Thursday, January 17, 2013

Find: Toshiba's smartwatch prototype connects your phone to your wrist in classy style

Toshiba's smartwatch prototype connects your phone to your wrist in classy style

Toshiba smartwatch

Tucked away at the back of Toshiba's CES booth is a surprising and intriguing product — a prototype smartwatch that can pair with an iOS or Android phone and provide notifications, kind of like the famed Pebble smartwatch. Instead of using an "e-paper" display, however, Toshiba's watch has an OLED color display and ARM processor. We just got a chance to handle a hardware prototype, but unfortunately it didn't turn on — the only models with screens on were stuck behind glass. The prototype itself felt solid, if unremarkable, but it seems a bit more stylish than the average tech-focused smartwatch at first glance — the bands and colors felt similar to what you'd see on standard watches.


According to the display in Toshiba's booth,...

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