The crowdfunding campaign for the Kreyos smartwatch project has passed $1 million in support, proving once again that backers love them wearables. Kreyos is still at a fraction of the $10 million of support that Pebble raised last year, but it has managed to raise 10 times the amount it was asking for on IndieGogo. The campaign’s $1 million stretch goal was sleep tracking, which should be a nice addition to the device. Unlike Pebble, Kreyos is touted as having support for Siri and voice control. The watch will retail for $169 and is scheduled to arrive later this year. Currently, backers can get a unit with a pledge of $139. While Kreyos is being billed as a smartwatch, the watch face also pops out from the band to hang on a belt clip or a lanyard. Crowdfunded hardware projects have a reputation for suffering delays, but when I spoke to a member of the Kreyos marketing team, he assured me that they’re confident they can stick to the November release date.
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"Kreyos Smartwatch Campaign Passes $1 Million on Kickstarter" by @ShellyPalmer