Citizen AIBATO M Bluetooth watch with remote camera control

May 19, 2009
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Citizen AIBATO M Bluetooth watch with remote camera control

Citizen have announced a new Bluetooth watch, the AIBATO M, which wirelessly connects to your cellphone and can, with selected handsets, remotely trigger the camera, browse emails and show call and message alerts.  Two color versions will be on offer, black (with a rubber strap) and silver (with a metal strap) but otherwise the functionality is the same. 

Each measures 43.6 x 54.3 x 13.3 and weighs around 100g.  The watches charge via an included desk-stand, with a full battery good for up to five days.  As well as audio and visual alerts, the AIBATO M can vibrate for a more discrete reminder.

According to Citizen, various Sharp and Softbank handsets will be supported by the watch; it's unclear whether it will also work without the more complex camera control on other devices.  No word on pricing, but the Citizen AIBATO M watches will go on sale in Japan on July 1st.


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