So are they totally retro?
...I mean do you still have to press a button for the 'display' (if u can call it that) to light up?
I would imagine, given that watches are pretty good for upwards of a decade or more nowadays on one set of batteries, these suckers might not last as long if they're lit all the time. Watch LCD screens operate on micro-amps (ultimately watts) or even pico-amps. LEDs dont.
And if they'd ever get round to releasing a proper consumer level e-Ink watch (dont quote me that Seiko gimmick rip off) energy requirements would be even less.
These would be pretty good for telling time in the pitch black though. I'm wearing a Next digital watch and the backlight on them are bloody awful, dim as anything.
@Matt - Quote - "With a digital watch you have to mentally work out how long you have." Well it kind of happens automatically once you wear one for a while. Subtraction from 30 or 60 isn't really brain bending and just 'happens' in my brain if needed.
Either way, geeky cool is a phrase I don't think I've heard before!! I just thought they were downright geeky.