The Olio Model One Smartwatch is up for pre-order starting at $595

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We’ve covered plenty of devices that run Android Wear and we also let you know about the upcoming Apple Watch. Attractive wearables that are friendly to both platforms aren’t easy to find, but a new one is on the way with the Olio Model One Smartwatch.

As you can see from the photo, the Olio Model One doesn’t look anything like Apple wearable nor does it scream Android Wear. It runs its own OS which is geared to pair with either platform, and while it shares some similar features, it has a few tricks that definitely make it unique.

First up is the software, which gives you notifications in a new way. It’s swipeable, but uses “Temporal Streams” to show you things you’ve missed earlier or any upcoming alerts. The Control Hub feature will turn your wrist into a remote of sorts by allowing you to control other supported gadgets like music players, door locks, lights, and thermostats. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also Olio Assist, Intelligent Actions, and Dynamic Visualizations.

The design of the Olio Model One Smartwatch is the other big draw, and how you feel about that depends on how you feel about bezels. While sleek, it makes the “flat tire” on the Moto 360 look small as you have the outer silver ring, black bezel and flat spot with the logo. It’s stylish and looks like a modern timepiece, but that big black bar will certainly turn some folks off. As for the build quality, it’s made of 316L Stainless, and the face is covered in Ion-Exchange glass. Other features include water-resistance, wireless charging, Bluetooth 4.0, a microphone, and LTE.

The Olio Model One Smartwatch is up for pre-order at the company’s official site, and it is pricy as the regular stainless steel model starts at $595 while the Black model goes for $745. If the wearable seems like your cup of tea, you can find out more about it or put one up for pre-order at the link below.

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