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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  1. The Commons12 November, 2013

    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.

    1. Nate Hoffelder12 November, 2013

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

      1. The Commons12 November, 2013

        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 🙂

        1. Nate Hoffelder12 November, 2013

          I know. I googled it.

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  5. Adam19 September, 2015

    Really, the e-Ink vs e-Paper thing seems to be more about intentional mis-advertisement.

    e-Paper has always been intended to be actual paper; if I could show:

    The screen isn’t actually attached to the watch like the pebble, it is a “paper” screen that goes over the metal chain but still operates and even supports “touch” technologies. This is just the latest iteration of e-Paper as intended, but notice how the screen does have that sharp drop before the chain comes, e-paper is amazing in that you only need the small connection at the top to control the whole screen. Very neat stuff.

    See, e-Paper is born for flexible electronics while e-Ink and Mirasol were born for “fixed screen” electronics. The pebble makes use of e-Paper in a way it wasn’t intended; but when you see what people WANT to do with e-paper you’ll understand the name better.

    1. Nate Hoffelder19 September, 2015

      The Pebble uses a low-power LCD screen. That’s not an epaper screen.

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