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Watch That Projects Time On Hand Raises $1m

Monday, 1st September 2014 14:46

A campaign to build the first watch which projects the time onto your hand has raised more $1m (£600,000)

But despite promising day and night projection, high quality materials, and changeable light colours, the company behind the concept Ritot watch admits it still does not have a properly functioning test version.

"Currently we don't have a fully working prototype, the photos in campaign are computer renderings of what we envision the device to look like," it says on its fundraising page, which closed last night.

"We need your help to develop Ritot and start mass production - then Ritot will come to reality."

The designers promise a watch "inspired by future technologies" on their Indiegogo page, using a digital light procession (DLP) matrix to beam the time onto the back of the wearer's hand.

As well as the time, they say the watch will be able to show texts, Facebook updates, tweets and caller ID if hooked up to a smartphone.

The original funding target for the watch was just $50,000 (£30,000) - but interest was so high that the final tally is 2,482% higher.

Some 6,910 people have contributed various amounts of money ? and the company behind the watches has promised a shipping date of February 2015.

Those who donated $120 (£72) will receive one of the watches when it is launched.

The company says the development of the first components is under way, including an accelerometer, processor, the DLP matrix and battery.