After finishing up a successful Kickstarter campaign, in which over $1.6 million was raised, the final production version of BLOCKS has been revealed with a 1.39-inch 400x400 AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 300 mAh battery. These specs are strikingly similar to what you might find in Android Wear land, but this smartwatch is running Android Marshmallow. And just in case you were wondering, BLOCKS is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones.
But what really makes BLOCKS so unique is that its modular design allows for a variety of modules to be plugged in to add versatility. Initially, you’ll be able to choose from six different modules:
- Extra Battery
- Heart Rate
- Adventure (includes digital humidity, pressure and temperature sensors)
- Programmable button
Depending on how big your wrists are, you’ll be able to attach up to five modules at a time to BLOCKS. Interestingly, you will be able to select four of those modules to include in with the $330 asking price of the BLOCKS smartwatch. If you’d like to add the additional two modules to round out your collection, they will cost you $35 each.
Preorders for the BLOCKS modular smartwatch are open now and it is expected to ship in October.