This news is a bit old, but I ran across it and thought I’d blog about it. The concept of having a TV on your watch is a bit geeky, no doubt, but what if it looked really cool. Imagine a Motorola RAZR-like watch with multimedia features such as video, audio and MP3 functions. Bluetooth would, of course, be standard. Imagine having a Oakley Thump-like glasses that had Bluetooth and you could listen to your music and watch video via a screen built into the Thump-like glasses. Some of you might think this is all futuristic nonsense, but the technologies to make this happen are here today, albeit in separate devices.
Japan’s NHJ came out with a wristwatch TV a few years back (2004) called the VTV-101. The unit had a 1.5″ color TFT LCD with 280 x 220 resolution. It had a Sony TV receiver chipset and displayed the time above the LCD screen. In 2005, NHJ followed the VTV-101 up with the VTV-201. The display remained the same size at 1.5″ with double the number of pixels to around 130,000 (versus the 101’s 61.6K). The 202 goes for about $185.
Image: Oakley Thump