Meet the Watch of the Future
Aug 08, 2012 - by Melissa Hebin
It's about time watches evolved - buttons and mechanical hands are so 20th century. To sate your hunger for a timepiece Tron would try to borrow, we found the MY04 Sunstich.
Created by industrial designer Michael Young, who is already established in the futuristic watch market by his MY03 Hacker watch and other collaborations with O.D.M., the MY04 Sunstich operates via a hyper-simplified, touch-screen interface. Its powered by a round solar panel in the center that not only saves battery, but also integrates flawlessly into the sleek design (dont worry, Londoners and other cloudy-city folk theres a backup battery).
Every function of this watch is performed using simple touch commands on the face. Its operation is so intuitive, it will make you wonder why we would ever need something so chunky as a button again. Theres also a backlight mode for finding the other fancy gadgets scattered around your bedroom when your plebeian, Stone Age light bulb burns out.
Now, if only we could find some way to make it sync with our brain waves and automatically set alarms via thought - in time, gadget junkies, in time.
One-up your techie friends and add this piece to your arsenal of accessories. You can get it for £91.67 (or £110 with VAT, if youre in the UK or EU) at the Dezeen Watch Store.