I feel like every few years I used to see stories about Dick Tracy-style wearable computers that would let you make voice and video calls using a wristwatch-sized device. And then smartphones and tablets kind of took over and you didn’t really see many wristwatch-style computer designs. But wearable computers still have a place in some industries, and the folks at EuroTech have introduced a new model called the Zypad WL 1500 that crams outdated mobile tech into a wrist-sized device and it’s kind of awesome… kind of.

The Zypad WL11x features a 3.5 inch, 320 x 240 pixel color TFT display with a resistive touch panel and it’s designed to worn on your wrist like a watch.The device features 802.11b/g/ WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and optional 3G. It has a 2.5 inch audio jack, a speaker, and an integrated mic, and an ambient light sensor. There’s also a USB port with host capabilities and a micro SD card slot and you can get an optional barcode scanner.

The wrist computer isn’t exactly a speed demon. It has a Marvell PXA320 processor, which was introduced about 5 years ago. The little guy is also saddled with Windows CE 6.0.

The Zypad WL 1500 isn’t really designed to be a consumer device. Instead it’s positioned as a solution for medical, transportation, and defense industries, among others.

via SlashGear

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6 replies on “Eurotech introduces Zypad WL 1500 wrist computer”

  1. Would love to have one with modern pc stick innards and big battery around its band, oldschool sci-fi style, yes!

  2. Wow, my very own RobCo Pip-Boy 3000 (PIP – Personal Information Processor), soon I can leave my Vault-Tec Industries vault and make my way across the irradiated landscape to my destiny.

  3. It would probably appeal to one’s inner nerd. 🙂 I read about this before. It will interesting to see how much it is or will be selling for. I think Dick Tracey would be jealous. 🙂

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