In the unlikely scenario that you’re struggling with whether to purchase a tablet or a smartwatch (or are simply turned off by the latter’s small screen), the Rufus Cuff may be just what you’ve been waiting for.
Described as a wrist communicator rather than a smartwatch, the Rufus Cuff from Rufus Labs is essentially a smartwatch on steroids. It packs a massive (for your wrist) 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display that’s powered by a TI Cortex A9 processor. To put that into perspective, the screen on the iPhone 4s measures just 3.5 inches diagonally.
Other noteworthy features include up to 64GB of local storage, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a front-facing video camera, speaker, dual microphones and a bevy of sensors (GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope and compass) that’s all powered by a 1,175mAh battery.
The Rufus Cuff runs Android KitKat and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Although it doesn’t have a SIM card slot, voice and video calls can be made over the Internet.
Co-founder and CEO Gabe Grifoni told USA Today that the Rufus Cuff isn’t just a glorified notification center and that it will one day replace the need for smartphones, wallets, watches and fitness trackers.
The Rufus Cuff will be available early next year in your choice of black, red and white color schemes. Expect to pay between $249 and $399 depending on storage capacity.
Comparison image courtesy Roddy Blelloch, USA Today