Glocon Bracelet Combines NFC and Bluetooth
Glocon, the combination of NFC and Bluetooth 4.0, will be launching on Kickstarter later this year.
The waterproof bracelet includes a micro USB connection, vibration motor, LED glow strips and pressure sensors, which makes it ideal for receiving and displaying notification from a number of different devices thanks to the inclusion of both NFC and Bluetooth, the startup says.
“Everything from the color glowing intensity to the vibration pattern can be configured on a Glocon device so that you can automatically identify who is calling you or what notification you have without having to look at your mobile phone,” the team explains.
Glocon could function as a mobile wallet. Parents could top up their children’s bracelets and block them from spending in particular shops or impose payments limits remotely from a PC.
Due to its 50 meter range, parents could also be notified in the same way when their child ventures out of range in a busy shopping center.
The Glocon team is now seeking developers to work with its open SDK to create a wider ecosystem for not only payments but also other uses such as social marketing and access control.