Gadget Preview: I’m Watch

January 11th, 2013

I love my mobile phone. It's one of those things that I'll always make sure I have on me, never leaving the house without it. At home it's never more than a few meter away from me, keeping me in constant contact with my friends, Twitter and other social networks. When I go out and on the go though, it's stuck in my bag, banished to the deep dark pockets of oblivion. I ALWAYS miss phone calls and text messages, and forget to check Twitter/etc. So I quite like the idea of having a watch that will connect to your mobile phone to keep you aware of these things. The I'm Watch

The I’m Watch is a bluetooth smart watch with touchscreen that connects to smartphones to deliver calls, text messages, e-mails, and other apps directly to your wrist. It runs Android itself and should work with most iPhone and Android mobile phones. There are 3 versions: the Colour i'm Watch with a lightweight aluminium body and 7 different colours ($389), the Tech i'm Watch with a titanium body ($1049) and the Jewel i'm Watch with gold or silver body ($16990). I got sent an i'm Watch to try out myself and it looks interesting. I'm not sure this is the right fit for me, cause with my tiny wrists it looks a bit too big (see picture below). If you're going for a more geeky look though (and if you have normal wrists), I think it could look great. The i'm Watch

I'm very curious to see how this smart watch works. Sadly though at the moment I won't be able to use it with my current iPhone 5, cause Apple don't allow tethering on Giffgaff (seriously Apple, sort this out!). If you have an older iPhone or an iPhone 5 that does allow tethering/personal hotspots, you should be able to use the watch. I'll be trying it out with another phone next week, so stick around for my review!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I'm provided me with a black Colour I’m Watch for review purposes. All opinions are my own.