Android-Based 'Smartwatch'

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Android-Based 'Smartwatch'

This smartwatch- or i'mWatch- is the first of its kind in the world. Created by BlueSky, and powered by Android, this device can synchronise information to an iOS, Android, Blackberry or Windows Phone 7 powered mobile device. It can be loaded with many applications and functions as a social-media-phone-business-gallery-watch.

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According to the technical specifications, the device has 64MB RAM, 4GB flash memory and a CPU capable of multitasking. The display is 1.5 inches diagonally across with 240x240 resolution. It's equipped with bluetooth 2.1 + EDR to connect to your smartphone and synchronise data. The smartwatch is powered by a 350mA battery giving you up to 48 hours standby time and can be charged by USB or the mains power adapter. The device has a 3.5mm headphone jack in the side and a built-in microphone and speaker for bluetooth calls.

The i'mWatch is loaded with apps which include:

  • watch- of course
  • i'music- music application which supports "all formats" of music file
  • calls- receive calls from the connected smartphone and answer them on speaker with ease
  • i'market- much like other application markets, allows you to download apps to add functionality to the device
  • address book- a very simple and easy to use contacts application which allows you to quickly call your friends
  • photos- all of your favourite pics on your wrist in a simple and flowing application
  • message preview- now checking your texts is as easy as checking the time!
  • stock market- get notifications to let you know of any changes in the stocks you follow
  • email preview- quickly and clearly see the sender and subject of new emails to allow you to access your email quickly on your phone
  • appointments- clearly see upcoming appointments at the glance of a notification
  • weather forcast- check the weather updated in real-time for your current location
  • notifications- get social updates from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and more

What's more, BlueSky are looking for developers to create new applications for their market with the idea that the history of smartwatch technology can be written now.
I believe the i'mWatch will be an impressive piece of technology when it is released- it is currently available to pre-order- and from the given graphics on the website it will certainly be visually attractive. The device can be pre-ordered at the price of around £250 ($350) from the official website.