Blocks first came into the smartwatch scene back in 2015, when the company first announced their modular device at that year’s CES event. Now, after a long wait, the company is back at CES 2018 with the announcement that they are finally selling the watches to the general public.
The device was launched on Kickstarter back in 2015, with a promised ship date of May 2016. As the company was not able to ship the devices out by that time frame, they opened up another slot of preorders with a promised ship date later that year in October. Blocks again missed that window, with first batches finally arriving to backers last September. Now, the company figured out all the kinks in their system and is announcing the device up for order for the general public.
The Core base unit costs $259, with the option for users to add additional links: such as the environmental sensor, which monitors temperature, air pressure, and humidity; extra batteries for longer battery life, a GPS module, a heart rate sensor, or a LED flashlight. Each module costs an additional $35, with more modules coming in the future.
Even though the company announced general availability, there is still no exact release window, only that they will be shipping sometime in the first quarter of this year. However, after years of waiting, this isn’t so bad. However, is it too little too late?
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