Geek watch! by Texas Instr. ....want it! .....

Geek watch! by Texas Instr. ....want it! .....

Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

July 22nd, 2011, 10:08 pm #1


Just read Catalin's testing of this digital watch and want one! Only $56usd or so....but programmable....

any USA members willing to order one for me and then ship it to Japan? Of course, I'd pay for all costs...

link..http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10019
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Joined: August 15th, 2007, 11:07 am

July 23rd, 2011, 1:58 pm #2

Awesome,You are a gadget freak just like me.Love it and a great price.

Theneilo uk

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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

July 23rd, 2011, 2:39 pm #3

Just read Catalin's testing of this digital watch and want one! Only $56usd or so....but programmable....

any USA members willing to order one for me and then ship it to Japan? Of course, I'd pay for all costs...

link..http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10019
Cool, have the link to Catalin's post? thx. nt
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Joined: September 1st, 2008, 1:36 pm

July 23rd, 2011, 6:12 pm #4

Just read Catalin's testing of this digital watch and want one! Only $56usd or so....but programmable....

any USA members willing to order one for me and then ship it to Japan? Of course, I'd pay for all costs...

link..http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10019
............. >>> can anyone explain to me what a heck is a "development tool"?
and what is this watch do besides being being cool, having WiFi and showing temperature?

I don`t make things. I make things better !
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Joined: March 8th, 2010, 6:25 pm

July 23rd, 2011, 7:03 pm #5

Just read Catalin's testing of this digital watch and want one! Only $56usd or so....but programmable....

any USA members willing to order one for me and then ship it to Japan? Of course, I'd pay for all costs...

link..http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10019
You should look at this thread for the overall view:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f9/quick-p ... 66907.html

and at this thread for the 'full history':

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f9/ezchron ... 98121.html

The latest post is

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f9/ezchron ... l#poststop

and that one might be interesting if you are a little interested in astronomy

The only drawback of the watch is that unfortunately it is nowhere near the quality/solidity of a G-Shock
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Joined: March 8th, 2010, 6:25 pm

July 23rd, 2011, 7:08 pm #6

............. >>> can anyone explain to me what a heck is a "development tool"?
and what is this watch do besides being being cool, having WiFi and showing temperature?

I don`t make things. I make things better !
... we got somewhere better than 5 s/y accuracy, it is the very first wristwatch to have 'Worldtime automated DST' (meaning it will change DST automatically on different timezones at different moments and without a radio signal) and it even has a decimal minute repeater (but it does not sound as good as Citizen repeaters since the memory was really limited).
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

July 23rd, 2011, 7:53 pm #7

............. >>> can anyone explain to me what a heck is a "development tool"?
and what is this watch do besides being being cool, having WiFi and showing temperature?

I don`t make things. I make things better !
with barometer function that attracts me. I wanted an alternative to the usual ABC watches out there, the the TI version rang a bell ! haha! I watched uTube videos of the watch by owners...and it looked cool!
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Joined: September 1st, 2008, 1:36 pm

July 23rd, 2011, 10:00 pm #8

You should look at this thread for the overall view:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f9/quick-p ... 66907.html

and at this thread for the 'full history':

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f9/ezchron ... 98121.html

The latest post is

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f9/ezchron ... l#poststop

and that one might be interesting if you are a little interested in astronomy

The only drawback of the watch is that unfortunately it is nowhere near the quality/solidity of a G-Shock
............. >>>> I`ve done some digging and it loks like they have 3 models eZchronos 430: 433Mhz, 868Mhz and 915Mhz. Actualy is not 3 models.... its 1 model with 3 options.
But only the 1st is "worldwide accepted". The 868Mhz is for Europe - India and the 915Mhz is for North & South America.
Interesting... so in order to do extra stuff with this watch you have to write programs then download them into the watch???

I don`t make things. I make things better !
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Joined: March 8th, 2010, 6:25 pm

July 24th, 2011, 8:34 am #9

... on the other hand there are now plenty of pre-programmed firmware for it that you can still have a huge amount of fun just trying those and testing the exotic features - for instance the 'WorldTime/DST' one done by me also has a 'barometric history' and based on that 'barometric alarm' - but that one is set for a level which is generally triggered by a really, really big storm (or can be tested when you go in a building taller than 60-70 meters, or on a small mountain ).
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