GigaOM: Mobilize | Will Texas Instruments power your next watch?
May 4, 2011
GigaOM: Mobilize — May 4, 2011 | Kevin C. Tofel
Consumers may not be quite ready for wearable computers, but watch-maker Fossil, along with Texas Instruments, thinks the time is near. The Fossil project, known as Meta Watch, brings a “wearable development system aimed at inspiring the next generation of connected-watch applications.” The Meta Watch will cost $200 when it arrives in July and is powered by TI’s MSP430 ultra-low-power microcontroller and Bluetooth chip.
Hopefully, the Bluetooth solution from TI eliminates that problem, so I can just glance at my wrist instead of firing up the smartphone just to check emails and Facebook updates. Maybe I feel this way just because I’m reading Ray Kurzweil’s book The Singularity Is Near, but I’m ready for wearable computing devices. [...]