Fossil to Release new MSP430 based MetaWatch with Bluetooth

Gatesphere found some interesting news to be released at this year’s ESC conference – The Fossil MSP430 Metawatch.

The watch will be available in two platforms:

  • Analog / digital with two 16×80 white OLED displays
  • Digital with 96×96 reflective / always on display technology

The watch comes with a CC2560 Bluetooth and an accelerometer module in it and will be open source.  SDK and API will also be made available.  The watch is set to retail for $200 – a bit pricey for embedded development, considering the TI-Chronos sells for $50 – but a good platform nonetheless. You can order it from the TI eStore May 9 onwards.

Features:

  • Bluetooth© wireless technology
  • 3 ATM water resistance
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Stainless steel case & leather strap

Thanks Gatesphere.

4 Comments

    • True. We think the OLED accounts for most of the price.

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  1. Deffinitly get one!

    It’s the cronos update i was waiting for :P

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  2. Apparently some HP CEO held a very boring presentation and said that by 2015 they want a watch to be the uplink for portable devices. One site totally misquoted him on that.
    Apart from that it seems they think cell-phones will become watches.
    There is another video somewhere, a Fossil or TI rep holding the watches. Noone dares to wear it.
    My guess: it’s as big and thus as ugly as all previous attempts to smart watches.

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