Forget Smartwatches – The Oscilloscope Watch Is Here!

Tech blogs have been buzzing about smart watches for months, like the rumored Apple iWatch and the Samsung Galaxy Gear. We’ve yet to see any compelling reason to get interested in the smart watch category.

But in the category of stupidtacular watches, we can get excited about Gabriel Anzziani’s Oscilloscope Watch! It’s huge and it looks like something from the 70’s. But, at the end of the day, it outgeeks the competition by putting a frigging oscilloscope on your wrist.

The Oscilloscope Watch has all the features of a modern watch (time, calendar, alarm, etc…). But it also has all the features of the Xprotolab mixed signal oscilloscope, arbitrary waveform generator and protocol sniffer. You never know when you’re going to need to do some protocol sniffing or generate some arbitrary waveforms, do you?

The Oscilloscope Watch is being developed as a KickStarter project. The Watch is available to backers starting at $100. See the project site for details.

via palmsounds

10 thoughts on “Forget Smartwatches – The Oscilloscope Watch Is Here!

  1. This is a really great product, and i think it is awesome! but as someone who is not an EE as a hobiest with music and such, i would really flip out of there was an artisticly designed watch that showed an audio spectrum analyzer by utilizing a tiny mic… yeah the battery would have to be pretty crazy to pump up the gain… but a fool can dream.

    1. It looks like this might have a spectrum analyzer — look at the figure to the right of the triangle and sine waves on the video thumbnail — looks like an FFT to me! I like the idea, and it’s cool to see people geek out like this, but… IMO, the merit of the project is in doing it, not the end result. It’s more about the journey than the destination.

      My phone tells time, and also has a wave generator and an oscilloscope. And a frequency analyzer. And just about everything else. Why there’s even a number of virtual analog synthesizers, and a couple of samplers.

  2. I think something like this really is mostly going to interest electronics specialists that that work in the field. Testing circuits every now and then when your moving around and don’t want to have to set up a portable voltage meter every time. Otherwise I don’t see a whole lot of use if you already have one stationary and are just wiggling. Still waiting on my porn-watch and porn-glasses

  3. Once this device has wireless probes and transmits to the watch, THEN I’ll be interested.
    I don’t need to have my arm strapped to wires and it doesn’t even appear to have a microphone. That, at a minimum, should be included if there’s no remote probes.

  4. … probes. Lol, actually you bring up an interesting point. Might as well just use a portable voltage meter if you can’t move around

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