InPulse Smartwatch For BlackBerry Brings Notifications To Your Arm

Remember those Sony Ericsson Bluetooth watches that were all the rage around 5 years ago? We figured that those had all but died out, but it looks like Research In Motion thinks otherwise. The creator of the BlackBerry handset has just commissioned Allerta in order to bring to market the world's first BlackBerry watch. You read that correctly--a BlackBerry watch!

The timepiece, which is debately attractive, will come with a 1.3" OLED screen, a metal body, a vibrating motor for near-silence notifications and a microUSB port. The rechargeable battery can live up to four days under general use scenarios, but we'd probably charge it every three if you're a heavy user.

As you'd expect, this watch connects with your BlackBerry via Bluetooth, and you'll need to install a special application on your handset if you want the two to talk. It's good for giving you an easy glimpse at who is calling, what emails are showing up and what SMS messages you're receiving. It's not able to send out messages, though. So, would you replace your Timex with this? If so, you can pre-order one today for $149, and it should ship out early next year.

Technical Specifications

  • 1.3" full colour organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) display
  • Bluetooth® v2.0+EDR
  • 150 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Glass lens and full metal body
  • 22mm interchangeable wrist band
  • Vibrating motor
  • Micro-USB port (for charging)
  • Over-the-air firmware updates
  • Dimensions: 51mm height x 38mm width x 12mm depth