Develop Wireless Apps While You Jog: TI eZ430-Chronos

Here's a product with a real niche audience: "world's first customizable development environment within a sports watch." Perhaps the rare geek-jock can open the full potential of this timepiece.

Despite the odd little place in the market it carves out for itself, the watch gives the user all the tools to develop web networking applications from the comfort of the wrist. According to the Wiki:

"The eZ430-Chronos is a highly integrated, wearable wireless development system that comes in a sports watch. It may be used as a reference platform for watch systems, a personal display for personal area networks, as a wireless sensor node for remote data collection, or simply as a watch. "

The watch includes SimpliciTI and BM Innovations' Blue Robin(TM) RF protocols to allow users to quickly establish wireless links.   It also contains an accelerometer for motion-based control and sensors including altimeter, temperature and battery voltage. 

Surprisingly, this interesting watch only costs $49. So even if you're not a first team, All American dweebus, you have an excuse to pick one up. 

TI via Engadget 

Nov 25, 2009
by Sparrow

Great Idea for us geeks

This just got put on my Christmas short list. I can already think of a couple of ham radio related applications for this cool watch. I can't wait to start programming!