In case regular or smart watches aren’t in your taste, the German company Paprcuts Gang came up with an interesting alternative – it released a relatively cheap but definitely unusual device called Papr Watch. Basically, it’s a wearable but it’s made of Tyvek – the durable, high-density, synthetic polyethylene fibre produced by DuPont. Tyvek is often used for protecting building during construction but Germans found another application for it.
Paprcuts Gang chose Tyvek for the watch because of amazing properties. The material is very lightweight, strong and water-resistant. The latter means that users can take showers and even swim while wearing this watch. Apart from that, Tyvek allowed manufacturers to express their creativity at the fullest. As a result, there are 29 different designs available for purchase.
Unfortunately, this magical material is the only hi-tech thing about this watch. Other than that, Papr Watch only tells the time. At least, it has a pretty big battery which works non-stop for around 2 years.
Papr Watch can be pre-ordered in Indiegogo. The first shipments start in August.