Zypad WR1100 – Military Spec Wrist Computer

zypad-wr1100The military are getting closer to becoming the future warriors that we’ve seen in many a sci-fi flick.

Next for their armoury is this wrist computer.

The Zypad WR1100 is a 23 ounce, built-for-war, wireless computer operating with a Linux OS.

It packs a 640X480 touch screen that’s water, dust and shock resistant, as well as being clearly readable in direct sunlight which all makes perfect sense 🙂

Other features include “802.11 and Bluetooth/Zigbee interfaces, a GPS receiver, electronic compass, biometric fingerprint sensor, and a tilt and dead reckoning system that detects the position of the user’s arm and sets the system to standby mode when the arm is hanging down beside the body.”

Gosh! Will that be an end to films having a “Man Down!” bit?

So, if you like military hardware, go in for extreme sports or actually are part of our defenses it sounds a pretty handy bit of kit to me.

Wonder if there’ll be a slimmer, civi version soon?

What do you reckon?