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Epic Cellular introduces Mini and Signature Edition watchphones

Epic Signature Edition smartwatch with Java OS and phone features
Epic Signature Edition
These two new Epic Watchphones are worn on the wrist or as a necklace, are built using premium stainless steel and offer full phone capabilities.

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While most smartwatches currently on the market need a smartphone companion to fully unleash their potential, the Epic Cellular line of watchphones "are capable of replacing user’s day-to-day cellular devices." These two devices can be worn as a necklace or on the wrist and allow their users to send and receive phone calls, write messages, go online, take high quality photos and even more.

According to the official press release, the Epic Mini and Epic Signature Edition "operate on unlocked GSM SIM cards that are compatible with any carrier and provide service anywhere in the globe." These are their highlights:

  • Display: 2-inch LCD
  • Cameras: 1.3 MP HD camera with video recording
  • Storage: up to 32 GB, internal
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Autonomy: up to 74 hours with 6 hours of talk time on a single charge
  • Operating system: Java
  • Sensors: heart rate, health tracking
  • Colors: black or silver (Signature Edition) and red, white, or black (Mini)

The Epic Watchphones family is available for pre-order on Indiegogo for $220 USD (Mini) and $249 USD (Signature Edition).

Epic Signature Edition smartwatch with phone capabilities
Epic Signature Edition smartwatch
Epic Mini smartphone necklace, waterproof and featuring voice control
Epic Mini smartphone necklace
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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09-23 (Update: 2014-09-23)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.