Seiko surprised the world when the company launched the first E-Ink based digital watch, back in 2005. And now the Japanese watch manufacturer launches the world’s fist E-Ink watch with active matrix technology. This will allow a true 180-degree visibility and provide a much clearer and sharper text/graphics. Best part…the device called Future Now, will require just 1/100th of the power required by conventional e-Book technology.
The display features four-shades of grey with 300dpi resolution. “SEIKO is the first and only company to be able to harness Active Matrix EPD technology in a watch. Its display is strikingly clear. Each item of information is three times finer than anything achievable via conventional LCD watch technology and the system allows figures, text and graphics to appear on the dial in a much smoother and infinitely programmable way. ”[source: en.akihabaranews.com]