Wrist-mounted computer runs 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.