$14,500 will net you a 1970s smartwatch prototype from HP

By Scorpus
Aug 12, 2014
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  1. Back in 1977, smartwatches weren't nearly as smart as they are today. There were no flashy OLED displays, no email notifications, no navigation tools, and no fitness trackers. In fact most people hadn't even thought of a watch doing anything...

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  2. Same year Japanese smartwatches included television too.
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  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    I call B.S.
  4. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    Well, Seiko did release the WristWatch TV in the early 80s, so they could have very well been in developement during the time of the HP-01...
  5. Almost kinda worth it. If only I was rich.
  6. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    It even has led segments, nice!
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    Now that's a time machine... :)

    For the kind of money it should come with a refurbished delorean :)
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  8. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Damn thats a nice watch from the 70's!
  9. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,562   +2,368

    Sorry, for 14-grand, I'm buying a Yacht Master.
  10. "Sorry, for 14-grand, I'm buying a Yacht Master."

    If you can only afford one 14 thousand dollar watch then you really can't afford a 14 thousand dollar watch.
  11. scottie

    scottie TS Rookie Posts: 16

    You have to be a rich & a super nerd to buy this , the only reason someone would buy this is because its a prototype from the 70s. I guess this was big technology for back then. But the features on this suck .

    now this present time would be a $30 dollar watch from radio shack
  12. NicktheWVAHick

    NicktheWVAHick TS Enthusiast Posts: 69   +43

    Will I be ticketed if I try to use this watch while driving?

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