Are you a social networks addict? If yes, here is a smart wristband which is specifically for the social networks. Hicon is a smart bracelet that updates you on the events of your social networks and allows you to socialize with people who share your same interests and passions. The most popular social accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In, Pinterest, Viber, WhatsApp and Google Plus are represented by customized icons displayed right on your wrist with Hicon.
The band is then connected to your smartphone using Bluetooth and when an alert goes to your smartphone, Hicon gently vibrates and lights up in real-time, displaying your specified social network. This way you know from which network you got the notification.
Along with this, you can customize the icons available on the smartband based on the social networks you use. Since it is connected to smartphone, it will remind you in case you forget the smartphone at any place. It’s 100% waterproof, sand and shock proof, so you can wear it almost anywhere. The icons will illuminate and the bracelet vibrates every time your smartphone receives a notification. Might be an incoming call, calendar alert, text message, email or events of your social networks. You can dismiss every notification with a simple shake of your wrist.
You can add contacts to your phone and exchange social media profiles with just a high-five with or a simple handshake. There is also a Hicon app which you can use to customize the icons on the band. The app is available for Android and iOS. The Hicon Lithium-polymer battery lasts approximately 14 days when fully charged. You can see your battery level on your mobile application.
Here is a video on how Hicon works
What we Think:
Although there is some innovation in terms of design in this smartband, there are many areas where this fails. For example, the band just alerts and does not show any kind of notifications, and the real way to check the notification is to pick the phone and this really beats the purpose of having a wearable. There are other smartwatches and bands which are really smarter than this one which is featured for $49. No wonder the project has raised just over $2000 even after 4 weeks of going live.
The device is available on Indiegogo for funding and more details can be found here.