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CES 2018 | BLOCKS Core modular smartwatch now available for purchase

BLOCKS Core modular smartwatch Stainless Steel with Sunrise Red strap
BLOCKS Core modular smartwatch
The BLOCKS Core modular smartwatch that started as a Kickstarter crowdfunded project is now available for anyone with full Android 8.0 Oreo onboard and support for Amazon Alexa voice commands.
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BLOCKS is a company with a short history that was founded back in 2014. However, it did not take them long to have the first prototypes of the Core modular smartwatch ready and, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over US$1.5 million, this wearable is now finally ready to reach everyone.

The BLOCKS Core is present at CES 2018 with the full version of Android 8.0 Oreo onboard and support for Android Alexa voice commands. Those interested can simply get the smartwatch without any module for US$259, but that would ruin the entire experience. The price of a module is US$35 and there are six of them currently available: environmental sensor (temperature, air pressure, humidity), heart rate monitor, LED (flashlight with strobe lighting and notifications), smart button (for launching apps), GPS (with GLONASS support), extra battery (25% additional autonomy).

In addition to the modules already available, more are expected to come in the future. According to the Kickstarter page, the list of upcoming modules includes a fingerprint reader, a camera, a flash memory module, a stress levels module, and more.

The BLOCKS Core can be customized with a silver or black body and a black or red strap. In addition to the price of the watch and the modules chosen, the buyer also has to pay for shipping: US$11 for the United States and US$15 for the rest of the world. Sadly, it seems that this modular smartwatch is not ready to hit its buyers yet since the official store page only mentions Q1 2018 as the shipping date. For now, those interested can still find it at CES 2018, or they can simply enjoy the videos below.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5435 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-01-11 (Update: 2018-01-11)