A group of investors have purchased the Meta Watch assets from watch-maker Fossil for an undisclosed amount, creating a team to focus solely on the connected watch market. The private company will be based in Dallas, Texas, supplemented by a research and development center in Espoo, Finland.
Among the investors: Juha Pinomaa, past President of Suunto and one-time Nokia executive, as well as Bill Geiser and David Rosales, former leaders of Fossil’s Watch Technology Division.
I’ve used several “smart” watches over the past half-dozen years. Simply put: Few have worked well for me outside of the Meta Watch prototype I reviewed this past June. The Meta Watch manages the wireless connection extremely well, runs for a long time on a single charge and smartly provides useful information at a glance, instead of trying to do too much on a small screen.