Is Rufus Cuff the ultimate smartwatch?

Apr 18, 2014, 09:48 IST | Agencies

Wrist communicator Rufus Cuff connects to any smartphone to make calls, access apps


London: Samsung has Galaxy Gear, Apple is rumoured to be working on an iWatch and you have seen the Pebble.

But a new smartwatch on the block claims to be cleverer than its rivals because it offers an experience much closer to using a smartphone.

Rufus Cuff smartwatch

Loud and clear: The watch has a built-in microphone, camera, a full Android Operating System. It can connect with the Apple iOS as well

It can connect to both iOS and Android devices to allow a wearer to make calls and send and receive text messages, as well as offering full web access and a number of other features. The Rufus Cuff is currently a prototype but will have a 3-inch screen once the Los Angeles-based start-up, Rufus Labs, has raised the cash required to start production.

Rufus Cuff smartwatch

The watch cannot connect to a phone network on its own, but digitally linked up to a smartphone, users will be able to make and receive voice and video calls plus text messages.

Vibrating and light alerts will be used to let users known when they have mail or a call.

“If you don’t want your call overheard, simply switch off the speaker and continue by holding your wrist up to your ear or put the call back on your smartphone,” the firm said.

>> Access Siri, Google Now, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 
>> The 3-inch screen is water resistant 
>> LED lights, vibrations to alert about calls and texts

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