i’mWatch – the newest contender in the Android watch lineup

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.

Video after the break

[via Phandroid]

About the Author: Jim Farmer

Originally from Mathews Virginia, Jim is now residing in Newport News where he attends Christopher Newport University, majoring in Computer Science. He interns with NASA Langley by day, and scours the internet for Android News by night. In his free time, he enjoys stand-up paddle-boarding, pwning on XBOX Live, coding, or hanging out with his favorite gal in the world, Morgan. His hero is Dean Kamen, you know, aside from Andy Rubin, and as for politics he’s for Open Source, Net Neutrality, and Unlimited Data.

  • Amine

    i think the price is around 300$ or more.

  • Ben

    Ha $300. Hilarious.

  • cm

    There are prices listed they start at 300€

  • Gerald

    This is the coolest iteam ive seen all year, I hope they continue to produce amazing products.

  • Droid

    looks stupid and useless. might as well put a strap on a smartphone and tie it around the wrist.

  • Holger

    we will see if this device will ever see the light.. has been delayed twice now, the video shows renderings only, even when he is using it “live” (seen the delay when doing the last swipe?). and it is way too big, italians are usually small, but it still looks too big for me… 24h running time with bluetooth on is ridiculous (see tech specs on their site imwatch.it) . so i will skip the first version and wait for the Apple iWatch, which will be the next iPod nano….

  • The 299€ is just for the basic version. The ones pictured above are the luxury versions and they are 9999€. Smh… had my hopes up for nothin…

  • Macy

    The name sounds like IOS, shoule be DoridWatch :)

  • syah

    should be I’M S ..