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Ritmo Mundo’s Reflex watch takes a trip back in time

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August 22, 2012

Ritmo Mundo's Reflex watch takes a slap bracelet form factor

Ritmo Mundo's Reflex watch takes a slap bracelet form factor

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Children of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s will likely remember the craze that was slap bracelets, those oh-so-trendy fashion accessories whose stainless steel spring bands allowed them to wrap around a wrist with a simple slap. Ritmo Mundo has brought back the slap bracelet and added some extra functionality with its Reflex watch that lets you know just how far gone that misspent youth is.

The Reflex watch tells the time in a similar way to the Retsu watch from TokyoFlash, but with two lines of LEDs instead of the Retsu’s one. The column on the left indicates the hour and whether it’s a.m. and p.m, while the right column shows the minutes, which can be calculated with a bit of simple addition.

Ritmo Mundo's Reflex watch uses two columns of LEDs to indicate the time

Instead of fabric or plastic, the Relfex’s outer casing is made from silicone, which should help prevent any of the injuries that the original slap bracelet was supposedly responsible for. It also makes the watch water resistant to 1 atm (around 10 m/33 ft). The watch measures 32 mm (1.26 in) wide and 242 mm (9.5 in) long and comes in no less than 13 colors.

The Reflex’s retro styling will set you back US$150.

Source: Ritmo Mundo via Chip Chick

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
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2 Comments

Very cool looking watch but clearly overpriced for the current marketplace. These days, they need to be going for volume instead of high profit. Way too many great inventions have died due to front end greed.

mountainhiker
23rd August, 2012 @ 10:25 am PDT

is it water proof?

Hahn Jackson
24th August, 2012 @ 09:32 pm PDT
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