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Ottm is the wooden band for your smartwatch

Ottm is a crowd-sourced project to bring wooden smartwatch bands to the market. For every band sold, Ottm is planting a tree in a national forest.

Published onMarch 31, 2016


If you’re a smartwatch owner, then you’re probably well aware that the number of options you have for your band isn’t really overwhelming. If you’re not a fan of leather, silicone, or metal, then you’re kind of just up a creek without a paddle. What Ottm is promising is the opportunity to really stand out with your smartwatch’s look. The hand-crafted wooden bands look perfect for someone rocking a less techy or corporate vibe, and with three options to choose from, there’s something here for just about anybody.

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No matter which variant you go for, these bands are splashproof and can be used on Android Wear, Pebble, or Apple watches. This Indiegogo campaign has a goal of just $7,000, and the lowest amount you can chip in to get your hands on one of these bands is $25 plus shipping. However, if you throw $99 at the project, you’ll get all three variants. If you’re a business or fundraiser and you want to snatch up a fair quantity of these stylish bands, $450 will get you 5 of each of the 3 styles.


So what kind of options do you have with Ottm? First on the table is Maple, which offers a crisp, lighter color aesthetic. This band provides some nice contrast for darker colored smartwatches, and it kind of has a delightful summery feel to it. Snagging Maple will run you $25 if you make the early bird special.


Next up is Zebrawood, which sports a much more complex grain work. Although it’s quite striking, you’ve got to be careful with this option. If you’re already rocking a heavily detailed face and a more baroque smartwatch body then this could look pretty noisy on your wrist. Best paired with simple, elegant smartwatches. Early funders can catch Zebrawood for $39.


Lastly, we have Sandalwood, and my God is it sexy. This earthy-colored, red-leaning band seems like it would pair well with just about anything. The contrast in colors between the inner and outer links is stylishly gripping, and it makes for one of the most unique smartwatch bands we’ve ever seen. Sandalwood will run you $65 whether you’re early or not.

If all this isn’t enough for you, Ottm is pledging to plant a tree in a national park for every single band they ship. That’s pretty cool, and not something you see everyday from a crowdsourced campaign. If this article reads a bit glowingly, it’s because this is one of our favorite crowdsourced projects that we’ve seen in the last few weeks. With a reasonable goal, a cool product, and a promise to give back to nature with each item sold, there’s a lot to like here. Click the button below to check out the campaign yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments. Which band catches your eye the most?

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