Nex Evolution Wearables Communicate Through Blinking Lights

The language of color is anything but universal; colors mean tons of different things to different people, and that's part of what Mighty Cast is banking on to make their unique and simple Nex Evolution wristband into a highly personal and nuanced communication system. While the wearable also packs in haptic feedback capabilities, smart home features, and a touch-sensitive surface, the big main thing is patterns of color and light that can dance across the wearable's main surface, alerting a user what kind of notification they can expect when they pull out their paired smartphone. Smartphones can pair up to the wristband via Bluetooth 4.0 with a special companion app. The touch surface can be used in conjunction with the companion app to fine-tune the experience and assign controls, and haptic feedback can be set up in place of color and light notifications, if a user so wishes.

The durable and water-resistant wearable packs a fairly dense lithium polymer battery, and thanks to the incredibly simple nature of the device's functions, can last about 3 days on a charge, while only taking 2 or 3 hours or so to charge from completely drained to slap full. The main face of the band is made mostly of polycarbonate, allowing touch sensitivity and reflective beauty, but with a dose of toughness. The band is adjustable, so one size should fit all. As an added bonus, the Nex Evolution doubles as a fitness tracker; a special triple-axis accelerometer can track things like steps or distance, while the companion app packs in functions to help monitor and interpret such data in a variety of ways.

Moving on to the IoT features, the Nex Evolution works its magic through a link to the Nex companion app, which can be bolstered by "Nex Hacks". These Nex Hacks are user generated instruction sets, akin to IFTTT commands, that allow fine control over a number of different things that can connect to a smartphone, and allow those functions to be streamlined and assigned as a user wishes. Creating new Nex Hacks is about as easy as creating and assigning light patterns for the wearable; simply assign a trigger action to a result, including patterns and macros on the touch-sensitive wearable, and you're off to the races. The whole thing is going to hit the market later on in January with a retail price of $79.99.

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