Most smartwatches launching today run Android Wear, but there are a few companies that go against the grain, and the latest one that does so is called Hagic that recently managed to fund its wearable of the same name on Kickstarter by raising more than $172,000.
The Hagic wants to be the solution to one of the biggest problems smartwatch owners are confronted with today – poor battery life. While most intelligent timepieces don't usually last more than a day on a single charge, the Hagic's minimalist clock can stay operational for up to 15 days, as long as its smart features are disabled. The Hagic's special ability is made possible by the low-power consumption mode that's automatically activated once the battery level of the device drops below 30 percent. This activates some low-power LED lights that show the time by employing a number of advanced techniques. With normal use, the 340mAh battery inside the Hagic can last up to two days on a single charge.
The Hagic runs Ticwear OS that's compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones. The smartwatch will ship with a host of pre-installed apps including Timer, Calculator, Music Player, and Dialer. Like any self-respecting smartwatch, Hagic relays notifications for incoming calls and messages, but can also make for a great fitness companion thanks to its built-in optical heart rate monitor and GPS. In terms of raw specifications, the Hagic boasts a 1.2-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 390 by 390 pixels that's protected with Gorilla Glass 3, with the wearable relying on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and 512MB of RAM. It also has 4GB of built-in storage and IP65 certification. Not only does the Hagic boast a unique, retro design, but it also offers a lot of customization options in order to meet different aesthetic tastes. It rocks a stainless steel case in three distinct colors, multiple leather and silicone strap options, and an abundance of watchface choices. Anyone interested in acquiring the Hagic can do so by pledging $159 to its creators on Kickstarter, with the watch itself expected to start shipping to customers this October. More details about the device will likely follow in the coming months.