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TypeTimeBy TypeTime
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About

TypeTime LLC, is introducing iType, the only smartwatch that lets you type quickly and comfortably right on your wrist, enabling you to use any Android app on it. iType is a full standalone Android smartwatch without reliance on your smartphone. iType has the most intelligent keyboarding technology for wearable devices. For the first time you can type lightning fast and socialize from your wrist using your favorite messaging apps. Anytime, anywhere.

All current smartwatches lack a typing solution. Users have to use a voice recognition system, which neither is accurate nor discrete. The other option forces you to take out your smartphone in order to respond to messages that you receive on a smartwatch.

A smartwatch without a good keyboard is limited. You can only use secondary-use applications such as viewing a calendar appointment, clock faces, check your sleep quality, etc. All primary-use apps used for messaging, search, web surfing and more require a keyboard. None of your favorite primary-use apps are 100% usable on any of the smartwatches that are available today.

With iType you can download and use any Android app right on the device as it was meant to be used thanks to our keyboard technology, unique to our smartwatch. It's like having a smartphone on your wrist, because it runs a full Android system and lets you make phone calls too.

We at TypeTime are evolving the smartwatch industry, turning the smartwatch from a limited gadget into a standalone device that everyone will wear. The iType Smartwatch pushed the smartwatch forward by allowing you to type easily, comfortably and accurately on its touchscreen. For the first time, you’ll be able to use your smartwatch for any task, independently of your smartphone, as if your smartwatch is a smartphone.

Highlights

  • iType is made for viewing and answering messages instantly right on your wrist. iType is made for typing and sending your messages, instantly right from you wrist.
  • iType incorporates a fully functional Android wearable device with thousands of existing applications and many awesome watch faces. iType runs a full Android™ operating system so you can download and run your favorite Android apps found on Google Play™. Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Gmail, LinkedIn, Web Browser, and more.
  • iType features a sharp color display with the only viable smartwatch keyboard to type on your favorite messaging apps.
  • iType is a great standalone smartwatch paired with the most intelligent keyboard technology for wearable devices.
  • iType runs independently of your smartphone, so you can leave your phone at home.
  • It has a camera app so you can take snapshots and videos, anytime.

A SMARTPHONE ON YOUR WRIST - YOU CAN TYPE!

RUN YOUR FAVORITE ANDROID APP

iType runs on standalone Android and you can use any app on it just like your smartphone, enabling you to leave your smartphone at home. From messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to email ones like Gmail, to Run Keeper, Runtastic and any other Android apps that you wish to install.

RUN YOUR FAVORITE MESSAGING/SOCIAL APP

Write full messages in your favorite messaging app and stay in touch. iType’s keyboard technology for smartwatches enables you to type what you like right on your wrist.

WRITE EMAILS WITH YOUR FAVORITE EMAIL APP

iType enables you to reply to emails on your favorite email app (Gmail, Outlook, etc) by using iType’s great keyboard technology for smartwatches – the keyboard comes standard with iType! Just install your email app and write your emails with comfort and easy!

SPORTS FAN: KEEP UP-TO-DATE SPORTS SCORES

Keep up to date with scores for your favorite sports teams with apps like ESPN, and more.

FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS, RUNNERS AND ATHLETES

Keep fit and keep in-touch with iType. Use your favorite fitness apps like Sports Tracker, Run Keeper, Runtastic, Nike+ and your friendly distance/walking and calorie tracker apps. Just install the app and get on the move!

MAKE REAL PHONE CALLS

iType is a full mobile phone, so make a call today! No need to be connected to WiFi because iType connects to your mobile carrier too – just insert a SIM card (many mobile carriers will give you a second SIM for this purpose).

HOME SCREEN

Easy access to any Android app – just tap an app to start it. You can arrange your apps in any way you like, by themselves or in groups so that it is easy to find them on your smartwatch.

WATCH FACES FOR ANY OCCASION

iType comes with some great watch faces, and you can download even more from Google Play app store. Simply find the watch face that suits any occasion, download and install and you are ready.

