Mutewatch Features a Hidden Touch-Based Screen and Silent Alarm

High-profile watches exist. We know this. But, in the case of most of them, the truth is that it takes advanced mathematics to just figure out what time it is. That's usually no fun. So, when we saw the Mutewatch, we had to take a second look, because, as you can see from the image, it doesn't look like there's much going on here. Especially no ridiculous amounts of math. So what makes the Mutewatch cool enough to be considered "high-profile?" Find out after the break.

The watch itself is actually described as a "silent alarm in the shape of a vibrating wristband." And, if you didn't know any better, that's what anyone would think it was: just a wristband. But, if you touch the hidden screen, you'll activate the watch function of the wristband. A simple slide of your finger, and you'll gain access to the timer, and finally the alarm function. If you set an alarm, the Mutewatch won't actually sound an annoying klaxon for everyone to hear. Instead, your wrist will get a nice massage as it vibrates. And if you want to shut it off, you simply squeeze the watch.

The Mutewatch is the real deal, and you can pre-order right now if you're so inclined. It will come in white, red, and gray. You can drop some cash down on the pre-order, which will then subsequently be taken off the total $260 price tag, once it ships some time in the future. Anyone takers?

[via Engadget]