Bluetooth Watches from Fossil and Sony Ericsson Show Caller ID and More! Sony Vanguard MBW-100 and Fossil Caller ID Watches that Dick Tracy Would Love

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A new line of Bluetooth enabled watches from both Fossil and Sony Ericsson are hitting the stores within the next few weeks. The Sony Vanguard MBW-100 and the Fossil Caller ID FX6001 are able to detect and display data from your cell phone, alerting you to an incoming call via vibration, displaying the caller i.d. of the call, and allowing you to reject or accept the call. Shades of Dick Tracy!

The Bluetooth watches will also notify you of new text messages, and alert you if you forget to take your phone with you (i.e. when the Bluetooth connection is broken due to distance). Some of the Bluetooth watches will also allow you to control your cell phone’s MP3 player functions.


According to Bill Geiser of Fossil, “The main advantage is that the system lets users quickly and discreetly know who is calling, without having to dig their phone out of their pocket or purse.”

Personally, I think the main advantage is that it allows you to put your phone on “silent”, and receive a discrete vibrate notification on your wrist when you get a call. Then you can glance at your watch to determine whether to disrupt your meeting or restaurant companion by going after your phone.

You can check out the Fossil bluetooth watch here

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