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Now there is several "smart watch" which deserve interest. But idea of combination in itself at first a radio transmitter and hours, then the computer and hours — very old. Therefore I once again decided to learn from where ears grow.

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Everything began in far 1972 when the first electronic clock of Pulsar appeared. If, of course, as the beginning of this history it is possible to consider penetration of electronics into a watch.

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Ten long years later Japanese (who else!) let out hours with a docking station. It was possible to drive in notes into them.

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And these hours from Seiko – RC-1000 Wrist Terminal – are already much closer to modern "partners of smartphones" is a terminal of remote access to computers of Apple, Commodore, IBM and to others. There was 1984. Who knows how used these hours — write to comments of a detail.

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In 1985 the RC-20 Wrist Computer smart watch about Epson (computer division of Seiko) appeared. It is a gadget with the monochrome LCD display the size 42×32 of points, 8-bit the Zilog Z80 microprocessor, 2 CBs operational and 8 CBs of a fixed memory. Quite good result for the device of such size nearly thirty years ago.

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Timex in 1994 let out the first hours from Datalink line. On a photo — Datalink model 50 (1994), Datalink USB sports edition (2003) and Ironman Triathlon (1997).

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CMD-40 from Casio allowed to manage the TV, a videoplayer and the audio system.

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The Samsung company which made several attempts to create the market of hours phones and nowadays releasing the smart watch as addition to smartphones was one of pioneers in this area. The company made the first attempt to create the smart watch in 1999, having put Samsung SPH-WP10 on the market.

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2000: IBM lets out Linux Watch. Look somewhat oddly, you do not find?

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And in 2001 on the CES exhibition in Las Vegas Samsung brought the new gadget with functions of the clock and phone looking is much more civil and realistic, than the previous version.

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Bill Gates in 2003 provided hours from Smart Personal Object Technology — technology for household appliances and personal electronics.

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It is impossible to pass also Fossil Wrist PDA working at Palm OS. They were available on sale in 2003-2005. The display — already 160х160 pixels.

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Samsung was not given, and in 2009 Samsung S9110 — again hours mobile phones, but with the touch display went on sale. Again the project was unsuccessful.

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It is impossible to disregard watch with calculators. On this photo — the hours from Casio Databank line equipped with the keyboard. It is possible to store addresses, phones, notes to 63 characters in them everyone; information can be password-protected. The alarm clock, a stop watch and other — is present. There lasts accumulator for two years.

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Sony Ericsson LiveView appeared in 2011.

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Debug set of eZ430-Chronos from Texas Instruments are the full-fledged sports watch based on the CC430F6137 processor having onboard the wireless data transmission interface and a set of other useful buns. The most unusual property of these hours — a possibility of complete change of a firmware of the built-in microcontroller or upgrade of the firmware used by default (as by means of physical connection to a payment of hours, and on the wireless interface).

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WIMM One — hours on Android, November, 2011.

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In 2011 Motorola lets out sports hours of MOTOACTV on Android. They are equipped 600 MHz with the processor, 256 memories, 8/16 GB of the built-in storage, ANT+, BT 4, WiFi b/g/n/, GPS. These hours — an independent device which was initially created as addition to the smartphone on an androyda.

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In April, 2012 in sale leave Sony SmartWatch — continuation of LiveView.

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In May, 2012 the Pebble project started on the Kickstarter received more than 10 million dollars. These hours their Transflective LCD distinguishes the display which allows to save battery power.

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In June, 2012 along with Sony Xperia Z the Sony company provided the next generation of the smart watch — SmartWatch 2.

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And at the end of last year on the same Kickstarter started Neptune Pine which also gained rather big sum — 801 000 dollars. One of features of hours — a possibility of communication by video conference.

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In October by Samsung made again attempt to occupy the market of these devices, having provided to the world of Samsung Galaxy Gear. By hearsay, the next generation of these hours will have the flexible display.

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In 2013 in sale there were also Cokoo Watch — an analog watch. The amount of information on them is not enough — they issue only notifications about tweets, letters, calls and SMS from your iPhone. But hands will always work — they have a separate battery which lasts for three years.

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In September, 2013 Qualcomm announced own smart watch Toq. Hours work with Android, are equipped by Mirasol-dispey, are loaded without wires. Work about a week without recharge.

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Important issue:
In what area it like gadgets has a future?
Whether you use them?


It is interesting:
And about hours — detailed history of a watch.
Old advertizing of cell phones and smartphones (since the 1980th years on the end of the 2000th)
History of personal computers in advertizing. Part 1: the 1970th
History of personal computers in advertizing. Part 2: the 1980th
Advertizing of portable computers of 1980th and 1990th

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