Found this on engadget – this is the Tissot SPOT watch I was trying to find earlier.
The Tissot High T Touch Screen watch is likely the most advanced watch you can get, not only does it have a touch screen— but like all SPOT watches, it receives personalized content such as news, weather and stock updates, calendar appointment reminders from Outlook, Instant Messages from MSN, sports, daily diversions, horoscopes and lottery information. And you’ll need to be checking the lottery for this purchase… Tissot is also offering a special white-glove service through which customers can have their Smart Watch activated at the point of purchase, the watch also includes 6 months or service— all costing you about $725.
Looks pretty nice, eh? – All we need now is programatic access to the SPOT data stream and we will be all set. Imaging kicking off an operating system build and having IM notification being sent to your watch – or having an automated alert from the IT group if your server needs attention – or whatever.
There are two things I would really like to see for SPOT watches, first the ability to send custom IM messages to the watch, second is the ability to write my own custom watch faces (I hear this is coming) – wouldn’t it be cool to have a watch face design competition?
Right now SPOT watches seem to be selling (in the US) for just over $100 through to $700 (the Tissot) – I’m sure we’re going to see more channels coming online, it would be good to have 3rd parties also create custom channels.
Right now I’m signed up to two subscription services from Microsoft, the SPOT service so that I can continue getting stock, news, weather, IM, daily diversion etc… and X-Box Live.
Do you have a problem with paying for mothly services, or would you prefer a one-time “lifetime” payment (kinda like Tivo).