Waterloo's Allerta inPulse launches high-tech BlackBerry watch

by Knowlton Thomas

The concept of a smartwatch seems simple enough in theory, but it's difficult to execute well in practise. Doing it best, perhaps, is Waterloo's Allerta and their inPulse team of designers and engineers.

After months of beta, they recently launched the Allerta inPulse BlackBerry watch. It's open source—imagine a watch you can build apps for—and boasts a broad range of features, including a notification system that can connect to your BlackBerry via Bluetooth, as well as display text messages, emails, and things like the weather.

However, the interface is several notches below beautiful, reminiscent of older dumb phones... but it is only a watch, after all.

The watch is available in silver for $150 and anodized black for $200.

Photo credit: TNerd

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Allerta is a brand new consumer electronics design firm, focused solely on creating cutting edge mobile accessories that mesh perfectly with smartphones and a mobile lifestyle. Allerta recognizes the emerging prominence of smartphones, specifically as an increasingly common, portable gateway to the internet and aims to design useful products that leverage this ‘always-on’ connection. Allerta’s... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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