Well, I've had my Microsoft SPOT Watch for over 24 hours now, so it's time for the obligatory review. I don't have time (nor do you have interest) in a Anandtech/Tom's Hardware-sized review, and since most people just skip to the Conclusion anyway, here's it is:
The MSN Direct (Wrist.NET) watch is the best PDA-Watch I've seen so far. As a Palm fan, I was stoked about the Palm PDA Watch, but it was WAY too big, and tried to be too much. I don't want to use a freakin' stylus on my watch. At the same time, I have been one of the 'bat-belt' people with a cell-phone, pager, PDA, digital camera and laptop (not to mention a Glucose Meter and Insulin Pump). I really don't need another battery to charge!
I don't expect a watch to replace my current ONE device - a Blackberry Phone (that handles email, calendar, web and cell phone on a single device) - but I would like something to provide me with a little more information than just the time, without making me feel overloaded with information. Plus, it has to look good and not make my one arm 5 lbs heavier than the other.
What's cool about the MSN Direct Watch
What's lame about the MSN Direct Watch
What I want the watch to do in the (near) future
All in all, I'm VERY happy with my dork watch and would TOTALLY recommend it to other dorks.
UPDATE: Holy crap, I'm glad I didn't get the Suunto Wrist.NET Watch! It's freaking huge - pictures here.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in any way.