Planned to be the first in a long line of Ergo devices, the product was discontinued in the middle of the dot-com bust in June 2001.
As we all know, in April of 2010, Apple released its slate-style iPad, which has gone on to earn the mainstream success that eluded the old crop of Tablet PCs.
Some called them SPOT watches because they used Microsoft's Smart Personal Objects Technology, but whatever they were called, they didn't find a broad audience, even as Microsoft and its hardware partners managed to trim the size of the watches, reduce their cost, and include the basic version of MSN Direct for free. We liked the concept, but we knew the technology faced an uphill battle. Sure enough it succumbed to defeat, though MSN Direct continues to serve existing customers.
The end result? You don't see too many of these guys in the wild.