Wednesday, 13 July 2011

World's First Smartwatch - i'm Watch

While many have tried to replicate the phone inside a watch look, not many products have moved forward from the concept design stages to get into full-fledged production. However, there is always a first, and this time seems to be I’m Watch, which has been described as an “Android-based smartwatch” in the making. Compatible with Android-based cell phones as well as iOS devices, (Apple products), the watch is available in two variants depending on your taste of luxury quotient. Developed by Milan-based Blue Sky s.r.l, you can pick up the I'm Jewel or the less opulent I’m Color variant.

is being developed by an Italian producer, and is currently available for pre-order. Initially the price tag was very high, but it is now being offered in a cheaper, colored version called I'm Color. The watch is scheduled to be released this October.

The I'm Watch website showcases two versions of the product. I'm Jewel is a luxury version, designed with precious materials (titanium, gold) and jewels (diamonds), with prices ranging from EUR599 to EUR11,999 (US$840 - $16,833). The I'm Color collection is priced at EUR249 (US$349), however, you'd need to pay 20 percent of the price in advance to have your order secured. The current offer will last until July 18, according to the website.

The company behind I'm Watch is Milan-based Blue Sky s.r.l. Some of the features of the device include the following:
  • iPhone 4 and Android smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth
  • It will allow users to make calls and receive calls, text messages, and e-mails
  • Users will be able to use its speakerphone for hands-free phone calls
  • Via its touchscreen, users will be able to view Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare notifications, as well as a photo gallery
  • Exclusive apps will be available for download via the "I'm Store" and music via "I'music"
  • Specs include: 1.54'' 240x240 pixel color TFT display, 4GB of built-in storage, 64MB of RAM, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support, Li-Po 600 mAh battery
The I'm Watch seems to still be some distance from completion, and its description is rather brief at the moment. Shipping is nonetheless set to begin October 31.

via: imwatchgizmag



i'm so in love with IT!

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