A SELF-CHARGING SMARTWATCH. www.sequentwatch.com | Goal: CHF 80,000 Raised: CHF 709,909 from 2,770 backers RPP: From ~US$440
Swiss-made watches have a certain sense of calibre (as well as a certain eye-watering price tag), and this successfully funded campaign looks to be no different. However, where the Sequent Watch looks to distinguish itself from the rest of the pack is through its claim that it can generate its own power. This is apparently the world’s first kinetic self-charging battery system for a smartwatch. That means, when you get the watch, you don’t need to charge it — ever. All you need to do is move around. This means the watch is great for the active person. If that fact (and its swish Swiss design) hasn’t already got you reaching for your wallet, it comes with a collection of smartwatch features, including GPS, heart-rate sensor, Bluetooth and a useful health companion app that translates all that goodly data into easy-tounderstand graphs so you can keep an eye on your activity throughout the day and night. What’s more, you can set alarms, it’s water resistant to 50m and it looks amazing!