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The Allerta InPulse Watch Is Meant To Be Hacked


With most young folk using their mobile devices as timepieces, watchmakers are trying out new ways to entice users to stick with the wrist candy. This can include crazy designs from companies like Tokyoflash or wristbands with iPod nano integration.

Allerta is taking a different approach with their inPulse watch in the sense that it is designed to be hacked. Programmers dig right into the inPulse SDK or Simulator and build applications and new functionality for the watch. It can also be connected to other gadgets via Bluetooth as a simple alerting device.

Apparently, you can get up and running with the watch in about 5 minutes, but if you don’t know your way around code you’ll have to rely on the community to develop software for you. It works with Mac OS X, Windows and Linux as well as select BlackBerry and Android smartphone platforms. It may also work with a jailbroken iPhone.

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