The new inPulse smart watch uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone, tablet or computer and controls some of your favorite apps from your wrist.
inPulse’s website explains their connectivity this way:
Just Updated for November: Find Out How Many People Use 1,000 of Your Favorite Social Networks, Apps and Digital Services
” inPulse can connect wirelessly to all kinds of host devices: computers, laptops, and smartphones. It plays best with Android, Blackberry, Mac, Windows and Linux. It’s a two way connection, so inPulse can send packets back to the host based on user interaction.”
inPulse offers example code on their website and encourages others to create apps for the watch. Some of the example apps they offer are an iTunes controller, Facebook Places quick check-in and a Powerpoint controller.
The iPulse smart watch costs $149 and can be purchased from their site.
This is a pretty cool idea. Personally, I usually don’t have a problem getting my phone out of my pocket to perform most of these tasks, so this is probably not something I will be shelling out $149 for. As with anything new, it will be interesting to see what evolves out of this concept.