Vibrating Bluetooth Bracelet with Caller ID

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lcdbluetoothbracelet-small1Are there times when your precious phone just isn’t on your person? I nearly always have mine in a pocket, but I’ve been exercising lately and most of my workout clothes don’t have pockets. As I’m bulking and hulking up on different equipment, I’m wandering farther away from “the precious.” Call me crazy, but this Bluetooth bracelet from Brando (who else?) is catching my eye.

It runs about $50 and connects through Bluetooth to any phone supporting the hands-free profile. You can’t speak or listen to a call with it, but when your phone gets a call, the bracelet vibrates and displays the caller ID on the LCD. At that point, you can reject the call right from the bracelet or pick the call, as Brando puts it. I’m not sure I’d use the pick function, unless it put my call on speakerphone automatically too. Handy for those times when the phone isn’t handy or is buried in a bag somewhere. Dare I say that it’s almost stylish too?

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William C Bonner

I had liked the look of it, as I’ve always liked slim watches. But my initial reading up on it didn’t indicate a watch function, and it’s very nature means that it needs regular recharging. (Still, recharging from a computer should make synchronizing a clock very straightforward.)

Stacey Higginbotham

I need one of these, but would like it to be a bit more stylish and feminine. I never hear my phone ring since it’s always in my purse, diaper bag or laptop bag, so I’ve wanted something like this for a while, but I wouldn’t want to wear that on my wrist.

Oliver

Does it double as a watch, too? (would seem like an obvious feature, no?)

That said, I really wonder how humanity ever managed to survive before the ever-present cell phone was invented.

weatherman

It’s a great idea for a device, and I’m particularly impressed by the “link loss” feature that alerts you if you’re separated from your phone. But it looks terrible and is not nearly as full-featured as the Sony Ericsson Bluetooth watch, which is much more attractive and offers the additional ability to control the music features on a phone and show a display of what music track is playing. Of course the SE MBW-150 is a lot more expensive at around $250 street.

http://www.mobileburn.com/review.jsp?Id=5203

boca

I agree with Pam that I find limited value in such a device if it does not have the ablity to take a call.

Although I have ipods I do not have an iphone, so I have put a few ‘gym’ tracks on the blackberry and I use a BT headset when I excersise. I screen quite simply by assigning one ring tone to Friends/Family, one to important work people and the third for everyone else.

For the time that I need it, this works well enough.

Nate

Looks a little too fem, for me.

Why not just make it look, and act, like a nice watch?

Pam Trader

A woman figured this one out, obviously. Our phones are in our purses (well, mine usually is) and stuck under a desk. Wearing this means now we know when a call is coming in.

But I don’t quite see how it helps – by the time I find my purse and find the phone, the I’ll be yelling into the bracelet “don’t hang up, don’t hang up!”

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