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Olio Model One Linux Smartwatch

Olio founder Steve Jacobs anounced Olio’s latest product; the Model One. This is a smartwatch that runs on a homegrown, Linux-based OS.

Olio Model One

Olio Model One

The Model One can communicate with either Android, or iOS devices. The cloud-based interface splits functions into 2 streams: an Earlier Stream that offers updates on what you have missed and a Later Stream that shows what is coming up. Sadly it’s not known yet how long the battery will last, but don’t expect impressive figures as most comparable smartwatches battery life only lasts for 1 or 2 days max.


Technical Details


  • 316L Stainless Steel Case
  • Natural Finish, Black PVD, 24-karat Gold, or 18-karat Rose Gold
  • Brushed with hand polished accents
  • High-impact Ion-Exchange glass or Sapphire crystal cover
  • Guilloché textured cover artwork
  • Olio’s signature copper rapid-charging coil


  • 47 mm case diameter
  • 12 mm case depth
  • 81 grams with genuine leather band
  • 161 grams with steel link bracelet
  • 50M water-resistant


  • Gold: Clear sky dial with sunfire yellow accents
  • Rose: Eclipse astral dial with blue turquoise accents
  • Steel: Radiant white markers with ice blue accents
  • Black: Technical dial with burnished gold accents


  • Android (version 4.3 or higher)
  • iOS (version 8.0 or higher)


  • Dual-mode Bluetooth 4.0 & LE


The Olio Model One is available in plain steel, black steel, rose, and gold with prices starting at $345 USD up to $1,195 USD. It will be available in the fall, this year.

You can see the Olio Model One in action in the video below.

The New York Times already reviewed the Olio Model One. You can read the review here.

Head over here to the Olio website for more info.