HOT Watch: Privacy, Please
The coming HOT (Hands On Talk) smartwatch is yet another Kickstarter success, having raised more than $211,000 against its $150,000 goal. This smartwatch will enable "private" phone calls; simply raise the watch to your ear to talk and hear your caller, all without your smartphone.
HOT watches (models range from $169 to $249) will sport a touchscreen and sync to any Bluetooth-equipped smartphone, though most features will require an Android or iOS phone. You'll be able to see text, email, Facebook and Twitter updates; weather; stocks; news, and music. Fall detection will use the watch's accelerometer with gyroscope to detect a fall and text your chosen emergency contact, while Proximity Alerts warn you if you've walked off without your phone.
Status: Due in December.