Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wristwatches, Reimagined - Will Young Shoppers Care? - NYTimes.com

Or, you could buy a strap for your iPod Nano

Last month at an H.P. event in Shanghai, Phil McKinney, the chief technology officer of the company’s personal systems group, displayed the MetaWatch, a prototype developed by Fossil that he described as the first generation of “the connected watch.”

This version has Bluetooth, but the long-term vision is to give it the wireless capability to be the hub of every Internet-ready portable device you own — phone, laptop, tablet. The MetaWatch would be “the mobile Wi-Fi hotspot on your wrist,” Mr. McKinney said in the presentation.

Wristwatches, Reimagined - Will Young Shoppers Care? - NYTimes.com

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