Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


I iz your trusted friend
5809 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 140

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 4886 5-Sep-2005 21:21
Send private message

Okay. don't laught about this... i've been interested to see and hopefully can afford and to own a MS watch (SPOT).

The first time i saw Fossil SPOT and it looks fantastic but am a bit cautious of how well it will work in NZ.

However as I have been using PocketPC and Smartphone and now would be a good time to get SPOT too if it is still available and the SPOT service is available in NZ.

The one that I like is calls Tissot High-T, Tissot High-T Review at SpotStop.com, Tissot High-T Review at Engaget.com and Tissot High-T at MSN Direct.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


Reply # 19722 5-Sep-2005 21:49
Send private message

Where are the CTRL ALT DELETE Keys

BDFL - Memuneh
61509 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12234

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 19729 5-Sep-2005 22:13
Send private message

There is no MSN Direct service in New Zealand. There were rumours it would start sometime in the UK, but didn't hear anything lately. I am not sure this will ever be launched here, since it seems development on this platform has been slowed down a little.

Don't buy it unless the service is available here first.







I iz your trusted friend
5809 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 140

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 19747 6-Sep-2005 09:25
Send private message

that's what i am hoping for. would be great to get push technology on to SPOT, my guess is that it could be wifi based? i am very curiuos on how SPOT gets its push information from?


imagine RSS on the go on SPOT! mmmmm....


I could picture the new "Dick Tracy" era is about to reborn! LOL




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


BDFL - Memuneh
61509 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12234

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 19749 6-Sep-2005 09:29
Send private message

MSN Direct uses FM bands to send the information down to the watches. You subscribe to services and load other information (calendar, tasks) via a web interface on direct.msn.com. This information is sent at appropriate times to your watch.

The US/Canada are covered, but this technology anywhere else would need huge investment. Remember that MSN NZ is represented by Xtra, and as you can imagine I have already asked about this service here - since the technology was launched - but I don't think it will happen.









I iz your trusted friend
5809 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 140

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 19751 6-Sep-2005 09:43
Send private message

bugger! :-( real shame.


Xtra could at least try make a marketing sale (given the license) to use Dick Tracy character and promote this technology! Imagine, watch that does not require you to tune the daylight saving, immediate (Xtra) email update to your watch. Xtra News update, Xtra network outage update, Xtra Ads promotion... Xtra Virus update... Xtra-TVNZ-CanWest-Prime-Sky tv programmes update.


mmmmmmmmm i see possibilities! hehehe maybe we need to put a petition out to XtraMSN to ask Xtra to bring more MSN services to here.. for example MSN subscription, MSN HOTMAIL upgrade etc. hehe....



*dreams are free*




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.