A few days ago we wrote about a new Indiegogo campaign. Com1 company was raising funding for their Android Wear smartwatch. Their goal was set at $75,000 and this was supposed to be a semi-budget device with a price tag of $125 ($175 if you choose a stainless steel or aluminum housing and a watch strap). Ingenic JZ4775 XBurst processor clocked at 1GHz was supposed to power this device and 375MB was also listed as well as 4GB of internal storage. 1.6-inch 320 x 320 display, IP67 certification for water and dust resistance, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, FM Radio… all of these specs were listed on the Indiegogo campaign page of this smartwatch.
Recently the page just disappeared, you can not access it. People went berserk, immediately started to think this was some sort of a scam and what not. It seems that’s not the case, the official Com1 page is still up and running (source link below) and Com1’s co-CEO, Chase Acker, responded to the negative comments there. A user by the name of “A concerned citizen” posted the following: “The indiegogo page has disappeared. Scam warning. ‘course I could be wrong, scary tho…”, this was Acker’s response: “Google apparently doesn’t like us using its screenshots on the campaign, we’re working on it.” (check out the screenshot below). It seems like Google blocked the page, or Indiegogo did it on Google’s request, if Mr. Acker’s info is legit of course. You can visit our original announcement article for more information about the watch itself. The webpage was blocked when the watch campaign managed to gather around $30,000 and Com1 was getting ready to release a concept video.
Indiegogo could have at least added some sort of explanation on that link in order to keep people from panicking for no reason. Hopefully, this will get sorted soon and the campaign will be up and running again. About 15 was left for Com1 to gather an additional $35,000 and reach their goal. The watch was supposed to ship to consumers in January, at least that was the plan. Are you one of the backers for this device?