Who would have thought that a gentle tap can transfer information, keep track of one’s health parameters and even authenticate someone’s identity? Moving ahead, this single tap can even pay bills or control electric appliances that are connected by internet. All this and more of such features can be found in the latest line of unique Lycos digital wearables that will be launched this Monday.
The company believes the products give a meaning to living within the Internet, rather than around it. “The most valuable commodity in life is time and this technology helps Lycos Life users maximize their time by making smarter and more informed decisions using the data they receive from Lycos Life,” said Lycos president and chief strategy officer Brad Cohen.
Lycos Life has the capability to intelligently sense individuals’ everyday patterns and transfer this information securely and wirelessly to their phone via Bluetooth and its Tap to Transfer (T2T) communication protocol. Their wearable devices will also allow users to automatically monitor their activity, sleep, heart rate, incoming calls, and important notifications from their phone completely hands-free.
“We have been living and learning the Internet for the past 20 years, now the Internet is starting to learn us,” said Lycos chairman and CEO Suresh Reddy. “Originally, what Lycos set out to solve was simplifying and making searching on the Internet more productive. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year, Lycos solving a new problem by simplifying your digital life,” he added.
“In the next few years, about 70 billion devices, which run on electricity, will be connected to the internet and these gadgets will talk to each other. Our product will simplify your digital life,” said Mr. Reddy, adding that “it has the unique ability to tell who you are, based on your pattern and behaviour”. Presently, the wearables are only supported by an android app but the company is working to launch an app compatible with Apple iPhones.
The company has also launched a not-for-profit initiative, ‘Lycos Life Project’, and linked it with the sales of the two products. The project will be funded with revenue generated from five per cent of the sales, which will be used to provide free water and air sensors to affected households.