Watch Out! You got mail! Delivered directly to you wrist watch!
In just a few weeks time I will get your email, your calls, your short messages and a lot more – directly on my left wrist. And with the gadget on my arm I will be able to control the music on my iPhone! And, yes, it even tells me what time it is!
I am a Pebbler. Soon I will receive my two first Pebbles. One for me and one for my son. We are gadget freaks, both of us. So when I read about Pebble, the world probably most successful Kickstart project, I immediately invested a handful dollars – enough to get two copies of this fantastic watch!
Not that this is new to me. Many years ago I bought a Fossil wrist watch at a shopping mall in Las Vegas. The watch had a touch display and a very tiny pencil hidden under the watch to poke my way through the menus.
There I had my calendar, my email, my address book and my to-do’s. All replicated with my IBM Lotus Notes account at IBM. To replicate I had to use a tiny USB cable and also charge the batteries every night.
That watch is now passed and out of time. Dead. But still I have the good memories of it. So it will be great to get the new Pebble on my wrist. And this time without the use of a replication cable – because Pebble connects to your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth.
It also comes with a development kit for those capable of making small apps for the device. And that opens a new great opportunity for all the smart people that develops solutions for IBM Notes and IBM Connections. Already there are apps to be downloaded from Appstore and Market for iOS and Android – apps that connects you to the great stuff from IBM Collaboration Solutions.
Now I am looking forward to apps that do the same for me on my wrist! That would make my day!
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