Written by: Catherine Wolinski
We all know digital watches make checking the time easier, but what about a watch that could make checking your emails, texts, and phone calls easier, too? The Italian company I’m and manufacturer Blue Sky wondered the same thing, and have developed a new product for Android that does just that—i’m Watch, the timepiece you can keep your eye on all day.
- The new i’m watch, a watch-turned-mobile device, has touchscreen capabilities.
If you’re a techno savvy consumer and feel so connected to your mobile device that it’s almost a part of you, that feeling can become a reality. Appropriately described as the first real smartwatch, i’m Watch is equipped with the amenities of any smartphone—it can go anywhere, and do pretty much anything for you. Contrasting any timepiece that may have clung to arms in the past, i’m Watches are touch screen, hi-res, have a Bluetooth connection, and come with a 4GB memory card. They put your address book, agenda, and stock market data right (or left) on your wrist. Even moreso than your iPhone or Android, this device will truly become a part of you.
The i’m Watch comes in three snazzy styles: i’m Color, i’m Tech, and i’m Jewel. The Color is light, bright, and fun—buyers have a choice of green, white, light blue, yellow, pink, red, or black to frame the one-and-a-half inch, sapphire glass encased screen. The Tech is a more sturdy option, with a tougher look and powerful performance. The Jewel, predictably, has the most luxurious style, with a shinier band and color choices of i’m Yellow Gold, i’m Pink Gold, i’m White Gold & Diamonds, and i’m Black Gold.
The sleek style and wealth of preferences won’t be the only thing keeping your eye on i’m Watch. Users won’t need to look very far to find out what’s going on in their social network or in the outside world—the watch allows Facebook, Twitter, and weather checking in addition to its other features.
Can’t part from your smartphone? i’m Watch connects to iPhone, Android, and any current or future smartphone, so you can still use your phone while it’s lost in your bag or stuck between couch cushions.
“I’m is born to match the needs of a constantly evolving, increasingly globally connected scenario,” a video advertisement from I’m states. “In a time in which everything is rapidly modified, updated, revolutionized, I’m takes up the challenge to create something completely new.”
Expected to show up at CES (the International Consumer Electronics show) this year, the wearable computer is certainly something to look out for. The product modifies “keeping an eye on the time” to include keeping an eye out for messages, calls, and apps. You’ll be armed with a device that not only supports mp3 and AAC files, but offers a subscription based song service with access to music, where you can customize radio stations and create personal playlists.
If you’re tired of reaching into your pocket in order to text, listen to music, or check the time, look no further than your own wrist. You’ll be gazing at this all-in-one watch, cell phone, music player, and miniature computer so much, you’ll know it like the back of your hand.