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World's thinnest watch: CST-01 with E-Ink display

Post13 Feb 2015, 02:19

Hi fellows,
I haven't been here for quite some time, but this week my new watch arrived :-D

CST-01 + DQG Hobi 1.jpg

CST-01 + DQG Hobi 2.jpg


Titanium alloy, light as a feather (10 grams!!), rechargeable battery (runs 4 weeks), very comfortable to wear.

There is a USB-powered charging station that is also required to set the time as the watch itself has no buttons at all.

http://centralstandardtiming.com/
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/165 ... nest-watch
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Post13 Feb 2015, 02:49

Amazing lol. Please post a few pics of it in the charger stand. Cheers. :)
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Post13 Feb 2015, 10:29

Welcome back :-D , i've been waiting for this one for a while. Nice shots.
At last the record of the 2 mm Sanyo from 1986 has been broken. How thick is it?

I think there is coming a new batch of E-ink displays..nice i like that...4 weeks only is a bit of a bummer.

More shots please, we are all very curious :-D
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Post13 Feb 2015, 16:08

4 weeks on a single charge is not too bad and it only takes 20 minutes to charge 8-)

Quite a few styles to choose from and at $299 to $349 it's not bad price wise either.

Thanks for sharing the photo's and it is nice to have you back Rewolf. :-D
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Post14 Feb 2015, 14:18

Can you buy one outright and not part of the Kickstarter campaign?
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Post18 Feb 2015, 00:45

Very cool looking. Definitely post more photo and and your opinion on it.

ronaldheld, I think the web site said you can pre-order one for as low as $299 ... I thought the kick starter was $129 ... :p
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Post18 Feb 2015, 00:52

stockae92 wrote:Very cool looking. Definitely post more photo and and your opinion on it.

ronaldheld, I think the web site said you can pre-order one for as low as $299 ... I thought the kick starter was $129 ... :p


Thanks, I will look more carefully at the site.
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Post20 Feb 2015, 01:09

i ordered and paid for one of these over a year ago, still no watch.Actually i thought the technicalities of producing something so thin had defeated the kickstarter project.The fedback from CST has been appalling, lots on there on Facebook, lots of unhappy people waiting a long time. Great to see they are finally dispatching
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Post21 Feb 2015, 15:39

cte wrote:Amazing lol. Please post a few pics of it in the charger stand. Cheers. :)

Will try as soon as I have to charge it.

I peordered mine off the CST web site, not via kickstarter. $199 was the price back then. I estimated my chances 50:50 for ever receiving a watch. I deem myself very lucky to be apparently one of the first to get it. There are still many unhappy backers waiting and raging on kickstarter forum.

Workmanship ist not 100% perfect, at a close look it has some minor flaws. Doesn't look look mass-produced, more like (semi-) hand-assembled. Anyway, I'm very happy with it.

I think its biggest drawback it the non-replaceable battery. At some point it will die and render the watch useless. I try to extend battery life by keeping it cool: I take the watch off and place it on the desk at work. Makes a very cool desk clock because of the horizontal display orientation
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Post22 Feb 2015, 11:31

I think they had no choice but to start releasing them, talk of litigation etc in the US. I think many buyers would have put up with the wait, it was the lack of any information at all for months on end that caused the bad feeling
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Post22 Feb 2015, 23:08

In my eyes ugly as hell, but still amazing from a technical point of view. How do you connect the charging/setting station?
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Post24 Feb 2015, 05:02

Kasper wrote:Welcome back :-D , i've been waiting for this one for a while. Nice shots.
At last the record of the 2 mm Sanyo from 1986 has been broken. How thick is it?

I think there is coming a new batch of E-ink displays..nice i like that...4 weeks only is a bit of a bummer.

