Blog Post

Microsoft’s Sweet Spot

Michael Gartenberg at Jupiter Research has been testing a beta version Microsoft’s new SPOT (Smart Personal Object Technology) wristwatch: “Overall, as a watch, SPOT is great. Where the product really shines is in information. By configuring your information feeds at a website, SPOT will automatically update the following information, local weather, news headlines, stock information (with trends and graphs), MSN messenger users can send messages directly to your watch and Outlook will Sync your calendar to the watch and automatically remind you of the appointments ahead. In short, Microsoft took the concept of watch and turned it into watch plus. Does it work? Yes.”