This add-on will let you control your smartwatch with gestures

What a nice gesture.

Mar 1, 2020, 3:08 am*

Tech

Imad Khan 

Imad Khan

As smartwatches continue to grow in popularity, it was only a matter of time before companies started introducing some pretty cool add-ons and accessories.

One such add-on is the Aria. It’s a clip that attaches to the underside if your smartwatch, allowing you to control it via gestures. That means while holding a cup of coffee with one hand, you can browse your smartwatch with the other. That’s coffee-drinking efficiency right there.

Although it’s looking kind of laggy from the video above, it’s still in early stages; software development kits have not gone out yet. The Aria team plans on launching a Kickstarter in the coming weeks. There will be two kits, one for $69 for the Pebble Time, and one for $169 for Android Wear smartwatches. There are also plans to bring support to the Apple Watch, at least in terms of controlling specific applications. 

H/T TechCrunch | Screengrab via Aria Wearable/YouTube

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*First Published: May 24, 2015, 6:28 pm