$99 WiMe NanoWatch is a watch-sized phone, or an Android smartphone companion
The WiMe NanoWatch is a $99 wristwatch-sized phone which you can use to make calls, view the time, set alarms, or perform a couple of other basic actions. But what really makes the NanoWatch cool is that you can pair it with an Android phone over a Bluetooth connection to your phone to initiate phone calls, view contacts, or read your email.
You can already pick up the NanoWatch in China, but the company also plans to bring the product to the US, where smart-watches seem to be picking up some steam.
The NanoWatch features a 1.54 inch, 240 x 240 pixel resistive touchscreen display, a 300mAh battery that provides up to 4 hours of talk time or 120 hours of standby, and an embedded Linux-based operating system running on 256MB of ROM and 2GB of storage.
It also has a microUSB port, FM radio tuner, voice recorder, and supports Bluetooth 2.1. You can view images, listen to music, or play videos on the device.
The NanoWatch supports GSM and GRPS networks.
You can also pop the 2″ x 1.5″ x 0.4″ watch module out of the wristband and clip it to a keychain, slap it in a different colored band, or just use it like a pocketwatch.
Since there’s a SIM card slot in the NanoWatch, you can use it as a standalone phone that hangs out on your wrist. Or you can use it as a sort of remote control for your Android phone.
Overall, the WiMe NanoWatch seems like a pretty interesting little device. The biggest problem I can see is that WiMe is pronounced “why me,” which is supposed to sound like “wireless me,” but which instead sort of sounds oddly self-deprecating.