Part of the “Best Of The Missed At CES 2012” Continuing Series
We get a tremendous amount of pleasure by bringing some of the overlooked, often smaller, innovations from the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to light.
Without a “booth babe” in sight, the i’mWatch is one of the sexiest bodies at the International Consumer Electronics Show this year. A beautifully designed wristwatch that utilizes the simple power of the Android OS to connect to your smartphone and take a small part of it’s functionality from your pocket and move it to your wrist. This is not just a dumb wristband that allows you to wear an iPod Nano as a watch, but a full connected device that would make a 2-Way Wrist TV run and hide. Available in a variety of colors and a range of materials (and costs), this is absolutely one of the next “must have” tech toys.
Using CES to announce a whole family of connected devices under the name “i’mCircle”. The concept is as simple as it is ingenious: allow a single device (the “i’mCore”) to remove the overlap that is inherent when there are multiple devices in use together. For example, if you carry a smartphone and a tablet, there are two GPS receivers, two microprocessors, two accelerometers and often two SIM cards with two different contracts. The “I’m Circle” system instead acts as the heart of the system and relies on the most best available connected components, each of which takes advantage of the hardware.
The i’mWatch is available for order now at imWatch.it.
The i’mCircle system will become available in late 2012 and more information is available at imcircle.com
As CIO and Technology Editor, the author of this article has written it in association with Downtown Magazine.