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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Verizon Has Some Strange @&#^$ for Sale

In the never ending search for news, it isn't uncommon to find myself scouring the internet and well, ending up in the strangest of places. One thing that I do all the time is go into Verizon's website and look for deals, and I found something really odd today. Did you know that Verizon has a fitness section?
Among the interesting things that I found today are a Sony Smart Watch for $150. While this is similar to the Pebble Kickstarter that I was too late to get into, it really doesn't seem all that bad. From the Verizon website:
Sony SmartWatch connects to your Android smartphone via Bluetooth™ giving you the ability to receive information and control key functions without removing your smartphone from your pocket or bag. With just a tap, touch, and swipe, SmartWatch turns from a watch displaying the time to a multi-touch remote information center for your Android smartphone. Vibration and screen alerts notify you of key events, such as incoming calls and appointments. It also lets you read information such as your Gmail, text messages, Facebook™ and Twitter™ updates, and the weather forecast - all from your wrists. Lots of applications are available for download through Google Play - including those for social updates, workouts and music - and the list keeps growing. SmartWatch works with most Android (2.1 and above) smartphones.
Not to be outdone, there is a Fitbit and Withings wifi scale there too. The Fitbit is an awesome little device and I am going to feature it soon. There is also a helicopter and a Crayola coloring app for the iPad?!?