Shenzhen Phaeton Nice Electronic High-Tech Manufacturing Co Ltd is showing this Android Watch shown at CES 2012. It supports 2 SIM GPRS/voice cards on the MTK6516 processor, soon they'll use the faster 3G-enabled MTK6573 processor. For now it's Froyo, the MTK6573 may support Ice Cream Sandwich soon, to be confirmed. So this is not just an Android watch, thanks to the Mediatek processor, it can replace your smartphone. It has a built-in camera, MicroSD card slot, speaker, microphone and more. It uses a 2" 320x240 QVGA capacitive touch screen, standby battery can be about 1 week, 36 hours active use, to be confirmed. The price is just $200 for bulk orders, minimum order quantity of 500. They also show a $70 1.5" feature phone watch and a
Communicates with your Android smartphone that has an ultra low power Bluetooth 4.0 support. Battery life is about 2 years with Bluetooth synchronized to your phone 12 hours per day. It synchronizes with incoming calls, incoming SMS, with time zone changes, it can sound an alarm on your phone if you can't find it. They are expanding the functionality to support other apps in Android.
They are launching before Christmas, it's a $299/299€ Android watch, running on the Freescale i.MX233 ARM9 processor, it has a 1.54" capacitive touch screen, with Bluetooth it synchronizes with any Android phone, iPhone or other smartphone, there is an API to adapt Android apps to it.
The concept is pretty awesome, this small touch screen bluetooth screen that can be worn as a watch can interact with any of your Bluetooth enabled Android devices, it's got an SDK for app developers to add Bluetooth remote functionality for their apps. I'm hoping someone make remote controlling for VOIP apps, calling contacts, and other useful Android apps on your smartphone or tablet.
- I want a Bluetooth remote on my watch for my tablets, yes 50€ Sony Ericsson LiveView is here (armdevices.net)
- Sony Ericsson LiveView update is here, promises improved connections and Bluetooth compatibility (engadget.com)