Wearable technology has recently increased in popularity, encouraging brand new products like Samsung's Galaxy Smartwatch and Jawbone's Up to emerge. Surprisingly, though, tech giant Apple hasn't broken into this rapidly expanding market. Noticing this inconsistency, interface designer Todd Hamilton set out to develop a unique and well thought-out iWatch concept. Taking inspiration from a previous mock-up, Hamilton noticed several areas in which the design could be improved.
Keeping a simple and sleek style reminiscent of the new Nike+ Fuelband, the designer added an improved interface layout, making for a beautiful and easily usable device. A curved touch screen wraps over the front of the band and is used for nearly all interactions with the exception of the volume controls and home button, which can be found on the sides. In addition to the product design, the sleek look of its iOS works perfectly with the concept and specific apps (including a new Apple fitness app), which could easily be accessed through a series of swipes. The iWatch is also designed to be able to make and receive calls using synced contacts from the user's existing iPhone.
Check out the short video, below, to see a quick in-use demonstration of the iWatch. This flashy mock-up is bound to have rumors swirling about Apple's future involvement with wearable tech and it will be interesting to see how closely it may resemble this sleek concept.
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