Evolution of The SmartWatch

This post was made in relation to the TI Chronos and Casio watches, The early Smartwatches.(Some parts of this post removed, but this was the post in my one of my other blog that triggered the Smartwatch fever that you see today)

This is not a HandHeld Gizmo but a Gizmo that Holds your Hand and Cling to the Body. Wearable Wireless Computers. The first Smart Wristwatch according to my knowledge was created by Casio. it had many functions including a calculator and calender,

Release of databank telephone number storage wristwatch CD-40

Casio CD-40-Databank Calculator

January 1984 – “Casio released watches with various advanced features, including a calculator function (C-80 released in 1980), and a dictionary function (T-1500 Walking Dictionary released in 1982). The company wanted to see the wristwatch evolve from a simple device for telling time to an information device on the wrist.”

Casio Spotlights Leadership in Smartwatches

“This watch further advanced the concept of an information device on the wrist, and became a major hit product, selling a record total of six million units in the five years after its release.”

A smartwatch or smart watch is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping, and is often comparable to a personal digital assistant (PDA) device

Earlier post in delabs Notes

(Posted many years ago in my other tech blogs and sites.)

eZ430-Chronos wireless watch - TI

When i saw this i remember my High School friend, he had built an advanced DIY Wrist Watch with LED Display and Radio, there was a temperature display too. A Gizmo WristWatch around 1980! … his Gizmo got many students wildly interested in Electronics. He also developed a Learning Kit ‘for 555.

Here is one such Temperature, Wireless, USB Data Logger Watch Development Tool. But for an entirely New Generation.

eZ430-Chronos wireless watch – TI

The eZ430-Chronos is a highly integrated, wearable wireless development system based for the CC430 in a sports watch. It may be used as a reference platform for watch systems, a personal display for personal area networks, or as a wireless sensor node for remote data collection.

Panasonic and Matsushita Electric

The brand Panasonic was created by Matsushita in 1955 for the US, Canada and Mexico because the National brand was already registered by others The Panasonic brand was created from the elements “pan” meaning “all” combined with “sonic” meaning “sound”, because it was first used for audio equipment.

Panasonic and Matsushita Electric

Panasonic radio receivers

1918 – Matsushita Electric Factory was founded
1927 – National brand name was introduced
1931 – Production of radios began

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. – Panasonic – Wikipedia

It was founded by Konosuke Matsushita in 1918, with its first product being a duplex lamp socket. In 1927, it produced a bicycle lamp, the first product it marketed under the brand name National.

8-in-1 Multifunction Communication Center - Panasonic

8-in-1 Multifunction Communication Center

Not only does the KX-MB2061 include standard printing, color scanning, copying, and fax capabilities; it also includes a built-in digital answering system and DECT 6.0 cordless telephone system with corded handset, which is expandable up to 6 handsets.

Epson – Office Automation Computing

Seiko Epson Corporation, commonly known as Epson, is a Japanese electronics company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer printers, and information and imaging related equipment. – Wikipedia

Epson – Office Automation Computing

Computers and peripherals, including PCs, printers, scanners and projectors.

Epson P-6000 Multimedia Photo Viewer

The Epson P-6000 Multimedia Storage Viewer is the ultimate device to view, edit and print JPEG or RAW images without using a PC/Mac. Engineered for the professional and advanced amateur photographer, the Epson P-6000 Multimedia Storage Viewer features an 80GB hard drive and a high quality Epson Photo Fine Premia 4-inch LCD screen”

Epson - Office Automation Computing

Epson History

May 1942 – Daiwa Kogyo Ltd. (the predecessor of Seiko Epson Corporation) is established.

Sep. 1968 – The EP-101, the world’s first miniprinter, is launched.