
ii) Scarlet red
iii) Sterling silver

Designed for all wrist sizes

We've designed Blocks to fit perfectly on all wrist sizes. We've managed to do this by spending countless hours on designing a simple and elegant adjustable clasp that will fit your wrist.

The smallest wrist size will be able to fit core + 3 modules + adjustable clasp. Large wrists will be able to fit core + 4 modules + adjustable clasp. Most people will fall into this range.

#Futureproof

(Image - along the lines of - a heap of old electronic devices)

Imagine not having to buy a new device just to get the latest features. Why get rid of old device if it still works perfectly? What if you could just add new features to your smartwatch as they became available? With Blocks you add new features as they become available making your Blocks watch #futureproof.

Blockstore

The app store revolutionised smartphones, enabling anyone to make great apps for your phone. The Blockstore will enable developers and companies to create and sell their own modules. Get the latest module at the press of a button. The Blockstore will be a place for both software (apps) and hardware (modules). Oh and you’ll also be able to trade in your old modules to make sure that nothing is wasted.

Hot swappable

Blocks are hot swappable, swap in and out any module in seconds

We’ve designed the modules to make them very easy and quick to swap in and out. Literally takes 10 seconds or less

(Blocks use case Image 2 - A hiker in the mountains looking at his Blocks watch and seeing low battery. In his other hand is an extra battery module)

Elegant UI

 (Video of person interacting with the watch and going through different screens. Watch OS)

We’ve designed the user experience to be as intuitive and simple as possible. Notifications, activity tracking, and the additional features of all your modules are available at the flick of a finger.

Blocks will be compatible with both android and iOS based smartphones. We believe in freedom to choose your smartphones even if you can't choose the functions of it. 
Alternate - “Current smartphones may not be as cool as Blocks and do not enable you to choose your features. But we believe in freedom and wanted to give you the maximum choice possible”

Blocks Mobile App UI

(Alternate: image showing phone syncing with watch. Sync your phone and transfer all the important information - such as your apps and contacts, in a matter of minutes.)

Blocks watches are accompanied with an app that can be downloaded on any iOS or android device. Our mobile app enables you to customize watchfaces, download apps for your Blocks watch and choose the notifications you want to see. 

Reward tiers

 #Mixandmatch

Until now, choice meant choosing which device you should buy. With Blocks you can now choose your features. #mixnmatch #technology

(Blocks use case Image 3: Person in festival - standalone features)

Open platform

(Wireframe image from old website)

Any company or individual can develop modules for the Blockstore. There can be modules for gaming, sports, healthcare and research. All this means more choice and more possibilities for you.

SDK and MDK - Software development and module development kit will be available soon to get the developer community. Its a privileage for us to have over 1500 developers already signed up. 

Tech specs of core

(Chronologics video)

 (Blocks use case image 4 - Blocks in a box to show packaging)

With Blocks you will always have access to cutting edge technology. Blocks makes revolutionary technology quickly accessible to everyone by enabling people to swiftly develop modules.

Manufacturer 

We’ve been working with Compal Electronics in Taiwan for the past 8 months. Compal are among the largest and most reliable manufacturers in the world and the fifth largest manufacturers of Consumer electronics. They are behind the production of a lot of smartphones, tablets and smartwatches that you already use. We have developed prototypes together, and they are ready to start production. 

(Compal testimonial video)
(Functional prototype video)

Lets make Blocks a reality

Lets make modular electronics a reality. Lets make technology truly personal and upgradeable.

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    Get a BLOCKS core + a leather strap for this entry level price. The core on its own is a fully functioning device which has the features of most other smartwatches. Add a modular strap in the future. Save 25% off retail price!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD: Get a BLOCKS core + 4 modules of your choice. With the modules, you can add even more functionality to your BLOCKS core. You can choose from the modules and colors available after the campaign. Save 37.5% off retail price!

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    PLATINUM PACK: Get a LIMITED EDITION BLOCKS core + 4 modules of your choice. The Blocks core will be engraved with your name and a limited edition numbering. You will also be the first one to receive the next 3 modules we release. Additionally, we will design a personalised watch face that will be unique to you. You can choose from the modules available after the campaign. Only available for Kickstarter.

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    EARLY BIRD: Get 2 full BLOCKS watches (2x core + 2x4 modules of your choice). With the modules, you can add even more functionality to your BLOCKS core. You can choose from the modules and colors available after the campaign. Save 37.5% off retail price!

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    Friends and Family pack: Get 5 full BLOCKS watches (5x core + 5x4 modules of your choice). With the modules, you can add even more functionality to your BLOCKS core. You can choose from the modules and colors available after the campaign. Save 32.5% off retail price!

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    Distributor Pack: Get 10 full BLOCKS watches (10x core + 10x4 modules of your choice). With the modules, you can add even more functionality to your BLOCKS core. You can choose from the modules and colors available after the campaign. Save almost 34% off retail price!

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