DESPITE some initial similarities, this is definitely not another iPod nano strap, such as the TikTok or LunaTik, but Chinavision’s new Timesnap MP3/MP4 multimedia player wristwatch. Although not touchscreen-based, it offers a number of features including music, image, text and video file playback, along with an FM radio, at a reasonable price.
The Timesnap watch features a flexible strap and 1.5-inch display in a plastic casing, which looks weather-resistant. According to the product page, it can be worn either on a wrist, on the upper arm, or clipped somewhere to the user’s bag or clothes. It supports music file formats such as MP3, WMA and WAV, and can record audio as well. It also plays MP4 and AVI video files, as well as JPEG, BMP and GIF graphic files and TXTs.
It is operated via four buttons (a pair on either side of the housing), and comes with a calendar and a feature that displays lyrics while playing an MP3 file. It’s sold with a 4GB TF card, and supports cards up to 8GB. Its only connection port is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which is also utilized as a PC-connection for file transfer, and for charging via a 3.5 mm to USB cable.
The best thing about the device that it only has four function – buttons-up, down, on, and ok – which makes it very uncomplicated to use. The device comes with a 4GB TF card with memory expandable up to 8GB, which allows users to use the watch as a portable memory stick without having to carry around an extra thumb drive.
Timesnap comes with a full color 1.5-inch screen which is housed inside a Weather-resistant plastic casing. The device also has a 3.5mm audio jack and USB port and 3.5 mm stereo earphones as well as the drivers for the device are included in the package. At $36.51 a piece, Timesnap is a very good investment as a gift for children as well as adults.