Sgnl – answer your phone with your finger through your watch


The more we learn about our own bodies, the more interesting our technology becomes. We still don’t know everything there is to know about the brain and the nervous system, but there’s plenty that we do have a pretty firm grasp of understanding on. Bone conduction has been a rising market for some time now, with headsets, earpieces, and even advertisements being played through glass on trains.

It only makes sense that this neat innovation would evolve with the market, and so enters in the Sgnal. This is a smart strap that will use your pre-existing smartwatch or watch, and will use bone conduction to let you answer calls without a headset or your phone by your ear. How would they do this you ask? The answer is bone conduction from your wrist, to fingertip, to temple. Not only does this let you answer calls discreetly, but you also won’t have to fiddle with putting in an earpiece, untangling headphones, or any other gadgets or gizmos to let you hear.

While this will certainly give you more privacy as not many people are going to listen to the vibrations bouncing around in your skull, but you’ll also be able to take calls in crowded bars without having to plug your other ear so hard. This is a $139 purchase that will work with any watch type, be it smart or not. You should be able to hear things crystal clear, will get activity tracker perks, call reminders so you remember to stay in touch with friends and family, and alerts for the normal amount of notification options we’re used to. The strap will be a bit bulkier than you’re used to, but as it is with all new toys, you’ll get used to it over time.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter