PDA Wrist Watch


Wrist Watch PDA
The Fossil Abacus Wrist PDA, is designed to take the place of your watch and offer the functionality and flexibility that you’d find in a more traditional PDA. It does look chunky and reminds of those watches in the 80s that you could brag about in the playground because your watch had 20 different tinny alarms.

Along with the many buttons, like any good PDA it also has a touch screen (which is pretty impressive considering the size) and the accompanying stylus can be folded up and stored inside the buckle.

From a practicality point of view the Abacus does pack a lot in to a tiny space. It runs a customised version of Palm OS 4.1 which has 1000s of pre-written additional applications, though out of the box it comes pre-loaded with:

  • Address Book
  • To Do List
  • Calender
  • Memo Pad
  • Time, which as it’s replacing your watch it kind of had too
  • Calculator

You can also buy a load of additional applications from the Palm Gear Store.

I can actually see this getting quite a cult following as it’s useful, geeky, retro looking and cheap coming in at just under 70 quid. It’s available in the UK from widget.

4 reviews or comments

Alex Tierney (PBPlace) Says: October 22, 2005 at 3:17 pm

Quite an amazing piece of tech. As you said, I actually do see this becoming quite a fad. I do not know how 70 Quid translates into USD, but from the functionality it promises I would assume it would be rather expensive to us.

One question comes to mind, and that is memory capacity. This things has to be rather micro. With the release of the iPod nano, I do believe it could present a lot more then it looks like it will. The nano sports 4 Gigabytes of memory within approximately 1.5 x .5 inches of space.

Which brings another question to mind. I imagine this watch does look even a bit more then “chunky” compared to traditional watches of today.

I do look forward to a release in the States. Which may have already happened for all I know. I’m curious to see how it will strive in the US economy, if it will actually become popular. It does seem to fit the trend, as most companies are trying to make their electronic product smaller and smaller.

Haider Farooq Says: November 5, 2009 at 3:40 am

I am looking for a pda wrist watch through which i can access my ms word and powerpoint files!!

cookiemoster32 Says: February 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

hmm this watch seems extremely nooooicccce! One question, do you know from where it can still be bought? seems retro watch of this calibre are extremly hard to come buy. btw is it just me or does it seem to have an early version on windows dos on it?

Rohm Legaspi Says: July 14, 2011 at 1:03 am

Wow!I do believe that Nano is a lot of memory.Thats great.Can I have one too.

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