The tiny wrist computer has long been an element of our favorite science fiction films. While they have been implemented in the past, the results have always been rather rudimentary. Lately, however, companies seem to be trying to revive the old notion of this technology, and finally they are starting to produce some eye-catching results. First there was Sony Ericcson’s LiveView. Then more recently Motorola unveiled the MOTOACTV, and now the latest contender is the i’mWatch. The i’mWatch is finally hitting on the core of what we all really want; a wrist computer. It is a cut above being a phone remote like the LiveView and less specialized that the MOTOACTV which is targeted at fitness. The watch of course runs Android and while it seems robust enough to stand on its own, it can pair with your phone to send and recieve calls or text messages as well as borrow the phone’s internet. This watch also has the others beat in terms of apps, at least prospectively. It will feature its own app store hosting apps dedictated to the 240×240 screen. They also gave mention of a music subscription service to go along with it. The last thing that seems to bring the i’mWatch a cut above the rest is aesthetics. For one, it looks like a watch more so than the other two and it also has more class. The thing on my mind now is, how much is this going to cost. If I were going to choose among them, I think I would opt for the i’mWatch, but the price has to be right. I and plenty of others will immediately lose interest if this device surpasses $100, realistically I would probably pay up to $75 for this watch, but I doubt it will be priced as such. If the MOTOACTV’s price is any indication, I suppose I’ll be waiting a bit longer for my own smartwatch.
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