TOUCH TIME Digital Watch with Touch Screen Gets Kickstarted

Project Title: TOUCH TIME: Digital Watch with Touch Screen

Status: Open

Closing Date for Funding: Funding runs until Sept 30th

URL of the Project: Find it here.


From the Creatives:

INSPIRATION: Next generation digital watch with a touch screen, Smartphone-like watch apps, “always on” display, and you never need to charge it.

Today’s mobile phones and other electronic devices don’t look and function like they did in the 1980’s, but that can’t be said for digital watches. Wouldn’t it be nice to change the appearance of your watch’s time display and set an alarm with a swipe of a finger? Or access watch functions that provide detailed information that looks more like they belongs on a Smartphone rather than a traditional digital watch? We have set out to create what you should expect from a digital watch in the 21st century.

NEXT GENERATION DIGITAL WATCH: Touch Time is a stylish and revolutionary spin on the typical digital watch, which has been virtually unchanged the past 20 years. It utilizes a touch screen interface with the same capacitive touch screen technology that can be found in Smartphones today. Touch Time is extremely easy to use, allowing you to change the time display or select apps with a swipe of a finger, rather than requiring a myriad of button pushes. Touch Time’s display is always on, and therefore eliminates the need to press a button to see what time it is.

CUSTOMIZE ON THE FLY: One of the most notable features of Touch Time is the ability to select from seven different built-in time displays with a simple swipe of your finger. The display itself can also be inverted, giving you up to 14 different watch dial appearances ranging from oversized digital to analog time dials. Touch Time is also one of the first watches ever that like your Smartphone allows you to customize the language displayed and supports English, French, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, and German.

Who at Gear Diary Backed It: Dan- I’ve backed a few watches now and can’t resist cool new ones.

At What Level Did We Back: I got in as an early backer and will get one of the first watches in the fall.

Why We Backed It: I’m loving the idea of smart watches and this one stands out because it… is not. No, this isn’t a smart watch but rather it is a “smarter watch”. It has some great functionality but doesn’t require a smartphone. As they explain

NO NEED FOR SYNCING OR CHARGING: Smartwatches are all the talk today, but Touch Time isn’t a Smartwatch, it’s a smart-er watch. It offers the functionality wanted in a digital watch, without adding the complication to your life of having to sync it or charge it. Touch Time is powered by a user replaceable coin cell battery, and has 1+ year battery life!


How’s Communication From the Creatives Been?: Things just started so we will see. It comes from Phosphor so I expect it will be excellent.

What Has the Experience Been: Judie and I have reviewed numerous Phosphor watches so I expect this will be an excellent experience and a good product when it arrives.

Would You Recommend this Kickstarter Project?: Sure! 🙂

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.