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I'm looking for a programmable wrist watch that would allow me to set a countdown remotely. Any ideas? Answered

 Ideally, the watch would be cheap and even disposable. Not sure what wireless transmission would work best, i.e. wifi / bluetooth / other? 

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RavingMadStudios (author)2010-02-25

What kind of device would be receiving the signal, and for what purpose?

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 Hey all - thanks for the tips - I found that watch shortly after posting my question. And no, it's not for a timebomb. I'm trying to work out a new race-timing system for a small fitness community. Typically they use small rfids attached to shoes, which get read at the starting and ending lines. But its a pretty expensive system. With the wristwatch system, everyone would synchronize their watches at a central point and then go to the starting line. Then the watch would count down and they could run when the alarm went off. 

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That's pretty cool. Using the rfid system, I'd be tempted to just take of my shoe and throw it at the finish line....

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jeff-o (author)2010-02-26
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NachoMahma (author)jeff-o2010-02-26

.  Whoa! That is tres kewl!
.  If steveastrouk has a good experience with his (ie, it actually works), I may order one.

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steveastrouk (author)NachoMahma2010-02-26

"Out of Stock" :-(

Printed the manual out for look, it's a very interesting piece of kit.

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jeff-o (author)steveastrouk2010-02-27

Shoot!  Well, it's still very much an active product, so watch out for it to return to stock.  I imagine it's been extremely popular, especially at that price!

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steveastrouk (author)jeff-o2010-02-27

Time to plan some ideas - its already got "power point" control, PC mouse control etc as standard. I see a gesture interface for the house in it.

Steve

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steveastrouk (author)jeff-o2010-02-26

That IS a seriously intresting piece of hardware isn't it ? Ordered one to play with ! Thanks !

Steve

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