Jan 4, 2016 Boulder, Colorado

Sphero, leaders in connected play, announced today its first wearable technology, the Force Band™. Expanding outside of the heritage app-enabled robotic experiences, Sphero’s Force Band attaches to the wrist and utilizes gesture based controls to operate BB-8™.

Force Band™ Features:

  • Controls BB-8™ by Sphero through gestures like Force push, pull and drive.
  • Will enable BB-8™ by Sphero to follow its user as a result of arm motions and directional moves.
  • Compatible only with BB-8™ by Sphero.

“Branching out of app-enabled robotics and into new categories that enhance play patterns and user experience has always been our goal,”

said Paul Berberian, CEO.

“We continue to broaden the realm of what’s possible when it comes to robotics and through that, we are able to deepen the connection between user and Droid™. The introduction of our first gesture based wearable is a major milestone for Sphero.”


Additionally, Sphero revealed a special edition battle-worn BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™. Featuring movie-replica deco, the battle-worn Droid™ draws inspiration directly from BB-8, the breakout spherical star from Star Wars: The Force Awakens™. The Force Band and special edition Droid™ will be available Fall 2016 at retailers globally.

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