According to its creator, Wove Band debuts as the world's first flexible display product. Made possible by Polyera Digital Fabric Technology and E Ink flexible electronic ink film, the item features a flexible display that can either be flat or wrap around a wrist. Polyera Digital Fabric Technology is described as a unique set of materials, tools, and know-how designed to enable the production of flexible electronic products at scale. It employs proprietary electronic materials to enable displays that are flexible, robust, and can be manufactured in traditional display fabrication plants with minimal capital investment. The technology platform also addresses the integration of these displays into end products via proprietary engineering and design solutions. E Ink's flexible and reflective electronic ink film exhibits a bi-stable nature that allows displays to consume no energy while holding a static image. Reportedly, the combination of Polyera's and E Ink's technologies enables the Wove Band to have a display which is both large and always-on, while consuming less power than smartwatches with far smaller displays.
Submissions for free developer units will open in September with the first units shipping in December to a select group of artists and developers. A commercial launch is planned for mid-2016. For more details, visit http://www.wove.com