Computers On Your Wrist
from the it's-about-time dept
For a while I’ve been wondering why companies haven’t made more of an effort to somehow involve the wristwatch into computing. I mean, it seemed like the perfect thing. Here was a (usually) electronic device that a large percentage of the population already wore on their bodies most of the time. It certainly beats having to train people to carry around a clunky “handheld” device. I know that watches are small, and it’s tough to add too many features, but I figured someone would do something creative with them. It looks like IBM may finally be getting somewhere with their WatchPad, which they’re working on with Citizen. It seems that they’re not trying to make the device do everything, but instead, work well with other devices. Hopefully more “watch-related” computing devices will start showing up soon. Sooner or later, someone will get it right. Update: Another article about the watch that includes pictures.