updated 05:15 pm EDT, Fri October 8, 2010
Phosphor E Ink watch beats Seiko to market
Watch maker Phosphor has beaten Seiko's model to market with the first watch that uses an E Ink low power display, the World Time Curved E Ink. The display consumes much less power than an LCD or LED but is still programmable to show time and date, time only, or two time zones simultaneously. It also has a very wide 180 degree viewing angle and, as expected by its nature, is much more readable in daylight.
The E Ink watch is available in several styles on Phosphor's website and through some physical stores. Retail prices for the designs vary between $150 and $205 depending on the model.
World Time E Ink watch with white poly band, showing time and date display mode
Black leather band, showing dual time zone display in reverse
Stainless steel band, showing time and date in reverse