LWe often refer to the blind as people whose eyes are covered by God. It is very difficult for them with impaired vision to learn characters. They can only rely on their hands to touch them. The materials they can read are also very limited, and they are limited to special Braille materials. It is impossible to enjoy the convenience and novelty brought by the development of modern technology like normal people.
In the era of smart watches competing for beauty, a Braille smart watch based on Braille “Dot Watch” (to buy) appeared silently.
The time was transferred to 2015, when South Korea’s Dot Inc. announced that it would develop the world’s first dynamic Braille smart watch “Dot Watch”. After three years of development, it was finally listed on the Japanese fund-raising platform Makuake.
Unlike ordinary blind watches, it can switch freely between Braille mode and tactile mode, so that both blind and normal people can feel its beauty.
In addition to the basic functions of watches such as timing, timer, stopwatch, and alarm clock, “Dot Watch” can also be connected to the APP on the mobile phone. The surface of the watch will display more information in raised dots, including weather, navigation, news, Graphic translation, etc., no matter how long the information is, can be arranged one by one on the watch until it is finished reading, and you can even turn pages back and forth to avoid missing information.
In addition to reading mobile phone information, it can also identify the caller and display it on the watch when an incoming call is received.
Moreover, since not every blind person has the energy and money to learn Braille, “Dot Watch” can input text in the APP, and the watch will display the corresponding Braille, so that the blind can learn new characters.
The “Dot Watch” with a stainless steel mesh strap and an aluminum-steel body currently supports Chinese (current Braille, double parallel Braille), English, Korean, German, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
As for battery life, “Dot Watch” uses a USB interface charger, which takes about half an hour to charge and lasts for a week, which is basically enough. And the watch itself supports power display, the “dots” are all fully charged, and half of the display is 50% of the power.