Evolution of The SmartWatch
This post was made in relation to the TI Chronos and Casio watches, The early Smartwatches.
This is not a HandHeld Gizmo but a Gizmo that Holds your Hand. Gadgets that Cling to the Body. Wearable Wireless Computers. The first Smart Wristwatch according to my knowledge was created by Casio. It was not as smart as the chaps below, but had many functions including a calculator and calender,
January 1984 – “Casio released watches with various advanced features, including a calculator function (C-80 released in 1980), and a dictionary function (T-1500 Walking Dictionary released in 1982). The company wanted to see the wristwatch evolve from a simple device for telling time to an information device on the wrist.”
“This watch further advanced the concept of an information device on the wrist, and became a major hit product, selling a record total of six million units in the five years after its release.”
A smartwatch or smart watch is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping, and is often comparable to a personal digital assistant (PDA) device
Earlier post in delabs Notes
(Posted many years ago in my other tech blogs and sites.)
When i saw this i remember my High School friend, he had built an advanced DIY Wrist Watch with LED Display and Radio, there was a temperature display too. A Gizmo WristWatch around 1980!
This Gizmo got many students wildly interested in Electronics. He also developed a Learning Kit ‘Chip Chap’ for 555. An Innovative Education Kit Developer Dynam was making it..
Here is one such Temperature, Wireless, USB Data Logger Watch Development Tool. But for an entirely New Generation.
The eZ430-Chronos is a highly integrated, wearable wireless development system based for the CC430 in a sports watch. It may be used as a reference platform for watch systems, a personal display for personal area networks, or as a wireless sensor node for remote data collection.