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LINK: pt uploaded pictures of his latest gadget - the Fossil Pocket PC Watch [UPDATE: 18.07.02]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 17.07.02 - 13:03:00 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 5148x
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pt posted some cool and detailed pictures of his latest gadget, the Fossil Pocket PC Watch.

Fossil's Wrist PDA-PC is the ultimate companion to your Pocket PC! The seamless infrared interface easily downloads the information from your five main handheld applications, stored on your Pocket PC into your Wrist PC! The information can then be accessed through the different applications on the watch. Carry your contacts, calendar, tasks, and notes all on your wrist. Other features include a special Today application, customized watch faces, convenient drop down menus, view screen options, EL backlight, and a joystick for easy navigation. Water resistant up to 30 meters. See size. 4.5 cm x 6 cm x 1.7 cm.

Get all pictures at pt's site!

Update: Brad Adrian from Pocket PC Thoughts put together his detailed review about the Fossil Pocket PC Watcht you can find here at Thoughts.

His conclusion: The Fossil PDA watch is definitely a cool toy, with a lot of cutting-edge capabilities. Even though it is fairly large, its contoured shape makes it very comfortable to wear and use. I you’re looking for a way to carry detailed Contacts, Task and Notes information with you, this may be the device for you.

The feature I was most interested in using is the ability to view my Calendar and Contact entries without having to refer to my desktop PC or Pocket PC. Viewing Contacts worked very well for me, and I like the fact that both phone numbers and e-mail addresses are stored. However, retrieving Calendar data simply takes too long for my tastes and I still found it much easier to simply use my Pocket PC.

In my opinion, this slowness and the time it takes to actually get data onto the watch are major detractions. If these issues can be resolved, this would be a killer device. The watch currently does what I expect it to do, but in its present incarnation probably only the most steadfast technophiles will be patient enough to use it on an everyday basis.

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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