I used to love wearing a watch as man jewlery and had a few Casio models. Now even though its clunkier, I don't mind checking time on the iPhone strapped to my belt. It's some mix of fashion and utility for me.
Thank you for showing past, now and future of SmartWatch. As a Japanese it is sad that Japanese companies (like Casio, Sony, Sharp...) are at leading edge in 20 years ago, but far behind US, Korea and China now. We can still make (and do) "good" product, but not really exciting, cutting edge, crazy idea comes from Japanese company in these days.
here you go! The Fossil FX-3002 is one of the first Microsoft Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) devices to reach the market. Operating with a customizable data filter to FM-subcarrier broadcast information, the Fossil watch provides 'at-a-glance' updates on sports, stock market, weather, and other news items. Text messages can also be delivered via MSN Messenger. Both the nature of the news items to be displayed and the display characteristics can be selected by the user to match individual tastes and interests. Access to the information requires the user to sign up for MSN Direct service which is $9.95/month or $59.95/year.
All pictures of smart watches looks very unattractive.
First requirement to design novel, pretty smart watch is that it must be totally defined by non-technical person and with no involvement of EE or SW engineer. Their duty should be just restricted to implementation of requirements and no other voice to screw up design.
With this, perhaps you may get dream smart watch, again object of desire for billions around world.
I was one of the main people responsible for installing fire alarms in all London Underground stations after the Kings Cross fire disaster.
I worked 7 days a week 12 hours on duty and 12 hours on call for one year.
The higher duty payment would have been frittered away, so I decided that we would have something to remember that massive task. Which is why I bought from a very reputable jewelers my Rolex and two ladies Rolex for the wife and one for the daughter all second hand but worth every penny.