More than 2 years ago now I paid around $140 to be first in line for a Windows Phone compatible smart watch by Secret Labs.
The device would have featured a .net based operating system, Qi wireless charging and Bluetooth LE.
Much like sponsoring a child, the main result of this outlay has been regular letters from the company telling tales of hardship, progress, triumph and setbacks.
Needless to say my smart watch has not arrived yet, and it looks like it will still be a while, with House of Horology, the case designers, having shut down shop and reneged on their contract to deliver the design, but the company continues to plod on, and has for the first time showed the watch’s Windows Phone app in action, particularly the ability to receive notifications.
During the wait Secret Labs has upgraded the OS to Agent OS 2.0, and have added full compatibility with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, including the ability to forward toast notifications to the watch.
See that in action in the video below.
Two years into what was meant to be a 6 months journey backers can still read about the progress, trials and tribulations of the project at their Kickstarter site here.