Swatch has introduced the Paparazzi, a watch capable of displaying snippets of information it receives wirelessly.
Paparazzi owners will be able to use their watch to access exclusive free content, including entertainment news and national news headlines, local weather high and low temperatures, major stock indexes, and more.
Users who subscribe to MSN Direct will also be able to peersonalize the information they receive. To do so, the user must subscribe to a service that costs $10 a month or $40 a year.
For an additional $20 per year, subscribers can also choose to receive calendar appointment reminders via Outlook and personal messaging through MSN Messenger.
To access this information, the Paparazzi doesn’t need a physical connection to the Internet. Instead, the watch receives information through FM radio transmissions.
More about the Paparazzi
Five function buttons recessed into the case allow the wearer to navigate and control the watch functions.
This watch is waterproof and comes with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and a two-year warranty.
The Swatch Paparazzi costs $150. It can be purchased now at all 40 Swatch stores or online on the company’s web site.