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Puls 'Smart Watch' Replaces Your Cell Phone
The Puls is not a smart watch that is a mere bluetooth accessory for your Android smartphone or iPhone. It is a full replacement for your smart cellphone.
The wearable, called the Puls, is a standalone connected device that will require a data plan from AT&T (or O2 in the UK) but not a smartphone. With 1GB of memory and 16 GB of storage, the Puls is equipped with a Siri-like personal assistant, AneedA.
The watch will come in a variety of colors, including black, white, red, pink, blue, and gold and diamond-encrusted varieties.
Will.i.am developed the wristband that can make calls, play music and videos and post to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The wristband is voice-controlled, allowing you to either say the name of a contact to make a call or manually recite a phone number. Text messages and emails can also be dictated; the device comes with a Bluetooth earpiece for use in noisy areas or for private conversations.
The device also has a built-in screen that is vertical when facing out, like a watch can slide around on the back of a wrist to make the screen horizontal. This is a better format for watching video or reading longer email messages.
I am unable to pass up the comparison to Dick Tracy's famous wrist radio.
(Dick Tracy fights crime with high tech)
First presented to the public by Chester Gould, the creator of the famous comic strip, in 1946, the device fascinated the general public and the law enforcement community alike. So when was the first working wrist radio introduced?
In 1947 by Dr. Cledo Brunetti! Weighing a miraculous 3 ounces, it used tiny vacuum tubes; unfortunately it had only a one-mile range.
Even earlier, scientifiction fans were treated to the wireless wrist intercom shown in H.G. Wells' remarkable 1936 movie Things to Come.
(Ultramodern wireless wrist intercom)
I'm surprised that this device hasn't gotten more publicity; I've never been able to fully accept the Android smart watches or the Apple Watch, neither of which are anything more than accessories for your phone, which you must also carry.
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