Meet the world's smartest watch on Kickstarter: AGENT
An interesting Kickstarter listing has been spotted. A smartwatch called AGENT is currently open for backing, but has already surpassed the team's goal of $100,000. So what exactly is AGENT? It's a watch that can connect to smartphones, as well as power apps and more.
The plan is to have AGENT alert the wearer when alerts and incoming calls are received by the connected smartphone. Some smartwatch app examples have been provided, which include connectivity with door locks, weather and others.
Be sure to head on over to the listing to read more information and see some more photos. There's currently 29 days left until the Kickstarter closes, should you be interested.
Source: Kickstart; thanks, Lance, for the heads up!
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By Jez Corden
Tons of fun coming up with this device.
So i would think, in theory, this watches display would be more preferable.
The one comment confirms that WP supports the "Bluetooth for apps", great.
But, there is no API in WP8 that allows access to messages, so there is no way for either the watch to get the message details from the phone. Nor is there any way for an app running on the phone to read SMSes and send them to the watch.
Microsoft needs to open up their APIs more - we've got a curated store, there's no reason we can't have apps with access to sensitive information on the phone.
Edit: It will... about 1/2 the cost of an HOH watch.