Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 15:50 UTC
Apple "According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays with ITO-coated glass." It must be the holiday lull. I'm this close to putting this in the joke category.
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Antartica_ on Fri 28th Dec 2012 10:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2012-12-28

Just for completeness, there exists now a watch like that: the metawatch.

Of the current crop of smart watches (sony smartwatch, imwatch, metawatch and wimm), the metawatch has versions that connect with the iPhone, and shows notifications, SMSs et al in the watch. It also supports call notification.

In the android camp, I know that work has been done in the android support program to implement call notification/rejection, but don't know if rejection is completely implemented.

For more information:

http://www.metawatch.org/

Be aware that the firmware is somewhat rough around the edges, especially for iPhone users (with android it has had a lot more testing, although it can be a little finicky with the phone firmware's bluetooth stack; it works best with CyanogenMod).

Both the watch firmware and the phone support app are open source, with caveats (the watch firmware has a binary blob for the bluetooth stack).

Discaimer: I own a metawatch since September 2011.

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