Reading emails from the tiny strip of display on a fitness band sounds all but impossible, which is why we only see the feature on smartwatches. The Uno Noteband, however, isn’t willing to concede that, integrating Spritz’s speed-reading technology to give users the ability to read complete messages.
To the unfamiliar, Spritz makes software that enables speed reading by flashing individual words from the source text in succession. No special skills from the reader necessary – just use Spritz and you’ll be flipping through pages of content at speeds you probably never imagined was possible.
When a user receives an alert, the Uno Noteband will vibrate to inform the user of the event. As soon as the user touches it, the alert is displayed Spritz-style on the small OLED panel, whether it be a simple notification, an SMS message, or a long email from a crazy ex-girlfriend detailing how you ruined her life. Yeah, she’s not out of your life yet, apparently. Do note, you can only read messages on the band, with no option for responding, so you’ll still have to pull out the phone if you want to respond to any of them (although you can drop calls directly from the band).
Since it is a fitness band, it’s got the usual activity tracking features, along with support for both Apple Health and Google Fit. Oh yeah, it’s a fitness band gamers may want to take note of, since it comes with the ability to display game alerts, notifications, and messages from your friends on Xbox Live, Playstation, and Steam directly on your wrist. It can run over three days on a single charge.
An Indiegogo campaign is currently running for the Uno Noteband. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $59.