The Wove Band Reimagines the Smartwatch With Its Flexible Screen
While smartwatches are a huge leap forward for the watch form in terms of functionality, they are still fundamentally limited by their adherence to the traditional two-piece format of display and band. Flexible technology firm Polyera hopes to break that boundary with its proprietary Wove Band, which forgoes the glass screen of smartwatches for a flexible, always-on e-ink display that wraps around your entire wrist and maximizes screen real estate. On your wrist, it displays information in a vertical layout, but adjusts to landscape mode when placed flat. And instead of apps, the Wove Band runs “compositions,” which utilize all of the extra screen available for improved functionality.