It took a while but the first wireless data watches based on Microsoft SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology) technology is available from watchmaker Fossil. The Wrist Net information page has a link that lets you check if you live in one of the 100 metropoliton areas where the FM subcarrier data service for the watch is available.
Microsoft calls the service MSN Direct.You can pay either $9.95US monthly or $59US annually for the data service. Here are some links for more information:
- Fossil Wrist Net watch home page
- MSN Direct home page
- MSN Direct FAQ
- PC World article previewing the product and service
- Microsoft Monitor brief review by a beta-tester
- Microsoft Monitor second opinion
What do you think about this one-way wireless data watch?