Tiny Computers That Fit On Your Wrist

Tiny Computers That Fit On Your Wrist

Joel Pirela
Jan 10, 2011

We think Dick Tracy was a pioneer in the realm of mobile computing. With miniaturization working its magic and moving towards the ultimate mobile form factor, the watch, mobile computing will soon be fully accessible on your wrist. A tiny screen with microscopic icons can be a nuisance at this size, but maybe with the right UI and optimized apps, users can at least make calls, text friends and browse the net with a device that is hardly even there.

The LG GD910 watchphone sports a full touch screen, VGA camera, built-in speaker, Bluetooth, MP3 player, a calendar and a scheduler, and it also happens to tell time. The front is tempered glass partnered with a high-quality metal casing, around 13.9mm thick. The touch screen itself is 1.43 inches diagonally, and features LG's Flash interface. The unit features voice recognition, Text to Speech so it can read out text messages, and stereo Bluetooth.

Parvus Zypad WL 1000
A new beast stalks the battlefields of gadget-land (and actual battlefields, too); a strange new hybrid born from a mutation of the mobile phone, the PC and the humble digital watch. This new species is the Parvus Zypad WL 1000 wrist-wearable wireless computer. The Zypad is a military machine, designed to give the soldier instant access to computing capabilities, and featuring hands-free operation, WiFi, Bluetooth, and built-in GPS tracking. It also would seem to need the arm of Schwarzenegger, which gives a clue as to this strange beast's parentage: the Sony Ericsson W710i

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