The HeadWatch is a smartwatch that you can put on your ear (WTF)

We’re always for interesting ideas here at Phandroid, so that’s why the HeadWatch caught our eye. It’s a smart watch. That can go on your ear. I know… weird, right? This thing runs Android with a touch-screen color display, giving you a nice, open platform for apps (should the demand for those exist).

The HeadWatch features an implanted speaker and a hooking mechanism for your ear, giving you an easy way to transition between watch and headset mode. The device also features RGB strip lights for delivering futuristic-looking notifications whenever something new comes in, as well as various sensors for temperature, luminosity, and proximity.

The watch / headset will feature the ability to respond and respond to texts, answer and place phone calls, and see various other notifications from apps you use everyday.

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Unfortunately, this ambitious idea means we’re a bit far off from seeing it turn into reality. We’re a full year away from the first expected shipments, as the project creators have set a shipping estimate of March 2015. You can get one for as little as $169 if you’re quick enough, as it’s only available at that price for the first 500 people. The next early bird special is for $189 for the next 1,000 people. Beyond that, the normal retail price will sit at a cool $200.

There is one way to get the device faster if you’re ultra anxious, though — you can become a beta tester for $500. The current shipment schedule says January 2014, though we’re assuming the project creators made a mistake and meant to say January 2015 instead. We’ll definitely be reaching out to clarify. In the meantime you can put in a pledge for one yourself over at the IndieGoGo page.

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