Category: Smartwatch

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I’m Watch Android Watch, a growing market for smart Android watches

Posted by Charbax – January 21, 2013

Italian startup I'm Watch thus far has sold 30 thousand Android wrist watches worldwide, with pre-orders for over 50 thousand units, their goal is to sell more than 100 thousand units this year. For now the watch runs on the Freescale i.MX233 and runs Android 2, with certain Android applications being optimized for the I'm Watch, Bluetooth synchronization with any Android or iPhone. Thus when you get calls, you can see caller ID on your watch, you can use the watch as Bluetooth headset, dial contacts, view email titles/senders, IM messages, plenty other Android notifications can be programmed to be shown on the watch. They have a gold version for 13000 euros, Titanium version for 800 euros, silver version for 1500 euros and the regular one has an MSRP of 350 euros ($389 in the USA, currently with a $150 discount, thus $239). They are also launching the I'm Here GPS Tracker, with a SIM card built-in, the GPS tracker can be used to track all types of things everywhere in the country. You can put it in the bicycle, inside the car, inside a bag, in pockets of children, etc, then it can localize the GPS tracker on your phone or on your I'm watch.

My video with I'm Watch filmed last year when they showed the first prototype of the device in 2011 got over 372 thousand views thus far, 351 comments, I guess my video-blogging kind of helped them launch the device. I'm looking forward to (I guess, and I'd like to see) the next version to be slimmer, lighter, using Bluetooth 4.0 low power, run on a faster Jelly Bean compatible ARM Processor, and run tons more Android notifications synchronizations apps, use a sunlight readable Pixel Qi LCD or an E Ink display for the display to stay turned on the whole day, thus whenever you glance at your watch, it always shows time, notifications and everything, no need to reach it and push the button to turn on the display.

I'd like to see the Android smart watch device market explode during 2013, I'd like to see real useful usage being demonstrated and proven to work perfectly on this type of device. They gave me an I'm Watch which I am now going to try to test over the next days and weeks and I'll report and post some video reviews on my hopeful success in being able to use it to improve my overall Android and smart device usage and experience. 2013 is the year that wearable computing becomes a mass market success, this device is one of the first examples of what we can expect.

Casio G-Shock GB-6900AA Bluetooth 4.0 Smartphone interface

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2013

Casio is finally launching their Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch to interface with smartphones such as Android phones and the iPhone, the phone can run 2 years on a regular wrist watch battery even with the Bluetooth 4.0 connection being active most of the time every day, when you get a call, it can light up and vibrate your watch, make it beep, display the caller ID, other features such as notifications, social network updates can also be enabled and managed through the app on the smartphone.

CST-01: The World’s Thinnest Watch

Posted by Charbax – January 10, 2013

Check out this ultra thin ultra low power, ultra light E Ink wrist watch. You charge it for 10 minutes and it displays the time and updates the eink screen each minute for about a month. It's on kickstarter now at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1655017763/cst-01-the-worlds-thinnest-watch

Mutewatch at CES 2013

Posted by Charbax – January 9, 2013

Check out the Mutewatch.

Yves Behar at Gigaom Roadmap #roadmapconf

Posted by Charbax – November 7, 2012

Yves Behar talks about wearable computing, the Ouya project on Kickstarter, the upcoming OLPC XO Tablet and more. Design has the power to educate, inform, change society and create new opportunities where none existed. And in an environment of connectivity, design has another aim: It wants to be free. Hear why from the designer that brought you the Jawbone headset, the open-source game console Ouya, and many other groundbreaking product designs.

You can also watch his discussion with Om Malik at Gigaom Roadmap here:

Stefan Olander shows Nike Fuel Band at Gigaom Roadmap #roadmapconf

Posted by Charbax – November 7, 2012

Connected gadgets attached to our bodies are enabling us to track and manage our physical routines, fitness plans and health functions.

Hear how design and data will deliver the quantified self. You can also watch the official discussion video here:

Oregon Scientific Bluetooth Smart Watch at the HKTDC Electronics Fair

Posted by Charbax – October 25, 2012

Oregon Scientific shows their newest Bluetooth wrist watch that connects to Android, iPhones, iPads over bluetooth to send and receive information, this one sounds optimized for sports, fitness and play applications. This video was filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair.

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HK Dream-Tech MP4 wrist watch and MT6577 Android phone

Posted by Charbax – October 12, 2012

please watch this video and write an interesting description of this video in the comments that I can use here on YouTube and on my blog. I'm too busy video-blogging. Thanks!!

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The 2″ Android Watch at the Canton Electronics Fair

Posted by Charbax – April 21, 2012

At the Canton Electronics Fair, I found perhaps the supplier or the partner of DVIP Phaeton that I filmed last CES that was showing this 2" MT6516 based Android wrist watch.

Mute Watch at Lift 2012

Posted by Charbax – February 25, 2012

The Mute Watch is made by Mai-Li Hammargren, it provides an interesting design, display and user interface. You can order it for 199 Euros at: http://mutewatch.com