If you think the first Apple Watch was the first Apple-compatible wearable device, you’re obviously wrong. The WristMac from Japan’s Seiko and Ex Machina Inc. was much earlier, 25 years earlier to be exact. A copy of the device is now up for auction at the auction house. ComicConnect.
The device was already unveiled in 1088, 27 years before the 2015 Apple Watch was unveiled. Seiko’s wearable is, of course, much less functional than Apple’s own variant, but at the moment it was extremely modern. It was one of the first truly portable devices. It is designed to connect to Macintosh systems. In addition to reading the time, you can also use it to set one-time and recurring alarms, store phone numbers, and export notes in txt format to an external floppy disk.
It has also been used by NASA to send the first email from space. The astronauts used them to coordinate with the Macintosh Portable aboard the space shuttle.
He was way ahead of his time. Unfortunately, this was probably also the reason why the former owner took the portable device out of the package. The auction house expects it to fetch between $ 1,000 and $ 100,000, currently the counter stands at $ 550. It will be available for approximately 26 days at the time of writing this article. You are expected to get between $ 25,000 and $ 50,000.