Calendar Watch puts your appointments on your wrist

Smartwatches are handy for showing notifications, but what if you want an analogue watch that can do the same?

Calendar Watch is just the thing. Kind of. It’s an analogue watch that’s able to show your upcoming appointments. It syncs with an app on your phone to show entries in your calendar as darker segments on the watch face. It shows the next 12 hours, and can show further ahead if you double-tap.

It also alerts you by vibrating and blinking the relevant segment on the watch face, just in case you forget about a meeting. Of course, to actually see what the meeting is, where it is and who it’s with, you’ll have to look at the calendar on your phone or computer. So it doesn’t really get around the issue of checking your phone all the time. But one glance and you’ll see when you’re busy, and without pressing any buttons.

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Unlike most smartwatches, its battery lasts for weeks. It also adjusts the time automatically when you cross into another time zone. And it’s quite a looker. It was designed by Japanese art director Masashi Kawamura, and comes in a range of finishes, with interchangeable straps.

You can pick one up on an early bird for €160 (£127), though there aren’t many left at that price. It’s raised over €37,000 of a €95,000 goal, and still has 29 days to go. If successful, it will ship in September.