The project was launched by FMTwo Game Inc. with a total goal of $75,000 before production begins.
According to company founder Feargal Mac Conuladh, the Gameband offers something unique in the booming smartwatch industry.
“We want to shake things up in the Smartwatch space by introducing the first Smartwatch for gamers. Weaving in retro based design concepts, with cutting edge wearable tech, we're aiming to create a product that can be central to a users life, regardless of their individual passion.”
Basically, the Gameband can play retro and Android games while also serving as a digital file storage. And although it isn’t exactly comparable to your gaming rig, it actually runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1.
This wearable also boasts a 1.6-inch AMOLED screen with a 320 x 320 resolution powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor. Aside from this, it has 512MB of RAM, 4GB storage and the option of getting additional space of up to 256GB.
The best thing about it is you can plug it to your PC and play your games on a bigger screen via the PixelFurnace app that automatically downloads your files there.
Currently, the Gameband has three versions including the original Gameband edition, Red Atari edition and the Terraria edition. Each edition will be preloaded with exclusive games depending on your choice.
The Gameband is expected to have a retail price of $199 (roughly P10,000) but you can support them on Kickstarter as an early bird backer and save up to $50 for the product and some freebies.
So far, the Gameband which is estimated to be delivered to backers this September already has 497 pledges with $73,354 of its $75,000 goal already fulfilled with still 36 days to go.