It’s taken inPulse a little longer than expected, but the company’s Bluetooth watch for remotely controlling a BlackBerry smartphone is now finally shipping. Priced from $149.99, the watch has now opened up its horizons to other platforms, too, including certain Android phones and jailbroken iPhones.
Functionality ranges from previewing incoming messages, email and caller ID, to remotely controlling iTunes and PowerPoint presentations and even monitoring server ping times. inPulse also offers a free SDK for Windows, OS X and Linux, so that owners can write their own code.
As for the hardware, there’s a 1.3-inch 96 x 128 resolution color OLED display, Bluetooth 2.1, vibration motor, 52MHz ARM7 CPU and 32KB of storage for apps. The 150 mAh battery is good for up to four days use, and recharges by microUSB.