$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.

WiMe NanoWatch

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.

via CNX-Software and ARMDevices

  • nards barley

    I still like wearing watches, but I am going to have to chew on that a bit to decide if it is practical.

  • strider_mt2k

    -where’s mine at?

  • Bill Smith

    I wonder where you can buy it.

  • http://twitter.com/mikecane Mike Cane

    That looks like it’s a quarter or even half-inch thick.

  • zdanee

    You lost me at resistive. It means about zero protection for the screen and awkward operation at best.

  • Rico

    Reminds me of the teeny-tiny phone scene in Zoolander.

  • http://twitter.com/Karuko Karuko

    I’m wearing an iPod Nano with an iWatchz band, would love it to have some sort of connectivity. I still wonder why Apple made the new generation bigger..

  • Radu

    How long does it function on a charge as a regular watch? I mean, just displaying the date/time, with the screen on. I would guess the 120 hours of stand by is with the screen off. So it will be pretty useless as a watch.

  • Martin lake

    Bluetooth is a failed technology. DO NOT BUY THIS. Wait for either WIFI watches or full watch phones with 3G. I have never seen or used a bluetooth device that worked and I have experimented with over ten products from keyboards to headset to mice from leading brands (all which had good hype).

    All the current watches on the market and soon to be released products such as the pebble and WIMM are failures before they’ve left the factory. The concept itself if flawed just as if you tried to make a watch out of chocolate.

    My estimate is that a working android wristwatch from a brand name will arrive in 2015.

    For more critical opinions on modern consumer tek check out my G+ blog here.
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