While we wait for more smart watches to hit the market, here’s a smart wristband – Kapture.
According to the creators, Kapture is a piece of wearable technology that allows the user to save the previous 60 seconds of any conversation – or conceivably whatever other audio is happening nearby – with a simple tap. The device is always recording and buffering 24 hours a day.
“We launched Kapture based on a simple but powerful idea,” said company co-founder Mike Sarow, in a statement. “With this technology, you can preserve and share real-time memories in a completely new way.”
According to the creators, the idea of Kapture is to capture life moments spontaneously, as they happen, not forcing them for the camera. What life moments? They suggest the reaction of a child experiencing something for the first time, a humorous anecdote from a family reunion, or a solitary epiphany on your drive home.
When an audio snippet is saved, it’s immediately downloaded via Bluetooth to the user’s smartphone, where it can be edited and shared to social media. The device is designed with filters to isolate conversations and minimize background noise. The device charges fully in under an hour via mini-USB.
The project has already secured $300,000 in seed-stage funding, and is launching a Kickstarter campaign Sept. 3 to raise another $150,000. If successful, the device will launch to the public in March 2014.