NanoWatch is a clunky watch-phone mashup

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Over the years, we've seen plenty of smart watches that promise all sorts of connected capabilities with your smartphone.

We've also come across numerous watchbands designed to be worn with small MP3 players such as Apple's iPod nano. Some of these devices are even designated as an iPod remote control, such as the Timex watch we covered back in 2007.

Recently, a new product from WiMe dubbed the NanoWatch has been making the tech round on the 'Net. The rather clunky watch is Linux-powered, even though it boasts icons that appear to have been ripped directly from the iPhone. Interestingly, the watch can also be used as an entry-level smartphone, as it features a 1.54-inch touchscreen display, 256 MB of ROM and 4 GB internal microSD card.

The touch screen boasts a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels, while the phone operates on GSM/GPRS Quad Band: GSM 850/900/DCS 1800/PCS 1900 MHZ. The smartphone is also equipped with one standard SIM card slot and uses Bluetooth 2.1 for wireless connectivity.

Other hardware and connectivity features include a single micro USB port, a 300 mAh battery, FM radio, and a voice recorder. The little battery promises four hours of talk time and about 120 hours of standby. 

The device ships with a headset, wristband, and charge cable. If you don't want to strap on the NanoWatch as a watch, it also comes with a clip allowing you wear it around your neck like a necklace. The NanoWatch is currently available for $99.