I recently had a chance to get my hands on the new WIMM One from WIMM Labs, which is an Android-powered module that becomes a smart watch when it’s inserted into the accompanied watchstrap. Over the last year, there has been several Android watches released, but the WIMM One just might be the cream of the crop. The WIMM One can work as an extension of your phone, but it’s powerful enough to also run apps. The WIMM Labs Micro App Store Beta opened only about a week ago, but you will already find 30 or so apps ranging from games, lifestyle, and productivity. I expect it to continue to grow exponentially.
The WIMM One measures 1.26 inches by 1.42 inches and is 0.49 inches thick (about 12.5mm). It has a 1.41-inch (160 x 160) TFT capacitive touchscreen display, a Samsung ARM11 processor running at 667 MHz, 256MB of RAM, 2GB of internal storage, WiFI, Bluetooth, an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a GPS, and is splash resistant. It’s priced at $199, which includes the WIMM One 330 Module, USB charging kit, and a black watchstrap.
It’s running on Android 2.1, which at first was a turnoff for me, but after using the WIMM One for a short time I realized it really doesn’t matter what version of Android it is. It’s a completely forked version and is not meant to have all the capabilities of a phone or a tablet. Nonetheless, the WIMM One has a lot of capabilities which I plan on showing you in a series of videos.
Starting today with part 1, I will show you the initial setup, the core functionality, watchfaces, and the pre-installed apps.
Look for Part 2 soon, which will show you the capabilities of the Companion app, which links your WIMM One to your phone via Bluetooth.