SURF THE WEB AND SEARCH IT TOO

You can surf the Web with iType’s build-in web browser or you can install your favorite one if you prefer, right from your wrist.

NAVIGATE WITH MAPS AND GPS

Get to where you need to be! iType’s GPS works seamlessly with navigation and map apps. 

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC YOU LIKE

Use the hottest music apps (like Spotify) for your listening pleasure. Enjoy wherever you are.

We’re on Kickstarter

For the first time, we all will be able to instant message and email from our wrist using the iType smartwatch. We have completed our keyboard prototypes and we are in the process of finalizing our manufacturing partners/hardware suppliers. iType smartwatch is coming to the market. We are using Kickstarter as our platform to alert you to the first smartwatch that allows for complete two-way communication, whether making a phone call or responding to texts and emails.

  • Quick messaging right from your wrist with iType smartwatch.
  • Real messaging at rapid speed.
  • Simple comfort of typing in any app on your wrist.
  • Full access to Google Play.
  • Make phone calls from your wrist.
  • Track fitness levels.
  • Surf the Web, watch videos and more.  


Get more than just a simple glance at a notification - type to reply to instant messages.

iType is an advancement in smartwatches. You can quickly respond to messages by typing, whether via Gmail or Twitter or Facebook. You can type. iType incorporates revolutionary keyboarding technology that lets you type quickly and comfortably on the iType smartwatch, like no other smartwatch today. It is perfect for typing new messages, replying to incoming message notifications, viewing your whole chat history, and much more.

You can type messages discretely. Imagine you are in a meeting and you receive a message that you must answer back immediately without distracting others. Send typed replies* to incoming notifications, so you will be able to discretely message without any reliance on speech-to-text technology. So it’s fast, discrete, and comfortable no matter where you are or who you are with.

We developed the most intelligent keyboard technology (supported by a strong portfolio of patents, worldwide) for touch sensitive screens to enable fully featured instant messaging on this awesome smartwatch.

 *Sending instant message replies works with most major Android apps including SMS, Hangouts, Gmail, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Twitter and hundreds more because iType is a full implementation of Android with the state-of-the-art keyboard technology so that you can type back on messages.

Productive, Efficient

iType improves your productivity and efficiency. Until now you needed a phone to complete tasks that appeared on your smartwatch, but now you can do them from your wrist. By doing tasks such as messaging, you become much more productive and faster. No more notifications only. No more looking for your phone. You get a message right on your wrist and type the answer right from your wrist. Immediately, without wasting time.

The Most Intelligent Keyboard (protected by patents)

We've been developing data entry technology for wearable devices for 15 years. Our ultimate goal is to make iType your standard wearable for all the day-to-day activities and functions. We have filed a significant number of patents worldwide to protect all the features of this unique keyboard technology.

While developing the software for iType, we discovered a significant obstacle: people don’t find it effective to type on tiny keys, especially when they can’t see the text that they are typing. It becomes harder to review what we type when the text is small.

We knew we needed a display system for organizing the text/message information and user interactions. We needed to make text interaction significantly more practical and easy use on a very small parcel of land (the face of the watch). How do you fit all of that on such a small face?

After years of development, we have created a keyboard that fits on the watch face that is easy, quick and responsive.

If you are like us, you type tons of messages every day. And, you plan your day according to time. 30 minutes for this, 30 minutes for that. It makes sense that your time piece enhances your lifestyle. iType smartwatch supports your lifestyle. Now your messages, calendar events, notifications, emails, tweets, texts are displayed on your watch screen. But, instead of being trapped inside separate tiny text fields when you reply to messages or enter text, iType displays the text in a large clear Text Replicator on its keyboard, so you can easily and freely communicate.

With iType keyboard it is easy to access and update any text information.

With one click, you’ll see the text and keyboard. You can type straight into calendars, alarms, and apps, organizing all kinds of relevant information by convenient use of quick gesture actions from iType’s Icon Menu. Similarly, you can scroll back and forth in your message to ensure you convey your communications exactly as you want. You can now keep track of and reply to text messages, social plans, business events and much more, right from your wrist.

