We’ve seen high-concept watches that are interesting, but the inevitable realisation dawns that it takes 10 minutes and vector calculus just to figure out what time it is. Mutewatch is different; its touch-based design actually makes it more… useful.
Gone are the days of trying to remember which buttons to press; the Mutewatch uses a simple swipe interface to toggle through alarm, timer and clock functions. The alarm vibrates rather than creating a loud ruckus and is deactivated by pinching the watch. Pre-orders are available now in white, grey or red colour options for €19 ($27), which will be deducted from the full €199 ($286) price when it ships. [Engadget]