Fossil's Meta Watch
has been beset with delays
and defective parts
but finally there's good news -- the watches have passed the FCC. The two models (analog and digital) can sync with your Android
smartphone or tablet via a Texas Instruments
CC2560 Bluetooth controller and are being sold as a "development platform" until enough apps are built to take advantage of the technology. T.I.'s website lists the watches as being available since August 22nd, although we're not entirely sure what to make of that -- it still looks like a pre-order situation to us. In any case, the devices should hopefully start reaching app developers pretty soon. Hey, how about using the internal gyroscopes to bring some genuine wrist-flapping action to Angry Birds?
Update: TI's website
is now listing the watch with a September 29th availability date.