Author’s note: Portions of the research for this project were provided by reader K. Thank you for your help.
Every few weeks, we see another crowd funded campaign trying to revolutionize the way we look at our wrists to see the time. While most of these products aim to add new features to a standard watch, Ritot claims that they can display the time in a whole new way. Not content to look at the simple display of virtually every watch ever made, Ritot is trying to take it a step further with a watch that projects the time on the back of the hand.
Presumably, using the back of a hand provides a larger “screen” for displaying the time and other information, but anyone who’s tried to read a PowerPoint slide in a sunny conference room can think of at least a dozen problems with this solution. Instead of providing demonstrations of their unique solution, all Ritot has managed to produce is misleading graphics and shady details about their level of progress. This is one campaign where I wish I had a chance to dive in earlier, but with just three days left in the campaign, it’s better late than never.