Video Of BLOCKS Modular Smartwatch Shows Interchangeable Parts

BLOCKS Modular Smartwatch - Module
BLOCKS Modular Smartwatch - Module

The BLOCKS had a successful Kickstarter campaign for their modular smartwatch, now the developer has posted a video showing a working concept of their smartwatch. While companies like LG and Lenovo are coming up with modular smartphones, BLOCKS take the modular approach to a new level.

The BLOCKS uses a conventional smartwatch body with a 1.39-inch (400 x 400) round AMOLED Display screen, 300-mAh battery, and SoC, but adds extra functionality via modules that snap into the body like links in a metal band. According to the company’s press materials, it uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 SoC with 512MB RAM and runs on a modified version of open source Android Marshmallow, but is not specifically running Android Wear.

The modules demonstrated so far include an extra battery, a LED flashlight, a heart rate monitor, a sensor module with temperature and barometric pressure, and a spacer with a normal watch band clasp. These extra modules can be plugged into the watch itself or each other in any order, and users can apply regular old watch straps if they so choose. The main body is steel, but modules use plastic casing.

Other features of the smartwatch include WIFI 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 (BLE), G sens + Gyro, E-Compass, Vibration Motor, 4GB Flash (ePOP) and more.

Although the concept is interesting one, the video however does not use any of the modules plugged into the watch and only shows a flashlight link on the powered-up unit. The BLOCKS smartwatch is The smartwatch is scheduled to ship out to Kickstarter backers in October and the smartwatch has a pre-order price of $330 without any modules.


Amarnath Natarajan

I am a freelance programmer and tech enthusiast. In my spare time I contribute to this website.

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2 Responses

  1. thurst says:

    good, taking smartwatch to next level.