Fossil has announced three new styles to complement its existing assortment of Wrist Net smart watches. All of them offer MSN Direct service, which means they are capable of displaying snippets of information they receive wirelessly.
These are available in two different brands and three styles. They feature thinner designs and butterfly clasps for a more comfortable fit.
The company is introducing two watches for its Abacus brand. These are sold in electronics stores and on the Abacus web site. The latest Abacus smart watches sell for $129.
There’s also a new model being sold under the Fossil brand (see picture at right). This will be sold through Fossil retail stores, department stores, and the Fossil web site. This watch is priced at $199.
More about MSN Direct
These watches are able to display headlines, weather reports, and other information. To do this, they don’t need a physical connection to the Internet. Instead, they receive information through FM radio transmissions.
To provide people with a glimpse of available MSN Direct content, all Fossil’s smart watches will receive select content automatically from the time of purchase. This will include national news headlines, local temperature information and stock indices.
For $39.95 per year, users are able to receive news, entertainment content, horoscopes, sports updates, weather forecasts and personalized stock and lottery information, with the ablility to personalize content the user wants to receive.
For an additional $20.00 per year, subscribers can also choose to receive calendar appointment reminders via Outlook and personal messaging through MSN Messenger.
Visit the MSN Direct web site for more details.