inPulse Bluetooth “BlackBerry Watch” Available for $149+

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We have been hearing about the inPulse “BlackBerry Watch” for ages now. Don let us know that inPulse is now accepting orders for both the metallic silver ($149) and black anodized ($199) version of their Bluetooth connected smartphone watch. In short the watch is programmable and connects to your BlackBerry and even your PC/Windows/Ubuntu machine with its own apps and notifications. The coolest thing is that the watch is programmable and they promise you can develop a “Hello Watch” app in 5 minutes. They have quite a few sample apps available for you to build on and it looks quite fun. The thing I don’t see is the apps that show you Caller ID, text messages, email titles, calendar alerts, and more from your BlackBerry. Hopefully that is still in the works…

Specs for the inPulse watch include:

  • 1.3″ 96×128 pix full color display
  • ARM7 microcontroller running at 52MHz
  • 32kB total program space, 8kB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1 (L2CAP)
  • Over-the-air programming
  • Vibrating motor
  • 150mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Charges via microUSB
  • Battery lasts up to 4 days depending on display/Bluetooth use

Either way you can learn more about the watch and pick one up at www.getinpulse.com. Still I am not sure I want a watch that dies less than every 4 days…

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  1. I am seriously thinking of getting one, maybe because I want something while waiting for the Playbook. Question: will this be compatible with the playbook bridge?? Can I connect to Watch AND playbook over bluetooth at the same time? This is the same concern ppl have who use bluetooth earpieces. RIM??

  2. The website has some youtube videos to watch. I could play them in my native BB Browser no problem. I thought we didn’t have flash video support yet? 9650/6.0.0.466

  3. Nah.. i will pass..
    Those china-made ones even have the capability to watch videos, photos, playback music, take photos and videos.. at the same/fraction of the price.

  4. I think it’s an interesting concept. I like that you can get a little heads up without having to pull your phone out. However, since I started carrying a smartphone many years ago, I stopped wearing a watch. I can’t be the only one. Even though the concept is cool, I just just don’t think people will think it’s worth $150 to have yet another gadget to remember in the morning.

    • I’m the same way BarracudaBob. I don’t wear a watch at all anymore. This might be a cool thing to show off, but I think you’re right; a lot of people have lost the watch because they have a phone.

    • Agreed. I haven’t worn a watch in at least 5 years. Who needs a watch when I’ve got at least 3 electronic devices in arm’s reach at any given moment. And $150 might be a good start towards picking up a Playbook or Xoom or both or whatever…

      • I’m with ya there, though I’m closer to 30 years without a watch. Seems like a gadget only a serious gadget freak could love. And bulky…

        • not only gadget freaks… but people like me too… im not obsessed with fashion but i am at an age where its a trend… when i dress, im uniformed.. my hat, belt, bandanna and even my sneakers match.. watches are just another accessory like women and bags… NOW, a watch with functionality, theres an investment.

  5. So, this is 150 dollars and the playbook is for 200? :-p

  6. This ranks up there with the calculator watche and the watch that could control the tv/vcr… Cool for a month then its collecting dust

  7. Very inventive and would’ve gone for it a year ago, but not with the Playbook on the horizon. Think they missed their opportunity to get in the market.

  8. I like the idea, and I might get one. They are some nice looking watches.

  9. Secretly, this is what has been delaying the playbook. RIM was focusing all their efforts on the watches :)

  10. Love BB but not this much…

  11. interesting but I don’t know if I’m ready to swap out my Rolex Presidential for this one lol

  12. I thought about it and too often I feel my BB vibrate and ponder if I should reach for it to see what’s up. How programmable the inPulse is is also attractive, so I’ve ordered mine. Hope it arrives soon. I wonder how nice it will play with the Playbook and the BB bridge.

  13. not too shabby, but wonder how many they will really sell….

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