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    Suunto and Fossil Smart Watch Comparison
    Author: Talon
    Date Posted:15/12/2004 15:26.28
    Suunto N3i SLRating: SLRating: 8/10
    Fossil FX3005 SLRating: SLRating: 8.2/10
    Bottom Line: Smart watch technology has progressed a long way. We compared Suunto’s original N3 and Fossil’s first Wristnet to the N3i and FX3005. The new watches are more functional and compact. Will your choice will come down to functionality or style?

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    MSN Direct

    (Note: Because both watches utilize the exact same MSN Direct technology, this overview of the service applies equally to both watches)

    At the core of the SPOT watch is the MSN Direct service that powers it. Initially, both watches come equipped with a free but crippled MSN Direct service. In order to gain access to custom “channels” such as user-defined sports scores, stocks, and news, MSN gives you the choice of opting for a year of service, which costs $39.99, or a monthly subscription, which carries a price of $9.99 per month.

    From the MSN Direct website: “The information you receive on your watch is organized by channel. Similar to the channels on your television set, you see different types of information—such as news and weather—when you switch channels on your watch. You can customize the information that you see for each channel.”

    After purchasing a subscription, you will be able to log on to the MSN Direct website, customize your “channels”, and gain access to other features. You can add new watch faces, link your watch to MSN Messenger, and stay up to date on your favorite news topics. For a full list of channels and features, visit

    The custom settings you specify on the MSN Direct website are broadcasted from your nearest MSN Direct station using radio waves and downloaded to your watch wirelessly.

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    1. Introduction
    2. First Impressions
    3. MSN Direct
    4. Design
    5. Functionality - Watch Faces
    6. Conclusions

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