Velocity had a prototype at CES of some pretty slick tech. They are working on an Android 2.0 powered watch, called the Micro Cruz. It uses a Bluetooth connection to pull info from your Android powered smartphone. It's designed for the sub-$200 market and is due to hit around Q2 of 2011. It can't do the full gamut of Android features, but seems to have some pretty sweet capabilities nonetheless:
- It's of course a watch with an interchangeable clock face: two analog, two digital.
- It can read Facebook
- It can be used as a remote control for Android's music app and Android-powered TVs
- It can show you incoming caller IDs
- It has a full 1.8 inch LCD touchscreen that takes swipe and tap gesture
- Its incoming call notifier pulls the caller's profile photo from your contact list
The Micro Cruz can't do apps yet, but they might be able to implement app installation in the near future. This looks like something to 'watch' out for. Who knows... in a few years we could all be video chatting with our 'Dick Tracy Style' Android watches.