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Microsoft SPOT Watches

Has anyone tried these yet? I just bought one. I don't know how useful it is yet, but it's kind of cool.
I do think there is some potential if Microsoft lets third-party developers to develop for this platform.
Thoughts?

Anon
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Anon :

How much does the widget cost ?

Electro
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

I bought the cheapest one. I bought the Abacus Wrist Net Watch from CompUSA for $108 + $59/year for MSN Direct Services.

Anon
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

"I don't know how useful it is yet, but it's kind of cool."

Nuff said.

Simon Lucy
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

more here (including Flash demo):

http://direct.msn.com

runtime
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Most of us probably not budge until something like big blue's Linux Watch comes around, and besides phones work well as watches and some of they now have Linux or Java.

Li-fan Chen
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Personally, apart from the "early adopter, must buy cool stuff" thing, I don't think we're the ideal market for these watches.

The watch doesn't give you anything you can't get from the box in front of you right now.

The people that will really benefit from them are people who aren't connected all the time - traditional consultants, managers, salesmen, teachers, etc, etc, etc.

Of course, you young'uns that have lives may want to push for "bar hopping status reports" - then it would be a must-have... [grin]

Philo

Philo
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

>"bar hopping status reports"
They don't have that yet on that. But hey, Philo, you might be able to talk to your buddies at MSN Direct and have them develop it :)

Anon
Thursday, January 15, 2004

And people were complaining about Tivo subscriptions... now you need an annual subscription just to use a watch.  <g>

Robert Jacobson
Thursday, January 15, 2004

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