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Fossil Abacus Wrist Net AU Series

Fossil Abacus Wrist Net AU Series
alaScore 73

125 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Fossil Abacus Wrist Net AU Series. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fossil Abacus Wrist Net AU Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fossil Abacus Wrist Net AU Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Fossil Abacus Wrist Net AU Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fossil Abacus AU5005 Wrist PDA with Palm OS - BlackFossil Abacus AU5005 Wrist PDA with Palm OS - Black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Abacus by Fossil Wrist Net Watch with MSN review: Abacus by Fossil Wrist Net Watch with MSN

 

Abacus by Fossil Wrist Net Watch with MSN

Relatively inexpensive; easy integration with Outlook Calendar; physically attractive.

Not terribly comfortable; requires a monthly or yearly service fee; needs frequent recharging; receiving instant messages takes too long.

The Abacus AU4000 is a decent-looking SPOT watch, but its band is poorly designed.

Jan, 2004

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Fossil Abacus AU4000

 

To build the initial hardware for its new MSN Direct service, Microsoft partnered with timepiece manufacturers Suunto and Fossil. Of the four smart watches Fossil is making for the launch, the least expensive is the $129 Abacus AU4000, a fairly...

Relatively inexpensive; easy integration with Outlook Calendar; physically attractive.

Not terribly comfortable; requires a monthly or yearly service fee; needs frequent recharging; receiving instant messages takes too long.

The Abacus AU4000 is a decent-looking SPOT watch, but its band is poorly designed.

Jan, 2004

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Fossil Abacus Wrist PDA

 

When we first put on Fossil's Abacus Palm OS watch, a colleague predicted one of two things would happen: Either we would get mugged shortly after stepping outside or be proclaimed a geek god.

Stylish watch with full Palm OS capabilities; ingenious design

Tiny text; sometimes dim screen; quiet alarm sound; too big for folks with smaller wrists

Geek gods unite: the Palm watch is here, and it works. Just make sure you have sharp eyes and nimble fingers.

Expert review by : Jeffrey L. Wilson (laptopmag.com)

Fossil Abacus Smart Watch 2006

 

It's time for Microsoft to move on.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Troy Dreier (pdastreet.com)

Fossil Abacus Smart Watch 2006

 

This version comes in five attractive yet neutral color variations, which don't call too much attention to themselves. The face still looks like a small computer screen, but it isn't as jarring as previous versions due to bezel's reduced size

For those new to the product, the Smart Watch is a computerized timepiece that, with a subscription, can display several self-updating information channels, including news, weather, traffic, stocks, and more. It receives updates via FM radio signals...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Troy Dreier (smartphonetoday.com)

Review: Fossil Abacus Smart Watch 2006

 

For those new to the product, the Smart Watch is a computerized timepiece that, with a subscription, can display several self-updating information channels, including news, weather, traffic, stocks, and more. It receives updates via FM radio signals...

While no new channels have been added with this release, innovative recent additions include a traffic channel, which alerts you to traffic delays in your area, and a movie channel, which tells you what's playing near you. We wish that the Movie...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by (gadgetmadness.com)

REVIEW: Fossil Abacus Smart Watch (AU4002) with Microsoft MSN Direct Wrist Net Service

 

WARNING: This in-depth review contains over 30 photos and screenshots of the Fossil Abacus Smart Watch with MSN Direct...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Fossil Abacus Wrist PDA review

 

The Fossil Abacus Wrist PDA is a watch but with a complete Palm PDA crammed inside the case and a stylus hidden in the clasp

Practical in some ways but not others, this is still the most portable PDA ever

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

Donnie Dean

 

The Abacus works great. This is some wonderful technology. You can have stocks, appointments, news, weather, and more stream to your watch via FM frequencies. This technology works and is here to stay. I love my watch, it is very addicting. You can...

Product Specifications

With The Abacus Wrist Net? for MSN® Direct, you get the information you need delivered to your watch so you're in the know while on the go. Find everything from a great new restaurant to the latest sports scores of your favorite team, all at a glance! By delivering services tailored to your interests and location, Abacus Wrist Net keeps you in the cutting edge, any time. Enjoy any or all of the following features: Stock Quotes, Time, News, Weather, Calendar, Text Messages, Glance, and much more. For more information, please check our website at www.abacuswatches.com.