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Reading on a smartwatch is possible thanks to ORP technology (pictures)
Reading on a smartwatch is possible, but it needs to be smart. And it can be smart thanks to Optimal Recognition Point technology.
If you ever wondered whether the smartwatch can be used for reading, the answer is “yes”. And it doesn’t mean reading tweets or Facebook notifications.
Major problem people have with reading on smartphones is the size of the screen, so how come we could read on something much smaller than iPhone 6?
It’s not the size of the screen, but the size of the font that matters. In book reading apps it can be enlarged, but that would bring disaster to the small screen of a smartwatch.
Who said you have to see the entire page on the screen of a smartwatch? Who said you have to swipe between pages? There is a way to avoid it.
It’s called ORP – Optimal Recognition Point. The technology, developed by Spritz, displays one word at a time, quickly replacing it with the next, and next, and next word in a sentence.
Thanks to that, the font size can be as big as possible. This reading technique is also more efficient than traditional way. Why? Because we save time used for following the words on a page.
ORP technology from Spritz is not something from the future. It’s already used by several speed-reading apps for iPhone/iPad and Android.
Increasing reading efficiency is one benefit. The other, in my opinion the bigger one, is about saving screen space.
And it’s where the smartwatch fits. Once you learn the technique of spritzing (and it takes a couple of minutes) you should be able to comfortably read on a smartwatch.
Farago Design has developed several concepts of how to adapt Spritz to watches. All the pictures featured in this post are courtesy of this New York based design company. The latest project (see the video) for Samsung and Barnes & Noble shows not only spritzing, but also a hand-off of a book from a larger device to a smartwatch.
Suddenly, in a blink of an eye – and without moving it – some things start to look possible.
Images via Farago Design.
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Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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