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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rklrkl
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2005-07-06

I'd want all the normal digital watch functionality thought of first and only then add on the smart features. For example, use my favourite Casio watch as a starting point:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-WV-58DU-1AVEF-Ceptor-Bracelet-Digital...

Metal strap, radio-controlled time (could replace this with Bluetooth time sync I suppose, but radio control is better - doesn't require a nearby Bluetooth device), shows the *full* time and date (including the DST indicator and year and you can put it in the "correct" DDMM format - yay!), stopwatch, alarm, countdown timer, second time zone.

Now add smart features:

Colour display (or at least greyscale), notifications, vibrate for alarm/notifications, run custom apps (probably wouldn't be full Android apps) sideloaded from Bluetooth.

Problem is that all that wouldn't cost 30 pounds I bet!

Edited 2012-12-28 11:57 UTC

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