Read at ridiculous-speed with this brand new tech for Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 smart watch
Imagine smashing through a new book every single day, just on your commute. A new bt of mobile tech called Spritz, coming to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 smart watches, provides a clever way of doing just that, by flashing words at you rapid-fire at speeds up to 1,000 words-per-minute (wpm).
By cleverly positioning the words on screen and training your brain to pick up on them as they zip by, Spritz reckons it can get you smashing through entire books in less time than it takes to watch a movie. It also means you’ll be able to breeze through epics in well under a day – for instance, the mighty tome A Dance with Dragons (part of the Game of Thrones ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series), which contains roughly 416,000 words, could feasibly be completed in just seven hours. Madness.
The GIFs below give you an idea of how Spritz works. You can start off slowly, reading at a rate of 250wpm, and once your brain is comfortable with the fast processing speed, crank it up a notch. Soon, with a bit of practice, you should be relaxed enough to whizz through at a crazy rate.
Ramping up to 350wpm:
And now a bit of 500wpm. Getting a headache yet?
Sadly there’s no 1,000wpm GIF, but given how nippy the 500wpm version is, those sort of speeds must be little more than a blur. You’ll obviously need to be 100% focused on your phone or watch for this to work, so we’re thinking some earplugs or brainless music will be needed if you plan on using Spritz on your commute.
Source: Huffington Post