Bluetooth – despite being named after an obscure king of Denmark, we all had high hopes for the short wave radio transmission system when it first hit mobile phones back in the annals of 1994. Then again, we also thought we’d all become overnight millionaires that same year too thanks to something called the ‘National Lottery’ launching, so clearly it was a gaff-prone 12-months.
Sadly, other than making people look a bit mental as they chunner onto themselves in cars everywhere, Bluetooth never really rose to become anything other than a means to avoid a £60 fine and having three points slapped on your licence. Until now…
This is the Meta Watch, a cunning wrist-worn accessory to your digital life that uses Bluetooth 4.0 to link wirelessly with your Android smartphone (compatible with 2.3 and up), thus allowing you instant access to all manner of apps without having to fumble for your phone in a manner that would leave Dick Tracy agog.
“We are delighted to be the first company to ship a Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch compatible with both iPhone and Android platforms,” said Bill Geiser, CEO of Meta Watch. “While our new development system will greatly expand opportunities for Meta Watch, our goal remains unchanged: to make it simple and profitable for developers to create smartwatch applications. Our remote protocol and API’s enable smartphone application developers to leverage their existing iOS or Android code base eliminating the need to create a new code base for a new platform.”
When it comes to the actual apps, checking weather reports, email arrivals, incoming calls or messages are the immediately obvious uses of such a smartwatch, but the future potential is, ultimately, limited only by Android app developers’ imaginations; and we at LOA can’t wait to see what they come up with.