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Definition: Microsoft Smart Watch

A wristwatch that retrieved data from Microsoft's MSN wireless service via a portion of the FM radio band. Introduced in 2004, sales stopped in 2008 but service remained through 2011. A product of Microsoft's Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT), watches were made by Fossil, Suunto, Tissot and Swatch. See smartwatch.

The Smart Watch
Slightly ahead of its time, Microsoft's watch retrieved weather, messages, reminders and stock quotes in major U.S. cities. (Image courtesy of MSN Direct.)