Running Linux or Windows CE, the PC has a 72mm x 55mm touch screen, 64MB SDRam and up to 1GB storage in a built-in SD memory slot. The device has batteries built into the strap and can give up to six hours productive time.
Full GPS is built in, as is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and the device is controlled via a stylus and touch screen. A speaker is incorporated as is stereo sound via headphones.
Wearable computers have been forecast as a major growth area for the IT sector. Tesco has ordered over 1,000 for its staff, while Hilton Hotels is investing in similar devices. Such computers are also being developed to help people with disabilities.
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