CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW: CNET editors cover the Next Big Thing
Fossil unveils wristwatch PDA
January 5, 2005; 4 p.m.
Fossil Wrist PDA
A small stylus is tucked into the watch band near the clasp. If reaching for the stylus is too much effort, the touch screen can be navigated via a three-way rocker switch and a Back button. Palm says the Wrist PDA will last roughly three days between battery charges. You charge the watch and sync data with your PC via a USB port.
Tech specs include:
The prospects: The Wrist PDA may prove popular among those who value personal data more than personal fashion--the watches are bulky and lack the polish you'd expect from a wristwatch priced from $150 to $200. And the 1-inch screen will make reading data a squint-fest. On the upside, the Fossil watches do not require the monthly data subscription fees that SPOT watches do, and third-party developers are likely to crank out some cool apps.
By Rik Fairlie, editor, Computer Shopper
CES BUZZ BLOG
Our inveterate Buzz-er Molly Wood is on the CES show floor, digging up the stories and the hottest buzz. What's the latest? Take a look at Molly's buzz blog and find out.
NEXT BIG THING AWARD
CES is full of cool gadgets, but which ones will you be lining up to buy? Our editors cut through the hype and tell you what products will be the Next Big Thing.
CNET'S CES BACKSTAGE CREW
We gave six regular, everyday CNET users backstage passes to CES 2005. You'll never guess what they discover in their travels through the wonderland of gear and gadgets.
See CES products by category