Can’t get a Pebble Watch? No worries: MetaWatch comes to iOS
Familiar with Pebble Watch? It is Kickstarter’s most profitable ever project, possessing received over $ ten million from its backers. Pebble is a smart watch that talks to your iOS or Android device, letting you access functions from your wrist. The only problem is that it is now oversubscribed, which means getting hold of one particular is going to be a lengthy method. Fret not: MetaWatch, a worthy competitor, has just extended its reach to include iPhone support.
MetaWatch is a smart assistant for your telephone. It’s got a 96×96 pixel LCD display that connects to your telephone through Bluetooth four., and brings access to a complete raft of capabilities, which includes the ability to see messages, emails and missed calls.
Whilst it is arguably not as swish as the e-ink Pebble Watch, it does do all the exact same jobs and – crucially – it is accessible now on any iOS device running on iOS five, alongside any Android machine running on Android 2.three and up for $ 199 (£126).
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Time for the caveats: The MetaWatch is at present becoming sold below the monicker of ‘wearable development systems (WDS)’, which indicates it is at the moment getting pitched a lot more to developers (who can use the SDK to create apps and processes) than to the general public.
That said, there’s nothing to stop you from buying one particular and loading it up with any apps and processes that filter onto the MetaWatch forums. Is it enough to replace your desire for the Pebble Watch?