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    Fossil Watch

    This reminds me of the Casio Databank watches or the Timex Data watches that you hold up to your screen and wait for quite sometime for them to sync.

    If you read the Adobe file, it states that the estimated time to fully sync to capacity will take about 6 minutes....

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    6 minutes to sync 190kb of information? No thank you!
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    casio has a watch that does the same basic thing. no word on sync time though.... http://www.casio.com/watches/product...4&product=3437
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    I've always wondered why some company doesn't develop an app which allows a PDA to sync with a PC via the monitor like these PIM watches from Casio and Timex do.

    This would be very convenient if you want to say sync you PDA from a web site anywhere in the world etc. Just go to the site using any PC, aim your IR port at a special section of the page, and sync!

    I understand there's the bandwidth problem, but I'm sure some company could overcome the slow speeds somehow.
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    Originally posted by RedSoxPDAer
    I've always wondered why some company doesn't develop an app which allows a PDA to sync with a PC via the monitor like these PIM watches from Casio and Timex do.
    That's an interesting idea. I don't think bandwidth would be a huge issue, because the watch only holds 100K or so. Not a problem for any reasonable landline connection, but that might be a problem for the screen to watch transfer itself.

    However, the "sync to screen" stuff won't work on a laptop screen -- you need to buy an extra little device to plug into a serial port of your laptop which consists of a little flashing LED. I'm not sure if this limitation applies to all flat screens or just the ones that were available back when the Timex PC Sync stuff came out.

    If it is a limitation on all flat screens, then this might turn into a serious compatability issue, especially with flat desktop screens becoming more popular.
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    Originally posted by John Nowak


    That's an interesting idea. I don't think bandwidth would be a huge issue, because the watch only holds 100K or so. Not a problem for any reasonable landline connection, but that might be a problem for the screen to watch transfer itself.

    However, the "sync to screen" stuff won't work on a laptop screen -- you need to buy an extra little device to plug into a serial port of your laptop which consists of a little flashing LED. I'm not sure if this limitation applies to all flat screens or just the ones that were available back when the Timex PC Sync stuff came out.

    If it is a limitation on all flat screens, then this might turn into a serious compatability issue, especially with flat desktop screens becoming more popular.
    Yes its an issue with all LCD/TFT screens since they don't refresh the screen like a CRT does....

    Also I found that the timex watches only work on a win9x OS wich is a serious limit for the profesional user... but like you mentioned that was a fairly old model and it could have been fixed by now....
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    There IS a pda that syncs using screen flickers. its one of those cheap ones you can buy at toys r us. take a look in theier electronics section sometime. theres a ton of neat stuff there.
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    I've been using a Timex Datalink for years, and ya, being WinDoze only is a real pain. I don't sync data into it often, mostly because of that reason. The last time I synced it...had to be 2 years ago.

    There used to be a Mac program that attmped to install appointments into new watchs, but at the time I had a old Series 70 so it didn't work.

    I now have a Expedition 150S and it is a great watch. Not too big, like the old 70's, and built really solidly. It has two time zones, great for traveling, on top of its notes, appointments, reminders, special tones and other neat functions.

    I keep phone numbers that I need quicky, and are hard to remember, in there, as well as a credit card number for emergencies (its encoded so only I can read it). I also installed a Timer program for doing lab work, and some different tones (the default ones are annoying)

    All in all, rather out of date but usefull.
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