Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Wrist-mounted computer runs Linux

Filed under
Linux

Glacier Computer has announced a wearable computer that runs Linux and includes built-in WiFi along with GPS and Bluetooth options. The wrist-mounted "Ridgeline W200" has a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, backlit keys, a hot-swappable battery pack, and an electronic compass, the company says.

According to Glacier, its Ridgeline W200 is aimed at emergency services, security, defense, and field logistics applications. Designed to keep both of a user's hands free, the wrist-mounted computer saves battery power by automatically entering standby when being hung down alongside the body, the company adds.

Glacier says the Ridgeline W200 provides "continuous connectivity regardless of the user's location," thanks to WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The 10.2-ounce device has a 3.5-inch touchscreen display and 11 backlit keys, the company adds.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

Fedora 21 Alpha to release on Tuesday

Today the Fedora Engineering Steering Commitee held a “Go/No Go” meeting regarding the Fedora 21 alpha, and it was agreed that the current release candidates for Fedora 21 met the release criteria. With this decision, this means that Fedora 21 will be released on Tuesday September 23, 2014. Read more

Teaching open source changed my life

Teaching open source has been a breath of fresh air for myself and for many of our students because with the open source way, there are no official tests. There is no official certification for the majority of open source projects. And, there are no prescribed textbooks. In open source, no employer worth working for will ask for official proof of your abilities. A good employer will look at what you’ve done and ask you to showcase what you can do. Yes, it still helps to have a Computer Science degree, but the lack of one is often no drawback. Read more