This is not Fossil's first foray into wrist-tech. There was the Wrist PDA FX2008, an arm-based writing apparatus worthy of Fred Flintstone, and the Abacus SPOT watches that featured an always-on connection to Bill Gate's weathervane. Luckily, Fossil learned from its mistakes and isn't repeating them. All of the new watches are analog time pieces, which means that they retain a semblance of class. A small rectangular LED window serves a very limited information overload function: when you receive a call on your cellphone it vibrates and flashes the caller's ID. No more fumbling for the cell while everyone smirks at the size of your ringtone. Press a button on the side of the watch to send the caller straight to voicemail. About the only drawback to these Bluetooth beauties is that you'll have to charge the battery every so often (they're saying it will last for 5-7 days of regular use).
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