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$99 WiMe NanoWatch Is a Mobile Phone You Strap On Your Wrist

During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year, several smartwatches were showcased, including the I’m Watch and the Martian Voice Command Watch. It would be recalled that around a week ago, the Kickstarter-funded Pebble smartwatch has also started shipping.

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The smartwatch competition gets more intense with the arrival of the Nanowatch from WiMe (pronounced Why Me, and is reportedly an abbreviation for “Wireless Me”).

On its official page, WiMe describes the Nanowatch as a device that combines the features of a mobile phone, Bluetooth Headset, Bluetooth dialer, and smartwatch.

The WiMe Nanowatch has dimensions of 2 x 1.5 x 0.4 in and can supposedly be worn on one’s neck, attached to a keychain, or simply kept in one’s pocket.

As a GSM mobile phone that supports any standard-sized SIM card, the Nanowatch is intended to be an alternative to larger smartphones, or may be used as a secondary, backup smartphone.

This Linux-based device sports a Bluetooth dialer that enables its users to connect the device wirelessly with an Android-based smartphone, or the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5. This means that one can use the Nanowatch to make phone calls, read messages, or view one’s contact list, among others.

The device features a 1.54 inch touch resistive LCD screen with a resolution of  240 x 240 pixels 220.4 pixels per inch. It has a 256 MB of ROM and 2GB of internal storage.

The device is powered by a 300mAh battery that promises as much as 4 hours of talk time or 120 hours of standby time.

It supports AVI, MP4, and 3GP video formats, and jpg, gif, and bmp image formats, in case you want to open these files using the smarwatch. The Nanowatch also comes with a YAMAHA music chip, which allows its users to enjoy MP3 files in stereo. There is likewise an FM radio tuner available.

Three kinds of interfaces are available for the watch, as well.

The WiMe Nanowatch is currently available in China for the retail price of $99.

Are you interested in any of the smartwatches being released lately?

via androidspin, liliputing, wime