Icon Menu

Access all special characters with a single gesture. No need to switch back and forth between different keyboard layouts to type commonly used characters like ‘@’, ‘!’, ‘?’, ‘’’ or any function.

iType’s keyboard has an icon menu, featuring all the functionality that you want so that you can interact with text and communicate effectively right from your wrist. With iTypes’s icon menu, we've created a texting means that is comfortable and very easy to use on iTypes smartwatch face, letting you access all the texting functions you need and most importantly enabling you to type whatever you like into any app you choose to use.

We’ve provided an astonishingly rapid way to type on touch screens, using our key principles for providing a comfortable and easy way to type with high accuracy prediction. These principles are particularly suited to small touch screen devices.

The keyboard has been styled with a visual appearance, particularly suitable to the watch face.

How does it work

Very simple and fast: You don’t need to be precise, so you don’t have to worry about exactly tapping on any letter in particular. Just type on the letter group that has your letter. It’s simple, comfortable and fast.

It has the best swiping technology: Swipe over the letter groups that have your letters. Use several short swipes and taps for a single word. Yes, you can use multiple short swipes for different portions of the desired word. You decide how to swipe. We encourage free thinking for the most comfortable texting experience!

It is even good for big fingers: No matter what the size of your fingers are. Each letter group is very large, so even big fingers can use them. Just tap or swipe on the letter group to type. You can even type with your thumbs.

Special characters and functions: Use shortcuts for common special characters and functions. Access all special characters with a single gesture. No need to switch back and forth between different keyboard layouts to type commonly used characters like ‘@’, ‘!’, ‘?’, ‘’’ or any function.

New words, passwords: Enter new words and passwords comfortably. Add them to your dictionary quickly, if you like.

Corrections : Correct your mistakes very easily. Delete a word with a single gesture to the left on the word list, and retype it. Or quickly select a word to correct it.  Please see 'I can type' video above.

Invisible: iType keyboard has a traditional layout that you can switch to be invisible. This enables you to see the full contents of the watch screen.

Select your keyboard color

Select the color of your keyboard from thousands of available colors (from the Icon Menu). Paint it Black, Red, Pink, Yellow, Gray, Purple, Dark Blue, Orange… and change it whenever you like!

 

Models

iType smartwatch comes in black, silver and gold.

  • 'Black' color watch case and silicone band in various colors
  • ‘Silver Matt’ color watch case and silicone band in various colors
  • ‘Gold’ color watch case and silicone band in various colors

iType is designed to fit comfortably on either wrist.

iType is fun, stylish,durable and water resistant.

Key features

We've built in the following key features: large keys to type quickly, Icon Menu for instant access to keyboard functionality, Text Replicator to see text clearly, and high accuracy typing prediction. Plus, iType comes with many of the other important features we like in a smartwatch:

  • Send and reply to instant messages
  • An independent wearable device – no need to tether it to a smartphone
  • Water resistant and durable
  • Languages and international character support
  • Android operating system
  • GPS location system 
  • Microphone and speaker
  • A7 Processor
  • High resolution (240 x 240) color display
  • Memory: 1G RAM, and 8G ROM
  • Wi-Fi 
  • GSM and WCDMA Phone (for use with SIM card)
  • Camera
  • Bluetooth

Look out for updates during our Kickstarter campaign for any new and exciting announcements.

We’ve brought you a great smartwatch with a great keyboard that’s just right for instant messaging and keeping in touch with everyone. We plan to support iType the best way we know how so that you have the best watch for your favorite instant messaging apps right on your wrist. We plan to release software updates and provide technical support for iType users. Check out our Facebook iTypeWatch page and Twitter's @iTypeWatch to find out more.

Back this Project – Help us turn science fiction to reality. We are almost there!