More shots please, we are all very curious :-D


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Of course there is another train of thought on the Bit in red above and that is............ :scratch:
If your not draining the battery in less than a week you don't need a smart watch. Just a watch. ;-)

Although thanks Kasper, for reminding me to change MY signature. :Prost:

PS. Rewolf. I love the watch.. :mega:
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Post24 Feb 2015, 18:57

You don't even have to touch your smartwatch to just get one week :-D
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Post25 Feb 2015, 13:33

Kasper wrote:You don't even have to touch your smartwatch to just get one week :-D


I think I understand what your saying Kasper... :scratch:
But let me know if I misunderstood.

If I only use my Pebble as a watch (not connected to the mobile) I get 9 to 10 days.
Having said that, that's why I generally use it for what it's meant for, an easily accessible
snap shot of my phone, on my wrist. :-D
I only did it to find out just how long it would last..
Just shows how frugal it is cos when it is connected I get 5 to 6 days anyway. ;-)
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Post26 Feb 2015, 19:16

If I only use my Pebble as a watch (not connected to the mobile) I get 9 to 10 days.


wow didn't know that...thats not to bad. Still waiting for a boardmember to do a small review of the watch :-)
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Post26 Feb 2015, 22:32

Kasper wrote:
If I only use my Pebble as a watch (not connected to the mobile) I get 9 to 10 days.


wow didn't know that...thats not to bad. Still waiting for a boardmember to do a small review of the watch :-)

Very difficult to review I think :scratch: it's a real conundrum because it is forever evolving. (open sourced
unlike the dictatorship of apple)

Its like everything else in life (imho) its a compromise. Better than some (in some ways) worse than others, in others.
Or maybe it's because it looked like no body on here can be bothered with a watch that needs re-charging. M:)W:)M M:)W:)M M:)W:)M ;-) ;-)

NB. my revised Signature ref Mother of invention was a shot at Global issues/electric cars and the circular economy stuff etc. :grin1:
Along with a little reminder about homework. M:)W:)M

Which was touched upon in a thread started by me about the Pebble watch Titled: "More than a step in the right direction maybe."
Here. viewtopic.php?f=59&t=6950&hilit=+a+step+in+the

Horses for courses eh Kasper?? ;-) ;-)
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Its been so long i dont remember how i paid for my watch, it must have been via Paypal. Out of the blue, without any notification, my original payment was refunded this week. I went and looked on the web and it appears CST havent been able to overcome the technical problems associated in mass producing such a thin watch.This has resulted in a very high failure rate (nearly half) and it appears they have now run out of money. Why my payment was refunded and who instigated it remains a mystery. Lots of pissed off people out there though
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Post01 May 2015, 16:56

Maybe its a good thing that you got your money back instead of getting a product that doesn't quite work .. :)
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gjlelec wrote:Its been so long i dont remember how i paid for my watch, it must have been via Paypal. Out of the blue, without any notification, my original payment was refunded this week. I went and looked on the web and it appears CST havent been able to overcome the technical problems associated in mass producing such a thin watch.This has resulted in a very high failure rate (nearly half) and it appears they have now run out of money. Why my payment was refunded and who instigated it remains a mystery. Lots of pissed off people out there though


You got your money back. :?: :no:
You lucky B*$!@?D.
Just pick me 6 numbers from 1-49 please. M:)W:)M
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Post01 May 2015, 22:29

LMAO, i aint normally a betting man but i do get tempted a few times a year, Grand National etc. My latest bet(s) are to do with the Royal baby. If Kate had plopped it out on the 28th i would have one. If she emerges from the hospital wearing a yellow dress i win, if she calls the new sprog John, i win. And if i was WAPLE (prince William) i'd defo win
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gjlelec wrote:LMAO, i aint normally a betting man but i do get tempted a few times a year, Grand National etc. My latest bet(s) are to do with the Royal baby. If Kate had plopped it out on the 28th i would have one. If she emerges from the hospital wearing a yellow dress i win, if she calls the new sprog John, i win. And if i was WAPLE (prince William) i'd defo win


M:)W:)M M:)W:)M M:)W:)M
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Post06 May 2015, 21:25

So the Sanyo 1986 (2mm thick) still stays the thinnest working digital watch :-D

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