PDA Wrist Watch

If keeping your contacts on your PDA (or Pocket PC), cell phone, desktop computer, and laptop till leaves you feeling like you're not quite staying connected, maybe you need a different job - or maybe these gadgets will help you stay on top of things. Fossil just told us about the introduction of two devices called the Wrist PDA and Wrist PDA/PC "companion" watches for PALM or PocketPC handhelds. You can beam data from your PDA to the watch via infrared and use the watch's built-in applications and read-only capability to fill up the 190 kB of memory with contacts, appointments, "to do" items and memos. Data access is accomplished via drop-down menus you navigate using a four-direction button on the watch. You can also receive up to twenty business cards beamed from handhelds or other Wrist PDA watches. The Wrist PDA is compatible with Palm OS-based handhelds including the Palm III series, V series, VII series, m100 series, and m500 series as well as Handspring Visor and Edge and Sony Clie PDAs. The Wrist PDA/PC version supports the PocketPC operating system for Compaq iPaq, Cassiopeia, and HP Jornada users. The watches will be available in early 2002 for $145. One question. Why can't you just beam data from your PC directly to the watch and avoid spending $500 on a PDA?

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