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Almost three years ago WIMM set out to make information more personal, accessible, and connected. The WIMM One proved the concept and inspired many to take a fresh look at wearable technology. During the summer of 2012, WIMM Labs entered into an exclusive, confidential relationship for our technology and ceased sales of the Developer Preview Kit. Existing WIMM One owners can continue to synchronize their devices at this time as well as contact us at email@example.com. We'd like to thank all of our developers for their interest and willingness to experiment with our platform and look forward to exciting advances in the wearable market. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Wearable sub-displays keep coming around, and WIMM Labs is the latest company to try its hand at the segment. Its WIMM Wearable Platform – a 1.4-inch color touchscreen, scaled to be wearable on your wrist, and paired with WiFi, Bluetooth, various sensors and running Android-based “Micro Apps” – obviously stood out of the crowd, having caught the attention of Foxconn and two rounds of financing from the huge manufacturing/ODM company. We caught up with the WIMM Labs team to check out the Wearable Platform and find out if it stood more chance of success than, say, Sony Ericsson’s LiveView . The basic premise of the Wearable Platform isn’t new. People carry their phones and tablets in pockets and bags, not in their hand, and so when nuggets of information, alerts and updates come in, they need to be taken out in order to check them.
The Motorola ACTV is not a new concept. We have seen the smartwatch for fitness tackled several times to varying levels of success (mostly no success at all). The most memorable attempt is Sony Ericsson’s LiveView, a similarly sized device based on Android and ready to sync up to the nearest Google smartphone. The difference here is really how Motorola is marketing the ACTV.