In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) enabled wearables, a new contender has emerged to challenge the status quo. Colorado-based software development company Limitless has unveiled the Limitless Pendant, a compact and innovative AI device set to redefine how we interact with technology.

Unlike predecessors like the Humane AI Pin, which faced criticism for its attempts to replace smartphones, the Limitless Pendant offers a unique proposition. Measuring just 31.9mm wide and 16mm thin, this coin-sized wearable device is designed to be worn as a necklace or clipped onto clothing, offering a discreet yet powerful AI assistant experience.

At the heart of the Limitless Pendant is its ability to capture, summarize, and take notes on audio from any source accessible through its web app. Equipped with multiple microphones, the device ensures high-quality audio recording even in noisy environments, boasting an impressive 100-hour battery life. By seamlessly syncing via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, users can effortlessly access their recorded audio and notes across various platforms, including web, macOS, and Windows.

According to Dan Siroker, CEO of Limitless, the pendant represents a leap forward in AI technology, aiming to augment and even replace human intelligence in tasks such as memory retention and focus enhancement. By leveraging past experiences, conversations, and observations, the Limitless Pendant acts as a personalized AI assistant, freeing users from the burdens of note-taking and administrative tasks.

One of the standout features of the Limitless Pendant is its real-time transcription and note-taking capabilities. During conversations or meetings, the device records, transcribes, and summarizes key points, ensuring that users never miss important details. Additionally, the pendant offers personalized meeting preparation, drawing from the user’s history and preferences to provide tailored tips and insights before important engagements.

Privacy and security concerns are addressed through features like ‘Consent Mode,’ which records only the voices of those who explicitly consent to be recorded, and the ‘Confidential Cloud’ infrastructure, ensuring user data remains secure and under their control.

With an introductory price of US$99 and a suite of advanced features available through the Limitless Pro subscription, the Limitless Pendant aims to make AI wearables accessible to a wide range of consumers. Shipping is set to commence in August, with reservations currently open on the Limitless website.

In comparison to predecessors, the Limitless Pendant offers a sleek design, focused functionality, and a significantly lower price point, positioning itself as a compelling alternative in the burgeoning market of AI wearables.