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BLOCKS modular smartwatch platform is dead, liquidation process begins

The folks at BLOCKS unveiled a concept for a modular smartwatch in 2014, launched a crowdfunding campaign a year and a half later, and eventually raised more than $1.6 million from more than 5-thousand backers. But according to the latest update on the BLOCKS Kickstarter campaign, the team’s dream of a modular smartwatch platform is […]

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BLOCKS unveils Project OpenWatch: open source, Android-based smartwatch framework

There are three big names in the smartwatch operating system space at the moment: Apple’s WatchOS, Google’s Android Wear, and Samsung’s Tizen. But the makers of the upcoming BLOCKS modular smartwatch couldn’t use any of those because they wouldn’t support the plug-and-play modules BLOCKS wanted to support. So the company developed its own Android-based software. […]

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Closer look at BLOCKS modular smartwatch

It’s been almost three years since BLOCKS announced plans to create a modular smartwatch and ecosystem, and more than two years since the company raised over $1.6 million through a Kickstarter campaign. Now BLOCKS has finalized the hardware and started shipping devices to backers of the crowdfunding campaign. It’ll begin shipping for new customers this […]

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BLOCKS modular smartwatch is coming soon for $259 and up

After raising more than $1.6 million through a crowdfunding campaign in 2015, the makers of the BLOCKS modular smartwatch have been working to get their product to market, and now the team is showing off the finished product for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show. It’s a watch with a 1.4 inch, 400 […]

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BLOCKS modular smartwatch hits the FCC

The BLOCKS modular smartwatch is expected to begin shipping by the end of the year, and the team behind the project are currently taking pre-orders from folks who missed out on last year’s Kickstarter campaign. We’ve seen demo videos of the modular smartwatch in action, and Blocks co-founder Serge Didenko gave us a lot of […]

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Interview with BLOCKS modular smartwatch co-founder Serge Didenko (LPX Show)

The BLOCKS modular smartwatch is set to begin shipping to customers in September. This follows a $1.6 million Kickstarter campaign in 2015 and a lot of other behind-the-scenes work to turn the idea of a modular smartwatch into an actual, working product. BLOCKs started showing off the final hardware designs earlier this month, and co-founder […]

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This is what the finished BLOCKS modular smartwatch looks like (video)

After raising $1.6 million through a Kickstarter campaign last year, the developers of the BLOCKS modular smartwatch are getting ready to ship their first devices. The BLOCKS team has refined the design, updated the processor, and says the watch is “undergoing final testing prior to mass production.” It should ship this fall. You can pre-order […]

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Blocks modular smartwatch to support AT&T and fingerprint modules

Part of the appeal of a modular device is that if it doesn’t have the features you want, you can buy components that add that functionality. But that only works if there are modules with the features you want. When the folks behind the Blocks modular smartwatch launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for their project […]

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BLOCKS launches modular smartwatch Kickstarter campaign

It’s a busy year for makers of modular computing devices. Google’s working on a modular smartphone. Acer recently launched a modular desktop. And One Education’s got a modular laptop on the way. Now BLOCKS wants to bring a modular smartwatch to market, but first the developers are hoping to raise $250 thousand through a Kickstarter campaign to […]

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Blocks modular smartwatch crowdfunding campaign starts October 13th

There are dozens of smartwatches on the market, including some models that have barebones features and others that have a kitchen sink approach to hardware that includes a bunch of features you might never use. Blocks is a modular smartwatch project that lets you basically design your own smartwatch. Buy a core module with basic […]