Sgnl Lets You Hear Calls By Touching Your Finger to Your Ear
Sgnl, a start-up company initially supported by Samsung, this week introduced its primary product, a watch band that uses bone conduction to make phone calls audile through your fingertips. The watch band can be used with any analog, digital, or smart watch, or as a stand-alone product. The company calls the Sgnl the world's first "body conduction unit." It generates vibrations that travel through the owner's hand, fingers, and eventually to the ear. Sgnl suggests this allows people to take calls more discretely and privately when compared to speakerphones. The wearable can be paired with a mobile app for tracking workouts and connects to smartphones via Bluetooth. It includes haptics with alarms, a pedometer, water resistance, and four days of battery life. The Sgnl is compatible with Android and iOS. The Sgnl will ship in March. Pricing wasn't disclosed.
Sgnl, a Korean company, demonstrated a new way to take phone calls and listen to music this week in Las Vegas. Sgnl's wrist-worn band uses body conduction to pass sound through your fingertips to your ear.
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May 1, 2018
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