Monday, September 24, 2012

Help Fund a Cool New Product Through Kickstarter -- TOUCH TIME: A Digital Watch with Touch Screen

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Next generation digital watch with a touch screen, Smartphone-like watch apps, "always on" display, and you never need to charge it. 

Check out this video to learn more about TOUCH TIME, and how it is revolutionizing the watch industry:

Pretty cool, huh?  I think so, as does close to 2,000 people who are already showing their support for TOUCH TIME and backing their efforts through Kickstarter.  Not familiar with Kickstarter.  This website lets entrepreneurs, inventors, and others share their projects and new inventions with you, in hopes you see the gem that they have created, and help them get their product from prototype onto store shelves and in your hands. If a project is funded, you are rewarded.  If the goal is not met, then you don't get charged.

TOUCH TIME began seeking support from backers on August 6th through Kickstarter.  And as of today, they have already received over $200,000 in support.  They initially set their goal level at $50,000 -- which they have surpassed. 

So, what sets TOUCH TIME apart from other watches on the market?:


Touch Time is a stylish and revolutionary spin on the typical digital watch, which has been virtually unchanged the past 20 years. It utilizes a touch interface with the same capacitive touch screen technology that can be found in Smartphones today. Touch Time is extremely easy to use, allowing you to change the time display or select apps with a swipe of a finger, rather than requiring a myriad of button pushes. Touch Time's display is always on, and therefore eliminates the need to press a button to see what time it is.


One of the most notable features of Touch Time is the ability to select from seven different built-in time displays with a simple swipe of your finger. The display itself can also be inverted, giving you up to 14 different watch dial appearances ranging from oversized digital to analog time dials. Touch Time is also one of the first watches ever that like your Smartphone allows you to customize the language displayed and supports English, French, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, and German. 

Key Features:

The Touch Time watch was designed to provide next generation functionality, while still maintaining the uncompromising characteristics you expect from a digital watch. 
  • Bright white LED backlight
  • Low power, high resolution (144 x 168) LCD display that is "always on"
  • Over 1 year of battery life with replaceable coin cell battery (CR2032) 
  • Select between either 12 hour or 24 hour time display modes
  • Water resistant up to 30 meters (3ATM)
  • Unisex sized (34mm wide and 10.7mm case thickness)
  • Multilingual support built-in: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, and Norwegian


Fully utilizing the "always on" high resolution display, Touch Time features conventional watch functions designed like they belong on a Smartphone. Launch any app with a simple touch of the corresponding icon displayed in the menu screens. These watch apps include:
  • Alarm with the ability to set up to 6 different alarms
  • Stopwatch with ability to display detailed lap data (up to 99 laps)
  • Reminder to keep track of future daily events and tasks
  • World time allows display of up to 6 different time zones
  • Calendar displays past, current, and future monthly views 
  • Calculator with oversized numerical and mathematical symbol buttons
  • Lunar displays moon phase, days to full moon, and horoscope


Smartwatches are all the talk today, but Touch Time isn't a Smartwatch, it’s a smart-er watch. It offers the functionality wanted in a digital watch, without adding the complication to your life of having to sync it or charge it. Touch Time is powered by a user replaceable coin cell battery, and has 1+ year battery life!

What more could you ask for in a watch?  TOUCH TIME does it all.  And, did I mention how stylish this watch is?  Designed with both men and women in mind, this watch features a modern, button-less case design.  The low profile stainless steel case and soft silicone strap delivers the performance and comfort that is expected of a watch to be worn every day.


Think this watch is cool?  Then, show your support and back TOUCH TIME. Depending on the level of money you pledge for this project, you will we rewarded with a TOUCH TIME Watch.  

Look what you get when you pledge $99 for this project:

PLEDGE $99: The Touch Time watch with stainless steel case and black silicone strap is expected to be the most popular style, and will retail for $159. Kickstarter backers get this version now for just $99. Free US shipping included. Add $25 to ship internationally.

Touch Time is available in a number of different silicone strap and bracelet versions each available at different rewards levels.  So, visit the Kickstarter project page for TOUCH TIME to see what your pledge level will get you!

Click here -- -- to learn more about TOUCH TIME and pledge money for this project.  Act fast as this project wraps up on Sunday, Sept. 30th at 9:59AM EST.

About Phosphor:

Phosphor is a new American watch brand. Currently producing a line of watches that utilize the same E INK epaper display technology found in the popular Amazon Kindle. Phosphor also manufactures a line of watches that utilize the world's first mechanical digital watch movement based on its own proprietary magnetic display technology. 

We are watch fanatics, and Touch Time is an ambitious project for our small watch company. We have validated the design and functionality in our first working samples shown in the video, but we need your support to finalize the software development and get the product into production at our existing factory and launched later this year.

Disclosure:  I was compensated for my time in writing up this review for the vendor.  The views above, however, are mine and mine alone.

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