fossil wrist pda redux

Fossil Wrist PDA Redux

Hopefully Fossil is serious this time about their new Wrist PDA: a complete Palm OS (4.1) constructed right into a wristwatch. Actually, I’m sure they were rather serious the first-time they pronounced the Wrist PDA and took “Best of COMDEX” in the cellular apparatuses group almost two years, even though it looks situation conspired against Fossil, along with the watch vanished from their website as abruptly as it had seemed. I consider Amazon had even began taking preorders, though presumably, everyone’s cash was safely returned, and I’m positive there were no hard feelings.

fossil wrist pda

Don’t stress, Fossil – I’m not writing this to accuse you of bogus guarantees and vaporware. To the contrary. I’m writing this to congratulate you on getting the job back on course. I consider it’s in everyone’s best interest that bleeding edge apparatuses such as the Wrist PDA not be released until they’re prepared, and I also consider this particular merchandise isn’t any less striking and important now than it was when it was initially pronounced. Quite simply, I’m still dying to own one.

Characteristics and specs:

  • Palm OS 4.1 (English).
  • Motorola Dragonball VZ 33MHz. Not much by now’s PDA standards, but pretty darn impressive to get a watch.
  • 2MB of RAM. The very first PDA I ever owned was an unique “updated” variation with 4MB. Again, quite remarkable to get a watch.
  • 16 level grayscale with backlight; 160*160 pixels.
  • Address Book, Date Book, To Do List, Memo Pad, Calculator, and even the time.
  • Support for the majority of Palm OS 4.1 compatible programs.
  • Customizable watch faces.
  • Touch screen input signal.
  • Miniature stylus hidden in the watch’s band. Sleek!
  • Builtin page up, page down, and back buttons.
  • Three-direction rock switch (aka jog dial). Well done, Fossil.
  • USB interface.
  • Infrared data transfer.
  • Internal rechargeable battery and an AC power adapter to recharge it.
  • 4-5 days of battery life. Seems pretty comparable to an MSN Direct watch.
  • Wrist PDA SDK for the software developers among you (a free download from Fossil’s website).

So hopefully the delay is finally nearly finished. Whenever I’m able ot get my hands on one, you may be certain I’ll post an in-depth review.