Let’s face it, if you didn’t know what a smartphone was, you probably wouldn’t be on this site right now. We all know what a smartphone is, but have you ever heard of a smartwatch? I’m not talking about a GPS watch. I’m talking about a watch that can do pretty much everything your smartphone can do, and possibly more.
GEAK, a subsidiary of Shanda, has developed what they call a GEAK Watch, and it could possibly be the first true smart watch to ever exist.
This bad boy doesn’t just tell time. It has an 802.11 b/n/g Wi-Fi adapter, is enabled via Android 4.1, can download and run apps, instant message, is Bluetooth enabled, has NFC, a GPS, FM radio and a headphone jack. It also has a variety of sensory features that detect blood pressure, pulse and even sleep patterns.
All the hardware needed for the device is packed away within its 8mm-thick body. It runs off of the 1GHz Ingenic JZ4774 chip and features 512 RAM, 4 gigs of storage, and a 240 x 240 multi-touch display. Oh, and it only costs $330. You won’t have to wait a year either; pre-orders will be available by July 3rd.
It’s reasonably priced, but is it worth it? You’re not going to throw out your phone for the watch, so why not have something a little less functional and a little more fashionable on your wrist? Would you wear it as a status symbol or for technological bragging rights?
Source – Engadget