The recently launched Siempo smartphone hopes to help combat a huge problem facing many of us, lacking focus and wasting time. Siempo makes it easy to either be fully connected or present by offering a ‘less distracting’ operating system and plenty of features so you can be mindful about your smartphone use.

The phone features a four-inch screen with 8GB of internal storage. Siempo handles everything your typical smartphone does like texting, playing music and weather, and also comes equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and front and rear camera. To start, it will only support GSM phone networks like AT&T and T-Mobile.

Unlike most phones, Siempo lacks a traditional homescreen and instead uses a multi-purpose search box deemed the Intention Field. This is effectively the main portal to interacting with the device and allows you to find contacts, create reminders and even send messages. When you wake up, Siempo’s Mindful Morning feature can also replace your notifications with a series of meditation tasks, so you start the day out on a better note. Hardware-wise, Siempo has a dedicated button that allows you to temporarily disable notifications for a time length of your choice. Starting at $279, Siempo can currently be preordered over on Kickstarter. If all goes well with the campaign, the phone will be shipping later this year in December.

Siempo is designed from the ground up to help you keep your focus where you want it. It’s a new way to access what mobile phones have to offer, on your terms. Having built technology that helped millions of people communicate digitally, our team has spent three years figuring out how to stay connected in a more balanced way.

Source: Kickstarter