Many consumers, like myself, don’t use watches anymore frankly because cell phones, PDAs, and other gadgets have slowly replaced them. Questions is, would you wear *these* watches? View them all after the jump.
Von Zios: The Transforming Watch
Von Zios is an innovative watch that “can be transformed into a table clock — every unit is interconnected by a cylindrical tube to enable the watch to be flexible and thus able to be worn by the user.”
While the Von Zios wears like a normal watch, the links can snap together allowing for a rigid support structure. We don’t necessarily like the idea for a watch…or at least this particular watch…but for an MP3 player or general PMP the design could have far more utility
JIT (Just-in-Time) Watch
Designed by Martin Frey, the JIT (Just-in-Time) watch “can use GPS to know where you are, when and where your next appointment is, and when you should leave.” Additional image after the jump.
This way, the watch can quickly show you how much time is left until your appointment, how much time you have until you’re supposed to leave for your appointment, and how late you are if you haven’t already left. Sure, it might be a little bulky, and could probably use a few months / years of polish before it’s ready for market, but we want one now
Custom Built Pong Watch
Designed by John Maushammer, this watch features a 1.2-inch 96×64 yellow-and-white OLED display and a rechargeable battery.
I succeeded in compressing all the electronics for this watch in to a 10mm-thick case. The 96×64 OLED display runs continuously – unlike older LED watches, there is no need to press a button to see the time. Battery life is 25 hours, so recharging is done every night
One-Seg TV/Phone Watch
Made by One-Seg (Japan), this nifty watch measures 2.3 x 3.5 x 0.88-inches and weighs in at just over 4-ounces. Simply plug in a Willcom W-SIM card for mobile phone functionality, or you can watch terrestrial digital TV broadcasts on its 2.4-inch LCD display.[Source]
Honorable Mention – Aigo F029
If you want to combine a digital watch, music player, and video player in one unit, Aigo has the answer in its F029 multimedia watch. Featuring a 160 x 128 OLED display, 512MB or 1GB of memory, and a mini-USB 2.0 port. Supported media formats include MP3, WMA (DRM), MPEG-4, XviD, and AVI.