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The Ritot Smartwatch Indiegogo Campaign Raises Red Flags

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The Ritot smartwatch is an interesting product that looks like something right out of the movie In Time with Justin Timberlake. It seems a lot of people also love the idea, as the Ritot has raised over $300,000, well in excess its initial goal of $50,000.

But can the Ritot do everything it claims? Judging from the information on the Indiegogo, there’s some major technical challenges the company claims to have solved, but won’t actually show how or demonstrate they’ve solved them. In fact, they make some bold claims while showing blatant Photoshops of stock photography.

Read the full article at Connectedly.com.

UPDATED: Video Walkthrough of the InPulse “BlackBerry Smartwatch” by Allerta

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Mike sent us his video walkthrough of the Allerta InPulse watch which looks pretty decent. The device alerts you of incoming emails, SMS and phone calls. You can also view a history of message notifications to check to see what you missed. The watch seems like it would be really handy for anyone who doesn’t keep their BlackBerry on them in a readily accessible manner. For example, girls who keep their BlackBerry in their purse, could have this watch and not have to dig around in their purse each time they get an alert. If you’re at a conference, you could keep your phone in your laptop bag and only take it out when the watch alerts you of an important call or message. Check out the video and let us know what you think.

Pre-order the InPulse from their site.

Mike sent us Part 2 of his InPulse Smartwatch video. Check it out after the jump.
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BlackBerry Watch details emerge including manufacturer info

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Details have surfaced about the Bluetooth BlackBerry Watch accessory that was rumored a few months ago. The device will not be manufactured by RIM, but rather a third party accessory company.

The watch is a Bluetooth-connected device that serves as an alert system for your BlackBerry communications. If you’re in the car, on a bike, or traveling with your device not in-hand, the watch will keep you updated with alerts.


To learn more about who is manufacturing the device, called the inPulse Smartwatch, see this pic of an early development stage found online.

The pic, which is likely the beginnings of the inPulse Smartwatch, tells us that the concept for the device came from Eric Migicovsky, an engineering student at Waterloo who won some startup capital. It’s not clear if Eric’s company is making the hardware, but it definitely seems as though they are powering the software.

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