Motorola has launched its latest model for the Moto X smartphone dubbed “digital tattoo.” The device, which consists of a piece of circuitry that can be attached to the wrist, enables users to unlock their smartphones.
Digital tattoo is a thin, nickel-sized sticker with circuitry. Users can stick one to their wrists and unlock their cellphone by touching the device to the tattoo.
According to Motorola, people take an average of 2.3 seconds to unlock their phones, an action they perform approximately 39 times a day. Since this process can be tedious and cumbersome, many people are reluctant to unlock their phones. Motorola hopes the wearable technology will provide a more convenient way of unlocking mobile phones, though it is still not clear whether “digital tattoos” will turn out to be the next big fashion accessory.
The NFC-enabled technology is accessible via VivaLnk, with a pack of 10 costing $10, each lasts for five days and is wearable even when swimming, working out or showering.
The launch of Digital Tattoo comes after the company unveiled its Skip accessory, which is a wearable clip that permits users to unlock their phones with a single tap. The device was first revealed last year at the All Things Digital Conference.