PDA Wrist Watch
The Fossil Abacus Wrist PDA, is designed to take the place of your watch and offer the functionality and flexibility that you’d find in a more traditional PDA. It does look chunky and reminds of those watches in the 80s that you could brag about in the playground because your watch had 20 different tinny alarms.
Along with the many buttons, like any good PDA it also has a touch screen (which is pretty impressive considering the size) and the accompanying stylus can be folded up and stored inside the buckle.
From a practicality point of view the Abacus does pack a lot in to a tiny space. It runs a customised version of Palm OS 4.1 which has 1000s of pre-written additional applications, though out of the box it comes pre-loaded with:
- Address Book
- To Do List
- Memo Pad
- Time, which as it’s replacing your watch it kind of had too
You can also buy a load of additional applications from the Palm Gear Store.
I can actually see this getting quite a cult following as it’s useful, geeky, retro looking and cheap coming in at just under 70 quid. It’s available in the UK from widget.