We were pretty excited about the Agent Smart Watch in the early part of 2013, but the Windows Phone compatible accessory, which was meant to reach backers around December 2013, appears to still be some time from market.
A delay in the delivery in custom backlights has been one of the main hold-ups, and of course there is no guarantee there will not be others.
However the team has been putting their time to good use, and has sought Qi charging pre-qualification, which should speed up final certification when the device is finalized.
They have also been extending the feature set of the watch, which will now offer even more Bluetooth 4.0 Proximity features and also allow 3rd party developers access to that API.
That means not only will the watch be able to alert users when they get separated from their phone, or be able to lock your PC when you leave the room, but the smart watch may even be able to integrate with accessories like Fitbit or the Nest thermostat and other Agent smart watch users.
At present it is expected to take another 30 days to finalize the watch case and build samples, then another 30 to get Qi and FCC/IC/CE certification before the device will finally be able to enter production. This suggests to me we can only expect the smart watch some time in Spring or early Summer, but then it seems we will be getting a lot better product than initially offered.
Those unfamiliar with the project can see a video of the original device concept after the break.
Keep a watch on the Agent Smart Watch progress at Kickstarter here.