Another group of Bluetooth products arise from the premise that it’s easy to miss a smartphone alert when the phone is in a pocket or purse. Wristwatches,
on the other hand, are usually close at hand and hard to ignore, so several vendors are offering watches that relay actionable info from a paired
The only trouble from this wristwatch wearer’s point of view is that these watches are pretty bulky. But if you don’t mind the look, they could help ensure
you get important messages.
The MetaWatch, for example, once paired with an iPhone, will display any SMS text messages that happen to come in, or show caller ID info to help you
decide if you wish to take a call. It can also show stock quotes and weather reports, and its creators expect to add info on incoming e-mail messages and
calendar alerts later this year.
The MetaWatch is currently available in two versions, the sporty $180 Strata and the $200 leather-and-steel Frame.