Remember Google’s Project Ara? Project Ara is an attempt to reinvent the cellphone as we know it. Instead of a slab of glass and metal that you have no ability to upgrade, save for buying a new device, the Project Ara is an attempt to launch a phone where all of the main components are interchangeable via modules that click in and out, attaching via electro-permanent magnets. Google’s Project Ara phone, will in theory let users swap in different components instead of having to replace the whole phone when it’s time to upgrade.
Now a kickstarter campaign has been launched seeking to create the world’s first modular smartwatch. The smartwatch aptly named Blocks comprises of a strap made of several modules, with each module carrying different functionality. A user then chooses which modules they want to build their smartwatch that is unique to them. The campaign sort to raise $250,000 but were able to raise $1,613,874. The watch’s battery is one of the modules available and assuming your watch is running low on power, you can swap that module with another battery. The core part of the watch is referred to as the Block, which all other parts of the watch are embedded to. More on the Kickstarter campaign here
You can sample a cool Video of Blocks below