Before the Apple Watch

Fossil recently introduced a wrist PDA that runs Palm OS and looks really nifty. Right now it’s probably too bulky to be a comfortable watch, but I’m guessing that it will get smaller as the technology progresses. I think this is a cool idea; It would be cool to be able to have all the information in my Visor available right on my watch, but Backgammon, Solitaire, and Minesweeper are the Palm OS “tools” I use most often and I can’t imagine playing them on a tiny screen like that.

Aside: At the Barry Manilow concert Wednesday night my friend was incensed that he forgot to set the VCR to tape Greg the Bunny. (I haven’t seen this show yet, but he seems to think it’s excellent.) He complained that there should be some way to call his VCR from his cell phone (or wireless PDA) and tell it to start recording. I have to agree that that’s a pretty good idea. That sounds like a money project to me. Is anyone working on this?

2024-01-15: Dead links in this post have been removed and/or updated.

There are 4 comments on this post

  1. Aw, c’mon Mav. Why would anyone wanna Dick Tracy their VCR when they could just get a TiVo and use the Season Pass.

    It’s already possible to play with your recording options via the web (in a limited fashion, with some hacks, but the real thing’s coming). Pretty soon, I’ll bet you’ll see TiVo Fiddling via wireless PDA.

    I mean, seriously, you old fogies with your VCRs and your rap music and your fisting! grumblegrumblegrumble

  2. I may be old, I may still own a VCR, and I may even rarely listen to an occasional rap song, but the fisting? Only if it would get me a TiVo, buddy.

  3. Ooooh, love the PDA watch. As for the techno stuff – I would love to be able to log in through a web browser and tell my Tivo to record shows if I forgot to set it up. (Of course it remembers my season pass stuff – but sometimes there are other shows I want to add.)

  4. I think the fossil pda would be a good item to add a little fashion to it. Like make one of those wide wristbands out of leather or something.

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