Back iType on Kickstarter it’s simple and secure:

  • Log into your Kickstarter account, or create a new account.
  • Click the green “Back This Project” button at the top of this page.
  • Enter your pledge amount and select a reward tier (this is the iType watch you want to receive).
  • Submit your payment information to finish!

A short while after finishing, you should receive an email confirming your support for iType. Kickstarter accepts debit or credit card associated with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. All payments are in US dollars. Note: your card will only be charged after our Kickstarter campaign is finished.

Why are we on Kickstarter?

iType was put together after years of research and development into keyboard technologies for mobile devices. The iType team has a history of inventing state-of-the-art keyboards. After testing these keyboards in user communities, it was noticed that although people greatly appreciated its unique approach, they were not ready to learn a new letter arrangement, even for a radical keyboard with just four keys. So, the company decided to adapt its state-of-the-art techniques to an interface that everyone is used to. This goal of comfortably typing on any size device, in a familiar manner, has now been achieved.

The fact that no smartwatch has a typing capability to connect the user, always and instantly, to other users - especially for situations where time counts – motivated TypeTime to introduce a smartwatch as soon as possible.

So TypeTime selected a beautiful and robust smartwatch model and has begun to integrate selected sophisticated hardware components and software running on a full Android operating system. TypeTime will also integrate its unique keyboard technology and other proprietary user interfaces into its smartwatch. 

We're introducing a smartwatch with a keyboard - a vital feature that the largest players in the world have tried hard to achieve, but without success. We see Kickstarter as the best platform to get your support so that everyone can communicate right from their wrist. 

Help us by sharing iType with people close to you!

Do you know someone who would be just as excited about iType as you? Share our Kickstarter campaign with them through the "Share this project" button at the top. Sharing is caring!

Reward Tiers

  • $5 - Pledge $5 or more, just to support us because you value and love what we are doing
  • $10 - Pledge $10 or more, for a personal letter of appreciation from the Inventor of the TypeTime technology. Thank you for your support.
  • $20 - Pledge $20 or more, we will give you a personal "Thank You ShoutOut" on our social network pages.
  • $184 - Early Bird: One iType watch in any of the three colors
  • $189 - One iType watch in any of the three colors
  • $359 - Early Bird: Two iType watches in any of the three colors
  • $369 - Two iType watches in any of the three colors
  • $879 - Five iType watches in any of the three colors
  • $1699 - 10 iType watches in any of the three colors

The full retail price for iType will be $235 (Aluminium alloy). Kickstarter supporters get a great offer (much less than the full retail price) in exchange for their support. iType will be shipped to our Kickstarter community before it becomes available in retail stores.

Want to change your reward? Go for it!

It can be difficult to choose a tier to back at first. You can change your reward level whenever you like up until our Kickstarter campaign closes.

International Backers

iType ships to almost anywhere in the world, with the exception of Cuba, Burma/Myanmar, Iran, Russia, Sudan, and Syria. Please note that you may be responsible for applicable tariffs, duties, fees and taxes according to where you import iType.

Estimated Delivery

Each reward tier has its own shipment month. It’s an estimate, so the shipping month may change.  First shipments are anticipated to start in July 2015.

Warranty

Each iType includes a 1 year limited warranty. For more information, please see http://typetime.net/legal/warranty.

Need help? We're here for you.

If you have questions at any time, please feel free to reach us at support@typetime.net.

Risks and challenges

We’ve almost reached our goal of making iType available to you. iType is ready – excellent hardware components have been selected and the software has been developed and tested. So it’s just a matter of production now – so support us and help us bring iType to the world.

Supply Chain Variations

We’re working with very capable manufactures that have lots of experience in producing smartwatches. However, components can ship late and other things can cause problems with supply. Should there be any mishap along the way, we’ll let you know as soon as we can.

Risk to Planning

You never know what can happen to plans until they get started. We expect to have production running on time, but should there be any mishap along the way, we’ll let you know as soon as we can.

Terms and Conditions

Our privacy policy is available at http://typetime.net/legal/privacy

Our warranty is available at https://typetime.net/legal/warranty

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