Smart gadgets you can wear are all the rage, but Toshiba’s Computer Graphics Watch prototype kind of misses the point.
The hulking watch has a watch 320 x 100 OLED and is powered by an ARM processor and is designed to pair with your smartphone via Bluetooth. It’s huge, like fancy rich guy watch except the OLED jewels inside don’t shine. We saw the prototype cycling through a bunch of different types of applications including a beating heart-rate monitor and a simulated analogue watch. It also demoed notifications based on geo-location.
Sure this is just a prototype, but it’s hardly something you’d dream of having. People don’t need computer graphics on their arms—they need quick and dirty information in a lightweight package. But, who knows, maybe this is just one stop on the way to something hugely better.