Microsoft has signed up Tissot as yet another partner for its SPOT watches. While services for SPOT watches are limited to where you're living this technology is definitely worth checking out. That is if you can afford to get one with the average price around $550.
Swiss luxury watchmaker Tissot has joined Fossil of the U.S. and Finland's Suunto in offering watches that use Microsoft's Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT). Tissot's new High-T watch is the first Microsoft-based smart watch with a touch screen. Users touch the watch dial to receive news, weather, appointment reminders, messages, and other information. Users select which information they wish to receive through Microsoft's MSN Direct subscription service.
With a suggested retail price of $725, the Tissot High-T is the most expensive SPOT watch and is sold only at jewelry stores in North America. The price includes six months of MSN Direct service, which would otherwise cost $59 per year or $9.95 monthly. monthly.
The addition of Tissot brings the total number of SPOT watches available to seven. Suunto offers two watches and Fossil has four different styles. Their entries are priced in the range of several hundred dollars, much more of a budget item than the high-end Tissot wristwatches. However, users still need to subscribe to MSN Direct to take full advantage of the high-tech timepieces.
View: Microsoft Press Release
News source: PCWorld.com