Needless to say the Pebble watch is a massive success, at least in terms of funding as the company has so far received over $10 million from the Kickstarter community. However, they’re not the only player on the block.
Say hello to the Meta Watch. In fact, this watch is sort of old news as it was developed originally for Android, but nothing says “press release” when it’s associated with an iOS device. And yes, now the Meta Watch, much like the Pebble Watch is compatible with the latest generation of iOS devices thanks to the inclusion of Bluetooth 4.o in Apple’s devices.
So what does this mean to you if you buy the iOS (and Android) compatible watches, which as it happens goes on sale later this month for $199? You’ll be able to see the time (whoa now!) weather, unread emails, missed calls and text messages waiting to be read. To be totally candid we’re really not sure what the scope of the Meta Watch is, but we’ll do our best to get our hands on one.
From a specs stand point we do know that screen has a 96×96 resolution and is readable in direct sunlight. There are a total of 6 programmable buttons, a 3-axis accelerometer, vibrating motor and an ambient light sensor. No word on battery life, but you’ll probably need to charge the Meta watch every few days especially since it will be sipping off the battery thanks to Bluetooth 4.0.