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Tomoon T-Fire Smartwatch is Shipping Soon in China – Android, E-ink Screen

The smartwatch Tomoon T-Fire Smartwatchmarket is quickly being dominated by gadgets with LCD screens (and the occasional Mirasol screen) but E-ink still has its place on smartwatches like the Pebble or the Sonostar and the T-Fire. The Chinese gadget maker Tomoon Technologies is now talking up their latest gadget, the T-Fire Smartwatch. This beauty has a curved E-ink screen measuring 1.73", and it runs Android 4.3. It's expected to ship later this month.

The T-Fire is equipped with a 1Ghz CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB Flash storage, Bluetooth, and a trio of sensors (gyroscope, g-sensor, compass).  It uses one of E-ink's latest screens, and it has a screen resolution of 320 x 240..

I can't find any info on price, weight, features, but one source does say that users will be able to place phone calls from the T-Fire via Bluetooth. That's going to require an Android smartphone; iOS support is still under development.

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Tomoon Technologies is reporting that they have 20,000 pre-orders for the watch. That is a pretty good start for a relatively unknown company with an untried product, and it just goes to show what a clever marketing campaign can do. Images of the T-Fire were leaked last month by the CEO.

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5 Comments on Tomoon T-Fire Smartwatch is Shipping Soon in China – Android, E-ink Screen

  1. The Pebble smartwatch does not use an e-ink display. It uses a (perhaps intentionally) confusingly-named e-paper display. In reality it is a low-power monochrome transflective LCD.

  2. Really? I thought it was E-ink (that’s certainly how it’s being described on a lot of websites). Thanks for the correction.

  3. Yes, it’s a common mistake owing to the similarity in name. However, I can assure you that it isn’t e-ink for two reasons:

    1) It has a backlight, which wouldn’t be possible with e-ink.

    2) I own one :)

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