I continue to tell to our readers about an unusual watch which can be got on Internet open spaces. Today hours of the American company Phosphor Watches which Touch Time are called got to my hands.
The history of creation of these hours leaves the roots in 2012 when heads of the Phosphor Watches company by means of a kraudfanding-platform of Kickstarter collected on production of touch hours of 314 000 dollars instead of 50 000 necessary. It was the doubtless success, only production of hours was a little tightened, and the first hours descended from the conveyor only at the beginning of 2014. Than the similar delay was caused – anybody still does not know. But pleases that fact that hours as a result were born.
So, what represent these hours? Give разберёмся where the money raised on Kickstarter left. The box with hours makes pleasant impression. On it there is nothing superfluous, it black, with a structure of paper pleasant to the touch. The cover is decorated by a Phosphor company logo.
The special pocket in which documents are stored is built in a cover of a box. And hours appear at you on a black velvet pedestal. I specially removed a protective film as air vials under it look not so presentably for the review from o’clock.
From documents in a set I found the standard warranty card and the instruction of the user in English.
The screen of hours represents a high-contrast black-and-white LCD matrix permission 144 on 168 pixels. Hours constantly display the current time with all necessary screen animations thanks to the surprisingly low power consumption. It is not necessary to recharge them time in two-three days that is inherent in the majority of modern clever hours. From one battery of CR2450 hours of Phosphor Touch Time are capable to work till one year! Is in hours and the built-in illumination which joins a double top on software key in the bottom of the screen. Illumination not so bright, but well shines the screen of hours in the dark within five seconds after inclusion.
Certainly, hours are called as Touch Time not simply so. Their screen is supplied with function of capacitor touch input. If to hold software key within a second, on the screen of hours there will be familiar to all users of modern smartphones a Slide to Unlock mechanism. Spend a finger on the screen up – and hours will be unblocked.
The user can switch options of display of time, thumbing through them a finger up or down. In total such options five. Extended on all height of the screen of figure and the standard hour dial with stout shooters – the first two of five options.
World time from three different cities, and also time which is displaying in parallel with the current date – will surely be useful to some users.
And at last – the firm dial of the Phosphor company. By the way, each dial can be displayed in two color schemes: white on black or black on the white. Here everything depends on how your eyes better perceive this combination of flowers. To invert colors it is possible at any time in settings of hours.
Having carried out a finger on the dial from right to left, you will get to the menu of hours. To return back to time display – it is necessary to make return action and to carry out a finger from left to right. The menu this quite plain also comprises 7 appendices developed for Phosphor Touch Time and an icon of settings of hours.
In settings you can invert color of the display, include or disconnect scoring of pressing of keys, choose duration of a sound signal of an alarm clock, replace interface language (Russian, certainly, is not present available) and many other things.
The Reminder appendix will suggest you to establish a sound signal with display of the thematic pictogram to this or that time of any day of year. The Lunar appendix displays the current phase of the moon, number of days to the following full moon and the current sign of a horoscope.
The calculator seemed to me not so convenient as figures are located on one screen, and here all mathematical characters are on other, to get on which it is possible only svaypy up. From these continuous transitions there-here over time you start to be confused a little.
The alarm clock and stop watch are similar to what all of us got used thanks to modern smartphones. You can establish to six various alarm clocks for different time simply to choose necessary control before going to bed. Everything works perfectly, no complaints in their address at me arose.
The calendar will allow to learn, what number falls on this or that day of week. Moving between months is made usual свайпами. World time too is adjusted quite simply, and it is possible to find there practically any city from any time zone of the world.
Came it is time to talk about quality of assembly and materials of the case of hours. Appearance of these hours and their interface the designer developed the Nike applications + Stephane Andren. Hours are issued in two options: with a steel thong and with a thong from soft silicone. I on the review managed steel model of black color, but the silicone option of white, black, blue, orange or pink color for certain will please to someone. The case of hours is executed from stainless steel that excludes emergence of a rust during operation. Hours very qualitatively are collected, in this plan at them will not carp.
Thong rather convenient but to adjust its length, you should address in a watch repair shop. Hardly at your place there are so tiny screw-drivers and the necessary hour tool independently to truncate a thong. On the one hand it is possible to carry it to shortcomings, but with another – it is better not to risk, that something not to break. A latch at a thong very convenient, supplied with two buttons on each side, having pressed on which you расщёлкиваете the hidden lock. The length of a thong is sufficient to suit even to owners of the hugest wrists.
Hours are supplied one and only touch software key on a face-to-face surface. More than any buttons on hours you will not find. Minimalism at its finest, as I love all. It is necessary to notice that thickness of hours quite big – nearly 11 millimeters. So on a tiny female wrist of Phosphor Touch Time will look it is quite bulky, but to men such hours, certainly, will please.
Hours are protected from water to what the engraving on a reverse side of the case testifies. The case turn of a protective cover against an hour axis by means of any metal subject opens.
Summing up all vyshenapisanny, I want to tell that hours of Phosphor Touch Time make exclusively pleasant impression. In spite of the fact that they are not able to contact to your smartphone, these hours are remarkable as absolutely independent gadget. They do not need to be charged or synchronized constantly with the computer. They are independent, and in it their main advantage. The capacitor touch screen allows quickly and to adjust conveniently hours on the taste thanks to what you near at hand always will have an alarm clock, usual and lunar calendars, reminders, a stop watch and some remarkable dials with unique design. In a combination to the high-quality case and minimalist design – these hours look even more attractively.