Monday, March 1, 2004
Posted by Jason Dunn in "OFF-TOPIC" @ 10:00 AM
Product Category: Watch
Where to Buy: Amazon [Affiliate]
Price: $129.99 USD
Specifications: 1.8"L x 1.8"W x .5"D, three days of battery life, black PVC strap, grayscale screen.
- SPOT concept is fantastic;
- Large display, easy to see;
- Decent access to a variety of information sources;
- Impressive battery life.
- Not very comfortable as a watch;
- Buttons require too much force;
- Functions may be better performed by other devices that you carry.
The Fossil Abacus SPOT watch is an interesting concept, but for my needs, a failed execution. The idea of a device that actively gets pushed data over FM radio frequencies is compelling, because it allows for scenarios that are much smoother than using a Pocket PC or Smartphone and GPRS/1xRTT. But is it compelling enough to make it worth carrying another device with you? That depends on your needs.
Read on for the full review!